Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Appalachian mountain dulcimer players- make friends, share, learn to play- Free!

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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

What everyone's up to!...

Patty from Virginia replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Prichard Dulcimer - Halsway Carol - 29 Oct 14' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"By the way, that stone bridge reminds me of our stone bridge at Manassas Battlefield. Beautiful!!!"
8 minutes ago
Patty from Virginia replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Prichard Dulcimer - Halsway Carol - 29 Oct 14' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Excellent!!! I'm not sure if I'm saying this correctly but I have to say you have a knack…"
9 minutes ago
Ken Backer commented on Firelight's video
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Spending the dulcimer sound in an untraditional way , hope you don't mind

"Great stuff, really liked it!  I would like to send this video back in time just to let…"
20 minutes ago
Ken Backer commented on Ken Backer's video
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My Daddy is a Miner

"Thanks Steph, Thanks Marc, for the compliments.  I did try to give it that old-timey feeling.…"
29 minutes ago
kathy sparks replied to Guy Babusek's discussion 'Bear Meadow Baby Grand'
"Is this instrument still for sale and if so, did you ever post any sound clips ?  Where are…"
1 hour ago
Shawn McCurdy commented on Cristian Huet's video
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Cristian Huet Celtet : "Suzanne est stone !"

"What fun! Thanks for posting."
1 hour ago
Shawn McCurdy commented on Martin Oesterle's video
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Duo Dulcimus - Dulcimer and Djembe - Marktbärentanz

"You guys look like you're having so much fun! Great video, loved the tune."
1 hour ago
Pete Staehling replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Roasted Poplar?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I tried hide glue, CA glue, and ambroid in a quick comparison test on this roasted poplar and of…"
1 hour ago
Martin Oesterle commented on Strumelia's video
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The Boston Jig, a minstrel banjo tune

"Great video, great playing, great sun!"
2 hours ago
Martin Oesterle commented on Martin Oesterle's video
2 hours ago
Paula Brawdy commented on Strumelia's video
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The Boston Jig, a minstrel banjo tune

"Very nice!  Love the old time playing. "
2 hours ago
nik o'sullivan is now friends with Steve Kenny and Kevin Messenger
3 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Strumelia's video
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The Boston Jig, a minstrel banjo tune

"Now I challenge anyone to watch that without a smile.   What a sweet, rolling melody that I…"
5 hours ago
Guy Babusek replied to Theresa's discussion 'Beginning fingerpicking' in the group Fingerpicking
"If you get stuck or need help, Theresa, there are a lot of us who fingerpick here to help!"
8 hours ago
Larry Conger and Michael Ebersohl are now friends
9 hours ago
Glenda Hubbard and Ken Backer are now friends
10 hours ago
John Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Live from Folkcraft (Part Two)

"Thanks Marc & CB!  We appreciate y'all so much!  This was a great experience for…"
10 hours ago
John Keane commented on Strumelia's video
10 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Brain Freeze

"Thanks Carrie...if u want a real laugh take a look at me singing on recent clip 'Forgive…"
10 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Georgia A Smith's discussion 'favorite pick and fretboard'
"I don't have a problem with scratches from a pick and I play over the fret board all the time.…"
10 hours ago

Forum

Question about keys and modes 9 Replies

Started by Tumbleweed in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Tumbleweed 9 hours ago.

favorite pick and fretboard 6 Replies

Started by Georgia A Smith in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield 10 hours ago.

The Drifting Thread... 39 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by James Phillips 12 hours ago.

Question for the members: Leaderboards? 18 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by John C. Knopf 16 hours ago.

Rod "Mo Dulcimer" Westerfield 3 Replies

Started by CD in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield yesterday.

The Positive Thread... 41 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Wednesday.

Dulciborn 52 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by marg on Wednesday.

FOTMD Welcome Wagon volunteers! GROUP HUG !!! 20 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Lynn austin on Tuesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 453 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering 2014 1 Reply

Started by Gregg Schneeman in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Gregg Schneeman on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

Teaching Pennywhistle

Posted by Bill Davenport on October 28, 2014 at 1:27pm

Music Is Taking a Back Seat for a While. . .

Posted by Kimberly C. on October 25, 2014 at 2:35pm — 11 Comments

airplane accident

Posted by Kristi Keller on October 24, 2014 at 9:10pm — 7 Comments

Football.....

Posted by Cindy Stammich on October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Starting a Stick Dulcimer Club

Posted by Cynthia Wigington on October 16, 2014 at 1:48pm — 4 Comments

A Year Later - a Reflection

Posted by Ken Backer on October 16, 2014 at 12:07pm — 8 Comments

introduction to playing dulcimer

Posted by Ann Wells on October 11, 2014 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

Noter Drone and Chord Style Playing at Festivals

Posted by Ken Backer on October 9, 2014 at 11:53am — 31 Comments

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    Visit Strumelia's Beginner Noter-Drone dulcimer Blog

    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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