Strings & Things

As you probably have already noticed by following our postings on email from our GPDA group page, we have established an opinion poll regarding our July meeting.

If you have not already posted your opinion on the poll, please do so.

We have an amazingly simple question w...

It seems these days we are all looking for hope. Hope to see each other again. To hug loved ones again. To not lose anymore loved ones. Hope for peace for our country. How and where do we find Hope?

For those with Faith, we know where our hope comes from. Even with that...

June 14, 2020

I remember recently having a conversation with one of our club members about the sound quality of a certain Mountain Dulcimer.  I remember stating a comment, which at the time seemed to make perfectly good sense, and then once I said it; I realized there was quite a do...

 “If You Play Your Music at Home and No One Is There to Hear it; Does It Make Any Noise?”

Been kind of busy lately.  Perhaps my experience has not been so different than yours? Or, maybe your life has slowed down to the point that boredom has taken over and you find you...

Everyone is probably really tired of hearing about COVID-19. So, let’s look at the brighter side of things right now.

Hooking up – all over social media, news casts, and even in neighborhoods many good things are happening. What can we do with our music? Share it with L...

April 11, 2020

As you’ve noticed in our gpda.io group’s announcement and elsewhere in this newsletter, we are meeting in April as a Zoom meeting.It looks like it will be quite interesting. We do have a little bit of club business to conduct. I am aware that some have figured out how...

In my journey of playing the mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and even trying the mandolin I always wondered about musicality. Musicality definition: the quality of having a pleasant sound; melodiousness, "the natural musicality of the language". Have you ever watched a perf...

April 11, 2020

I have discovered in recent years that I am an artist.  This was news to me.  I did not think of myself as an artist and yet it is obvious when I look back over my life that I have always been an artist.  My artistic expressions have taken many forms and I can trace my...