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!...

Mark Bliss replied to Ronald R Eaches's discussion 'Tunning And String Size ?' in the group Dulcimer Making
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1 hour ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Skye Boat Song

"Thanks for listening, Karen and Dan.  I appreciate your comments."
2 hours ago
John Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Live from Folkcraft (Part One)

"Thanks Dan!  Much appreciated!  "
3 hours ago
Benjamin W Barr Jr and Michael Ebersohl are now friends
3 hours ago
Brian G. replied to Brian G.'s discussion 'Yes, it's another Hallelujah (L. Cohen cover)' in the group Rockin' in the Free World
"Thanks Dusty!"
3 hours ago
Dan Hottenroth commented on John Keane's video
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Live from Folkcraft (Part One)

"What a great sound. Nicely done."
3 hours ago
Dan Hottenroth commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Skye Boat Song

"Beautiful song. Thanks for sharing."
3 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Brian G.'s discussion 'Yes, it's another Hallelujah (L. Cohen cover)' in the group Rockin' in the Free World
"That's really nice, Brian. You get a nice double jig rhythm happening."
4 hours ago
Jimmy Lamar replied to Jimmy Lamar's discussion 'Mountain Dulcimer Building 101 (or 214 ways to skin a cat)' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Step #1: The Soundboard (Top) I chose sitka spruce for its renowned tone wood quality. The plates…"
4 hours ago
Leo G. replied to Leo G.'s discussion 'McSpadden Dulcimer Hourglass model <<<SOLD>>> Donation will be made tomorrow'
"Dulcimer SOLD "
5 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Dulcimer "Going Home" Dvorak

"Thank you Patty, you're sweet."
5 hours ago
Brian G. replied to Brian G.'s discussion 'Yes, it's another Hallelujah (L. Cohen cover)' in the group Rockin' in the Free World
"Thank you very much Helen!  I'm glad you enjoyed it. "
5 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Jim Fawcett's video
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June Apple

"You did great!!! By the way, did you lose your noter at Wartz?"
5 hours ago
Frank Ross commented on Patty from Virginia's photo
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Wartz and All October 2014

"pictorial proof that it was a fun time. Thanks for posting Patty"
5 hours ago
Jack Ferguson posted a discussion

Dogwood74 Hourglass - For Sale

Now available - Virginia Dogwood Hourglass. Beautiful "spalted" dogwood soundboard, rare and unique…See More
5 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Dulcimer "Going Home" Dvorak

"There you are! You did a find job Cynthia Keep it going"
5 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Mark Gilston's video
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Ducks on a Pond - Elizabeth Pittman and Mark Gilston

"Excellent!!! I always thought that fiddles and dulcimers make great music together"
5 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's photo
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Wartz and All October 2014

"You all knew what you were doing. You can't help a broken bushing. I'd recommend you guys…"
5 hours ago
Vonnie Galusha replied to Ellen Rice's discussion 'The dreaded dotted note - Ashogan Farewell' in the group Beginner players
"Thanks for sharing Dusty.  This is an arrangment many of us might actually have a chance of…"
6 hours ago
Vonnie Galusha replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Am I too old to learn to play dulcimer?' in the group Beginner players
"Oh, this is me:/   Slow fingers and constantly loosing my place because I need to look at my…"
6 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 446 Replies

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

The Positive Thread... 35 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by phil yesterday.

Hi, my name is Graham 2 Replies

Started by Graham Wiatt in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Monday.

Dulcimer Tuner Aps/programs 4 Replies

Started by John Lipinski in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Skip on Sunday.

first lessons 3 Replies

Started by Terry Fritz in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Terry Fritz on Sunday.

Thank you for the welcome. 3 Replies

Started by Theresa in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Sunday.

Dulciborn 46 Replies

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

First Psolo Bowed Psaltery video 1 Reply

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

grand strum-stick strings 1 Reply

Started by Chris Bassett in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Cynthia Wigington on Friday.

"Looking for book/cd recommendations" 6 Replies

Started by Rev. Wayne McAllister in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Bryant Caruthers on Friday.

2 new grandbabies! 17 Replies

Started by marymacgowan in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by marymacgowan on Friday.

Introduce Yourself! 650 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Thursday.

Student Model Sweetwoods 5 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Bryant Caruthers on Thursday.

Blog Posts

Football.....

Posted by Cindy Stammich on October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Starting a Stick Dulcimer Club

Posted by Cynthia Wigington on October 16, 2014 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

A Year Later - a Reflection

Posted by Ken Backer on October 16, 2014 at 12:07pm — 6 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 — 29 Comments

Guess I should start a blog! Just a little history.

Posted by Rick Garrett on October 8, 2014 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

Looking for dulcimer teacher

Posted by Charlotte Lawrence on October 6, 2014 at 10:16pm

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    1 Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

    Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

    Added by Dusty Turtle on September 26, 2014

    2 Westphalia Waltz

    Westphalia Waltz

    Added by Dusty Turtle on October 14, 2014

    3 What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?

    What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?

    Posted by Strumelia on October 3, 2011

    4 Golden Slippers

    Golden Slippers

    Added by Jean Fawcett on October 3, 2014

    5 Sweet Betsy from Pike

    Sweet Betsy from Pike

    Added by Janene Millen on September 30, 2014

    6 FOTMD Welcome Wagon volunteers! GROUP HUG !!!

    FOTMD Welcome Wagon volunteers! GROUP HUG !!!

    Posted by Strumelia on September 29, 2014

    7 Oh Susanna

    Oh Susanna

    Added by Jim Fawcett on October 6, 2014

    8 To Pick or Not to Pick

    To Pick or Not to Pick

    Posted by Ginney Camden on September 25, 2014

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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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