Wally Venable


Location: Morgantown WV
Country: USA

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Ken Longfield Strumelia


images: 3

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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Players News demise":
"Keeping such things alive is simple. All you have to do is find a individual willing to pledge say $30,000 a year to under-right operating losses. That would..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Converting a 4 String Dulcimer to a 3 String":
"There is no standard for string spacing. In fact there are few "standards" for anything regarding dulcimers. In making simple capos I have found that..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on An Upside Downcimer:
"It would also be good to pass along the fact that we have a Box Dulcimer Group..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on An Upside Downcimer:
"It's on line at https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/histtnmusicbox"

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Liquid Electrical Tape

Posted: Friday March 3 2023, 6:06 PM
By: @Dan

Looking for a Small Dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday October 26 2022, 11:06 AM
By: @Tom McShane


01/15/22 11:49:34AM @strumelia:

Wally, thank you SO much for your very thoughtful donation to FOTMD!  It is deeply appreciated.    sun       -Strumelia

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.


Ben 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."