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

What everyone's up to!...

terry ritchey commented on terry ritchey's photo
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"thanks edward"
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Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"And I bought my own web address too. I've been a busy little Geekling this week! I'm…"
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Strumelia replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Wow...Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Patreon....  Geekling's into the big wide world…"
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Julia Perry joined Julie M Elman's group
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The Bass Dulcimer

This group is for anyone interested in sharing tips and ideas about playing the bass dulcimer.
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Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"And here is where I fess up about how I’ve been spending my week. It started innocently…"
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Andrew O'Sullivan replied to Andrew O'Sullivan's discussion 'Dulcimer friendly shops in the metroplex' in the group Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts
"Leonard, thank you for the information. I was hoping there might be something in Denton, but the…"
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Dana R. McCall and William Sizemore are now friends
3 hours ago
Dave Payton replied to Strumelia's discussion 'What is it ??' in the group Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks
"After I have done a bit of study I think that a good name for the stick dulcimer would be the…"
3 hours ago
John Gribble replied to Liz Ohlhorst's discussion 'Type of Dulcimer'
"It is fun to be enthused with a new toy. Exclaim all you like!!! With a 28" VSL you could…"
3 hours ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Today, we walked at the new native, Oak Woodland section of the Descanso Gardens. It's quite…"
3 hours ago
Ken Hulme replied to Liz Ohlhorst's discussion 'Type of Dulcimer'
"That's the number you need to remember, Liz.  Overall length only effects the internal…"
3 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's photo
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Cardboard Dulcimer prep

"Cindy, I will. You all will have to remind me if you don't see one in the next couple of weeks"
4 hours ago
Patty from Virginia replied to Stephen Wells's discussion 'On to my next project' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I think you did an excellent job with the repair. It looks beautiful!!!"
4 hours ago
John Gribble commented on Rick Kennedy's blog post 'Only casualty--a quill'
"Good for you. One of my daughter's best memories of her pop is of me playing for her classes.…"
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Cindy Stammich commented on Patty from Virginia's photo
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Cardboard Dulcimer prep

"Patty, that looks like fun - and I have heard that the cardboard dulcimers actually sound pretty…"
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Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's photo
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Cardboard Dulcimer prep

"Yes, this is a kit from Backyard Music. I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. I didn't…"
4 hours ago
marg replied to Danny E. Autry's discussion 'Dulciborn'
" Thanks,  Have a good Thanksgiving week m. "
4 hours ago
Stephen Wells replied to Stephen Wells's discussion 'On to my next project' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Ok well it took me the better part of 3 days but I rebuilt her. I had to re-create my head &…"
4 hours ago
James Phillips posted videos
5 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 498 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 1 hour ago.

Dulciborn 66 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by marg 4 hours ago.

Tabulature 4 Replies

Started by Mary Ann Bissell in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Mary Ann Bissell 6 hours ago.

Need some help with this song 7 Replies

Started by Bradford Jennings in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Lana Pettey 14 hours ago.

Dulcimer Duet or Dulcimer/Fiddle Duet songbooks? 2 Replies

Started by Gale A Barr in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Gale A Barr 15 hours ago.

The Positive Thread... 94 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler 19 hours ago.

FOR SALE: McSpadden 14 Replies

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

The Drifting Thread... 57 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Benjamin W Barr Jr yesterday.

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 on Saturday.

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 on Saturday.

What other instruments do you play? 150 Replies

Started by Dulcimer Diva in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Lana Pettey on Friday.

Ask the Moderators! 156 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Dusty Turtle on Friday.

Blog Posts

jingle bells

Posted by gordon nagy on November 23, 2014 at 3:03pm — 3 Comments

Only casualty--a quill

Posted by Rick Kennedy on November 22, 2014 at 2:27am — 6 Comments

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

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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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