Susie

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Location: Northern Lower Michigan
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A musician since 1973.

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Susie
@susie • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Doug Berch Dulcimer :)":
"Dennis Waldrop: First it has been way to long since I have been on this site! Second, I love your Doug Berch Dulcimer. Could you give me a little..."
Susie
@susie • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"We are retired and live in a rural area. So that helps a lot. Currently we are in the middle of our annual maple syrup production, so that is keeping us busy..."
Susie
@susie • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Idle time. What to do.":
"I play at an Assisted Living Facility. I cancelled before I got word from them, because I just don't think any of us outsiders should be coming in there at..."
Susie
@susie • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Paste-on fretboard markers":
"UserNo4: Thank you! I looked at that website, and it looks like it has what I'm looking for. I have two dulcimers that lack inlays, so a sheet of 20 will..."
Susie
@susie • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Paste-on fretboard markers":
"I have used those a few times on various instruments. My latest was on a custom Folkcraft dulcimer that had all the fretboard inlays I'm used to, except it..."
Susie
@susie • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where to Purchase Tablature Music for the Dulcimer":
"Hi AngelinaCat: Susie: AngelinaCat, I've prepared a Word document that gives the links to many/most of the free tab sites. If you want it, I can send it to..."
Susie
@susie • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Number 98:
"Really beautiful!"
Susie
@susie • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where to Purchase Tablature Music for the Dulcimer":
"AngelinaCat, I've prepared a Word document that gives the links to many/most of the free tab sites. If you want it, I can send it to you. Just let me know."
Susie
@susie • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dusty's new book of tab! Songs of Old Albion and Erin":
"Thanks Dusty!"
Susie
@susie • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dusty's new book of tab! Songs of Old Albion and Erin":
"Dusty, how do you tab? Do you just tab the melody notes, or do you tab fingerstyle, or do you tab chord melody? Can you post a pic of part of one song just..."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Any banjo players out there?":
"I play 5-string resonator banjo, Earl Scruggs style. I had a wonderful teacher who first taught me fingerpicking guitar (46 years ago), then I moved on to..."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "L Wright covers D Schnaufer on a Mose Scrivner little md":
"I really enjoyed that Robin, thanks for sharing."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Anne, Biddy is adorable. Sure looks like the cat is keeping an eye on him. Thanks for the photos."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Jimmy, both are so cute!"
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Anne, would love to see pictures. Congrats!"
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"David, she sure is a cute pup!"
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My dulcimers stay out all of the time":
"Banjimer: A couple of questions for those up north and in the Midwest who keep their instruments out all the time.  Don't you have a problem with the..."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Guitar project":
"Funny thing, I played a bunch of 12 fret Taylor guitars today at our local store. They have more bass and a bit more volume than their 14 fret siblings. Like..."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Guitar project":
"That looks great Ken. Is it going to have nylon strings? I see it is a 12 fret. I bet it will be a fun little parlor guitar when you are done. Keep us..."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lucy Wise - Walking Out":
"Very nice, thanks for sharing."
Susie
@susie • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do you folk involve your Baritone dulcimer with others?":
"That's a beauty! I ordered mine with the galax back too. Enjoy!"
Susie
@susie • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do you folk involve your Baritone dulcimer with others?":
"Kevin, welcome back. I remember corresponding with you about our Olympia Walkabout Dulcimers. I have a Folkcraft Custom Baritone, tuned to A. I haven't yet..."
Susie
@susie • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Husband Has Become Interested...":
"Congrats, looking forward to your report after you get it. I think you should be real happy with a McSpadden. Usually, you can't go wrong."
Susie
@susie • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Husband Has Become Interested...":
"Did you win the Ebay auction for the McSpadden?"
Susie
@susie • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"Rain Dog: Here's a picture of the dulcimer from Sears I received for Christmas in 1979. I've kept it in the original shipping box, so I'm including a shot..."

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Susie

Roland Mobile AC Acoustic Amp


I picked up the Roland Mobile AC Acoustic Amp a few weeks ago....
@Susie 4 years ago - Comments: 8
Susie

Tab Software Suggestions


I am currently using the tab software MusEdit, but it is no longer...
@Susie 5 years ago - Comments: 18
Susie

Converted My FolkRoots to a Baritone....Visit to Folkcraft


I visited with Richard Ash at Evart this year (Folkcraft Instruments),...
@Susie 5 years ago - Comments: 12
Susie

Little Dulcimer List...What Type Do You Like and Why?


If someone was in the market for a "little dulcimer", which type would...
@Susie 8 years ago - Comments: 41
Susie

Tab/Books Featuring 1+ Fret


I just recently got a new dulcimer with a 1+ fret. I absolutely love it....
@Susie 9 years ago - Comments: 4

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Latest Forum Discussions

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New Doug Berch Dulcimer :)

Posted: Wednesday April 1 2020, 10:21 AM
By: @Susie

NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See...

Posted: Saturday January 4 2020, 8:36 AM
By: @Susie

New Bowed Psaltery Day

Posted: Friday June 21 2019, 8:49 AM
By: @Susie

Folkcraft FSH or CSH Measurement Help

Posted: Tuesday May 7 2019, 8:21 PM
By: @Susie

Bowed Psalteries

Posted: Friday November 30 2018, 11:22 PM
By: @IRENE

NDD - McSpadden 26 vsl (thumbs up)

Posted: Friday November 23 2018, 4:38 PM
By: @Susie

A Couple McSpadden Questions

Posted: Wednesday February 21 2018, 8:05 AM
By: @Susie

DulciFlute Book

Posted: Sunday July 9 2017, 9:22 PM
By: @Susie

Bob Lazenby Dulcimer, Pigeon Forge, TN

Posted: Thursday June 30 2016, 3:28 PM
By: @Susie

Battery Powered Mini Acoustic Combo Amp -...

Posted: Monday February 1 2016, 6:52 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

$10 Dulcimer Stand Conversion Project

Posted: Tuesday November 24 2015, 7:01 AM
By: @Susie

Hardshell Case Shoulder Straps - Back Axe

Posted: Sunday April 12 2015, 9:02 AM
By: @Susie

Kantele: How Difficult to Learn - How Do...

Posted: Friday February 21 2014, 3:01 PM
By: @Peter W.

My New Clemmer TN Sweetie

Posted: Monday February 10 2014, 2:52 AM
By: @Miriam Storz

Comments

tutaine
02/21/19 05:34:06PM @tutaine:

Hi, Susie.

Thank you for looking into this for me. I really appreciate it. 

I had some success using two chopsticks on a table as a possum board, but that proved unstable in the long run. : > 

But the experiment did give me the idea of glueing sticks to a board with spaces to nest  a dulcimer. Lack of funds is the mother of all inventions.

T


Leila Maier
02/21/19 05:27:16PM @leila-maier:

Hey @susie I have not been poking around in a loooooong time. I didn't think much was happening here any more? You keeping up here??


tutaine
02/21/19 12:28:05AM @tutaine:

Hi, Susie.

I'm looking for a possum board for my Folkroots dulcimer. You mentioned you bought one from a  Jim VanderWoude. I haven't been able to find him. Do you have his contact information that you may pass to me?

Thanks. 

Tutaine


Gordon Hardy
12/14/15 04:21:35PM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Susie, I posted this message on your photo of the Keweenaw peninsula, don't know whether you saw that post or not, but here it is again: I couldn't help but notice the place where this photo was taken. Are you familiar with the song written by Craig Johnson called Keweenaw Light?  I think the song is absolutely beautiful and plays out well on a dulcimer. Unfortunately because it is copyright, it can't be posted on FOTMD, however I have posted my rendition on youtube and here is a link THE KEWEENAW LIGHT dulcimer cover I have made a melody/drone tab, and can post it on your wall if you like. I have never been to the Keweenaw Peninsula, but it seemed such a coincidence having a song that refers to this place. Best regards


Dusty Turtle
11/14/15 11:52:49PM @dusty-turtle:

Susie, thanks for your question on the Eedy Beede dulcimer. It is a charming little work of art and is definitely not a kid's toy but a real instrument. I play it far more than my daughter does.  It is very easy to travel with due to its size, but it cannot really function as a replacement for a standard dulcimer because you really only have one octave to play with.  The frets above the octave are so small as to be unusable.  If you want to be able to replace your standard dulcimer with a travel dulcimer, something the size of McSpadden's Ginger or Ron Ewing's baritone dulcimette are probably better options.  Check out the Little Dulcimers List I put together for comparisons of the most well know little dulcimer models out there.


Robin Clark
01/19/14 01:25:16PM @robin-clark:

43_members.jpg?width=530 Hi Susie,

I took my dulcimer in a hard case on one overnight trip into Sandwood Bay on the north west coast of Scotland - it was about a 6 mile walk in from what I remember. I had some trailer straps in my van so I just wrapped those around the hard case and over my shoulders. I didn't have asoft case (gig bag)with me on that trip or I would have used one of those.

When I've taken a dulcimer into the mountains on trips I've used a soft case but put the instrument inside a plastic bag inside the case. I've beencaught out in some pretty wet weather in the mountains and my gig bag has been soaked through- hence the need for the plastic bag inside the case.


Jan Potts
12/08/13 04:23:32AM @jan-potts:

Hi Susie! You have an interesting --and broad--music background! I grew up in Midland, but wasn't involved in dulcimers back then. I have family up near Mary M. in Traverse City. That's quite an RV you have--maybe you'll make it down to Kentucky for some events. The Cumberland Gap Gathering at the National Park Campground (actually in TN) is in mid-may and folks camp there for WEEKS, jamming and having informal teaching and lots of fellowship and great food. Since you enjoy playing a variety of instruments, you would probably like Kentucky Music Week in June--lots of folks camp at that, too.


Leila Maier
07/05/13 04:29:13AM @leila-maier:

Looking forward to seeing you too Susie! Seems like ages.


Glynda Willis
12/01/12 09:18:02AM @glynda-willis:

I had one, but sent it back. It sounded too tinnish to me. I have since purchased a couple of 26"VSL's and love them. I have arthritis in my fretting hand/thumb which makes playing difficult, but I love it and don't want to give up yet...I am considering a 25"VSL hoping the extra inch will be even better. It looks like your McSpadden is like the cherry one I have that I am hoping to sell to pay for the 25" one.

By the way, your chocolate poodles are precious!


Mary Z. Cox
11/14/12 08:54:14AM @mary-z-cox:

When is your Clemmer supposed to be ready? I ordered one a couple months back and it is supposed to be ready in December. I'm very excited. It will be wormy chestnut and walnut. :)

Best wishes,

Mary Z Cox


Helen Seiler
09/26/12 06:46:21PM @helen-seiler:
Wow, it sounds gorgeous up there. I was on 13 acres of aussie bushland but last Christmas I had to move to town for health reasons. I sure miss it but do live in a very pretty town of 3000 people. The town is full of european trees so quite pretty. I envy you having a white Christmas - a dream of most aussies. We sweat it out over the turkey or just have a BBQ near water. Making your own maple syrup is brilliant. How old and tall are the trees you tap it from?
Helen Seiler
09/26/12 04:26:08PM @helen-seiler:
Gaday Susie. I love your doggie pics. They are adorable. I have a very ancient mini fox terrior named Koko and an adorable german shepherd border collie named Jessie. Jessie is 8 going on 2. Still very playful and takes her chicken minding duties very seriously (although asleep beside me on my bed at moment. We're in Spring down here now - nice to see leaves on the trees again. Rug up and play well. H
Helen Seiler
09/24/12 06:26:29PM @helen-seiler:
Helen again. I meant banjo versus Smokey Mountain banjo strumstick or a Banjmo. I would love banjo sound with easiness of dulcimer fretboard. But am thinking clawhammer and dropthumb styles wouldn't work on 3 strings compared to a 5 string open back banjo. Am looking at the Backyard Music Fireside Banjo as a starter if I go with 5 string banjo.
Helen Seiler
09/24/12 05:10:07PM @helen-seiler:
Gaday Susie. Helen in Australia here. I saw from some of your replies to other members that you play banjo and stick dulcimer (and stacks of other instruments). Is that right? Its just as much as I love my dulcimers I feel a real need to add a banjo to my world. I have some questions re banjo versus stick dulcimer. Would you have time to answer them on here sometime? Thanks H
Leila Maier
07/08/12 08:57:58PM @leila-maier:

Yes, Susie, I hope next year for sure! Is Gary not going to be with you?? BTW - I see you have arranged some JD songs for the dulcimer ... I LOVE JD ... which ones? ~ Lei


Doug Berch
06/13/12 11:44:20PM @doug-berch:

Thanks for saying howdy! I'm not on here much so I'm glad i caught your message. Hope to see you sometime this Summer!


Bing Futch
06/13/12 02:32:35PM @bing-futch:

Hi Susie, thanks! Glad to have been able to help; no uke videos yet - but soon. : )


Carla Maxwell
04/30/12 02:18:48AM @carla-maxwell:

Hi Susie, Yes, the pup in my profile photo is a silver-beige toy poodle. It's good to know another fan of the s-b poodle! Grin.gif Your dog pics are beautiful!


Jeannie in Paradise
04/04/12 11:39:40AM @jeannie-in-paradise:

Truthfully, I haven't been thinking of the Sweetie much lately, as I'm awaiting knee surgery and in considerable discomfort and frequent pain. I just want to get past April 12th, date of surgery to repair my torn meniscus!


Jeannie in Paradise
04/03/12 06:56:13PM @jeannie-in-paradise:

Mike says it's scheduled for completion on May 1st, so I'm guessing I'll have it around the 7th or so!