Jake & Friends

Today at the Madison Village

Jake 5-24-2015

Charley, Grady, Roger, Jerry, Jake, Louise, Janice, & David


Dulcimementary: Rolling Stones Mountain Dulcimer

My latest “dulcimentary” is about the Rolling Stones use of the mountain dulcimer:

Useful dulcimer related websites

Here’s a couple websites I ran across that you may find useful. The first site will convert traditional tunes into various dulcimer tunnings such as CGC, DGD, DAA etc. The second site will help you with playing Irish tunes, playing certain tunes slow, medium, and fast speeds.

1. Yet Another Digital Tradition Page: This website has a database of thousands of tunes and that will create a simple dulcimer tablature is  http://sniff.numachi.com/aidx/aidxA.html. In the index when you click on a song title then click on “Dulcimer tab” and you can select the tuning you want to print the tab out in like “DAA” or “CGC” etc

2. Toraigh- Traditional Irish Folk Music: A website for trying to assimilate Irish tunes is http://www.toraigh.com/slowsessions.html . The tunes are played at three speeds, slow medium and fast. They are in the key most often used for the tunes, so you may have to tune the dulcimer appropriately to play along.

Appalachian Dulcimers in TV Series CHRISTY

My latest dulcimentary shows the various dulcimers used in the TV series, Christy


Dulcimentary: The Scheitholt

My latest dulcimentary is on the history of the scheitholt and the museum replica scheitholt Ben Seymour made for me.  OK, you say that’s nice but what exactly is a scheitholt and why should I care? Click on the link to read how this early instrument fits in our dulcimer world. https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/dulcimentaries/dulcimentary-articles/scheitholt/

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Last night we dusted off our DVD copy of Sheffey that we hadn’t watched in years, and when the movie started I thought to myself since the movie was filmed at several Appalachian locations that just maybe I’d spot a mountain dulcimer in the background somewhere, though I really didn’t expect to. However, I was pleasantly surprised. See my dulcimentary at https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/dulcimentaries/dulcimentary-articles/sheffey/

Joe Wheeler Pics

Here’s a few photos Karen took at the Thursday afternoon jam at  Joe Wheeler  last week: