Wally Venable

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Location: Morgantown WV
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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
@wally-venable is now following @ken-longfield
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Epinette":
"I found some information suggesting that the Epinette evolved from the Scheitholt in France about the same time the Fretted (or Mountain) Dulcimer was..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Epinette":
"It is a beautiful instrument. It would be nice to have a sound file posted. Is there a reason why you call it an EPINETTE rather than a SCHEITHOLT ?  Are..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Builder’s Books and References :
"Ken Hulme said "You're a wealthier man than I am if you can afford a copy of the Catalogue of Pre-Revival. ..." I won't argue with that, but check with..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Worley Gardner Winter Music Fest -(WV):
"As I just posted in the West Virginia group, the schedules are now on line. I will be doing a workshop on making simple DAA and DAD TABs from sheet music.  "
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Gardner Winter Music Festival:
"The stage performance and workshop schedules for the Gardner Winter Music Festival are now posted. The website is wwwgwmf.org  "
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Gardner Winter Music Festival:
"The draft workshop schedule I received says:12:45-2:15  Lap dulcimer, intermediate - Robert Lackey From 2:30-4:00 I will be making my first attempt as a..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Gardner Winter Music Festival:
"2020 Gardner Winter Music Festival will be on 28-29 February, in Morgantown, WV. This event is all acoustic music, including a lot of mountain dulcimer..."
Wally Venable
@wally-venable • one month ago • comments: 15

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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.

Ben


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.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."