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

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The FOTMD 5th birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest is now CLOSED.

Click the jar to see the winners. 

Happy 5th Birthday to FOTMD! 

What everyone's up to!...

John Henry replied to Caleb Dan Bennett's discussion 'Finishing Mahogany' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Chuckle, and I thought that I was the only one that had trouble with wayward glue, lol my…"
3 minutes ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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Calun Lan,a 19th c Welsh Hymn/song, which I have sung many times at Welsh Rugby Union International Matches !

"Helen !   I was so busy making a smart ass answer that I failed to address your question,…"
8 minutes ago
Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Happy Birthday to FOTMD and a hearty Congratulations to the five contest winners!  That means…"
19 minutes ago
Ken Backer replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Congratulations to all the winners, and three cheers for Lisa for making all this happen!"
1 hour ago
John Shaw replied to David Mitchell's discussion 'Help Identifying this Mystery Dulcimer'
"Thanks for letting us all know that the mystery is solved! George Orthey's name kept popping…"
2 hours ago
David Lynch replied to Caleb Dan Bennett's discussion 'Finishing Mahogany' in the group Dulcimer Making
"You won't get any argument from me on this John.  I do this a lot.  It not only rise…"
2 hours ago
John Henry replied to Caleb Dan Bennett's discussion 'Finishing Mahogany' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Hi Caleb !   In no way wishing to detract from the well informed answers already offered,…"
5 hours ago
Doug Jones replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"HA!  Missed it be *THAT* much!  :D  Congrats to all the winners!"
7 hours ago
Don Shanley replied to Colleen Hailey's discussion 'Tuning/Tuners' in the group Beginner players
"Looks like  your dulcimer cries out for tuner bushings, they are cheep. Stewart Macdonald has…"
8 hours ago
Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Oh, and I forgot to add a special thanks to you, Strumelia for all you've done--and continue…"
8 hours ago
Kate McCollough commented on Kate McCollough's photo
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Student Model made by David "Harpmaker" Lynch

"I wonder if you win the prize for his most distant customer, Helen!?  I may win the prize for…"
8 hours ago
Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Cool--I finally won something! Congratulations to all the other winners, and happy birthday to…"
8 hours ago
Robin Thompson commented on Mark Runge's blog post 'Crushing Your Adversaries at the Cranberry Gathering. (This is a combination of two long, fulfilling days.)'
"I'd love to go to the Ledford gathering yet won't be there. (Long story involving unwell…"
9 hours ago
phil replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Congrats to the winners. "
9 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Yay, FOTMD, and congratulations to the winners! Happy strumming to everybody here!"
9 hours ago
Sharon Day replied to Colleen Hailey's discussion 'Tuning/Tuners' in the group Beginner players
"I also had a Hughes kit dulcimer as my first dulcimer. It never did sound right, so it spent many…"
9 hours ago
Gregory Patterson posted a video
9 hours ago

Forum

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 113 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham 19 minutes ago.

FS: McSpadden M12W - All Walnut 7 Replies

Started by Rocky LaRochelle in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Rocky LaRochelle 13 hours ago.

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 38 Replies

Started by Mandy in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Mandy 17 hours ago.

Playing with a strap 19 Replies

Started by Maryann Lang in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by David Lynch 18 hours ago.

Look at this old dulcimer on goodwill auction site 10 Replies

Started by Ruth Lawrence in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by David Lynch yesterday.

Information on Glen Dunkle 3 Replies

Started by Donna Brown in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson yesterday.

Gadding about with Geekling 284 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by phil on Monday.

Blog Posts

Bought a new McSpadden baritone 6 string

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on July 29, 2014 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

July 2014. Interesting developments

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on July 21, 2014 at 12:15am — 6 Comments

Interview with Jasper

Posted by Robert Worth on July 20, 2014 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Visiting the Birthplace of the Sunhearth

Posted by Mark Runge on July 15, 2014 at 11:15pm — 10 Comments

Newcastleton 2014

Posted by David E.Hall on July 10, 2014 at 5:54pm — 3 Comments

Interesting TAB locations

Posted by Babs Greene on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

DAd/CGc but only for now.

Posted by Babs Greene on July 7, 2014 at 12:59pm

Dulcimer Club Activities?

Posted by Bob Hilton on July 5, 2014 at 1:15pm — 5 Comments

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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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