sleepingangel

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Location: Suffern
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dulcinina John W. McKinstry Dan Evans Billy T Mary MacGowan Lynn austin DianeL Robert Worth Boo Pine John Henry Steven Berger Cynthia Wigington Maxspop jeffrey charles foster Gary Major Ron Larson2 Bill Strech Helen Seiler Gail Webber Oliver Ogden Monica Marc Mathieu Dusty Turtle Robin Thompson John Keane Benjamin W Barr Jr Jim Fawcett Dan Goad Jack Ferguson robert schuler Lexie R Oakley

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SoundCloud Tracks: 47
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sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on If I Could Fly Improv on three instruments:
"Steven Berger: That blue jay's timing is fine, but he needs a little work on his tuning!    Steven Ha that's funny.it really was uncanny while it was..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Bird Song: One month of playing my Rav Vast Tongue Pan:
"Lexie R Oakley: Me and the birds love the sound of your Rav. Fun hearing you explore it! Oh Good I'm really glad !!  Take care Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
If I Could Fly Improv on three instruments
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 days ago • comments: 0
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@sleepingangel • 4 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on "Star of the County Down" played on "Yam" Dulcimer:
"John W. McKinstry: Hi Maria, I have listened to you several times and really enjoy your ways with the dulcimer and your artistic creativity. Always a joy..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Flying out of the Nest" Improvising on Tongue/Pan:
"Jennifer Ranger: BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much!  Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on playing Rav Vast Tongue/Pan and NA Flute in the Park:
"Lexie R Oakley: I am mesmerized by this new instrument, very beautiful Maria. Will enjoy hearing you learn and add it with your other instruments...."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Flying out of the Nest" Improvising on Tongue/Pan:
"Lexie R Oakley: Nice sound Maria, oh this will go nicely with your other loves. Love your smiles!!! Can't wait to hear more! thanks so much Lexie!! I..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Improvising on the Dulicmer, Tongue/Pan and NA Flute:
"Benjamin W Barr Jr: Oh, yeah, I remember seeing that drum at Latham! Benjamin W Barr Jr: Oh, yeah, I remember seeing that drum at Latham! hmmm..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Improvising on the Dulicmer, Tongue/Pan and NA Flute:
"Helen Seiler: Amazing Maria. Helen Seiler: Amazing Maria. Thanks So much!! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Flying out of the Nest" Improvising on Tongue/Pan:
"Benjamin W Barr Jr: Beautiful sound Maria.  thanks so much Ben!! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Flying out of the Nest" Improvising on Tongue/Pan:
"Christine Shoemaker: I really like this, Maria!!!  Now I see where your son got his groove.  Well done (on both accounts - lol!). Awe Thanks so much..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Improvising on the Dulicmer, Tongue/Pan and NA Flute:
"Steven Berger:     Steven cute!! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Flying out of the Nest" Improvising on Tongue/Pan:
"Steven Berger: Very nice, Maria! It looks like you're really enjoying yourself.   Steven Yeah it's wonderful!! thanks  Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on playing Rav Vast Tongue/Pan and NA Flute in the Park:
"Steven Berger: Really nice, Maria! That is one nice looking drum!   Steven thanks so much Steven! I really love it! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 6
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 10
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on playing Rav Vast Tongue/Pan and NA Flute in the Park:
"Thanks for watching! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 5
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on A Ripple in Time (dulcimer, tongue drum and NA flute):
"Steven Berger: Another great combination of instruments, Maria!   Steven Thanks so much Steve!! glad you liked it! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Little Martin and Rav Vast Tongue/Pan improv:
"Steven Berger: That drum sound fantastic, Maria!   Steven thanks so much Steve!! I'm glad you liked it! Maria"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Little Martin and Rav Vast Tongue/Pan improv:
"Cindy Stammich: Wow!!!!! This is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see more of this 😃   Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it!"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago
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sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Improv using NA Flute and Synth:
"Steven Berger: Everything sounds real nice, Maria!       Steven Thanks so much!"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Improv using NA Flute and Synth:
"Caleb Dan Bennett: That was really beautiful. Nice composition. Thanks for sharing      Thanks so much!!"
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Little Martin and Rav Vast Tongue/Pan improv
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 2 months ago • comments: 2
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Improv using NA Flute and Synth
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Small Tongue Drum and Laughing Crow NA Flute improv:
"Mary MacGowan: Maria, I just love how you keep opening yourself up to new sounds and instruments! And special video effects! This is just lovely music..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Serenity: Idiopan Dominus tuned to La Serena:
"Steven Berger: Sounds good, Maria! How do you tune this drum? How's your dog?   Steven Hey thanks!! It's tuned with magnets!!and thanks My dog is..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Tongue Drum Loopy and Em Flute:
"Joe Hamilton: Cool! Very soothing. I'm curious as to the brand and model of your looper. Mine is a pain and I'm impressed by seeing yours in action...."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Lakes of Ponchartrain:
"I love this song. First time I heard it was late last year when my husband and I had the good fortune to see Bryan Bowers play the autoharp in concert in..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Oh Plucky Umbrella!:
"You really are clever!!!  You make me want to pick up my dulcimer and play!!! thanks for that and thanks for your ingenuity in your songs and your music!!..."
sleepingangel
 
@sleepingangel • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on To Your Bluebell Meadows Blue:
"Very Nice Mary!!  I love your song!!  I thought you had moved away already...It's good you got one last chance to play on the deck before selling......"

Latest Group Discussions

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sleepingangel

EBONY or MICARTA for fingerboard overlay?


Hey all,  Just curious your thoughts on Micarta vs ebony for...
@sleepingangel 6 months ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

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The Sleep of Angels: Tongue Drum and NA Flute

The Sleep of Angels: Tongue...


@sleepingangel
3 months ago - Comments: 3
Beauty Under Scars duet for baritone Dulcimer

Beauty Under Scars duet for...


@sleepingangel
4 months ago - Comments: 2
The Spirit Inside 12 String Guitar & NA Flutes

The Spirit Inside 12 String...


@sleepingangel
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Remembering You: Guitar and Native American Flute

Remembering You: Guitar and...


@sleepingangel
8 months ago - Comments: 5
The Gift: 432Hz Dulcimer and Em 432Hz Flute

The Gift: 432Hz Dulcimer and...


@sleepingangel
9 months ago - Comments: 7
Legacy: Orginal song with music and lyrics

Legacy: Orginal song with...


@sleepingangel
9 months ago - Comments: 3
Mystical Waters Chimes and NA Flute
Living In A Pipe Dream

Living In A Pipe Dream


@sleepingangel
9 months ago - Comments: 1
Talking To Mother Earth: NA Flute and Thunder and Rain

Talking To Mother Earth: NA...


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 0
Mid Day Escape: ipad app and NA Flute

Mid Day Escape: ipad app and...


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 0
Giddy Up Time is Awaiting

Giddy Up Time is Awaiting


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 0
Spectral HeartBeat: NA Flute and Korg Kross Synth

Spectral HeartBeat: NA Flute...


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 1
A Call In The Night: Native American Drone Flute

A Call In The Night: Native...


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 0
The Lone Wolf Native American Drone flute

The Lone Wolf Native American...


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 0
To Dream In Peace

To Dream In Peace


@sleepingangel
10 months ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What's the best thing to use to condition...

Posted: Tuesday May 16 2017, 8:58 PM
By: @Richard Streib

Does anyone know if Garey McAnally is...

Posted: Tuesday March 29 2016, 10:43 PM
By: @sleepingangel

recommendation on a capo for the dulcimer

Posted: Thursday January 28 2016, 6:26 PM
By: @Kusani

Any one ever use this on their dulcimer to...

Posted: Tuesday January 26 2016, 9:55 AM
By: @sleepingangel

If this is a private site how come my...

Posted: Saturday January 9 2016, 11:08 PM
By: @marg

I just bought a 27 year old dulcimer and I...

Posted: Tuesday December 22 2015, 9:52 AM
By: @sleepingangel

Questions about a chord

Posted: Monday November 16 2015, 10:00 PM
By: @sleepingangel

Comments

sleepingangel
05/28/16 04:17:41AM @sleepingangel:

marymacgowan:

Maria, I've been enjoying all of your songs and it's been so nice getting to know you!

I'd love your opinion about my song, Bluebell Meadows Blue.  At the end of each verse the lyrics are "to your bluebell meadows so blue."  Then on the chorus section, after "away away" and using an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT melody, I sing "bluebell meadows blue."

Do you see my dilemma?

1. Is it just too much about the dang bluebell meadows? Too much repetition?

2. It's as if this song, right now, has two "hooks" and it just seems wrong! Are you familiar with the term "hook?" I'm so stuck thinking about this!!!!!!!

thx - mary

I posted I think a response to this on your wall...still unsure how this all works sometimes. But in essence what I said was that I think the song should stay exactly as it is. I don't think it's redundant or anything...and I LOVE the birds chirping too!

Maria 


sleepingangel
05/27/16 03:09:44PM @sleepingangel:

Gary Major:

Love the song Let me call you sweetheart. Can you tell me how to get the tabs for the song. Thanks.

BTW... You sounded great :)

Hey sorry I just saw this now...I'm trying to remember where I got the tab. Check Everything Dulcimer" or worst case google dulcimer tab. I'm so sorry I didn't see this and could have helped you. Also Tull Glazener has this on his web site for purchase and I think he gives a cd etc...

take care

Maria


Gary Major
02/20/16 01:07:41AM @gary-major:

Love the song Let me call you sweetheart. Can you tell me how to get the tabs for the song. Thanks.

BTW... You sounded great :)


sleepingangel
11/16/15 05:53:38PM @sleepingangel:

Lexie R Oakley:
Hi Maria; so happy to hear you are getting to strumming on your new dulci', it is fun to hear your excitement. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and troubles with my hands, it doesn't go away or heal, just changes, so I have learned creative ways to play my dulcimers, huh ya, can't have just one!  The fun thing about dulcimers is you play them the way You choose, most comfortable for you and then you get all the support and encouragement from the wonderful folks from FOTMD. Amplified sounds like what you are looking for, Jack will help I am sure....I wish you a good recovery and happy strumming!

Oh boy I'm glad you are able to keep playing despite the arthritis..I bet it's actually therapeutic to some degree...I know even for me , I fell like my left hand is getting "therapy" because it was in a sling for two weeks and I felt it was very weak at first...

Take care and YES, I'm getting quite obsessed with the dulcimer!

Have to go to work but I really want to play my dulcimer (sounds like a Tee shirt to me!!)

Maria


sleepingangel
11/16/15 05:50:50PM @sleepingangel:

 

sleepingangel:
Jack Ferguson:Hi Sleepingangel, Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. You will find some wonderful folks here with a vast knowledge of dulcimers, and music in general. I am sorry for your misfortune, and hope your recovery is fast and complete. You expressed an interest in electric dulcimers. Here is a video of one I recently completed. Dulcimers are truly a gift, and can offer so much. Take care, Jack
 

 

Oh thanks so much for the welcome. Thanks for posting the video I enjoyed it very much. You have built some very very pretty instruments!! 

I'm certainly going to be having what guitarists call "GAS" guitar acquisition syndrome...what's it called for dulcimers "DAS" lol

take care 

Maria


Lexie R Oakley
11/16/15 12:09:16PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Maria; so happy to hear you are getting to strumming on your new dulci', it is fun to hear your excitement.

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and troubles with my hands, it doesn't go away or heal, just changes, so I have learned creative ways to play my dulcimers, huh ya, can't have just one! giggle2

The fun thing about dulcimers is you play them the way You choose, most comfortable for you and then you get all the support and encouragement from the wonderful folks from FOTMD.

Amplified sounds like what you are looking for, Jack will help I am sure....I wish you a good recovery and happy strumming!sun


Jack Ferguson
11/16/15 07:58:57AM @jack-ferguson:

Hi Sleepingangel,

Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. You will find some wonderful folks here with a vast knowledge of dulcimers, and music in general. I am sorry for your misfortune, and hope your recovery is fast and complete. You expressed an interest in electric dulcimers. Here is a video of one I recently completed. Dulcimers are truly a gift, and can offer so much.

Take care,

Jack


sleepingangel
11/15/15 06:28:32PM @sleepingangel:

Lexie R Oakley:
http://fotmd.com/lexie-r-oakley/gallery/7662/lil-butternut#gallery_img: Hi Maria, I see you are interested in Robert Schuler MD's and wanted to let you know I bought one from him and it is beautiful sounding, beautifully made of butternut and I recommend him highly. I live in MT and there are no MD folks around, so I just spoke with him through this site looked at his pictures and recordings and I am so pleased with it. He has reasonable prices and models his builds after Jefferies an old time builder. It was my first "real" MD and I made a good choice. Mine is versatile in that the nut is notched so you can use 4 equidistant strings or change it to two melody strings and two drones. I wasn't aware it had a floating bridge, which was a shock, being so new with this instrument, but I talked about it both with Robert and this site and this took care of my concerns so I understood about re-stringing.   I saw that you are talking with him and I hope that you will actually be able to meet him, see his shop and farm, see first hand the beautiful workmanship he does. So good luck on your dulci' Quest and let me know what you decide on and what you think. Lexie

 oh thanks so much. That's great to hear.I can tell that I'm going to probably need one that has amplification as I do perform with my guitar. Of course do to my "accident" I can't play guitar for many months. I do have an upcoming gig and if I really take to the dulci I'm going to need to amplify it. I am excited cause I wrote a song with my roosebeck the day after I got it (yesterday!!!) and I want to sing it at my gig!!

Take care

Maria


Lexie R Oakley
11/15/15 03:06:28PM @lexie-r-oakley:

http://fotmd.com/lexie-r-oakley/gallery/7662/lil-butternut#gallery_img:

Hi Maria, I see you are interested in Robert Schuler MD's and wanted to let you know I bought one from him and it is beautiful sounding, beautifully made of butternut and I recommend him highly.

I live in MT and there are no MD folks around, so I just spoke with him through this site looked at his pictures and recordings and I am so pleased with it. He has reasonable prices and models his builds after Jefferies an old time builder. It was my first "real" MD and I made a good choice.

Mine is versatile in that the nut is notched so you can use 4 equidistant strings or change it to two melody strings and two drones. I wasn't aware it had a floating bridge, which was a shock, being so new with this instrument, but I talked about it both with Robert and this site and this took care of my concerns so I understood about re-stringing.  

I saw that you are talking with him and I hope that you will actually be able to meet him, see his shop and farm, see first hand the beautiful workmanship he does.

So good luck on your dulci' Quest and let me know what you decide on and what you think.

Lexie


sleepingangel
11/14/15 03:18:20PM @sleepingangel:

 

Benjamin W Barr Jr:
Hi Sleepingangel, 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.  Sorry to hear of your mother's passing; and too, the severing of your finger.  Hope the dulcimer helps to fill the bill and that you can also get back to playing the guitar. Ben

 

Thanks so much for the amazing welcome. So happy to be here. I am enjoying learning from the posts and the videos!!

Maria


sleepingangel
11/14/15 03:17:35PM @sleepingangel:

 

Ken Longfield:
Welcome to FOTMD Sleepingangel. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

 

Thanks so much for your welcome and yes I'm so happy to have discovered the dulcimer. I almost bought a lap steel guitar but I'm just not a slide kind of person...lol...I actually googled "instruments you can play with three fingers lol"

Maria


sleepingangel
11/14/15 03:14:31PM @sleepingangel:

 

Jim Fawcett:
Hey Sleepingangel, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

 

Thanks so much. Me too!!
Maria


sleepingangel
11/14/15 03:14:11PM @sleepingangel:

 

Rob N Lackey:
Welcome, Sleepingangel, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Sorry about your finger. but glad you found the dulcimer (and us.) I think I've been through Suffern, lower NY, right?  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  

 

Thanks so much for the welcome and well wishes for my finger. Yes, Suffern is at the tip of the catskills...very close to NYC without traffic 35 minutes!! with Traffic over an hour. 5.....:)

Maria

 


sleepingangel
11/14/15 03:12:48PM @sleepingangel:

John Keane:
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

thanks so much!!

Maria


John Keane
11/10/15 09:56:09PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Rob N Lackey
11/10/15 08:18:52PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Sleepingangel, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Sorry about your finger. but glad you found the dulcimer (and us.) I think I've been through Suffern, lower NY, right?  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Jim Fawcett
11/10/15 07:02:18PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sleepingangel, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
11/10/15 05:09:25PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sleepingangel. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/10/15 04:10:09PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Sleepingangel, 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.  Sorry to hear of your mother's passing; and too, the severing of your finger.  Hope the dulcimer helps to fill the bill and that you can also get back to playing the guitar.

Ben