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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!...

Dusty Turtle replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Rough travel' in the group Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
"But I would bet, Ken, that you didn't leave your instrument in the trunk for weeks at a time…"
27 minutes ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Let me add that not only is 1-4-4 "perfectly correct" for a D-G-G tuning and 1-5-5…"
52 minutes ago
Robin Thompson commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Dance of the Little Dog- lap dulcimer played in noter/drone style and guitar

"Thanks, Steph! Would you believe me if I told you I hired those guys with the loud engines to…"
2 hours ago
Ken Hulme replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Rough travel' in the group Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
"Been out of the country for awhile and missed the original post.  Traveling around with a…"
4 hours ago
Ken Hulme replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Robin, I think your 1-4-4 etc is perfectly correct.  AFAIK, the 1 has always referred to the…"
4 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Robin Clark's video
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Frosty Morning

"Wow Robin - I am totally impressed....and to write this on the anniversary makes it even more…"
4 hours ago
Geekling commented on Robin Thompson's video
4 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Show us your pets!'
"Fix him some hot chocolate with marshmallows, Strumelia! :)"
4 hours ago
Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Show us your pets!'
"That scamp!"
4 hours ago
Robin Thompson commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Dance of the Little Dog- lap dulcimer played in noter/drone style and guitar

"You know it's not complicated and the fact that I can play it affirms the fact, Randy! ;)…"
4 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Show us your pets!'
"Today I was in my bedroom and I heard some noises from the kitchen-  the kind of noises I have…"
5 hours ago
Cindy Stammich and Guglielmo are now friends
5 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"I appreciate the added responses, friends! This may be totally crazy yet here goes: For…"
5 hours ago
Bob Hilton joined Sally Pena's group
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North Carolinians Plus

The Three Sides of North Carolina: Mountains / Piedmont / Coastal
5 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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To Canaan's Land I'm On My Way

"Rob, I was looking at the video carefully and it does appear I was strumming hard but I didn't…"
5 hours ago
Bob Hilton commented on Jerry Taylor's blog post 'dulcer events'
"Hi Jerry,  you should visit the picking porch over in Townsend Tenn, They have live music…"
5 hours ago
Marc Mathieu commented on Matteo's video
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Danse de l'ours

"Nicely played Matteo!  Very interesting idea to use a finger pick as a noter.  "
6 hours ago
Randy Adams commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Dance of the Little Dog- lap dulcimer played in noter/drone style and guitar

"I listened to Dance of the Little Dog a bunch of times when you posted the mp3 here Robin. Like it!…"
6 hours ago
Kevin Messenger replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"   I envy all of you who truly understand all this, but , if i had to think about all…"
6 hours ago
Rob N Lackey commented on Rob N Lackey's video
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Old Gray Cat Wartz 2014 Spring

"Well, folks, I thank you for the kind comments.  Ken, I'm glad you heard that Old Time…"
7 hours ago

Forum

Show us your pets! 1108 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 4 hours ago.

Naming Our "Babies"? 13 Replies

Started by Kitty L. in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer 10 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 143 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Sunday.

Stand for playing standing up 2 Replies

Started by Jean Van Erem in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Jean Van Erem on Saturday.

MEET THE MODERATORS... 72 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Strumelia Apr 10.

Finding the right mode 2 Replies

Started by Julian Moore in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Julian Moore Apr 10.

Blog Posts

Thank you!

Posted by Janet L Kral on April 13, 2014 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

dulcer events

Posted by Jerry Taylor on April 13, 2014 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Researching an instrument

Posted by Genevieve Ray on April 7, 2014 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

First Dulcimer

Posted by Steve Timberlake on April 7, 2014 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

Weaving a dulcimer strap

Posted by 10ashus on April 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 17 Comments

Big John gets Dunked! Part 10

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Time to dance Part 9

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

All Our Faceless Performers

Posted by Ken Backer on March 30, 2014 at 5:24pm — 17 Comments

Pearl goes down the mountain Part 8

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 28, 2014 at 12:17am — 4 Comments

Southern Illinois

Posted by Linda Hine on March 25, 2014 at 1:42pm

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