StudentofRhythm

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Just started playing the dulcimer in 2021.  Utah native.  Some of my ancestors came from Appalachia.  I've been a drummer since 1994, a published author since 2009 and a published fiction author since 2018.  I love to hike in the Wasatch mountains with sticks I make from local trees.

Profile picture taken by my sister.

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StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella:
"Yes - keep the Christmas going!  This is lovely."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bear Tune:
"Strumelia: This is an interesting and engaging rendition of the bear tune. Is that tune usually played in a minor key? If so, then a dulcimer tuning of..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Cold December Flies Away:
"I don't hear this one around enough.  Well played!"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on All in a Garden Green/Lady Gethin medley:
"Yes, this is good!  This inspires me to keep practicing."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frame Drums":
"I have an awful lot of respect for that sophisticated modern bodhran technique.  So far I just play the old-fashioned way, "Kerry style" I think it's called...."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"This whole thing has enriched my Christmas very much this year."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Still Still Still:
"This has always been one of my favorite carols."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"I love opening the doors and hearing all the performances.  Every day's a surprise.  Thanks for putting it together!"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 2
Created a new Audio File:
All My Heart This Night Rejoices - practice
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 5
Created a new Audio File:
Bear Tune
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Der Christbaum:
"I love learning about and contemplating all these historical and cultural processes."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Der Christbaum:
"Lovely tune!  You mention German-American immigrant communities: I expect that includes Texas?  Would it include Pennsylvania?"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Builder Mack Burton":
"Ken Hulme: Aspen is 'waaay too soft for a dulcimer; nearly as soft as Balsa!   I made a blanket chest from aspen once -- worst wood choice I ever made!..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Building the Celtic Strum:
"My goodness, that beauty looks like an ideal instrument for me."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Builder Mack Burton":
"Ken Hulme: Notyhing wrong with cottonwood as a dulcimer wood.  Poplar (particularly Yellow Poplar) in particular was very popular among the traditional..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Builder Mack Burton":
"Robin Thompson: I know nothing about Mr. Burton yet I love the wood!  Osage Orange wood?   Apparently it's cottonwood, with natural worm holes.  Seems..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Builder Mack Burton":
"Ken Hulme: If the instrument seems very muted to you, you could -- with some careful and judicious work with a fine toothed jewelers saw -- open up those..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Builder Mack Burton":
"Good to know, thanks.  I won an auction for this on ebay so when it gets here I'll be able to inspect and photograph it up close. Not surprised about the..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Cherry Dulcimer Song:
"Nice!  I like the imagery of the memories singing through the wood.  A firm root in some archetypes there."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Marche Pour la Ceremonie des Turcs - Mountain Dulcimer!:
"I've loved this tune for a long time - delightful rendition!"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Come Thou Fount...:
"Yes!"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Cantiga 384 on a Celtic Strum:
"I love the Cantigas.  This fits the instrument perfectly, sounds just right for a campfire."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Silent Night:
"Lovely, in that higher octave with that noter."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Man of Constant Sorrow:
"Very fitting!"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Builder Mack Burton":
"Anybody heard of him?  Located in Robbins, NC, built this instrument:"
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new Audio File:
Beginner practice: Once in Royal David's City
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"When I put the thin string on the bass it wouldn't hold a pitch lower than the G below middle C but if I tuned it to the D above middle C the other strings..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"Well, heck it if I didn't get the thing tuned right finally!  I've got me a DAD tuned dulcimer at last, and it's now a cinch to get it down to DAC and play..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"VSL is 24" and the string gauges are 20 wound for the bass, 12 for the others.  I bought a pack of GHS dulcimer strings and broke the bass string..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"If I may revive this thread with a slightly different problem: I have a cardboard-body dulcimer, like the backyard models but from a different maker.  I've..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Yes, this is wonderful, very inspiring for a new player."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Played and sang for my dad at veterans' home:
"They had a microphone and I pointed it at the instrument.  It was in kind of a big room and I was on a stage so I don't know how well it carried.  I estimate..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on The Friendly Beasts:
"@Strumelia, I appreciate your patience as I slowly learn my way around.  I'm sorry to read that about Rod.  In his honor then, I will make a goal of..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frame Drums":
"Yay frame drums!  Dang those are some nice ones you've all shown.  How have you all been coming along with your playing? I started playing frame drums..."
StudentofRhythm
@studentofrhythm • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"I bought a flute tuned in A at a gift shop in Torrey, UT a few summers ago.  Good basic solid flute with a nice tone.  I have fun with it.  A while ago I did..."

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StudentofRhythm

Llibre Vermell de Montserrat


Anybody else here tried playing songs from this?  One of the most...
@StudentofRhythm 2 months ago - Comments: 1
StudentofRhythm

Played and sang for my dad at veterans' home


My dad moved into a veterans' home a month ago.  He's 89 and has...
@StudentofRhythm 2 months ago - Comments: 4

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All My Heart This Night Rejoices - practice

All My Heart This Night...


@StudentofRhythm
one month ago - Comments: 2
Bear Tune

Bear Tune


@StudentofRhythm
one month ago - Comments: 5
Beginner practice: Once in Royal David's City

Beginner practice: Once in...


@StudentofRhythm
2 months ago - Comments: 2

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Comments

Benjamin W Barr Jr
12/04/21 06:49:05AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Student, 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


Ken Longfield
12/02/21 09:02:04AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, StudentofRhythm. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Richard Streib
12/01/21 08:10:00PM @richard-streib:

Welcome StudentofRhythm to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks. Join the discussions. Ask questions. We are here to help each other. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Jim Fawcett
12/01/21 06:34:48AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Rhythm, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.