Physics 22 Homework Assignment # 1 (Dulcimer Math)

Physics 22 Homework Assignment # 1

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Interactive Folk Music Map

Rfolkmusicmapbadgeecently I came across a map of Folk Music events and clubs. It’s still less than two months old so in time there will be more and more events listed added.

Last night I added the Athens Dulcimer information as well as the Athens Fiddlers Convention information.  Go to the map at  and click on Alabama (or any other location) and keep clicking on the area you want and each click will drill down closer and closer. Some times it appears there is one event on top of another so keep drilling down. When you click on a particular symbol it will tell you about that event or organization. Ours has a star with TH meaning our events are on Thursdays. Other events may have a month such as Oct meaning the event is in October. Have fun.

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Updated: John Boy Walton plays two Mountain Dulcimers

This morning I updated the mountain dulcimer photos I found on an episode of The Waltons:

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Andy Griffith Show Dulcimer False Alarm

Some of you may have seen this already a few weeks back when I posted it to FaceBook. As you may know I’m always interested in mountain dulcimer history and am on the lookout for mountain dulcimers used in movies and TV shows as well.

A few weeks ago I had the TV on watching an old Andy Griffith re-run and I was barely paying attention when I saw the character Emmett walking down the street past some shops. I could have swore I saw a Virginia style mountain dulcimer in one of the shop windows but it passed by real fast.  It made sense to me as Mayberry was suppose to be in North Carolina.

I thought, “great, I’ve got to get a picture of that” so I woke the hamster up in my trusty old computer to crank it up and searched the Internet for this mountain dulcimer. I found the episode, The Andy Griffith Show – Season 8 Episode 27 which aired on 11 March 1968.

Upon further review it turns out that Emmett was walking in front of a sporting goods store and what I saw turned out to be the back of a fishing rod rack with a cutout of a fish at the top. The fish shape was the body and the top of the rack was what looked like a fret board.

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Here’s a link for the video at the spot where I thought I saw the dulcimer (12:38 thru 12:43 mark). As I’ve reported here previously mountain dulcimers have been spotted in TV shows like Daniel Boone  and The Waltons (which I just updated).

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Updated Daniel Boone TV Show Article

My original dulcimentary on this topic was posted in September 2013. Last evening Margie told me about 2nd Daniel Boone episode that features Daniel playing a mountain dulcimer and I have added that information at the end of this dulcimentary on Fess Parker and his mountain dulcimer:
Daniel Boone, aka Fess Parker, played dulcimer in 1964 & 1969 episodes

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Snow day in north Alabama

2015 Snow-Dulcimer Player (click photo for larger image)

Louise sent me the above photo with the caption: “Jerry can still play and drink his Coke, even encased in snow!!”

2015 Snow (click photo for larger image)