Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

LESLIE LAND
  • Female
  • Mesquite, TX
  • United States

LESLIE LAND's Friends

  • Barbara-Lee Jordan
  • Louis J. Stivali
  • Helen Seiler
  • Sharon Porter
  • Carrie Barnes
  • Benjamin W Barr Jr
  • Sharon Abbott
  • Gary "Pop" Miller
  • Jan Potts
  • John Keane
  • John C. Knopf
  • Dusty Collings
  • brian romero
  • Jack Ferguson
  • Dana R. McCall

LESLIE LAND's Groups

LESLIE LAND's Discussions

Hammered Dulcimer
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Does anyone on FOTMD play the hammered dulcimer?  I was hoping to find a group, but I don't see one here. I bought one but haven't started playing it yet. I'm about to tackle tuning it.  Any…Continue

Tags: hammered

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharna Tanner Feb 22, 2013.

The Banjo/Dulcimer
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Does anyone have a Banjammer or a Banjmo? I've heard Stephen Seifert play the Banjammer, but I found someone who makes the Banjmo and like the looks of it a bit more.  I'm trying to find out if…Continue

Tags: Banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by phil Feb 16, 2012.

 

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What everyone's up to!...

LESLIE LAND replied to Dulcimer Diva's discussion 'What other instruments do you play?'
"OKAY - can I start a slightly new discussion along this line?  What instrument do you WISH you could play (whether obtainable or not).  Mine is the nyckelharpa which, for me, is definitely NOT obtainable!!  Here is a you…"
Apr 8
LESLIE LAND replied to Dulcimer Diva's discussion 'What other instruments do you play?'
"Lazar's Early Music usually has a few for sale in their "used instruments" section, but they don't right now.  Good people.  They bent the neck of my tenor and my alto recorders to make them easier (or possible in the…"
Apr 8
LESLIE LAND replied to Dulcimer Diva's discussion 'What other instruments do you play?'
"How much butter can it make at one time? "
Apr 8
LESLIE LAND replied to James David's discussion 'new bowed dulcimer.' in the group Rosin the Bow!
"Thanks, Ken, appreciate it.  I will read the instructions, although it seems to be a tradition in my family to throw them out first then assemble, etc.  Somehow I only got three tuners in a pkg that was supposed to contain four.  No…"
Mar 9
LESLIE LAND replied to James David's discussion 'new bowed dulcimer.' in the group Rosin the Bow!
"Hey Ken.  I forgot that you were a member of FOTMD!  I'm still waiting to get my Precision tuners on.  My mom passed away a month ago today and we're dealing with my dad (98!!!), finances, etc.  We've also had…"
Mar 9
LESLIE LAND replied to James David's discussion 'new bowed dulcimer.' in the group Rosin the Bow!
"Will do!  I don't know where your expertise lies, but if you're a beginner, here's his Bowed Dulcimer Basics on you tube: http://youtu.be/2_NbcIKNyCE Unfortunately, I remain at the "who stepped on the cat" phase."
Mar 9
LESLIE LAND replied to James David's discussion 'new bowed dulcimer.' in the group Rosin the Bow!
"Like so many of the bowed dulcimer players, I got mine through Kenneth Bloom. I recently had a string issue and this is the email he sent to me: Hi Leslie, Bowed dulcimers are tuned DAD just like lap dulcimers. The low D is the same D as the D…"
Mar 9
LESLIE LAND replied to teri awbrey's discussion 'building baritone box dulcimer' in the group Box Dulcimers
"Did you ever get your box dulcimer built? Did you make it a baritone?"
Jan 5
LESLIE LAND replied to nick o'sullivan's discussion 'A little tune on my baritone dulcimer' in the group Baritone Dulcimer Players
"That was really good!!  Would you ever consider putting it on you tube so we can see you play it? "
Jan 5
LESLIE LAND replied to Theresa's discussion 'Second dulcimer' in the group Fingerpicking
"I know how you feel, Teresa.  This is the nicest group that I've ever belonged to!!  I started getting back into music to get myself away from the political news that was depressing me so. When you play, it's hard to think about…"
Jan 1
LESLIE LAND replied to Theresa's discussion 'Second dulcimer' in the group Fingerpicking
"I'm not sure about the finger picking, but pull up a few you tubes of the baritone dulcimer.  They have a beautiful sound. The fingerings are basically the same, but they are different notes.  Just a suggestion.  Might keep it in…"
Dec 30, 2014
Helen Seiler left a comment for LESLIE LAND
"Thank you Leslie, Merry Christmas to you and your family too."
Dec 17, 2014
Jack Ferguson left a comment for LESLIE LAND
"Thank you, Leslie. And a Very Merry Christmas to you."
Dec 17, 2014
LESLIE LAND replied to Vicki Moore's discussion 'What kind of baritone is best?' in the group Baritone Dulcimer Players
"Here's an idea from a beginner - when I got my McSpadden, I was a bit surprised that it was real big or deep. It's the strings that make the difference.  If you have ADS (acquire dulcimers syndrome) and have an extra spare, why…"
Nov 16, 2014
LESLIE LAND replied to Dulcimer Diva's discussion 'What other instruments do you play?'
"Very nice!  Yes, they did run over you just a bit there."
Oct 14, 2014
LESLIE LAND replied to Dulcimer Diva's discussion 'What other instruments do you play?'
"Here's another good one - http://youtu.be/CWS6fXU79wc   ; ("The Best Mountain Fiddler I Ever Heard")."
Oct 13, 2014

Profile Information

My interests in music and in mountain dulcimers:
I play flute, piccolo, euphonium, and some other instruments. Have recently bought a hammered dulcimer and am looking at mountain dulcimers. I heard a chromatic one on you tube and really liked it. Everything I play has notes, not chords, and I thought this might be the way for me to go. Hoping for guidance and interesting reading.
Where and how I first saw or heard a mountain dulcimer...
Can't even remember....
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
Put "how to choose a dulcimer" in the search engine.

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At 6:39pm on December 17, 2014, Helen Seiler said…
Thank you Leslie, Merry Christmas to you and your family too.
At 6:20pm on December 17, 2014, Jack Ferguson said…

Thank you, Leslie. And a Very Merry Christmas to you.

At 10:12pm on October 19, 2013, Barbara-Lee Jordan said…

Well, as for other instruments, no I don't play fiddle any more.  In order of "skill level" I play sop md, percussion (mostly toys - castanets, doumbec, shakers) in the Lewiston Clarkston Community Band, bari dulc, hammered dulcimer.  I am a classically trained singer, but now have allowed myself to "let my hair down" and sing mostly folk and western music.  I did play in the 25th Army Band for 5 years (perc) and was the big-band singer.  Now THAT was a hoot!  After that, I played for 3 years in my sister's middle eastern music band (live music for belly dancers), and moved up into the northern mountains 3 years ago.  I've slowed down a lot, but kept music as my second passion (my husband is my first ).  I've done a lot of improv on the md, but none with jams.  I'm getting better at it, but still not great doing music by ear (I've always read music).  I understand TAB well now, though it's been a struggle with fingerpicking TABs because of having read music (upside down from TAB).  That's wll & good though- gives me a reason to get up in the morning.  Now, if I could just get you to come over and do my gardening....

At 4:53pm on May 27, 2013, Louis J. Stivali said…

here we have to make sure that if we plant in pots and we want to have it winter over it needs to go into the ground before frost...so planting anything in pots we want to keep is a royal pain (annuals excepted) our frost can go down four feet or more...but weather is changing and as we say about New England weather if ya don't like it, wait a minute...

At 2:37pm on May 27, 2013, Louis J. Stivali said…

Up here we really can't plant any tender plants such ad tomatoes, summer squash, etc. until after the first full moon in June if we don't want to deal with covering to protect from a frost...so my garden remains untilled...probably get to it in the next week or two...Ah well I like our three seasons up here...July, August and winter ...happy tilling

At 2:18pm on May 27, 2013, Louis J. Stivali said…

Nice to be friends...and thanks...that was fun carving...now all I have to do is to get it attached as soon as I can bend the sides and get it all glued up...definitely a work in progress

At 4:51pm on March 22, 2013, Helen Seiler said…
Whoops, thats two chooks and two budgies (parakeets) Toby and Floyd.
At 4:49pm on March 22, 2013, Helen Seiler said…
Gee, well done on tracking down a used bowed dulcimer. I hope to get one some day. That deep resonate tone is lovely. We sound a bit alike. A month back I got a used autoharp sent over from Da'igle Harps in Seattle. I love it. And you dont have to play fancy to please people down here. I love the look on their faces when they see and hear her. Only know one song, have been waiting on some music books I ordered about ten days ago.. My dogs are Jess a german shepherd cross and Murphy (Murph), a Shitzhu cross I got from a shelter in December. I also have to chooks, Rose Geek Betty, and two chooks, Toby and Floyd. Hope u have a good trip. Your dogs are gorgeous.
At 9:01am on March 22, 2013, Robin Thompson said…
Have fun at ol' Pal! :)
At 2:11am on March 22, 2013, Helen Seiler said…
G'day Leslie, ta for friend request. I ended up going with a Banjimer from Dave Lynch of Sweetwoods Music. Dave built my student md and since getting the banjimer I have ordered a custom bass md that I should have in May. I love my banjimer. I have found a number of old md tunes like Johnson Boys that sound great on her. Shes tuned DAd. I now play two banjimer songs at the end of each set when I play cafes. People seemand to liketo it. I see from your profile that you also have a hammered dulcimer. I finally tracked down a used mahogany Dusty Springs D10 12/11 hd. Got her shipped to Oz from Washington State. She is lovely and I am making some progress. The only hd builder charges $2000 for her beginner laminate hd. Too rich for me. I got mine for $420 plus shipping. I really wanted solid timber. She was fully set up by Elderly Instruments in US. So she tunes easy (takes a while, but getting faster) which instrument are you spending most time on at the moment?
 
 
 

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