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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "what to clean a dulcimer with":
"Will they scrape off? The fretboard probably has no finish to damage [oiled?], so you could try using a new single sided razor blade [or fine {400} grit..."
@skip • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Tips to Learn 4-Eq. Strings:
"I tuned one of my dulcimers to DGAd a few weeks ago. Turns out it's also a guitar tuning [higher 4 strings]. I've been learning to use it to play DGD or..."
@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do I keep it and fix it up or play it as is":
"Other than the tuneing machines, your MD really doesn't look too bad from the photos. You can do the obvious things needing fixing yourself, new strings..."
@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Walworth capo issue":
"Will something like this work?..."
@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Electronic Tuners / Reference Note:
"There are phone apps also."
@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Chord Resource and new tuning. ":
"Here is an amazing chord generator for those playing 4 equidistant strings and looking for chord fingerings. It does not work for less than 4 strings. DAAA..."
Four-Equidistant Strings
@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass Dulcimers ":
"Blue Lion also has the 5 string Acoustic Jam bass with a 26 1/4 " VSL and 1 5/8" fretboard and Folkcraft has one with a 26" VSL with a 2" wide fretboard. I..."
@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "North country dulcimers floating bridge replacement":
"If you go to Jan Potts public page, there is a post by 'Paula' just below the photo [her thumb nail id icon] that looks like it is probably a photo of the..."
@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Thoughts on tonewoods?:
"Make it deeper, 1/2" or so, the bigger body [more volume] will help."

Latest Group Discussions


Chord Resource and new tuning.

Here is an amazing chord generator for those playing 4 equidistant...
@Skip 2 months ago - Comments: 0

Non removable ID on copies.

I was wondering earlier today if builders of replicas of collectible MDs...
@Skip 5 months ago - Comments: 6

Dad/DAA duet

After watching a couple of introductory recorder videos using f/c tuned...
@Skip 10 months ago - Comments: 3

Tuning tip

 You will need a tuner that displays frequency. There are a number of...
@Skip 11 months ago - Comments: 0

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 3 years ago - Comments: 31

Mountain Dulcimers in the Rio Grande Valley [RGV]

Anyone coming to, or living in, the RGV is invited to play with our MD...
@Skip 5 years ago - Comments: 0

Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air

Many folks seem to equate tuning and key. They are NOT the same, or...
@Skip 5 years ago - Comments: 1

TablEdit Viewer for Android

Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 8 years ago - Comments: 0

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 10 years ago - Comments: 32

What's your choice for a tuning?

I have my dulcimer and banjo-dulcimer tuned to DF#A right now but may...
@Skip 11 years ago - Comments: 3

Circle of fifths, intervals

I'm still figuring this site out. I don't work with photo's much....
@Skip 11 years ago - Comments: 14

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Tempered tuning

Posted: Monday September 13 2021, 5:31 PM
By: @Skip

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


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.