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@skip • 2 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Length of commercial straps:
"The VSL doesn't affect strap length, overall size of the MD [length and width, because they vary so much] and how you wear it and your size does. I know one..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Reasons NOT To Get a Chromatic":
"A couple of other points I forgot, a chromatic will probably be a bit more expensive to buy and much harder to sell."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Reasons NOT To Get a Chromatic":
"I think many of the reasons will be be focus on tradition and your music interests which will include style of play [N/D or chording] and need for the..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on 1 3/8 fretboard string spacing:
"My old McSpaden kit = 1/8" from each edge and 9/16", center to melody/base, if double melody, the 2 melody are 1/8", and the middle to base/melody is 3/8"."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret addition?":
"There are some things to think about for fret installation;  1. tools; fret saw with depth control, square, hammer/press, measuring device and file[s] for..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"@jost : Keep in mind that as long as you are playing the melody on one string [the melody string for instance, the other 2 are drones], the tune can be..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"I also found this table somewhere in my research. Pretty much the same but there are some differences between this and my earlier chart. "
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"Here is a collection I've assembled over time, mostly from various internet sources.                                                  {me}    [D on fret]..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Composition in G minor":
"You will probably need a chromatic or use temporary frets [paper clips about .040 or tooth picks may work],  tmp frets 0+, 4+, no capo [DAd. Can capo at 3..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab to note values, sort of...":
"I wouldn't worry about 'audio quality' right now [you already know what it sounds like], you're just trying to archive the tune."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab to note values, sort of...":
"If you have, and can mostly use, either program you can try entering the note name and matching that with the approximate count of the length of the note..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab to note values, sort of...":
"I have absolutely no background in writing music, but, I think your 1st step is to make 2-3 recordings. then determine the average note length, just counting..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Fixing old dulcimer:
"Little square wood piece on the scroll?"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Fixing old dulcimer:
"Is the strum hollow fairly deep? If it is, try the level on the fretboard between the last fret and the hollow, parallel to the strings, and tighten/loosen..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"'Block or street gathering [party] day' for dulcimers on an annual basis."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"@dan    Or 'MD Day". OK  for me although 'Appalachian' sounds a bit 'puffed up'.  Reason, I'm used to referring to it as a mountain dulcimer .   Baaaaaa..."

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Dad/DAA duet


After watching a couple of introductory recorder videos using f/c tuned...
@Skip 4 months ago - Comments: 3
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Tuning tip


 You will need a tuner that displays frequency. There are a number of...
@Skip 4 months ago - Comments: 0
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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 3 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 5 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 5 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 8 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 10 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 11 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 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

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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.