Wally Venable


Location: Morgantown WV
Country: USA

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Ken Longfield


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My wife, Norma plays dulcimers. I make musical instruments as a creative activity, and play ukulele and U-Bass.

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Wally Venable
@wally-venable • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone know what kind of pick this is?":
"The shape looks like the large triangle pick sold by Fender and D'Andrea. Pick Punch sells a make-your-own-picks punch in that #355 shape. It is very..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choice of Wood: Pertinent or Purism?":
"Look at the violin world. The majority of violins are copied from a very few models, and most use the same few woods. Despite that, there is a difference..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choice of Wood: Pertinent or Purism?":
"Also note that many dulcimers are sold in craft shops (not music stores) to and by people who do not play them. Exotic woods, fancy grains, etc. can play an..."

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Wally Venable
11/25/19 02:27:14PM @wally-venable:

The photo shows my first dulcimer project and my third.

The design of the first was based on a cardboard body instrument Norma borrowed for her first dulcimer class.

The third is an octave dulcimer tuned DAA, but an octave above the usual set of notes. It is short enough to fit in an airline carry-on bag.

Both have fingerboards made from 1x2 lumber, with most of the body constructed from 1/8" and 3/32" birch plywood.

Richard Streib
02/19/19 08:26:15PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Wallyvenable to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Sounds like a great event you will be attending. Best wishes on your musical journey.

Wally Venable
02/18/19 02:08:20PM @wally-venable:

I'll be at the Gardner Winter Music Fest this Saturday. http://www.gwmf.org

I'm playing with the DAA Strummers and OLLI Orchestra.

The GWMF has a lot of room for mountain dulcimer player or wanna be's. We enjoyed it last year. You can't beat the registration fee - FREE if you bring an instrument.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/18/19 05:43:39AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Wally, 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.


Jim Fawcett
02/17/19 08:54:20PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Wally, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ken Longfield
02/17/19 07:37:53PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Wally Venable. It is good to have you aboard. Look for West Virginia players under Groups and join that group.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."