SkipII

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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Played some form of music (piano, guitar, bass) since childhood but new to dulcimer. I bought a simple teardrop-style dulcimer by Warren May 32 years ago but returned to his shop in Berea in late 2019 and treated myself to one of his Special edition models. My interest is renewed, but my focus is not on traditional dulcimer music but rather adapting more popular/rock tunes to the dulcimer. I have much to learn first about scales, chord theory, and technique, but I'm on my way. 

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SkipII
@skipii • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "A litle confused on string gauges ":
"Finally re-stringing my 32-year-old McSpadden T34 dulcimer (yeah, I know...sorry).For DAD tuning, they recommend 10/10/14/23. I'm having trouble finding that..."
SkipII
@skipii • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "General direction on tuning modes ":
"Thanks, all, for the generous and helpful responses. I'm going with DAD for now on my Warren May, but might keep my McFadden at DAA. I'm already drawn. to..."
SkipII
@skipii • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "General direction on tuning modes ":
"I'm fairly new to dulcimers -- or least this time I'm paying attention to doing it right.. I see most dulcimers are tuned to DAD or DAA. Is there a..."

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/28/19 10:41:46AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Skip, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Strumelia
10/23/19 08:17:04PM @strumelia:

Hey, welcome!  I hope you'll like it here.  hamster


Richard Streib
10/22/19 08:57:39PM @richard-streib:

Welcome SkipII to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn and to enjoy the mountain dulcimer. I am looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Rob N Lackey
10/22/19 08:57:23PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Skipii, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I suggest Jerry Rockwell's book, Music Theory and Chord Reference for the Mountain Dulcimer.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Jim Fawcett
10/22/19 07:50:19PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Skip, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
10/22/19 07:31:04PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Skipll. It is good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a a sweet song."