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

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The FOTMD 5th birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest is now CLOSED.

Click the jar to see the winners. 

Happy 5th Birthday to FOTMD! 

What everyone's up to!...

Peter Boyle replied to James Phillips's discussion 'McSpadden 26 inch vsl hourglass'
"Those photos are never going to sell that! I think you need to put some photos of the…"
10 minutes ago
Jan Potts is now friends with Laura Bell and Robert Worth
35 minutes ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Hi Steph. Thanks for posting the picture of us. Betty and I had a great time with you and Keith.…"
46 minutes ago
Rob N Lackey and Gary Major are now friends
1 hour ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on phil's photo
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the newest insterment tomylittle family

"Sweet! Ken "The bass accompanies a sweet song.""
1 hour ago
James Phillips replied to James Phillips's discussion 'McSpadden 26 inch vsl hourglass'
"I really can't do it that well b/c I have the webcam built into my laptop.  But it is…"
2 hours ago
Vonnie Galusha replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"I bought it used.   I think it sounds great, but Im no expert.  It is a 6 fret and after…"
2 hours ago
Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"Well done everyone, you have mentioned a few tunes I haven't tried, so thank you for that. I…"
2 hours ago
Greg Riggs replied to James Phillips's discussion 'McSpadden 26 inch vsl hourglass'
"Any chance of getting full length front and back pictures? Thanks"
3 hours ago
Profile IconVickie Gundrum, Micheline beevis and Jerry Smith joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
3 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Julian Moore's discussion 'Thanks to all you FOTMD out there'
"Julian, like the others above, I am sorry for your loss of two fingers. I do hope you will find a…"
3 hours ago
Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
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3 hours ago
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse and Martha Campbell are now friends
4 hours ago
Sue Neasbitt joined Rod Westerfield's group
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Hymn and Worship Song Players

a place to share the hymns and worship songs we are playing.
5 hours ago
KJ Rodrigues posted a song

 play old kentucky home - doc rodrigues

0:41
6 hours ago
Colleen Hailey replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"Nice!  How does it play? "
6 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"Sounds great everyone!    I love how different the things are that people are…"
7 hours ago
Vonnie Galusha replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"My beginner progress?  I bought a dulcimer!"
7 hours ago
phil commented on phil's photo
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the newest insterment tomylittle family

"Thanks Helen, I am enjoying it, just not sure about the neighbors"
8 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Julian Moore's discussion 'Thanks to all you FOTMD out there'
"Julian, sorry to hear about this terrible accident.   I'm sure it will take a while…"
10 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 285 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield 46 minutes ago.

Thanks to all you FOTMD out there 4 Replies

Started by Julian Moore in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield 3 hours ago.

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 121 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Brian G. 13 hours ago.

for any Harmonica players in the house 1 Reply

Started by RavenMadd Garcia in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by phil 21 hours ago.

a digital data base of traditional folk tunes 2 Replies

Started by RavenMadd Garcia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by phil 21 hours ago.

Playing dulcimer with a ukelele 1 Reply

Started by Gale A Barr in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Gale A Barr 22 hours ago.

Black Oak Or Hansen Dulcimers 21 Replies

Started by Robert Terdeman in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Lisa yesterday.

FS: McSpadden M12W - All Walnut 7 Replies

Started by Rocky LaRochelle in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Rocky LaRochelle on Tuesday.

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 38 Replies

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

Playing with a strap 19 Replies

Started by Maryann Lang in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by David Lynch on Tuesday.

Look at this old dulcimer on goodwill auction site 10 Replies

Started by Ruth Lawrence in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by David Lynch on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

Bought a new McSpadden baritone 6 string

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on July 29, 2014 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

July 2014. Interesting developments

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on July 21, 2014 at 12:15am — 6 Comments

Interview with Jasper

Posted by Robert Worth on July 20, 2014 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Visiting the Birthplace of the Sunhearth

Posted by Mark Runge on July 15, 2014 at 11:15pm — 10 Comments

Newcastleton 2014

Posted by David E.Hall on July 10, 2014 at 5:54pm — 3 Comments

Interesting TAB locations

Posted by Babs Greene on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

DAd/CGc but only for now.

Posted by Babs Greene on July 7, 2014 at 12:59pm

Dulcimer Club Activities?

Posted by Bob Hilton on July 5, 2014 at 1:15pm — 5 Comments

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    Jim Fawcett


    Karen Keane

     

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    John Keane
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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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