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!...

Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

"Thanks Kevin! Thanks for making my Prichard! Happy Easter to you and your family"
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Kevin Messenger commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

" Very nice Patty, happy Easter. "
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Patty from Virginia posted a video

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

A work in process but since it's Easter I thought I would post it.
17 minutes ago
Rob N Lackey and Daniel Verrastro are now friends
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Cindy Stammich commented on Cindy Stammich's video
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Life's Railway to Heaven

"This project is for my mom!  It actually was her idea - she picked the song and said she…"
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Cindy Stammich posted a video

Life's Railway to Heaven

My great-grandfather was a train engineer. This song holds special meaning from both a faith and a family perspective. The pictures here are cherished memori...
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James Phillips commented on James Phillips's video
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Ode to Joy

"thanks Ben & Maryann, much appreciated "
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Susan Sorensen joined Jim Edwards's group
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Rockin' in the Free World

A group for those of you who like to play music not normally associated with the mountain dulcimer…See More
1 hour ago
Bobby Bingham replied to Terry Wilson's discussion 'First paying gig' in the group Beginner players
"Outstanding, Terry!  You'll probably need to bring a truck to the market next time to…"
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Bobby Bingham replied to Terry Wilson's discussion 'First paying gig' in the group Beginner players
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Bobby Bingham replied to Terry Wilson's discussion 'First paying gig' in the group Beginner players
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Sam Edelston replied to Sam Edelston's discussion 'Star-Spangled Banner' in the group Modern/Chord style Players
"Linda, thanks!  Coming from someone like you, I know that's high lraise. Wout, Hendrix…"
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Wout Blommers replied to Sam Edelston's discussion 'Star-Spangled Banner' in the group Modern/Chord style Players
"Beautiful! My advice: do the same as Jimi Hendrix in his world wide famous performance at the…"
1 hour ago
Kenneth W. Longfield and Robert Cribbins are now friends
2 hours ago
Colleen Hailey replied to Jennifer Dillon's discussion 'Worthwhile to buy from Craigslist as a brand new dulcimer fan?' in the group Beginner players
"I bought the Craigslist dulcimer. It is student sized and I found it somewhat endearing. I'm…"
2 hours ago
Linda Jo brockinton replied to Sam Edelston's discussion 'Star-Spangled Banner' in the group Modern/Chord style Players
"Very very nice Sam!!!"
2 hours ago
Pete Staehling joined Flint Hill's group
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Home Studio Recording

Recording dulcimers, vocals and other instruments in the home studio. Equipment, setup, placement,…See More
3 hours ago
Pete Staehling joined folkfan's group
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Singing with the Dulcimer

Here's a group for those of us who are interested in singing while playing.See More
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Sam Edelston added a discussion to the group Modern/Chord style Players
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Star-Spangled Banner

I taught a workshop recently on "Unexpected Songs That Don't Require Extra Frets."  (One of my…See More
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Sam Edelston joined Bobby Ratliff's group
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Modern/Chord style Players

Do you play chords and fret across all strings? Then this group is especially for you!   This is…See More
3 hours ago

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Naming Our "Babies"? 13 Replies

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Blog Posts

Friends of Beaver Creek state Park

Posted by jeanne white on April 19, 2014 at 10:12am

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 — 18 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

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    1 Help Name a school for Dulicmer builder and player Homer C. Ledford!

    Help Name a school for Dulicmer builder and player Homer C. Ledford!

    Posted by Dana R. McCall on April 2, 2014

    2 Hangman's Reel

    Hangman's Reel

    Added by John Keane on April 5, 2014

    3 Writing tunings as intervals among the strings

    Writing tunings as intervals among the strings

    Posted by Robin Thompson on April 14, 2014

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    Added by Carrie Barnes on April 2, 2014

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    Market woes....what to do.

    Posted by Helen Seiler on March 24, 2014

    8 First paying gig

    First paying gig

    Posted by Terry Wilson on April 15, 2014

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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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