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two buckets and a dulcimer
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Author:  mack [ Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:16 pm ]
Post subject:  two buckets and a dulcimer

Gary McLarry visited me last week. How much fun it that?!
He said it was on his bucket list. Well I guess it had been on mine, too.
I am always hoping for visitors to come so I can off load more I mean give away things I have made to appreciative folks. I never expect anything in return except sincere thanks, but Gary brought a beautiful McSpadden dulcimer to bless me with.

Well you can now know that another devotee has joined the Dulcimer Dominion.

My new love is model 4FHWR made by Richard Stoltze. Actually I have been here before temporarily.
In the 80's a lady left her dulcimer with me and then reclaimed it about 20 years later. Then I made a panjodulc* and sent it to my old webmaster. When he got it the bridge had tipped over so he never played it. It's probably languishing in a closet.
This one is NOT languishing. FH for flat head, W for Walnut sides, back and neck and R for redwood top.
I thought it was red spruce but research identified it as redwood. It is very beautiful and plays so sweetly.

Bless you Gary!

*
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNZj9JRQYRpzLMF_gc3Oek5C_z9QbGcGfj7i-DU/photo/AF1QipPMGokLNSIJ7B3ZhLS5oWdxQOQadzbVSG_Tla9V

Author:  ConnieS [ Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:28 pm ]
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What a great visit! Wow!

Another dulcimer player. Well, I’ll be!

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:33 pm ]
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Dulcimers are addictive! (You have been warned -- 8) )

A McSpadden is a very nice dulcimer. I hadn't heard that Gary had ever played dulcimer, but why not? He plays everything else exceptionally well.

So, what will be your choice as a playing style, Mack? Are you leaning toward using a noter on the melody string and letting the other strings drone or playing chord/melody? Or some variation in between? The number one rule to playing a dulcimer is to have fun.

If I had a bucket list, a visit to Mack's shop would be in the top 5.
:-k Okay -- probably much closer to # 1!

The photo link doesn't work for me -- Google wants a sign in. :P

Author:  mack [ Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:49 pm ]
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Style!

I play banjo frailing style so I sort of adapt that to the dulcimer.

Author:  Judy K [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:55 am ]
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I think that choice of style certainly falls under rule # 1 -- have fun!

\:D/

Author:  Randy [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:20 am ]
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A visit to Mack is a bucket list must!

Truly inspirational.

Author:  jrc [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:24 am ]
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When I first joined PWA I purchased some Syn whistles from Gary ... still have them. It'd be nice if he was around here more ... or should I say... made it known he was around? I think he lurks a bit, I could be wrong :-k :D . Miss seeing him, super nice man and great musician to boot.

Author:  Judy K [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:55 am ]
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"I hadn't heard that Gary had ever played dulcimer" is wrong. I will plead sometimers disease. I have a quick time movie he sent me of him playing "Nothing But the Blood". It is ... dadgumit - too large to upload. (I tried! :? )

AHA! Maybe 4shared acct will work .... seems to work .... \:D/

https://www.4shared.com/video/nBBdd1h4e ... Blood.html

Author:  jrc [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:17 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
"I hadn't heard that Gary had ever played dulcimer" is wrong. I will plead sometimers disease. I have a quick time movie he sent me of him playing "Nothing But the Blood". It is ... dadgumit - too large to upload. (I tried! :? )

AHA! Maybe 4shared acct will work .... seems to work .... \:D/

https://www.4shared.com/video/nBBdd1h4e ... Blood.html


Worked great for me! very cool, thanks for sharing!

Author:  jrc [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:27 am ]
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mack wrote:

My new love is model 4FHWR made by Richard Stoltze. Actually I have been here before temporarily.
In the 80's a lady left her dulcimer with me and then reclaimed it about 20 years later. Then I made a panjodulc*

*
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNZj9JRQYRpzLMF_gc3Oek5C_z9QbGcGfj7i-DU/photo/AF1QipPMGokLNSIJ7B3ZhLS5oWdxQOQadzbVSG_Tla9V



That link isn't working for me - is it on my end? Can anyone else see the pic?

Author:  mack [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:49 am ]
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I am at a loss about the photo link. It used to be I could go to the place my pictures were, copy the link and paste it.

Author:  mack [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
"I hadn't heard that Gary had ever played dulcimer" is wrong. I will plead sometimers disease. I have a quick time movie he sent me of him playing "Nothing But the Blood". It is ... dadgumit - too large to upload. (I tried! :? )

AHA! Maybe 4shared acct will work .... seems to work .... \:D/

https://www.4shared.com/video/nBBdd1h4e ... Blood.html


Yes that is the same Gary and the same dulcimer! He is more fun in person!
And the instrument will never sound so good again till his next visit.

Author:  Tommy [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:12 am ]
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mack wrote:
I am at a loss about the photo link. It used to be I could go to the place my pictures were, copy the link and paste it.


There is a lot of that going around since Photobucket begin charging $300.00 a year. :roll:
I have not found a replacement yet. :-k






:wave:

Author:  mack [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:31 pm ]
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Judy,
Tell us more about 4share.

It asked for login but played the video anyway. I'd kinda like to know more before I sign up.
Mack

Author:  mack [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:35 pm ]
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I think I'm supposed to know but plead seenallity,

Author:  Judy K [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:07 pm ]
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Mack, 4shared.com is what I use to store any music for online use. The music links are easy but I can't quite figure out how to use it for pictures on PWA. You can have a free account that is limited in the number of gigabytes used. My account has a 15GB limit now -- it started with 5 GB, I think. It does require a regular log in to keep the free account, ~ once a month that is not strictly enforced. The paid accounts are tiered-priced and start a lot lower than what Photobucket did.

The only down side is that unless you've made the song/picture/etc "private", anyone can download from your account. A couple of my tunes have been downloaded over 1200 times. (Poor suckers! 8) )

A couple of fellows on the Chiff recommended a photo site called Postimage.org -- one was Mr. Grumpy who is a photographer, IIRC.

Seenallity .... love it!! :thumbsup:

Author:  jrc [ Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:24 am ]
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mack wrote:
I am at a loss about the photo link. It used to be I could go to the place my pictures were, copy the link and paste it.



:thumbsup: There it is! thanks, she's a beauty!

Author:  mack [ Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:13 pm ]
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"The only down side is that unless you've made the song/picture/etc "private", anyone can download from your account. A couple of my tunes have been downloaded over 1200 times. (Poor suckers! 8) )"

I am one for your playing. You need to do some updates. Looks like you did these about ten years ago.

I take that back I see the more recent. "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross" is so beautiful.

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:32 pm ]
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Wow ... thank you, Mack! :oops: 8-[

Recording pretty much came to a halt about the same time The Praise Exchange stopped. I do have a tiny confession about "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross". It was once posted on the Praise Exchange and the last tune I recorded for TPE. No one mentioned it in any way while commenting on every other version posted. That led me to think it must really be pretty bad, so I deleted it. Soooooo, I really am absolutely tickled that you like it, Mack!

:party: \:D/

Author:  viejomc [ Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:41 pm ]
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Hi folks. It's always a challenge to post on PWA. I think I'm on a timer and I usually time out before submitting what I'm trying to say. But, that may be a good thing. I do lurk around as JRC indicated.

I want to tell you what a wonderful time I had at Mack's a couple of weeks ago. A lovely couple, Mack and Joan, yes they are. Mack has a whole shop full of whistles, banjos, mandoline/banjos, and even an electric banjo/bass. First I have ever seen. Sounds pretty good too. I made off with a few whistles, and the coolest whistle of all, a ski-pole whistle. :)

It was great to meet Mack face to face. I first met him at Chiff & Fipple and he invited me over to PWA. That was in 2005. I hope to make the trip to Grand Junction, CO again next year, hitching a ride on an airplane that my son pilots as a volunteer with the Veteran's Airlift Command. Free airplane rides don't come around very often.

Thanks Mack for a great day of music and fellowship.

Author:  Judy K [ Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:59 pm ]
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Hi, Gary! Were your ears burning? 8)

:wave:

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