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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!...

marg replied to Danny E. Autry's discussion 'Dulciborn'
"I did the dime, nickel & they lifted the strings & were very tight, so now I'm…"
32 minutes ago
Pete Ellertsen replied to Gregg Schneeman's discussion 'The Traumscheit' in the group Dulcimer Ancestors
"Very interesting -- thanks for posting! I've seen references to the tromba marina when I was…"
36 minutes ago
Kevin Messenger replied to marg's discussion 'action height' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Marg, is this twang there when you strum the strings open? If so I would say one or more of the…"
36 minutes ago
marg replied to marg's discussion 'action height' in the group Dulcimer Making
"    Thank you, I think when I took the dulciborn in for the new pick up install, the…"
43 minutes ago
Colleen Hailey replied to Michael Ebersohl's discussion 'Wanted- I need just one more dulcimer!'
"Did you get your third dulcimer? If so, what did you decide on?"
58 minutes ago
robert schuler replied to marg's discussion 'action height' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Your dulciborn was built by a wissenborn guitar builder, right?. Wissenborns are designed for high…"
59 minutes ago
Mark Runge replied to marg's discussion 'action height' in the group Dulcimer Making
"You are dealing with some potentially sophisticated processes for an instrument. Here is a…"
1 hour ago
Rob N Lackey posted a discussion

Maiden Lane - Playford's "Dancing Master" 1698 edition

I had so much fun tabbing and playing "Drive the Cold Winter Away," I decided to examine Playford a…See More
1 hour ago
Michael Ebersohl replied to Michael Ebersohl's discussion 'Wanted- I need just one more dulcimer!'
"Yes."
1 hour ago
Joanne Bois replied to Joanne Bois's discussion 'Two Dulcimers For Sale or Trade'
"Thanks. Forgot to mention where I was located at. As usual, you are right on the ball. Appreciate…"
2 hours ago
Frank Ledgerwood replied to Danny E. Autry's discussion 'Dulciborn'
"Hhmmm, I'm not sure what the issue is now. I can strum and do from the nut all the up to the…"
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Joanne Bois's discussion 'Two Dulcimers For Sale or Trade'
"(Interested parties should note that Joanne is located in Canada, for shipping purposes and…"
2 hours ago
phil replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"I can't believe it today was my first day out after the surgery. went shopping with the wife…"
2 hours ago
Donnie Hill replied to marg's discussion 'action height' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Did you buy it new?  If so, it may be time to return it and let the builder address the…"
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"Thank you for this, but I finally found ALL the notes this way: Dgd, capo 4, first note first…"
2 hours ago
marg replied to Jon Timlin's discussion 'Dulcimer Building Class with luthier, Jon Williams' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Nice, it's a beautiful instrument. "
2 hours ago
Joanne Bois posted a discussion

Two Dulcimers For Sale or Trade

Jean Ritchie DulcimerMade from a kit from the 70's. One owner. Built September 11,2011 by Jeff…See More
2 hours ago
marg added a discussion to the group Dulcimer Making
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action height

     I have been having problems with a new dulcimer (dulciborn) since it came about a month ago,…See More
2 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"Cynthia, you cannot play Norwegian Wood with the exact melody of the original in the key of D out…"
3 hours ago
Gale A Barr replied to Gale A Barr's discussion 'Playing dulcimer with a ukelele'
"Thanks, everyone! We will have to get capo for the ukes and give that a try...."
3 hours ago

Forum

Dulciborn 63 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by marg 32 minutes ago.

The Drifting Thread... 56 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by phil 2 hours ago.

The Positive Thread... 91 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Cynthia Wigington 2 hours ago.

Playing dulcimer with a ukelele 4 Replies

Started by Gale A Barr in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Gale A Barr 3 hours ago.

FOR SALE: McSpadden 12 Replies

Started by Kay Strosnider in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Strumelia 3 hours ago.

FolkRoots teardrop 1 Reply

Started by James Phillips in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by James Phillips 4 hours ago.

What other instruments do you play? 150 Replies

Started by Dulcimer Diva in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Lana Pettey 6 hours ago.

Ask the Moderators! 156 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 23 hours ago.

Buying advice for beginner 2 Replies

Started by Chris Jozefowicz in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by Chris Jozefowicz yesterday.

Help with transposing 6 Replies

Started by Kate in Chord/melody modern style playing discussions. Last reply by Kate on Wednesday.

Show Us Your Pets! 43 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Gail Webber on Wednesday.

Looking for TAB for "To Drive the Cold Winter Away" 8 Replies

Started by Barbara Berg in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Patty from Virginia on Wednesday.

Help Transposing 1 Reply

Started by Kate in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle on Wednesday.

Blog Posts

Thanks for the warm welcome

Posted by Pamela Crady on November 17, 2014 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Thanks for the welcome.

Posted by James Weiss on November 16, 2014 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

Winding Down

Posted by Mark Runge on November 12, 2014 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

my health

Posted by Kristi Keller on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

Been playing for just two monthe now

Posted by Bob Humphrey on November 11, 2014 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

So, I did my first concert

Posted by Rick Garrett on November 10, 2014 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Doctors approve of dulcimer therapy

Posted by 10ashus on November 2, 2014 at 2:05am — 8 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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