traildad

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Location: Vacaville CA
Country: USA

My Latest Followers:

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 • 15 hours ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Source of Non-Fancy Noters in Different Hardwood Choices:
"I'm wondering if a round noter with the upper side removed giving it a flat side to press against would help. I want to buy some dowels from dowels on demand..."
traildad
@traildad • yesterday • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Old Joe Clark:
"Thanks. DAd"
traildad
@traildad • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower:
"Thanks. I have to say I am happy with how it turned out. I spent some time a few years ago trying to learn to play the piano. I lost a lot of interest when I..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 days ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Source of Non-Fancy Noters in Different Hardwood Choices:
"Since I don’t have what I need at the moment to try different sizes or shapes I decided to rig up an experiment with what I have. I took one of the “handles”..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Created a new Audio File:
Old Joe Clark
traildad
@traildad • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Created a new Audio File:
Wildwood Flower
traildad
@traildad • 4 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"I never learned to play lead guitar. I think the thing is that I learn best by example. I’ve read about modes but haven’t put them to use in a way that lets..."
traildad
@traildad • 5 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"He plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and harmonica. I'll check with him again on the key. "
traildad
@traildad • 5 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"I wanted to play Old Joe Clark in G with my 92 year old father. I’m trying to learn a few songs that we can play together when I visit. I think he said that..."
traildad
@traildad • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @traildad:
"Thanks for the friendly welcome. I’m just finding this section but I’m sure I’ll figure things out eventually. :-)"
traildad
@traildad • 5 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"Well I had a response all typed up but when I pressed “post your comment” it just disappeared and I was logged out. :-("
traildad
@traildad • 6 days ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Copyright law and dulcimer music:
"What an awful subject. Lawyers and musicians, ugh. I’m glad I don’t have to figure it out. I imagine that even though the performer only gets a meal, the..."
traildad
@traildad • 6 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"Yes for now at least I’m noter drone all the way. I was asking more from a tuning/string breaking point of view but I agree style and key make a big..."
traildad
@traildad • 6 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"I’m thinking about tuning down to GDGG from DAdd just to see how it sounds. As best as I can figure the calculator calls for a 027, 018 and 014 strings...."
traildad
@traildad • one week ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Source of Non-Fancy Noters in Different Hardwood Choices:
"My original noter is a Roosebeck, (far right in the photo) and is 3/8” where I press it onto the strings. If I play very long I get a numb feeling in my..."
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on String gauge :
"Exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks. "
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Source of Non-Fancy Noters in Different Hardwood Choices:
"So did they work out for you? I notice they have different parts that might work. I ordered a few different ones to see what might work best. "
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Created a new Group discussion "String gauge ":
"I have read in different posts that string gauge is important and the size varies with different factors. What needs to be considered when choosing string..."
Beginner players
traildad
@traildad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I ordered my own dulcimer ":
"I read the Calistoga fire evacuation ended. I’m not sure how long it lasted. Thankfully nobody was injured and the town was spared. Hopefully it won’t delay..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago
@traildad is now following @robin-clark
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What is “My Posts”":
"Ok maybe 35 years ago. ;-) my first computer was an Atari 520 st. The internet was just beginning. There were some forums, or I guess they were called..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What is “My Posts”":
"Yes a little disoriented. I’m getting more familiar as I use it. I guess I imagined that groups were the same as discussions where different topics like..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style:
"I enjoyed the sound clip. I am happy to hear that style of noter drone playing. Keeping in mind the old saying, “Different strokes for different folks”. As I..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What is “My Posts”":
"I’m not sure if that helps or if I more confused than ever. lol. Maybe there is a forum tutorial I should have read. What is the difference between forums..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What is “My Posts”":
"Since I took the screen shot the list has updated with my activity. The list isn’t complete though. I’m not sure how many are missing but the one I posted in..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "What is “My Posts”":
"On the Forums Page there is a tab “My Posts”. When I click on it I get a page with a list of some topics. Is it supposed to be a list of all topics I’ve..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Changing the order of posts within a thread":
"Most forums I’ve used take you to the beginning of the conversation at the top if you click the topic link, but have a second “recent” button that takes you..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I’m starting to learn my third song. Wildwood Flower, Old Joe Clark and now Wreck of the Old 97. I’ve been playing dulcimer for over 40 days, but I lost two..."
traildad
@traildad • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A couple love songs?:
"Dusty Turtle: There are two different issues here.  One is whether a modern melody can be played on a diatonic fretboard. The second is whether it would..."
traildad
@traildad • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A couple love songs?:
"Strumelia: IMHO there is a certain amount of personal esthetic involved in deciding if a song is 'too modern' to sound pleasing in noter drone style. I..."
traildad
@traildad • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A couple love songs?:
"Richard Streib: Traildad, first off, those songs are likely under copyright. You may need to purchase the sheet music and then either tab them out..."
traildad
@traildad • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "A couple love songs?":
"I’m glad I saw this group mentioned in another post. I’m about to learn Wreck of the Ole 97 and I don’t find any noter drone tab for it. I plan to try to..."
Help Me Learn this Song
traildad
@traildad • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on What key am I playing in?:
"Ok. For the time being I’ll be using DAd or other common tunings so I’ll go with the bass string tuning or the last note. If it turns out wrong we’ll know..."
traildad
@traildad • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on What key am I playing in?:
"Ken Longfield: You are playing in the key of D. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song." So is the bass string tuning the key?"
traildad
@traildad • one month ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "What key am I playing in?":
"I learning Old Joe Clark noter drone style. My dad asked me what key I am playing it in. I’m tuned in DAd but I don’t know if that means I’m automatically..."
Beginner players

Latest Group Discussions

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traildad

String gauge


I have read in different posts that string gauge is important and the...
@traildad 2 weeks ago - Comments: 17
traildad

A couple love songs?


I’m glad I saw this group mentioned in another post. I’m about to learn...
@traildad 4 weeks ago - Comments: 7
traildad

What key am I playing in?


I learning Old Joe Clark noter drone style. My dad asked me what key I...
@traildad one month ago - Comments: 7
traildad

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 2 months ago - Comments: 3
traildad

Does anyone use tabledit/TEFpad


I searched for posts on tabledit and all that I looked at had no...
@traildad 2 months ago - Comments: 6
traildad

Choosing a dulcimer


I’m looking for a quality mid-range beginner dulcimer. I’m currently...
@traildad 2 months ago - Comments: 18

Latest Audio

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@traildad
2 days ago - Comments: 4
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@traildad
2 days ago - Comments: 4

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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.