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@skip • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you feel limited by the diatonic scale?":
"A piece of wire [paper clip] or wood [tooth pick] or ---- taped in place [tape parallel to the strings] in one of the wide spaces. Frets are usually..."
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@skip • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you feel limited by the diatonic scale?":
"Multiple dulcimers and their use as tools are really good points. I should add that of the 2 the I use the most, one is fully chromatic, mostly for..."
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@skip • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you feel limited by the diatonic scale?":
"There are a few more things that can help; temporary frets, and 4 equidistant string/chromatic tunings [ie. DAA#D]. I choose to go full chromatic which..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"Eleven: Folkcraft Resonator, 5 string Blue Lion Jam strung as a 3 string bass, Bonnie Caroll, Black Rose, McSpadden Kit [my first MD], six I made, including..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Virtual Festivals--what's your experience, or your thoughts?":
"It seem to me the 'when' needs a lot emphasis, like a larger text font, in color, no abbreviations and possibly other attention gathering techniques. It may..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Here's my problem...":
" Derik, you need to start at the third fret to get the scale you are expecting. The reason is the frets [excluding any half or plus frets] are laid out in..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"The most critical thing is getting their attention in the first place."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"Dusty;  I kinda think you identified one of the primary sources of beginners in your original post, current dulcimer players interacting with potential..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"1. Glaringly obvious advertisement/schedule on a club home page.  2. I believe there is some way to boost internet search hits on the 'net. 3 Maybe..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Your favorite 155 tuning:
"@Traildad: The Striothers calculator uses a variation of the 'Helmholtz Pitch Notation'. It uses a combinations of upper and lower case 'C' and apostrophes..."

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Does using a capo change the key or not


Using a capo does NOT change the key on a MD, it changes the MODE and...
@Skip 2 years ago - Comments: 31
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Mountain Dulcimers in the Rio Grande Valley [RGV]


Anyone coming to, or living in, the RGV is invited to play with our MD...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air


Many folks seem to equate tuning and key. They are NOT the same, or...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 7 years ago - Comments: 0
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Finding the volume of a MD body during the build.


Line the body of the dulcimer before final glue up of the top/bottom...
@Skip 9 years ago - Comments: 32
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What's your choice for a tuning?


I have my dulcimer and banjo-dulcimer tuned to DF#A right now but may...
@Skip 10 years ago - Comments: 3
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Circle of fifths, intervals


I'm still figuring this site out. I don't work with photo's much....
@Skip 10 years ago - Comments: 14

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Is there someplace I can find the tunings...

Posted: Tuesday September 18 2012, 8:59 PM
By: @Skip

Mixed, compatible tunings.

Posted: Friday August 3 2012, 11:54 PM
By: @Paul Certo

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Ann T. Evans
05/20/19 12:22:43PM @ann-t-evans:

Thanks... I just downloaded a trial copy on my computer & it looks like just what I need!


John Keane
10/20/11 05:06:12PM @john-keane:
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD from a former Arkansan (El Dorado)!
Jim Fawcett
10/20/11 04:37:05PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Skip, welcome aboard. Glad ay found us.