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modalgrooveman
(Jerry Rockwell)


Member Since: Thursday, March 23 2006 @ 02:52 PM CST
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Homepage: http://www.jcrmusic.com
Location: Guysville, OH United States
Song Comments: 72
Song Votes: 0
Forum Posts: 4
Weekly Points: 0.00
Total Points: 134.60
Bio:
Jerry Rockwell is one of a handful of folk musicians who, since about 1970, have been national and international advocates for the mountain dulcimer. He is an accomplished player, teacher, and custom builder of this American folk instrument.
modalgrooveman's Songs (2)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
07.07.11 OneLife Waltz in G 0.00 (0) 2280 (20) New Age 09.13.11 Active
06.18.11 Light Into Darkness - sleepytime 0.00 (0) 2073 (31) New Age 09.13.11 Active
Favorite Songs (55)
Title Artist Date Genre
Komorebi jazzman1 03.02.14 New Age
Nu tändas tusen juleljus Cori Ander 12.20.12 Fingerstyle Guitar
Ambiguous Ephiphany oldlibmike 11.23.12 New Age
Óupplýst (Unexplained) Einarus 11.03.12 Film Scoring
Ganesh 867-5309 09.14.11 Fingerstyle Guitar
Realization Einarus 09.06.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Ég á hund Einarus 08.11.11 Dance-Club
Guitars on a Rainy Day Philip18 08.07.11 Fingerstyle Guitar
Choices Einarus 07.29.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Love's Got No Boundrys..... Soundhound 07.26.11 Reggae
Fret Not Milady SmokeyVW 07.23.11 Other
The Bottom Line..... Soundhound 07.19.11 Funk
Tynan 2011 ReMix Garni 07.19.11 Gothic Rock
in transition (w/ particledots) Mystified 07.19.11 Other
miscommunication egobandit 07.15.11 Psychedelic
Dandelion PatriciaGirl 07.13.11 New Age
Meaningless Without You....... Soundhound 07.11.11 Downtempo
6am to Midnight Parichayaka 07.09.11 Electronic
A Conversation With My Father Philip18 07.07.11 Acoustic
'Victory' from Trafalgar christopherpsly 07.06.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Gilberto Ibstrat 07.06.11 Bossa Nova
Sixty Seconds Chill (The One Minute Challenge) Reinholt56 07.06.11 Electronic
The Last Time cyt 07.05.11 Pop (mainstream)
Brownstone Llarion 07.03.11 Smooth Jazz
Despite The Storm..... Soundhound 07.03.11 Other
Spheres FourOFour 07.02.11 Ambient
A day will dawn Narad 07.02.11 Inspirational (contemporary)
Train Window View antoniosimone 06.29.11 Piano
Believe MJReunionNAR 06.28.11 Piano
She's Made Up Her Mind crazykeyman 06.27.11 New Age
Four Scenes (Live 4/15/11) Einarus 06.26.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Usually..... Soundhound 06.25.11 Downtempo
Artifacts (An Experimental Ambient Mix) Reinholt56 06.24.11 Ambient
I LIKE IT w Bob Pompei SISTERS 06.23.11 Easy Listening
Break Down deon4110 06.23.11 Easy Listening
The Bird Of Paradise II Narad 06.22.11 Ambient
'Pots And Pans' from the Saddleworth Collection christopherpsly 06.20.11 Classical
Love from the past softsounds 06.19.11 Pop (Alternative)
Fare Well My Friend SmokeyVW 06.17.11 Film Scoring
Hold On gadzooks 06.16.11 Smooth Jazz
Blind Love (piano solo) magnatone 06.15.11 Piano
Gotta Feel Something..... Soundhound 06.14.11 Funk
Invitation To Dance paul f. page 06.12.11 Classical
Om sommaren sköna (the warm) Cori Ander 06.03.11 Fingerstyle Guitar
Four Scenes Einarus 05.24.11 Cinematic Soundtrack
Slave_4 Your Comfort..... Soundhound 05.19.11 Downtempo
First Love crazykeyman 04.07.11 New Age
Algenib Honza 02.20.11 New Age
Confluence (Piano Solo) magnatone 02.08.11 Piano
The Cuttie Rag thetiler 12.14.10 Fingerstyle Guitar
Dulce's DADication - Instrumental drakonis 07.31.10 Acoustic
Passamezzo VicDiesel 07.03.10 Renaissance
Rosin The Beau dreadmon 03.17.07 Celtic
Brudmarsch efter Larshöga Jonke Cori Ander 10.15.05 Folk (traditional)
Skip To My Lou2 -Variations thetiler 05.28.05 New Age
Favorite MacJammers (12)
Fans (7)
Music Background I started guitar in 1963 or so, learning all I could about blues and rock styles. In 1970, I got my first dulcimer, inspired by Richard and Mimi Farina. I started to build dulcimers in 1972, and I still build dulcimers (for myself and commercially). In the late 1980s, I graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University with a BA in Music. My principal instrument was jazz guitar, but I spent a great deal of time and coursework in the Theory and Composition Dept.
Music Skills On guitar, I am a competent back-up player in a number of styles and genres: Celtic, Jazz, Blues, and folk fingerstyle. On electric guitar my specialty is free-wheeling modal improvising, in what you could call a "tie-dye" style. On the mountain dulcimer, I have tried to run the gamut with the many styles and approaches to the instrument: traditional style playing with the melody against the drone, in a very linear, up-and-down-the-string-length way as well as chord-melody style. I tend mostly toward the gentle fingerpicking approach to the dulcimer, which seems to bring out the more subtle and sweet qualities of this traditional American instrument.
Music Hardware M-Audio FireWire 410 audio interface, AdrenaLinn II (beat-synched filter FX - amp modeling - drum box), Audio Technica AT3525 Condenser mic, Bill Lawrence mag. pickup for acoustic guitar (I strap it on to my dulcimers)
Music Software GarageBand '11
Keywords mountain dulcimer, dulcimer, improvisation, modal, new age, healing, relaxation, meditation, celtic