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@skip • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Advice on beginner’s dulcimer":
"That tuner should work just fine. Check the calibration, it should be set to 440.  Maybe one of the folks here will recognize the name and the instrument...."
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@skip • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Advice on beginner’s dulcimer":
"It' looks good to me. There may be a label inside at the lower hearts. The pegs can be adjusted by tightening the screw on the end of the pegs, it won't take..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Most folks I know check the tuning each time they play [once a day?] or when it sounds 'wrong or odd' or when they re-tune. Hopefully you have a..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Dog-gonit, can't help myself. Strumelia, When you retuned and changed the Bb to the 4th fret, you also changed keys and are playing in Dorian mode using..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Sorry, I used the D tuning, DAd, with the key of G. The DAA tuning [a D tuning] would be more than likely used for the key of D.  I'll shut up now."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Glenda Hubbard:  ~~~I'm think I understand the difference now between modes and harmony. if I were to play a song in all the modes in the key of D in..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Glinda: DAd, DAc, etc., are D tunings, not keys. That's a mix-up many folks make initially , me included. An easy way to keep this straight for MD is to..."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"I'd keep it. Removing it leaves a slot/mark and it does give you a Bb on the middle string [4+ on the melody string] and Eb [bass string] at the higher..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on name that (partial) chord: 5-6-6+ in DAd:
"You probably don't, It's would be an option that most don't select, including me. I think I read about them while researching on rebuilding Oscar Schmidts. I..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on name that (partial) chord: 5-6-6+ in DAd:
"It could be an Em6, E-G-B-Db, [or one of about 14 others] according to:..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"I play with 3 groups and at solo at home. The group at home has, or had, guitars, banjos, HD, lap steel guitar and vocalists along with the MD's. Down south..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Notation software recommendations:
"TablEdit. There may be others now.   Skip"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Suggestions for fixing a fretboard:
"I think each of your fixes are workable [except filler], depending on your final goal, material on hand and time expended. Another thing you could do is..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Out of tune bass string:
"That is probably caused by string stretch. When the string is pressed down to the fret, the string is tightened a small amount. It could be a result of..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?":
"The group I play with recently introduced me to ' A Soldiers Lament'. It's not spooky, just very, very sad. I'm not a very emotional type of person, but this..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording multiple tracks?":
"Ron; It's the obvious things that always screw me up when I try something new, and recording is new to me. They're not obvious to me until later."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording multiple tracks?":
"I think if you use a headset to listen to the recorded track as you play/record the following one(s) you should have a better shot of staying in time with..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What if you could only have one dulcimer?":
"I have a Folkcraft resonator with a pickup. It has a 23.5" VSL , double back, and a reversible nut [raise/lower action and multi string layout], can be setup..."

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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 last year - 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 last year - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Arkansas Bass


Wout; The tuner setup is the same as on a TMB, tuners at the rear by...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 2
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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 6 years ago - Comments: 33
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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 7 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. Let's...
@Skip 7 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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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.