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!...

ggsipaper joined Bobby Ratliff's group
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Virginia Dulcimer Players

Just thought it would be neet to know how many other dulcimer players were from Virginia here.
43 minutes ago
Profile Iconshane gibson, L. Grace Kohan, Kythryne Aisling and 2 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
46 minutes ago
Strumelia commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Patty you should post a new thread discussion there on ED so someone can see it and maybe look into…"
56 minutes ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's video
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Treasure of my Heart (A Stór Mo Chroí)

"Thank you so much, Helen!  That's very kind of you. "
57 minutes ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Okay, I went back to ED and clicked on Wildwood Flower and printed directly from the pdf file that…"
1 hour ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"I'm not sure but I decided to go through all the print properties on the Wildwood Flower file…"
1 hour ago
Kitty L. commented on Strumelia's group 'NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players'
"Nina - Well, I live in Kingston..."
1 hour ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Strumelia, I'm sure it's not intentional. Those people over at ED seem to be very nice…"
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Strumelia commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Patty, I doubt it is intentional- no reason to post tabs there online unless you want people to use…"
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Patty from Virginia commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Chicken Feeding Time

"Helen, that's great!!! Yes, I did enjoy it!!! I love noter. That's my fav. I hope…"
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Patty from Virginia commented on James Phillips's video
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America (My Country 'Tis of Thee), key of C

"Good job James. I like my McSpadden too. It's not at old as yours but it's still in good…"
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Patty from Virginia commented on James Phillips's video
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Patty from Virginia commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"I know many of you as well as I print out tab from Everything Dulcimer. I noticed on printing a few…"
2 hours ago
robert schuler replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'double dulcimer bag recommendations'
"Old faded pair of blue jeans, cut off the legs, stitch the bottom cuffs closed add draw string at…"
2 hours ago
Rick Garrett commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Thanks, y'all.  John, the Dunlop white nylon is what I use on my guitar, but they're…"
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John Henry commented on James Phillips's video
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America (My Country 'Tis of Thee), key of C

"James, all I can say lol, it's a good job you were not 'busking' this tune in…"
2 hours ago
Ken Hulme replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'double dulcimer bag recommendations'
"The very best double bag I know of is the one made by the Ohio Bag Lady & Mr. Ohio Bag Lady --…"
2 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti posted a discussion

double dulcimer bag recommendations

Not sure where to post this but I am looking for recommendations for a double dulcimer gig bag...I…See More
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Jud Barry commented on Jud Barry's video
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Capoörb (Flagrant delight)

"Haha, Helen! I hope that means you enjoyed it! I had a lovely evening at the region fair this…"
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Forum

double dulcimer bag recommendations 2 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by robert schuler 2 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 383 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Cindy Stammich 13 hours ago.

Buy My Book! 22 Replies

Started by Ken Hulme in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by James Phillips yesterday.

2014 National Mountain Dulcimer Champions 1 Reply

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by John Keane yesterday.

Dulcimer and yoga practice? 5 Replies

Started by Gwyn Calvetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pete Ellertsen yesterday.

Cold frosty morning 10 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by John Henry on Saturday.

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 128 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Bobby Ratliff on Friday.

my dulcimer on ebay 4 Replies

Started by robert schuler in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by robert schuler on Friday.

Show Us Your Pets! 28 Replies

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

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers mini review 6 Replies

Started by Kristi Keller in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Friday.

best way to ship to UK from USA 12 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Pamela Rossetti on Thursday.

The Drifting Thread... 19 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle on Thursday.

One more new dulcimer coming and then I MUST stop.. 7 Replies

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

Zero Fret 11 Replies

Started by Rob in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Pete Staehling on Wednesday.

replacing a nut and bridge 2 Replies

Started by Patty Schraut in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Skip Sep 16.

Blog Posts

2014 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship Results

Posted by Tom Arnold on September 20, 2014 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

American Elm Dulcimer

Posted by David Messenger on September 18, 2014 at 11:39pm — 2 Comments

Autumn Post

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on September 15, 2014 at 2:02pm

Dulcimer Project Documentary

Posted by Richard Standard on September 13, 2014 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

making a cardboard case for a uke

Posted by RavenMadd Garcia on September 12, 2014 at 7:59pm — 10 Comments

new to me vintage McSpadden, and a song suggestion?

Posted by James Phillips on September 6, 2014 at 11:13am

2nd Annual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival

Posted by Mark Runge on September 3, 2014 at 11:18pm — 11 Comments

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

    1 Adding the 6 1/2 fret to existing fretboard

    Adding the 6 1/2 fret to existing fretboard

    Posted by Jill Tyler-Endicott on September 4, 2014

    2 John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

    John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

    Added by John Keane on August 26, 2014

    3 Going to Boston

    Going to Boston

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 29, 2014

    4 Shall We Gather at The River

    Shall We Gather at The River

    Added by John Henry on September 15, 2014

    5 The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 8, 2014

    6 Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 27, 2014

    7 Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Added by Miriam Storz on September 10, 2014

    8 Treasure of my Heart (A Stór Mo Chroí)

    Treasure of my Heart (A Stór Mo Chroí)

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 15, 2014

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    Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is FREE to all. We do however very gratefully accept donations towards the costs of maintaining this site- which includes the $700 our web host NING charges per year to host our online community. If you'd like to help support FOTMD now and then, click the button below. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate- Paypal accepts simple credit card payments as well. Donations are completely voluntary- contribute whatever amount you choose (minimum $5 please), whenever you like. We do ask that if you sell any items through our For Sale Forum for $100 or more, please make a minimum $5 donation as a thanks to our site.

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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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