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Robin Thompson

David Schnaufer on a Galax

David had visited the Russells and loved how Bonnie played dulcimer. 
@Robin Thompson started 2 days ago - replies: 0
Butch Ross

Noter makers

For a video I'm doing, I'm looking for the names and website of people who make and sell noters. Preferably with links to their websites or...
@Butch Ross started 3 years ago - replies: 4
Randy Adams

The Right Hand Never Lies

@Randy Adams started 2 months ago - replies: 1
Randy Adams

Publicly Notered
@Randy Adams started 2 months ago - replies: 0
Robin Thompson

some Edsel Martin mountain dulcimer playing

Doug Berch brought this to my attention:
@Robin Thompson started 3 months ago - replies: 3
Randy Adams

Salt Creek
@Randy Adams started 3 months ago - replies: 0
Robin Thompson

Jethro Amburgey audio from Appalshop
@Robin Thompson started 6 months ago - replies: 7
Randy Adams

Flowers of Edinburgh
@Randy Adams started 3 months ago - replies: 2
Randy Adams

Adams Family
@Randy Adams started 4 months ago - replies: 3

6 1/2 fret a hindrance?

When playing noter drone style in Daa or Ddd, do you find a 6 1/2 fret a bit annoying?   Both my Mcspaddens have one....(I used to be a hard-core...
@tonyg started 7 months ago - replies: 11

Noter vs. fingerdancing

Is there an an advantage using a noter rather than your fingers?
@tonyg started 7 months ago - replies: 21

Dulcimers in novels

Anyone know of any fiction that features references to mountain dulcimers?
@tonyg started 10 months ago - replies: 16
David Bennett

Strumming with No. 18 pocket watch spring

Two questions regarding strumming with a watch spring:a. Have any of you ever tried this?b. Do any of you know anything about watch springs? Will...
@David Bennett started 10 months ago - replies: 4

Your favorite noter

I would love some input on what your preferred noters are. Noters come in so many styles that it doesnt take long at all to get lost in the...
@NateBuildsToys started 11 months ago - replies: 21

Jean Ritchie Dulcimer Instructional Album

I found this playlist on YouTube that is Jean Ritchie’s dulcimer instructional album. Might be worth a listen for people learning how to play....
@traildad started 4 years ago - replies: 16
Kendra Ward

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s a great tune for St. Patrick’s Day! I was just so lucky to have received my new mountain dulcimer performance stand yesterday and was able...
@Kendra Ward started last year - replies: 0
Michael Willey

Thoughts on Tabs and Chords

All of the dulcimer clubs in my area are big on playing chords.  I would like to be able to play with these folks, but what do you do when the tab...
@Michael Willey started last year - replies: 9
Kendra Ward

Favorite Noter/Drone Tunes

Hello everyone.  What are some of your all time favorite noter/drone songs that you play or that you would like to learn?
@Kendra Ward started last year - replies: 3

Drone style playing

I’ve recently been getting into drone style playing in both bagpipe and galax tuning……(though not with a noter, more finger dancing)….and I’m...
@oldtimer48 started last year - replies: 5

Vertical vs Horizontal Quill?

I have heard it said a few times that holding a quill vertically, like a pen, is an older style than holding it horizontally, like a whisk. To me,...
@NateBuildsToys started last year - replies: 4
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