Tom McDonald

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Location: Ft Mitchell, KY
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giddykitty Linda Boies Cynthia Wigington David Pedersen Helen Seiler Bill Strech Jan Potts Patty from Virginia Robin Thompson Jim Fawcett Lexie R Oakley Babs Greene Dusty Turtle

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Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • one week ago
@tom-mcdonald is now following @giddykitty
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Updated a YouTube Video:
Wafaring Stranger
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Updated a YouTube Video:
Wafaring Stranger
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
Wafaring Stranger
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Hemingway's Whiskey":
"We are called Seldom The Same, both for our rotating cast of players and our tendency to not play anything quite the same way twice. Lead singer and FOTMD..."
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Just a Closer Walk With Thee:
"Jim Phillips: Tom; Great job on this gospel song!  You have a nice group there - all the instruments I like.  I am a bluegrass fan. What tuning did you..."
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Updated a YouTube Video:
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Tom McDonald
 
@tom-mcdonald • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Siúil A Rúin / Shule Aroon / Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier:
"Thanks, Lisa. You are going back a ways to listen to this one. I haven't heard or played it myself in years. Time to put it back in the rotation."

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Hemingway's Whiskey


We are called Seldom The Same, both for our rotating cast of players...
@Tom McDonald 4 weeks ago - Comments: 0
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (again)


Lynette pulls your name out of a hat. Just like that, you're in an...
@Tom McDonald 11 months ago - Comments: 3
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Sweet Virginia -- Rolling Stones cover


One from the Stones. I'm part of a group called Cold Tuna, so named...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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Forever Young


A simplified version three-chord of Forever Young, with a stripped-down...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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A Thousand Wild Horses


Dean Vamvas and Friends cover A Thousand Wild Horses, written by Gary...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive


Our cover of this great song by Darrell Scott. Performed at the Queen...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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Science Fiction / Double Feature cover


Another in the hotel stairwell series. This one still needs a little...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 1
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A new Wish You Were Here


A newer version, with the vocals this time. The latest in my hotel...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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Peggy-O -- Grateful Dead cover


If he hadn't come on quite so strong, maybe they could have had a...
@Tom McDonald 2 years ago - Comments: 2
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The Post War Dream


Traditional Pink Floyd on a traditional instrument. From the hotel...
@Tom McDonald 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Christmas in the Trenches


This is the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. I...
@Tom McDonald 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Killkelly Ireland


My cover of the well-known tune by Steven and Peter Jones. I've...
@Tom McDonald 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner -- Warren Zevon cover


This Warren Zevon song has long been a favorite. I added some cool...
@Tom McDonald 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Desolation Row - Bob Dylan cover


The perfect song to play in a desolate stairwell on a rainy night away...
@Tom McDonald 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Dead Flowers - Townes Van Zandt / Rolling Stones cover


Killing time in my hotel room on a rainy day, waiting to go to work...
@Tom McDonald 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Battle Cry of Freedom


This is widely considered tobe one of the greatest military songs ever...
@Tom McDonald 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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Tenting Tonight


I learned two arrangements of this for mountain dulcimer from tab, but...
@Tom McDonald 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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The Parting Glass


The following is adapted from Wikipedia, the font of all modern...
@Tom McDonald 6 years ago - Comments: 4
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Battle Hymn of the Republic


I'll start this out with a harmonica version. I'm working on two...
@Tom McDonald 7 years ago - Comments: 3
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House of the Rising Sun


This song is a favorite. And not in copyright, according to the author...
@Tom McDonald 7 years ago - Comments: 8

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Miami River Canoe Trip Blues

Miami River Canoe Trip Blues


@Tom McDonald
4 years ago - Comments: 0
Blackest Crow

Blackest Crow


@Tom McDonald
7 years ago - Comments: 1

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Wafaring Stranger

Wafaring Stranger


@Tom McDonald
3 weeks ago - Comments: 1
Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Just a Closer Walk With Thee


@Tom McDonald
3 months ago - Comments: 5
Angel Band

Angel Band


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11 months ago - Comments: 8
The Pilot Payroll Blues

The Pilot Payroll Blues


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last year - Comments: 4
Star of the County Down

Star of the County Down


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2 years ago - Comments: 5
Peggy-O

Peggy-O


@Tom McDonald
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Shenandoah

Shenandoah


@Tom McDonald
3 years ago - Comments: 5
Mountain Dulcimer Blues

Mountain Dulcimer Blues


@Tom McDonald
3 years ago - Comments: 5
Another Amazing Grace Blues

Another Amazing Grace Blues


@Tom McDonald
3 years ago - Comments: 4
Fare Thee Well -- NKYunplugged

Fare Thee Well -- NKYunplugged


@Tom McDonald
3 years ago - Comments: 13

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Advice for a lousy (and stage-frightened)...

Posted: Thursday May 6 2010, 9:13 PM
By: @Paul Certo

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Jim Fawcett
07/02/15 09:05:37PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Tom. I was just for some reason at the Wartz event I posted and just saw your name there. I'm glad to see that you are planning to come to my neck of the woods again. It'll be good to see and talk to you again.


Babs Greene
07/09/14 04:35:42PM @babs-greene:

Hey Tom

I just spent ages trying to relocate the Cat Stevens Father and Son thread you posted up; found it eventually. Smile.gifAnd wanted to say thank you for taking the time to do so; it's one of my favourites and I took time today to fiddle with the music adding fill-in strums ad lib, which worked, much to my surprise, first time I've done that.

Do you know if anyone ever did the guitar solo part at all? I have a CD with the song on, so I'll be listening to it and trying to work something out.

Anyway, many thanks, once again, for giving me the base on which to build and the tools as to how to go about it. Up until now, the furthest I got with my arrangements was melody picked over the strings, for tunes such as the Godfather theme but here's hoping to expand them a little more now into tunes with a bit more substance, not that the pure melody sound isn't great in itself but it would sound even better with some chords and such around it.


Guglielmo
04/12/14 06:34:47AM @guglielmo:

Hi, Tom!

Yes, the loop is a very intriguing tool but pay attention it is addictive :)

Very useful when you have to study something while you play alone.

A lot of interesting videos here. I think I'll be back soon.

Thanks for passing by

G.


Tim  Canuelle
02/25/14 09:57:41PM @tim-canuelle:

No 1.5 fret on any of mine


Robin Thompson
11/19/13 09:16:34AM @robin-thompson:
Congratulations on the new job, Tom! More airport and stairwell strumming for you. :)I'm glad Sweetie adopted y'all. RIP, Frankie.
Nancy Holthus
03/15/13 04:21:41PM @nancy-holthus:

Tom, thanks for adding me as a friend. I will ask my husband if he has any relatives in kentucky. Holthus is not a very common name. Most of his relatives are in Nebraska.


John E. Wood
09/27/12 09:33:17AM @john-e-wood:

Hi Tom. Thanks for the freind request. I thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with you folks.Hope things go well with you and Dean's gig. You sounded mighty fine to me. Best wishes.


Jim Fawcett
09/04/12 07:16:37PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Tom, it'll take us almost 5 hrs to get there. What time will you be there so wee can plan on meeting up with you?


Rob N Lackey
07/22/12 09:27:38PM @rob-n-lackey:

Hey Tom, Jerry Rockwell's doing a noter class on Saturday the 11th at Salem!


Rob N Lackey
07/21/12 05:42:33AM @rob-n-lackey:

Tom, Though I live in Fairmont now, I'm from Oklahoma. That is the weekend of the Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival in Salem, just east of Clarksburg (south of Fairmont 15 miles.) Was planning to attend that, but would be free after for a little jamming!

Rob


Dana R. McCall
06/19/12 11:03:15AM @dana-r-mccall:

Hey Tom that was really nice. I enjoyed hearing The Rose in a different key.


David E.Hall
08/01/11 07:39:46AM @david-ehall:

Hi Tom , I am new to this site (well since July 2011) I noticed that you were considering glass fibre to reinforce one of your cases.- Good Idea . Did you do it ?

You will see on my site 2 photos of the case I sort of built myself. I intend to put up as a blog (shortly when I have checked the spelling and grammar )how my case came about. You never know may be helpful to someone. Only down side is the weight. I now have one arm longer than the otherGrin.gif


Jack Ferguson
01/01/11 03:30:56PM @jack-ferguson:
Thanks Tom. Definitel does help. I'll learn on guitar first, then dulcimer. jack
Allen Blair
04/21/10 07:42:46PM @allen-blair:
Tom ... on the Learning to Fly chords, I use G D Bm A, then just kept watching a YouTube video until I got the strum pattern at least close enough that I liked it and could hum along.Smile.gif I'll see if I can't record mine later this week.
John Henry
04/08/10 10:07:38AM @john-henry:
Hi Tom, Did you damage the road? Can you still play the ducimer?Is the bike OK? Did your grandson laugh? And oh, I hope that you are Ok.sincere regards,JohnH
Allen Blair
03/21/10 10:17:50PM @allen-blair:
Tom ... Thanks for the inspiration, both here and at OVG. With that, and Chordie, I've managed Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly" with only minimal pain. Although many might consider it easy (only the same four chords), I consider it a breakthrough in my personal "learning-music-by-ear" quest! Made for a really cool weekend. I'll try to post a video on my page here sometime soon, if I work up the nerve. But just wanted to say thanks!
Dave Holeton
03/01/10 08:30:45AM @dave-holeton:
TomI'm sorry to have missed yesterday's meeting also. I came down with some kind of stomach flu on Friday morning and haven't been able to do anything all weekend. My granddaughter had it also and missed school Friday, so I think it was something going around. The timing for me was lousy because I really wanted to be there.I think yesterday's session lead by June Goforth was to have a little different format than the regular club meetings. June was present when the club originated in 1989, so she is one of the club's matriarchs and I always appreciate her contributions at club meetings.I may be out of town for the March club meeting but I'm hoping to be able to attend more club meetings the rest of this year. I would like to try to present a DAA noter-playing workshop and/or an Aeolian Mode or Dorian Mode song workshop just to present a break from the DAD norm. We'll see what the future holds after March.ThanksDaveDelete Comment
Nancy Barker
02/19/10 11:46:51AM @nancy-barker:
Hi, Tom...I want to be sure we connect at the OVG next weekend. I won't be able to be in your class - I'm scheduled at the same time in another room! I will have most of the rest of the time clear and I hope to talk to you about several ideas. First - I love the material you choose. All are personal favorites of mine....Leonard Cohen, Dylan. I also thought the production on the videos had some of the best sound I have heard....very clear and it actually sounded like a dulcimer! I want to talk to you about the software you mentioned here....as well as a few other things. Anyway, find me at OVG. I'm the one with the verrrryyy long white hair! See you there!
Rod Westerfield
11/11/09 11:07:21PM @rod-westerfield:
welcome Tom.. glad ya joined the family...