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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!...

Wout Blommers replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"Dawn, I have a wonderful morning over here Just for the record, once I had a conversation with an…"
9 minutes ago
John Henry replied to Laura Elder's discussion 'For all you Appalachian Strings (instrument) lovers'
"Keep coming back to these pics, 'the more you look the more you see'   It took…"
27 minutes ago
Dusty Turtle commented on John Keane's video
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John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

"No crazy hats? No Bigfoot t-shirt? No kitschy Americana? I can barely recognize you guys! Well,…"
3 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Be Jolly By Golly

"Thanks, Jud.  My little "Bubbles" plays the piano regularly, but will only…"
3 hours ago
Elizabeth DiPietri replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"Because they are beautiful?  Because they are liked?  Because they are symbolic of a…"
4 hours ago
Dawn collins replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"Gentlemen, I did not say that the dulcimer originated in the British Isles or in Ireland. How the…"
5 hours ago
Wout Blommers replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"History is not based on facts, only on sources which profide material to make an image of the past,…"
5 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"Dawn, I looked at the Bear Meadow site and can find now place where there is mention of the…"
6 hours ago
TERI WEST replied to TERI WEST's discussion 'Tab for Angel Gabriel'
"Thanks, Dawn, I already contacted Susan but she says she has never tabbed it.  I will try to…"
6 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield posted a discussion

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer

While this is not a build, we do not have a specific area to show repairs of dulcimers. One of our…See More
6 hours ago
Kevin Messenger replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"    The music played on the early MD came from the Scot -Irish and Germans.  The…"
6 hours ago
Dawn collins replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"BTW, Ralph Lee Smith was the historian that taught the class at WCU. You can also read about his…"
7 hours ago
Dawn collins replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"The mountain dulcimer was brought to this country by both the Irish and the Germans, as I learned…"
7 hours ago
Dawn collins replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
7 hours ago
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Wout Blommers replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"At the other hand the dulcimer and dulcimer like instruments aren't from Celtic…"
7 hours ago
John Keane commented on John Keane's video
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John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

"Thanks Jud!  Words cannot describe the wonderful feeling of playing for the hometown…"
7 hours ago
Pete Staehling replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'More little dulcimers' in the group Little Dulcimers
"They are 1.5" deep and about 3.75" wide.  No bracing is used on the latest of the…"
8 hours ago
Jud Barry commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Be Jolly By Golly

"You've got a real trouper there, Dusty! with a knack for kazooistry  Tell her to…"
8 hours ago
Terry Evans replied to Terry Evans's discussion 'Celtic Cross?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"Thank you both so much. This is exactly what I wanted to know. Sincerely, Terry"
8 hours ago

Forum

Tab for Angel Gabriel 2 Replies

Started by TERI WEST in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by TERI WEST 6 hours ago.

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in Building dulcimers 6 hours ago.

Dulcimers for sale 12 Replies

Started by Robert Worth in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Terry Evans 14 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 10 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Mandy 15 hours ago.

Attention Tabledit gurus 9 Replies

Started by Laura Elder in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Skip 17 hours ago.

Free Kantele method book - asking for feedback! 10 Replies

Started by Peter W. in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by john p 17 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 332 Replies

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

Harmony notes/chords 10 Replies

Started by Mandy in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mandy yesterday.

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 42 Replies

Started by Mandy in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Monday.

Preventing sliding 11 Replies

Started by Dustin in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mandy on Monday.

The Positive Thread... 15 Replies

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

Blog Posts

George Orthey Dulcimer Wanted

Posted by Nicholas Platco on August 22, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Days 56 and 57: My First Build is My First Repair.

Posted by Mark Runge on August 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

update for 2014 :)

Posted by Mary Z. Cox on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Make your own kind of music

Posted by Guy Babusek on August 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap

Posted by Dave Payton on August 17, 2014 at 9:55pm — 21 Comments

When Simple Isn't So Simple

Posted by Dave Payton on August 16, 2014 at 9:14pm — 10 Comments

tuning Gg Dd gg

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on August 12, 2014 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

Need the name of a song

Posted by Becky Park on August 11, 2014 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

OK, This Really Has to Stop

Posted by Colleen Hailey on August 11, 2014 at 12:55pm — 7 Comments

Busy since May

Posted by Cal Sweeten on August 11, 2014 at 12:40am — 2 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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