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!...

Pete Staehling replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Roasted Poplar?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I have been tinkering with this roasted poplar a bit and... It is beautiful when just sanded and…"
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Pamela Rossetti posted discussions
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John Keane commented on Rick Garrett's video
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Star of the County Down

"I really like what you did with that!"
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Pamela Rossetti replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Introduce Yourself!'
"Hi,  Welcome Amish Ed.. I live in New England ..This is a great group and you will have fun…"
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Early & Classical Music

For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical…See More
2 hours ago
nik o'sullivan replied to Carla Ruigh's discussion 'Tuning for Chromatic 4 equidistance?' in the group Chromatic Dulcimers
"Hi Carla, Here's a website devoted to 1-3-5 tuning (c e g, d f# a etc.) Mountain dulcimer…"
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Carla Ruigh added a discussion to the group Chromatic Dulcimers
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Tuning for Chromatic 4 equidistance?

Made a Chromatic dulcimer, actually 2 of them over the last year.  Been playing it mostly in…See More
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Carla Ruigh joined Strumelia's group
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Chromatic Dulcimers

For players who enjoy playing dulcimers with ALL the frets!See More
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Guy Babusek replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Introduce Yourself!'
"Hi Amish Ed.  I'm by South Coast Plaza right up the 405 from you.  Welcome to FOTMD!"
5 hours ago
Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Introduce Yourself!'
"G'day Amish Ed, welcome aboard. I started with a Dave Lynch student model...its a great…"
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Amish Ed replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Introduce Yourself!'
"Hi all! My name is Ed and I live in Lake Forest (about 30 miles south of Disneyland) California.…"
7 hours ago
Guy Babusek replied to James Phillips's discussion 'Mean tone dulcimer?'
""Ooh that dulcimer has a mean tone! ""
7 hours ago
Guy Babusek replied to marymacgowan's discussion 'A theory about keys' in the group The Music Theory Corner
"Hi Ginney, I know you addressed this question to Rob and Linda, so I hope you don't mind me…"
7 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Strumelia's group 'Early & Classical Music'
"Thank you Peter.  That's very kind of you!.  I agree, so many of those tunes are…"
7 hours ago
Susan Rose replied to marymacgowan's discussion 'An evening dulcimer gathering in Ann Arbor area' in the group Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP
"Ok, we'll give this a try! I will message the address to you."
8 hours ago
Profile IconLil Rev, James (Jim) Ihrig, Susan Jones and 3 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
8 hours ago
Becky jo jennings replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Introduce Yourself!'
"Hi, Ginny. My cardboard dulcimer is barn red and I have truly enjoyed learning on this. It really…"
8 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to James Phillips's discussion 'Mean tone dulcimer?'
"Jerry says above that "it is not always possible to have on fret go across the…"
8 hours ago
Peter Robinson commented on Strumelia's group 'Early & Classical Music'
"Thank you Guy. I greatly admire your playing. My interst is in searching out folk tunes handed down…"
8 hours ago
Ginney Camden replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Introduce Yourself!'
"Welcome Becky from An Iowa girl . When we first started playing the dulcimer and joined a small…"
8 hours ago

Forum

Introduce Yourself! 643 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pamela Rossetti 1 hour ago.

Mean tone dulcimer? 7 Replies

Started by James Phillips in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Guy Babusek 7 hours ago.

FOTMD Welcome Wagon volunteers! GROUP HUG !!! 6 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Gordon Hardy 9 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 399 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 11 hours ago.

I would like to ask for everyones help 7 Replies

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

Reading DA AD Tab 2 Replies

Started by Ken Hulme in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pete Ellertsen yesterday.

Brief trip to NC mountains 2 Replies

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

1994 Warren May Dulcimer 6 Replies

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

Interesting Discussion of Modes 8 Replies

Started by Geekling in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Saturday.

performance play list 8 Replies

Started by Carrie H in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Carrie H on Saturday.

Buy My Book! 24 Replies

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

Zitherland

Started by David Messenger in Adventures with 'other' instruments... on Saturday.

Ask the Moderators! 142 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by john p on Friday.

Blog Posts

Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

Posted by Dusty Turtle on September 26, 2014 at 4:00am — 24 Comments

First Day of Fall

Posted by Nancy Minard on September 23, 2014 at 1:02pm

Howdy!

Posted by Scott Lockwood-Smith on September 22, 2014 at 3:36pm — 5 Comments

2014 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship Results

Posted by Tom Arnold on September 20, 2014 at 11:03am — 3 Comments

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

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

    1 Introduce Yourself!

    Introduce Yourself!

    Posted by Strumelia on April 23, 2011

    2 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

    3 Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

    Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

    Added by Dusty Turtle on September 26, 2014

    4 Shall We Gather at The River

    Shall We Gather at The River

    Added by John Henry on September 15, 2014

    5 A theory about keys

    A theory about keys

    Posted by marymacgowan on June 9, 2014

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

    The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 8, 2014

    7 Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Added by Miriam Storz on September 10, 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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