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Michael Futreal
  • Shreveport, LA
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Michael Futreal replied to Daniel Sharman's discussion Top three favourite guitarists in the group 6 String Guitarist's Corner
"Agreed that speed is highly overrated as a marker of "good" playing.   The top 100 thing reminds me of another player that bares mentioning: Hubert Sumlin -- guitarist for Howlin' Wolf.  Sounds like liquid smoke, and always…"
Feb 19, 2014
Michael Futreal replied to Daniel Sharman's discussion Top three favourite guitarists in the group 6 String Guitarist's Corner
"My favorites tend to vary or cycle (or something) through time.  So I'll just mention three that stay in circulation and remain important to me... Mark Knopfler -- known for Dire Straits, of course, his solo output in recent years is more…"
Feb 19, 2014
Michael Futreal joined Daniel Sharman's group
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6 String Guitarist's Corner

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Feb 19, 2014
Michael Futreal commented on Dena Lee's photo
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"I'm sure Dena may have some good information on the subject. Additionally, here's a good book that has availed me much in my own gourd growing www.amazon.com/Gourds-Your-Garden-Guidebook-Gardener/dp/0965869156"
Jan 28, 2014
Vick Griffin commented on Michael Futreal's photo
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on stage with the finished dulcimer!

"I know exactly where Warsaw is, but if you blink you'll miss it!"
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal commented on Michael Futreal's photo
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on stage with the finished dulcimer!

"Good luck with it!  I see you live down in Wilmington.  I grew up in Warsaw, NC, if you know where that is!  Lived in Raleigh for many years after that... Peace... hope to see some pictures of your finished instrument!  "
Jan 27, 2014
Vick Griffin commented on Michael Futreal's photo
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on stage with the finished dulcimer!

"Yeah I'm gonna design and build my own - just looking at images for ideas.  Love your music!"
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal commented on Michael Futreal's photo
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on stage with the finished dulcimer!

"Hi Vick -- synchronicity! As far as I know, there aren't many folks making solid body dulcimers out there in the world.  As far as I know, aside from me, there's also Tom Yocky  (I own a Yocky -- solidly made, though the…"
Jan 27, 2014
Vick Griffin commented on Michael Futreal's photo
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on stage with the finished dulcimer!

"I just discovered you guys this morning scouring the intarwebs for research on solid body dulcimers and now here's your picture at "the clubhouse."  Very cool."
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal posted photos
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal posted an album

Gourd Chromatic Dulcimer

Some snaps from the construction of my gourd chromatic mountain dulcimer. Top is made of white ash.
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal posted photos
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal commented on Dena Lee's video
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Ethiopian krar

"Nice sounding instrument and lovely build. Happy I stumbled upon your stuff!  I build gourd instruments (just for myself), so it's nice to find another gourd enthusiast!  Some of those tools you sell on your site look like they might…"
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Futreal commented on Michael Futreal's video
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Ravens Ask Their Questions -- chromatic dulcimer music

"Hey Ted - glad you like.  Here are some pictures of the acoustic instrument build and another posting with the electric instrument in progress here.  The videos were shot on the 8mm ipad app (used my ipad as the camera, that is),…"
Jan 27, 2014
Ted Crocker commented on Michael Futreal's video
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Martian Archaeology -- original music for gourd dulcimer

"Very surreal, very calming, great production Michael."
Jan 27, 2014
Ted Crocker commented on Michael Futreal's video
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Ravens Ask Their Questions -- chromatic dulcimer music

"Awesome tones Michael.  Do you have pics of the instruments?  I'd love to see a forum post on how you recorded and made the split screen vid."
Jan 27, 2014

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Harrison Guitar Pickups website
What instruments are you building or playing?
Gourdtar and oil can guitars. Dulcimers, too, but no DIY items just yet.

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Hi Michael, welcome to the Clubhouse!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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