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

What everyone's up to!...

Jennifer Wren replied to Kitty L.'s discussion 'Naming Our "Babies"?'
"My first dulcimer is named Dulcina.  My second one is awaiting her official name, and for now…"
1 hour ago
Jennifer Wren commented on Blue Hand's video
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A quick tune on my new dulcimer

"That's a lovely song, and I wish I would find a dulcimer at a flea market!"
2 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on John Henry's photo
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Detail at tail of Thomas 'look-a-like'

"Somehow you've created a dulcimer that looks both rustic and elegant. Nice job!"
2 hours ago
Marian joined Bobby Ratliff's group
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Dulcimer Therapy

This group is dedicated to those that visit, or have a desire to visit, Nursing Homes, Retirement…See More
3 hours ago
John Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Dulcimerica 244 - "Live From Shreveport Pt. 2"

"Thank y'all so much!  We really appreciate y'all takin' the time to check it…"
3 hours ago
John Keane commented on John Henry's photo
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Front view of Thomas Look-a-like

"Beautiful instrument!"
3 hours ago
Carrie Barnes commented on Rob N Lackey's photo
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Side

"Plumb purdy there Rob!  Can't wait to hear it!"
4 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on cyndi spear-duncan's photo
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my stringed friends

"A very nice collection of friends. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
4 hours ago
cyndi spear-duncan posted a photo

my stringed friends

We just added a uke to the bunch. Can't play it yet
4 hours ago
cyndi spear-duncan commented on John Henry's photo
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Me and my Ed Thomas 'Look-a-Like

"I bet it sounds as beautiful as it looks"
4 hours ago
cyndi spear-duncan and Patricia Delich are now friends
4 hours ago
Strumelia commented on John Henry's photo
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Front view of Thomas Look-a-like

"Wow, it's really just gorgeous!   "
5 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on Mark Gilston's video
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Mark Gilston - Cuckolds All in a Row on mountain dulcimer

"Thanks Mark. Der, how did I miss that."
5 hours ago
Bob Kelly and Elizabeth DiPietri are now friends
6 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on John Henry's photo
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Me and my Ed Thomas 'Look-a-Like

"Way to go John Henry! Thanks for sharing your handiwork. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet…"
6 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on John Henry's photo
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Detail at tail of Thomas 'look-a-like'

"Very nice John. Much better looking than an actual Thomas dulcimer. Ken "The dulcimer sings a…"
6 hours ago
robert schuler commented on John Henry's photo
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Me and my Ed Thomas 'Look-a-Like

"Now that's what I call a real dulcimer. I know what you mean about the finishing touches and…"
6 hours ago
Edward I Ball commented on John Keane's video
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Dulcimerica 244 - "Live From Shreveport Pt. 2"

"Oh, I could do that, Not, Knot even if I was triplets, nock on would!"
6 hours ago
Jim Fawcett commented on John Henry's photo
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Detail at tail of Thomas 'look-a-like'

"That is beautiful, John."
6 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Rob N Lackey's photo
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Side

"That's a nice looking dulcimer Rob. Looks like the cat likes it too"
6 hours ago

Forum

Naming Our "Babies"? 15 Replies

Started by Kitty L. in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wren 1 hour ago.

Documentary about the mountain dulcimer 82 Replies

Started by Patricia Delich in Dulcimer history & traditions, archaic music discussions.. Last reply by Patricia Delich 9 hours ago.

Stand for playing standing up 5 Replies

Started by Jean Van Erem in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Jean Van Erem 10 hours ago.

Tablature for Galway Girl?

Started by Jennifer Tobin in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs 12 hours ago.

Tab for Raglan Road 8 Replies

Started by Mark Richmond in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Gwen Caeli yesterday.

Rebec 22 Replies

Started by Ken Hulme in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Strumelia yesterday.

Gadding about with Geekling 151 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling yesterday.

Ask the Moderators! 91 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Jan Potts on Wednesday.

Show us your pets! 1113 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Gail Webber Apr 17.

Blog Posts

Friends of Beaver Creek state Park

Posted by jeanne white on April 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Thank you!

Posted by Janet L Kral on April 13, 2014 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

dulcer events

Posted by Jerry Taylor on April 13, 2014 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Researching an instrument

Posted by Genevieve Ray on April 7, 2014 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

First Dulcimer

Posted by Steve Timberlake on April 7, 2014 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

Weaving a dulcimer strap

Posted by 10ashus on April 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 18 Comments

Big John gets Dunked! Part 10

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Time to dance Part 9

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

All Our Faceless Performers

Posted by Ken Backer on March 30, 2014 at 5:24pm — 17 Comments

Pearl goes down the mountain Part 8

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 28, 2014 at 12:17am — 4 Comments

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    Check out THIS WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE content... 

    1 Help Name a school for Dulicmer builder and player Homer C. Ledford!

    Help Name a school for Dulicmer builder and player Homer C. Ledford!

    Posted by Dana R. McCall on April 2, 2014

    2 Hangman's Reel

    Hangman's Reel

    Added by John Keane on April 5, 2014

    3 Writing tunings as intervals among the strings

    Writing tunings as intervals among the strings

    Posted by Robin Thompson on April 14, 2014

    4 Cripple Creek

    Cripple Creek

    Added by Helen Seiler on March 30, 2014

    5 To Canaan's Land I'm On My Way

    To Canaan's Land I'm On My Way

    Added by Patty from Virginia on April 15, 2014

    6 First paying gig

    First paying gig

    Posted by Terry Wilson on April 15, 2014

    7 Go Down Moses / When Israel Was in Egypt Land

    Go Down Moses / When Israel Was in Egypt Land

    Added by Carrie Barnes on April 2, 2014

    8 Naming Our "Babies"?

    Naming Our "Babies"?

    Posted by Kitty L. on April 3, 2014

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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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