William Mann

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Location: Cullman, AL
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William Mann
 
@william-mann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Vintage McSpadden T9w for sale":
"Yes, but a couple of local people are looking at it.  Will let you know if they pass."
William Mann
 
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William Mann
 
@william-mann • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Vintage McSpadden T9w for sale":
"I am looking for a teardrop with f-style sound holes and a wider fretboard; open to possible trades.  If you are interested in this instrument, feel free to..."

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"Default Settings"


What are the tunes you seem to play automatically when you pick up a...
@William Mann 2 years ago - Comments: 2
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Wild Mountain Thyme / Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go


This is about the most confusing song I've had to deal with. It is...
@William Mann 2 years ago - Comments: 7
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Aura Lea


Here's my chorded DAA rendition of Aura Lea. The song was published...
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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Sweet Little Jesus Boy


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Gwine Ober de Mountain

Gwine Ober de Mountain


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This Is My Father's World

This Is My Father's World


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DAG Old Joe Clark

DAG Old Joe Clark


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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring


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O Worship the King

O Worship the King


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Wildwood Flower in 2 Keys

Wildwood Flower in 2 Keys


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Si Bheag Si Mohr (O'Carolan)

Si Bheag Si Mohr (O'Carolan)


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Wild Mountain Thyme

Wild Mountain Thyme


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Oh Susanna

Oh Susanna


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Flatpicking "The South Wind"

Flatpicking "The South Wind"


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Vintage McSpadden T9w for sale

Posted: Thursday May 18 2017, 12:33 PM
By: @William Mann

Strings for Modern Mountain Dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday September 28 2016, 12:02 AM
By: @William Mann

Russell "Russ" Green

Posted: Friday September 2 2016, 6:33 PM
By: @William Mann

How to stop/start notifications

Posted: Tuesday September 8 2015, 5:25 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

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Rpayne
02/09/17 08:24:08AM @rpayne:

Hi William - I stumbled across an old post of yours asking about Russell Green.  I too have one of his dulcimers - my dad had him make it for me about 25 years ago.  He is the brother of my step-mom's first husband, Ellis Green.  At the time mine was made, my dad lived "high atop Lacon Mountain" in Falkville - not far from your neck of the woods.  I don't have much more info than that - I can confirm he worked in Detroit in the auto industry, then retired to Alabama.  After his death, his workshop was left intact at least until his wife's death.  Not sure what happened to it after that, but I did get to tour it once while he was working on my dulcimer.  As you said, they are very well built - I just recently replaced the 25 year-old strings on mine and it sounds better than ever!


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Patty from Virginia
06/26/15 06:26:45PM @patty-from-virginia:

William, I sent you a pm.


Helen Seiler
04/26/15 09:06:37PM @helen-seiler:
Thanks William. Great to have another buddy on here. I love your playing. H
Dick Lilly
04/03/15 07:45:17AM @dick-lilly:

Thanks for your thoughts. I guess it is time to get serious and actually practice on a regular schedule. I will probably surprise myself with the results.


Cynthia Wigington
04/01/15 08:54:11PM @cynthia-wigington:

Thanks for the info on this. I really love that other one you play. It looks small, 3/4 size but sounds fantastic. Thanks for all this, I love the tunes you pick, the way you play them, the dulcimers you play them on...everything. Just want to see your face!


Cynthia Wigington
03/31/15 08:44:24AM @cynthia-wigington:

I wondered how you snuck in here without my greeting you, as I do that to all I see. Like all your hymns and harmonized along on y stick dulcimer. Too much fun. Also very curious about this student dulcimer you have. I'm getting some students and haven't settled yet on what to recommend to them, other than the Backyard Cardboard starter one. Hope to know you better, from the frozen wastelands of Vermont. It snowed last night if you can believe that.


Patricia Purdy
03/09/15 03:22:39PM @patricia-purdy:

I play with a small group here in Arab. We meet in a home; Shirley Gullion heads it up. After a 2 month break, we are starting practice again this week. We play for a few local events and at the nursing home or at a church occasionally.


Parker Buckley
10/29/14 05:57:07PM @parker-buckley:

Hi William,

I wish I had a really interesting story about the Dulcimer Works dulcimer, but like you, I bought it on eBay shortly before my original posts about it. It really is remarkable, all the nice detail work in it. When I got it, it was really cruddy, and the bridge had the edge broken off. I made a new matching bridge staying as faithful as possible to the original, which also matches the original nut. I bought it about the time I was getting really interested in noter/drone playing, having started in DAdd chord/melody that is really popular in this area. It''s beautifully set up for noter/drone, including relief in the fretboard (slightly concave). Since then, I've continued my interest in noter/drone, and my "collection" now includes one by Ledford, one by Mize, and reproductions of Thomas and Prichard dulcimers. Oh, and I got into Galax dulcimers as well. Like many, we're downsizing, getting ready to move into a smaller, single story house, and it's time to let other folks enjoy some of the dulcimers that I don't pick up as often. I am really pleased that it will be played and appreciated. Thanks for taking time to contact me.

Parker


Bill Ivey
12/01/13 09:47:32AM @bill-ivey:

Hi William

My wife plays some also. I go on Thursday nights for Jam/Practice with the Southern Appalachian group in Trussville. BUT I'm always looking to improve my my playing. You probably noticed I currently am playing a Dulci-Born. My wife has a Jon Harris built dulcimer. I tell people I am an advanced beginnerGrin.gif

Thanks

Bill


Karen Keane
11/16/13 05:15:12PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy.
John E. Wood
11/16/13 09:23:15AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Craig. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Ken Longfield
11/15/13 10:11:08PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD William. This is a good place for networking, swapping and learning. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/15/13 09:49:28PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi William, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

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Jim Fawcett
11/15/13 09:39:32PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey William, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


John Keane
11/15/13 09:31:40PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD crew!


Rob N Lackey
11/15/13 09:13:50PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, William Craig, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob