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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Noter Drone Chords:
"In this setting we were taking turns choosing what songs to play so they weren’t all songs that I had learned. I have experience over the years following..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Created a new Group discussion "Noter Drone Chords":
"I was playing some music with my sister and dad. I can play the melody part with my noter but I was at a loss on what to play when others took their turn. Is..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Awkward breaks in songs:
"You might consider the app TEFpad or the program tabledit. You can enter the tab into it. It will play the tab so you can hear the notes and the timing. As I..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Paul Seigrist Instrument For Sale - $15000":
"Yes. Pages 38-39 of 61. Thanks"
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "Tips for stringing a dulcimer":
"As I experiment with different tunings and different string gauges I am replacing strings more frequently than normal. I find it not particularly easy to..."
Beginner players
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on 5 string strings and tuning:
"Strumelia: I'm sure others will have some good thoughts on this as well, but here's my take: Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm thinking you are suggesting..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Photographers remote used as digital page turner:
"KLO: That would be a good one for android devices, tho not iPad.  I am learning they are specific to each tablet.  thanks for the note. I believe it..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Photographers remote used as digital page turner:
"Quick google search...."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"So then you are wanting to reach newbies while the quarantine is in effect? Maybe contact some social media influencers. If you can find one that supports..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where have all the beginners gone, long time passing?":
"It might work to have a “dulcimer booth” at other events or fairs. It would give teachers a chance to do hands on instruction for newbies. "
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choosing Your String Gauge":
"I’m glad I asked. I had gotten the impression or made the assumption that it was like using a calculator to figure what 2+2 is. It sounds like the calculator..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Choosing Your String Gauge":
"I’ve learned that it matters what string gauge is used and it depends on the VSL/scale and what key you are tuning to. Then I found out about online string..."

Latest Group Discussions

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traildad

Noter Drone Chords


I was playing some music with my sister and dad. I can play the melody...
@traildad 2 weeks 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 2 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 months ago - Comments: 4
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String gauge


I have read in different posts that string gauge is important and the...
@traildad 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 months ago - 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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3 months ago - Comments: 2
Wabash Cannonball

Wabash Cannonball


@traildad
5 months ago - Comments: 4
Wreck Of The Old 97

Wreck Of The Old 97


@traildad
5 months ago - Comments: 1
Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@traildad
7 months ago - Comments: 7
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@traildad
7 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.