Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE ADDING MUSIC FILES OR VIDEOS.

CLICK HERE for the member FAQ/GUIDELINES & RULES for using this site. PLEASE READ THEM- Thanks!

Some handy settings and tips you can use for this site- CLICK HERE. To ask questions about settings or how the site functions, post your question as a new thread HERE.
Emergency meeting site: If for any reason this NING website crashes, keep a bookmark of my Noter-Drone Dulcimer BLOG...I will post updates there as to what is going on with FOTMD

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CLICK HERE to read the site rules

NEW!! FOTMD pin back buttons are here!

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Order your FOTMD pin buttons now and wear them with pride! Recognize other FOTMD members at jams and festivals!
Click HERE to order.

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.
 

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 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 see 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, and ask questions. 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 wood for building"... 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.

What everyone's up to!...

Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Save your important Inbox messages now!'
"Gary- of course! When it's ready and the recent content has been copied over to there and…"
3 minutes ago
Kevin Messenger replied to Dana R. McCall's discussion 'Hello and a little info'
"  You will be in our thoughts and prayers Dana. God bless.. Kevin. "
10 minutes ago
Paula Gautreau replied to Dana R. McCall's discussion 'Hello and a little info'
"Wishing you the best. Waiting patiently for you to post more videos!"
19 minutes ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Robert Worth's photo
22 minutes ago
Gary Major replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Save your important Inbox messages now!'
"Will there be a final notice of what the site address will be? Thanks also for all your hard work. "
45 minutes ago
Gary Major replied to Susan Kelly's discussion 'Dulcimer players in southern Ontario' in the group Beginner players
"Where abouts in southern Ontario? I am in Windsor Ontario here. Let me know. Have a great Easter…"
48 minutes ago
Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Save your important Inbox messages now!'
"Wow! Great going Lisa. We are so lucky to have you looking after us. :D"
1 hour ago
Ben Seymour replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Save your important Inbox messages now!'
"thanks for the heads up Lisa!"
1 hour ago
Robert Worth posted photos
1 hour ago
Hallie Elizabeth Boyer replied to Hallie Elizabeth Boyer's discussion 'Warren May $275'
"Im saving to buy a dulcimette. Hoping to sell soon. :)"
1 hour ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Jim Fawcett's event 'Wartz n All Spring Gathering -(WV)'
"Have fun, folks. I admire the dedication of fighting the snow to play dulcimer.  Maybe I can…"
1 hour ago
Terry Wilson commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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"Nice hat Jim, but I think your wish list should include a black fedora."
2 hours ago
Jim Fawcett commented on Jim Fawcett's event 'Wartz n All Spring Gathering -(WV)'
"Know what you mean, Kathy. The snow kept ya honest. Wasn't that little girl something on the…"
2 hours ago
Kathy Wilson commented on Jim Fawcett's event 'Wartz n All Spring Gathering -(WV)'
"I came through a blizzard to get to this thing, and it was lots of fun.  Good music and good…"
2 hours ago
Carolyn Brown posted photos
2 hours ago
jeffrey charles foster commented on Gordon Hardy's video
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"Gordon great job love this Hymn "
2 hours ago

Forum

Save your important Inbox messages now! 21 Replies

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon. Last reply by Strumelia 3 minutes ago.

Hello and a little info 7 Replies

Started by Dana R. McCall in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Kevin Messenger 10 minutes ago.

Warren May $275 12 Replies

Started by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer 1 hour ago.

FOTMD will be moving to a new Home... 5 Replies

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon. Last reply by David Messenger 4 hours ago.

Alan Lomax Archive To Hit The Internet 2 Replies

Started by Roy D Durrence in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Roy D Durrence 14 hours ago.

Instruments Used In OT Music 7 Replies

Started by Roy D Durrence in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Shawn McCurdy yesterday.

4 All Music

Started by Roy D Durrence in Off Topic discussions yesterday.

Fret placement problem 6 Replies

Started by Julian Moore in Building dulcimers. Last reply by robert schuler yesterday.

How hard is it to replace a fret? 8 Replies

Started by Sherrie H. in Building dulcimers. Last reply by joe sanguinette yesterday.

The Positive Thread... 227 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Friday.

Deputy Mo ejects Evil Spammer while Strumelia snoozes on the job! 16 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by John Henry on Wednesday.

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    Help Keep FOTMD Up and Running!

    Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is FREE to all. We do however very gratefully accept donations towards the costs of maintaining this site- which includes the $700 our web host NING charges per year to host our online community. If you'd like to help support FOTMD now and then, click the button below. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate- Paypal accepts simple credit card payments as well. Donations are completely voluntary- contribute whatever amount you choose (minimum $5 please), whenever you like. We do ask that if you sell any items through our For Sale Forum for $100 or more, please make a minimum $5 donation as a thanks to our site.

    (questions? -please contact Strumelia)
    Together we can keep FOTMD up and running....thank you so much!

     

     NEW!-  Would you like to become a special Patron of FOTMD? 

    There are lots of added costs involved in building FOTMD's new site and moving everything to new improved digs.  All donations, even the most modest, are sincerely appreciated and are applied entirely to paying for the upkeep of the site- no profits are kept.  If you want to make an even bigger difference in making FOTMD better than ever while remaining in the black, you can become a Patron member by making a single donation of $50 or more during the year 2015. In return, your patronage will be recognized with a special badge that will be applied to your avatar profile picture.  Your badge will be an indication of your extra generosity in supporting the future of this special site. Here is what the Patron badge looks like on member avatars:

     
     
     

    Dulcimer Interest GROUPS

    SINGLE INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS, Performances, Band Gigs & Special Club Event NOTICES

    Offering some special workshops? Performing at a gig? A Dulcimer Club activity? List your SINGLE INSTRUCTOR Special Event or workshop- CLICK HERE!

    The Inspired Volunteer FOTMD Welcoming Commitee of the month!

    3 CHEERS to members

    Jim Fawcett


    Karen Keane

     

    John Wood

     

    R N Lacky

     

    Louis Stivali

     

    Cynthia Wigington

     

    Kenneth Longfield

     

    Benjamin Barr

    John Keane


    ...For warmly greeting new members and making them feel welcome here on FOTMD!

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