Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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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!...

john p replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Just had a look at the Pa Janvier video and It looks like it's actually the same…"
1 minute ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Yes, but make sure you get the baritone version - this is a concert. That's a nice package…"
9 minutes ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Regarding Pa Janvier: "the words convey the sorrow of a man grieving after the death of his…"
11 minutes ago
Robin Thompson commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Cherry River Line on lap dulcimer

"Friends, I'm happy you enjoyed my lap dulcimer version of the tune! Not many days ago, I…"
25 minutes ago
john p replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Sounds like you have a lively musical community where you are Robin, and appreciate the work that…"
32 minutes ago
Robin Thompson replied to Nicholas Carey's discussion 'New Toy!'
"Sweet score, Nicholas! Mr. May's instruments are wonderful. The time I visited his shop, it…"
35 minutes ago
James Phillips replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"For what it is worth, here are the options I am thinking of for a baritone…"
41 minutes ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Robin I tell you what, if I ever come across an original Thomas or Prichard, I'll think of…"
51 minutes ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Beau on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"Thanks Ken, if I thought you could make it I never would have asked."
56 minutes ago
Ken Backer commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Beau on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"Cynthia, sorry I can't make it to VT right now.  But what I will do is pray extra hard…"
1 hour ago
Robin Clark replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Thanks Cynthia, Glad you enjoyed Just As I am I'm lucky to have a good selection of old…"
1 hour ago
Anne Bowman commented on Mark Gilston's video
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Mark Gilston - Woodicock on mountain dulcimer

"Really like this. I've danced many English country dances, but not heard this one before.."
1 hour ago
Carlos Redondo replied to Carlos Redondo's discussion 'Benton's dream'
"Thank you Dan"
1 hour ago
James Phillips replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Wanting to learn to play baritone ukulele this year, and finally narrowed down to a couple options.…"
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Bow on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"Paul thank you I've loved this one for many years, too bad I forgot it was "Beau" in…"
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Below zero here listening to this fantastic music you put up Robin. Very smooth and clean playing.…"
2 hours ago
Robin Clark replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"We had a stormin' night here last night.  Our little local cinema put on a band…"
4 hours ago
David Temple replied to David Temple's discussion 'Baritone build' in the group Dulcimer Making
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5 hours ago
Frank Ledgerwood commented on Frank Ledgerwood's video
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Irish Stew on the Dulciborn

"Thank you all for the nice words.  "
6 hours ago
Nicholas Carey posted a discussion

New Toy!

I've been away from dulcimers for quite some time. I just scored this on fleaBay for a righteous…See More
7 hours ago

Forum

The Drifting Thread... 111 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by john p 1 minute ago.

New Toy! 1 Reply

Started by Nicholas Carey in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 35 minutes ago.

Benton's dream 2 Replies

Started by Carlos Redondo in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Carlos Redondo 1 hour ago.

Gary Dudley Dulcimer 1 Reply

Started by Joe McGerald in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Joe McGerald 14 hours ago.

The Holy Moly Juke Joint Jam Academy 1 Reply

Started by Carla Maxwell in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 15 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 78 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 17 hours ago.

The Positive Thread... 161 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Gail Webber yesterday.

Beginning 6 Replies

Started by Monica in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Monica on Thursday.

Ask the Moderators! 166 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

Dulciborn 74 Replies

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

Gadding about with Geekling 688 Replies

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

Blog Posts

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 — 2 Comments

Special Music

Posted by Cindy Stammich on January 22, 2015 at 11:20pm — 14 Comments

More 'Plenteous Heritage' excerpts

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 21, 2015 at 3:53pm — 3 Comments

quick note

Posted by James Phillips on January 20, 2015 at 7:16am

Welcome

Posted by Cat Brown on January 19, 2015 at 10:49am

Uncle Ed's (fictional) set list

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 18, 2015 at 12:54pm — 13 Comments

Where Are the Young Players

Posted by Ken Backer on January 15, 2015 at 12:14pm — 21 Comments

A big THANK YOU to all

Posted by John Dunn on January 13, 2015 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

feedback wanted

Posted by Ellen Morgan on January 7, 2015 at 10:58pm — 4 Comments

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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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