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Old 08-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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I started playing a Mountain Dulcimer. I wonder how many other Dulcimer players we have here.
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Yes, so wonderful to be unplugged and even unstrung! as you can just bounce the music off those mountains and don't even need em. Old Hot Mud Family joke. I prefer banjo about which there are also jokes such as what's a banjo at the bottom of the river? answer: A start.

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Yes, so wonderful to be unplugged and even unstrung! as you can just bounce the music off those mountains and don't even need em. Old Hot Mud Family joke. I prefer banjo about which there are also jokes such as what's a banjo at the bottom of the river? answer: A start.

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I think my favorite banjo joke is...
Did you hear the one about 3 musicians and banjo player walking into a bar?
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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I like............"Paddle faster, I hear banjos."
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Yes Byron, I have two dulcimers and other folk instruments that I made from plans found on line. You can find pictures of them in the thread called "A cut above". A couple of my carvings are there too.
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If you dropped a banjo and an accordion from the roof of a ten-story tall building, which would hit the ground first? (drum roll) Who cares?
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Love the sound of the mountain dulcimer. I'm trying to teach myself the ukulele. It's easier to play than guitar since I have small hands.
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Keep at it - us guitar pickers love to have other sounds around to keep things interesting...
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Ukuleles and fibreglass RVs are made for each other. My husband and I always travel with our ukuleles... a great way to spend an evening in a tiny trailer and a great way to make new friends around the campfire.
I have made little ukulele hammocks mounted above the side windows on our Trillium Outback to keep them safe and out of the way when we are not strumming.
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Yes Byron, I have two dulcimers and other folk instruments that I made from plans found on line. You can find pictures of them in the thread called "A cut above". A couple of my carvings are there too.
I just checked out that thread. Very nice work.
I find that I usually have several hobbies going with me, primarily the Mountain Dulcimer, woodcarving stuff, and ham radio. Of course there's the Kindle for reading.
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Love the sound of the mountain dulcimer. I'm trying to teach myself the ukulele. It's easier to play than guitar since I have small hands.
Years ago I started to play a ukulele and guitar, but never got very good at it. I moved on to playing recorders with a group, then harmonica, now the Mountain Dulcimer. The mountain dulcimer has been the most fun and rewarding to me. It travels well.

I usually play the dulcimer a couple hours a day. When traveling it might be more. Always something to learn.

Keep working on the ukulele, an acoustical instrument is pretty much welcome every place we've been. It'll often gather a crowd.
Have fun.
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Ukuleles and fibreglass RVs are made for each other. My husband and I always travel with our ukuleles... a great way to spend an evening in a tiny trailer and a great way to make new friends around the campfire.
I have made little ukulele hammocks mounted above the side windows on our Trillium Outback to keep them safe and out of the way when we are not strumming.
Traveling with small acoustical instruments is always a great thing to do. I've met a few guitar players while playing in camp. Sometimes playing together works well, sometimes not, but it's all fun and I've met some really nice people who want to know what thing is I'm playing on my lap.

Who knows maybe we'll run across you in our travels. We might just make pretty music together.
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I like............"Paddle faster, I hear banjos."
That has been in my signature on a few forums, especially canoeing ones.
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A weary traveling banjo player stops at a motel for a brief respite from his lengthy journey. The motel is unfortunately in a questionable area, but he is exhausted. He parks his car and walks across the large parking lot, to the lobby, to procure a room. In horror he realizes he has left his car unlocked with his banjo sitting prominently on the front passenger seat. He races back to his automobile in record time…but alas it is too late; someone has already placed another banjo in the car…
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