traildad

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Location: Vacaville CA
Country: USA

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fordferguson Gary Major Dusty Turtle Robin Clark Strumelia

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I played Bluegrass music as a child/young adult. Playing the guitar hurt my fingers so much I gave up playing. I’m over 60 now so it might be a little late to learn a new instrument but I hope that using a noter will allow me to play without pain. 

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traildad
@traildad • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choosing Your String Gauge":
"I have a follow up question. I know I’ve heard comments about floppy strings with low/loose tuning. I just can’t remember what the cure is, heavier or..."
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@traildad • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on need some guideance :
"Sounds like a specialized area of expertise. My guess is there might be some similarities with athletics since they are both physical activities. Below is..."
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@traildad • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New to site and have some questions:
"These aren’t the same quality as Jean Ritchie. I use a flat pick and a style that’s a little closer to guitar. I think it matches up well with mandolin,..."
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@traildad • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New to site and have some questions:
"You might want to consider trying noter drone style. No chords to learn. The song would be a one string melody fretted with the noter, and all other strings..."
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@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Howie Mitchell on Bagpipe tuning :
"Listen to some of the other tracks on the record. He’s got a nice sounding Samsonite dulcimer. "
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Howie Mitchell on Bagpipe tuning :
"I like it. "

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Noter Drone Chords


I was playing some music with my sister and dad. I can play the melody...
@traildad 3 months ago - Comments: 9
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Tips for stringing a dulcimer


As I experiment with different tunings and different string gauges I am...
@traildad 5 months ago - Comments: 6
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Jean Ritchie Dulcimer Instructional Album


I found this playlist on YouTube that is Jean Ritchie’s dulcimer...
@traildad 7 months ago - Comments: 15
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Your favorite 155 tuning


I am exploring 155 tuning for Noter Drone style. After learning several...
@traildad 8 months ago - Comments: 20
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Getting rid of the 6 1/2 fret_Wabash Cannonball


I am thinking about getting a dulcimer with a diatonic fretboard for...
@traildad 8 months ago - Comments: 1
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Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers


Sometimes it seems as though all dulcimers made today are designed for...
@traildad 9 months ago - Comments: 39
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Homemade Noter


I received some 3/4 Purple Heart dowel I want to experiment with for...
@traildad 9 months ago - Comments: 4
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String gauge


I have read in different posts that string gauge is important and the...
@traildad 10 months ago - Comments: 17
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A couple love songs?


I’m glad I saw this group mentioned in another post. I’m about to learn...
@traildad 10 months ago - Comments: 7
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What key am I playing in?


I learning Old Joe Clark noter drone style. My dad asked me what key I...
@traildad 11 months ago - Comments: 7
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Using TEFpad app to help learn new songs


I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or in the technology group. I...
@traildad 11 months ago - Comments: 3
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Does anyone use tabledit/TEFpad


I searched for posts on tabledit and all that I looked at had no...
@traildad 11 months ago - Comments: 6
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Choosing a dulcimer


I’m looking for a quality mid-range beginner dulcimer. I’m currently...
@traildad last year - Comments: 18

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Wreck of the old 97 Key of A

Wreck of the old 97 Key of A


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6 months ago - Comments: 2
Wabash Cannonball

Wabash Cannonball


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8 months ago - Comments: 4
Wreck Of The Old 97

Wreck Of The Old 97


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8 months ago - Comments: 1
Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


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10 months ago - Comments: 7
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


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10 months ago - Comments: 7

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Comments

traildad
10/19/20 02:51:28AM @traildad:

Thanks for the friendly welcome. I’m just finding this section but I’m sure I’ll figure things out eventually. :-)


Jim Fawcett
08/23/20 08:52:12PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Traildad, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
08/22/20 08:30:18PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Traildad. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/22/20 03:56:38PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dad, 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


Richard Streib
08/22/20 03:20:36PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Traildad to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn and to meet many new dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey. Ask your questions. We are here to help.