Thanks Ken. I'm going to try to see if I can connect my USB mic and one of my cameras with a USB connection. We'll see how that goes.
David and Ann
I'll plan on a meeting at 8PM Eastern time. I'm thinking I'll need to post the details for connecting here, but I'm not sure yet. If anybody else would like to join, you are welcome. This is a learning thing, so we'll see what we learn.
DaveH thanks for setting this up last night. This was my first Zoom experience and was quite interesting. I think later today DaveH will be issuing a separate post of how things went, lessons learned, and where we might go from here.
I think it might be good to start a new thread just for Zoom discussion. The 2021 practice list might be something we work on in future Zoom meetings, but discussing Zoom might take us beyond the practice list and please look for my Zoom post for follow up.
Maybe the how to play forum or the studio forum would be good. And you could also add it to the Event Calendar too
“It is far. But there is no journey upon this earth that a man may not make if he sets his heart to it." ~H. Rider Haggard~ But first, before you can blow the bugle horn, or follow the hounds, you must be content to chase the woodpecker. ~Maurice Thompson-1878~
Thanks Bobby I'm going to try to keep this in the members only area so we can keep the numbers of people joining down to a manageable number (assuming we have many people who want to Zoom). We'll expand if our preliminary activity proves successful. Dave
Hello, folks. It has been a long time so I thought I'd swing by and see how everyone is surviving. And I see you're working with the Zoom stuff. It is a handy way to stay in touch, our dulcimer group here in Sanford,FL has a little chat session once a week, just for our group, to keep in touch and check on each other. It's been working pretty well. Of course we've had two big Quarantune festivals, and every canceled festival out there is organizing something on-line. What I'd like to do is give you some info that might help. Our group, every Saturday afternoon, has a Zoom Jam, for anyone who wants to check in. We've had as many as 100 people on at the same time, from the US East Coast to British Columbia. We'll have designated song leaders who do the actual playing/presentation, while their tab, or chords or whatever they have is put on the screen while they're performing. Folks at home can play along or not, play with the presenter, try harmony or improvisation, it doesn't matter, no one can hear you! Sometimes I practice along with my limber-jack or mouth organ. We always have a dulcimer "celebrity" stop in for two or three tunes. We've had Don Pedi, Larry and Elaine Conger, Aubrey and Elwood, Furmans. we've been doing this since April and have different "Mystery Guest" every week. Each week has a theme, selected by the "Mystery Guest". Pat Clark from our group is who got the idea, and with a little help, got it going. we've definitely learned a lot! If you'd like to get hold of Pat to talk about what we do her e-mail is [email protected] You can go to Send in the Music website at sendinthemusic.com and find out how things are organized. Pat would be more than happy to talk with you and answer any questions. It's really kind of fun, and we've been able to reach people who haven't had any other way to play music with friends. Which people at these Zoom Festivals have been finding out. We have people tuning in from their sickbeds, and God knows all usual club meetings and get-togethers have come to a halt. It's a way to be in touch, and bring a blessing. Give Pat a holler and check it out, you might find out some stuff that would help this group!
David Bennett: Thanks Claw. I don't know yet but you know how it does with the plastic and molding on cars... $10 worth of damage can cost $2,000 to repair... TBD
Jun 11, 2021 19:25:24 GMT -5
johnknopf: Sounds like driving in Lexington, David! Glad nobody was hurt, but it's sad about your car!
Jun 11, 2021 20:26:37 GMT -5
Kevin: No one wants a wrecked car, but those can be fixed. Glad you weren’t hurt.
Jun 12, 2021 4:51:38 GMT -5
Bobby: Good morning dulcimore folks! Sorry to hear about your car David but glad you're ok.
Jun 12, 2021 8:08:14 GMT -5
kenl: David, glad you and Karen are okay. Hope the car is not too hard to fix.
Jun 12, 2021 9:12:30 GMT -5
David Bennett: Getting aggravated with the estimate app my insu co sent. Won't work. Have to take car in. I think my TMB excursion yesterday will not be cheap. At least we got to try a slugburger though.
Jun 12, 2021 9:40:30 GMT -5
kenl: So, how was the slugburger? Inquiring minds want to know?
Jun 12, 2021 11:08:39 GMT -5
David Bennett: Slugburgers were tasty. More on that later...
Jun 12, 2021 11:36:35 GMT -5
David Bennett: 80 Dulcimers minus your age plus 40 will give you the year you were born. (usually works, I think it depends how close you are to your birthday)
Jun 12, 2021 11:36:47 GMT -5
johnknopf: I'm allergic to slugs, worms and leeches, so I can't eat those. What a bummer.
Jun 12, 2021 11:53:46 GMT -5