Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Joining FOTMD

Posted by Stephen Yale on February 1, 2015 at 4:29pm

Got the Buzz on......

Posted by Renee R. johnson on February 1, 2015 at 3:35pm

new dylan dulcimer . . .

Posted by ian zalewski on January 31, 2015 at 6:46pm

Roosebeck Grace M/D's

Posted by Ken Sluce on January 26, 2015 at 6:08pm — 6 Comments

Will Holt's "Lemon Tree"

Posted by Clay Butler on January 23, 2015 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

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WELCOME to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer!...

All who love the mountain dulcimer are welcome here, no matter what your style, ability, or tastes. Become a member of Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer (FOTMD) online community -it's easy and completely FREE!
Please read the FAQ/SiteRules found at the upper left corner of this page FIRST, then join up and go to the "My Page" link at top to customize your very own personal home page. Join groups that interest you, add others to your Friends List, make your own photo album, music clips, and videos, read or start forum discussions, ask questions, and start your own online dulcimer BLOG journal. Choose what things you'd like to be notified about. You create a unique personal dulcimer page that truly reflects who you are. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

Listings in the For Sale forum must be for an actual currently existing item for sale (a CD or book, a specific single instrument, a music stand, photos of some specific dulcimer wood pieces for sale...) and the ad must include a photo of the item being sold.  In other words, no more open-ended, ongoing listings like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling various wood for building", etc. It needs to be the actual existing item for sale, with its photo and price.

As before, FOTMD asks for a $5 site donation for any item listed in our For Sale forum that sells for over $100.  If you sell a dulcimer for either $100 or $800, a simple $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

What everyone's up to!...

Lexie R Oakley commented on Steve Battarbee's video
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Iris by Wild Ponies

"Steve, like Wildponies whisky trail ride! "
5 minutes ago
Chuck Clark replied to Chuck Clark's discussion 'Lake Isle of Innisfree'
"Whistle key isn't really relevant. On a different key whistle, the same fingering will…"
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Lexie R Oakley commented on Steve Battarbee's video
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Iris by Wild Ponies

"Very nicely played Steve. It was very nice of that group to let you post it. Thanks  for…"
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Linda Heemskerk joined Strumelia's group
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OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music, declare…See More
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fans of Jean Ritchie

A group for those of us who have been inspired by Kentucky born Appalachian dulcimer player and…See More
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Lexie R Oakley commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion

"Smiley Friend really liked this, he sang with you. Oh Cynthia, that is so beautiful, you really did…"
20 minutes ago
Lexie R Oakley commented on James Phillips's video
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Oh Shenandoah, key C major

"Glad you got everything working, sounds good James"
27 minutes ago
Lexie R Oakley commented on Jim Fawcett's video
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Shenandoah

"Nice playing Jim, it is fun hearing different renditions of this song."
28 minutes ago
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Show Us Your Pets!'
"Brian and I are so happy that Rufus has been recovering very quickly...once I started him on meds…"
34 minutes ago
Strumelia commented on Karel Votanek's video
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THE ROSE OF TRALEE with ZHONGRUAN

"I'm always impressed with the great variety of what you play ...and with your skills,…"
42 minutes ago
James Phillips commented on James Phillips's video
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Oh Shenandoah, key C major

"Gordon, thank you, and you know something.  I hadn't gotten around to commenting yet, but…"
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Profile IconJohanna M Bolton, Linda Heemskerk, Stephen Yale and 3 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
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Gordon Hardy commented on James Phillips's video
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Oh Shenandoah, key C major

"This is good James, thanks for initiating this challenge, I think it's your tuning that gives…"
1 hour ago
Gordon Hardy commented on Jim Fawcett's video
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Shenandoah

"Good playing Jim. Your instrument has a fine sweet sound, thanks for this."
1 hour ago
James Phillips commented on James Phillips's video
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Oh Shenandoah, key C major

"Thanks Ken, and Lynn.  It seems like a lot of people forget about CGG tuning, so I try to keep…"
1 hour ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Gordon Hardy's video
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"Well, of course we just love this. I cherish every song you sing."
1 hour ago
Gordon Hardy commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion

"Cynthia, you nailed that one. You got it all!"
1 hour ago
Oliver Ogden commented on Janene Millen's video
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Star of the County Down

"This song Star of the county down ,is one of my favorites.Our dulcimer group plays it all the time…"
1 hour ago
Lynn austin commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion

"Cynthia, that was fabulous!!!!....how creative and fun....who knew you were a one woman band!!!"
1 hour ago
Cynthia Wigington posted a video

Shenandoah, Dulcimer, Uke, Percussion

A less dreadful version than the first I hope, for James' Feb. challenge on FOTMD. Your bagpipe tuned dulcimer, Ddd capo 3, and baritone uke played in G. A b...
1 hour ago

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Wanted: ISO Jean Ritchie dulcimer 14 Replies

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The Positive Thread... 194 Replies

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Beginning 7 Replies

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New Toy! 2 Replies

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Electronic Tuner

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The Drifting Thread... 117 Replies

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    I have a main blog for Traditional style mountain dulcimer playing here: Mountain Dulcimer Noter-drone Blog This is an old style of playing where you only fret your notes on the melody string, while letting the drones strings ring open. In my blog, I express my personal views about playing, I offer free TAB and free beginner videos, and I try to help beginners understand in a very basic simple way the 'mysteries' of playing the mountain dulcimer in traditional modal noter/drone style.

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