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I created this for my Adult Education graduate course. This shows my progression on learning to play the mountain dulcimer

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Comment by Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham on June 19, 2014 at 10:50am

Great video, Susan.  Just started my journey to learn MD and your video is so encouraging.  Thank you.

Comment by Linda Hammond on June 19, 2014 at 10:09am

Just won a nice dulcimer on Ebay,,,can't wait to get it and start learning to play.

Comment by Jay Michael on November 13, 2010 at 1:02pm
Thank you so much for this Susan, it's inspiring and encouraging! ;D
Comment by Susan Wagner on November 7, 2010 at 9:14pm
I just used a little Nikon camera. It also has a little video feature. But it wasn't even a real camcorder.
Comment by Rudy Ryan on November 7, 2010 at 8:04pm
I am interested in a camcorder, but I don't want to spend too much. What do you think of the camcorders under $300? Did you use a HD camcorder?

Thanks for responding.

Rudy Ryan
Comment by Susan Wagner on November 7, 2010 at 7:37pm
Thank you. I pretty much taught myself to make this for my class and because I just wanted to. I used the Microsoft movie maker and input the photos I took on my camera (plus a few short videos on the same camera). With that program - the pics are laid out across the bottom. You can then insert music which shows up on another line. You click on pics to add effects and titles. It is really pretty easy, but a bit time consuming to learn. I am sure you could do it.

I don't really play with a group - one group meets in the summer. I go to workshops some. I play mostly at home and for my students.
Comment by Rudy Ryan on November 6, 2010 at 11:05pm
Very well done video. I'd like to be able to make one like that. Do you play with a group of people in Maryville?
Comment by Susan Wagner on November 4, 2010 at 11:41pm
I am excited for you! I remember that feeling all too well.
Comment by Diane Lair on November 4, 2010 at 7:57am
Great vid Susan, really liked how you show your progress. I'm hoping to get my first Dulcimer this coming Sat. I can't wait.
Comment by Tom Reed on October 14, 2010 at 11:13am
I am very impressed. I have been stalled in my growth as a player. I Think that playing with other people would really help me progress.
Great job!

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