Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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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.
 

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 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 see 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, and ask questions. You create a unique personal dulcimer page that truly reflects who you are. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

Listings in the For Sale forum must be for an actual currently existing item for sale (a CD or book, a specific single instrument, a music stand, photos of some specific dulcimer wood pieces for sale...) and the ad must include a photo of the item being sold.  In other words, no more open-ended, ongoing listings like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling wood for building"... It needs to be the actual existing item for sale, with its photo and price.

As before, FOTMD asks for a $5 site donation for any item listed in our For Sale forum that sells for over $100.  If you sell a dulcimer for either $100 or $800, a simple $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

What everyone's up to!...

Julian Moore replied to Julian Moore's discussion 'Fret placement problem'
"Hi Robin Thanks for the advice. I'll give the Stewmac numbers a go. One problem is that if I…"
27 minutes ago
Wilfried Ulrich posted a video

Varoufakis - style on Galax-Dulcimer

Herr Varoufakis hat das alles ganz anders gemeint !
1 hour ago
joe sanguinette replied to Sherrie H.'s discussion 'How hard is it to replace a fret?'
"i'm sure thats your problem.  you have to remove the fret and deepen the slot in the…"
1 hour ago
Timothy Lambdin replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Shop Layout' in the group Dulcimer Making
"The Grizzly shop planner is awesome! I am setting one up in a 40' cargo box, so it's…"
5 hours ago
Jan Potts commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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Knights of the Round Table (What jar?)

"What's missing at this table? Me! Sorry I couldn't be there!  Maybe next year...."
5 hours ago
Profile IconKIrk Morrison, Darlene Fox, Chris Johnson and 1 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
8 hours ago
Robin Clark replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Yep it does seem to   Here is another one of those really awkward noter drone tunes that…"
8 hours ago
James Phillips commented on James Phillips's video
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic, key of C

"thank you Kristi, Jack and Cindy.  It may be next month sometime before I do up another…"
9 hours ago
Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"Thanks, Ken! I realized earlier today that the magazine will be coming out almost two years after…"
9 hours ago
Ken Backer replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"  Steph, this is me celebrating on your behalf.  As the famous band leader from North…"
10 hours ago
Bob Reinsel replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
"It works! ."
10 hours ago
Robin Clark replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Here is a quick recording of Londonderry Air on the McSpadden in just intonation fretting,…"
11 hours ago
Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"Thanks, Helen! We thought it would take much longer. Talk about (near) instant gratification!"
11 hours ago
Robin Clark replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
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11 hours ago
Strumelia and Bob Reinsel are now friends
11 hours ago
Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"That's great Steph. A big congrats from down under."
12 hours ago

Forum

Fret placement problem 4 Replies

Started by Julian Moore in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Julian Moore 27 minutes ago.

How hard is it to replace a fret? 8 Replies

Started by Sherrie H. in Building dulcimers. Last reply by joe sanguinette 1 hour ago.

The Positive Thread... 227 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 9 hours ago.

Instruments Used In OT Music 3 Replies

Started by Roy D Durrence in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Roy D Durrence 14 hours ago.

Warren May 8 Replies

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

Deputy Mo ejects Evil Spammer while Strumelia snoozes on the job! 16 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by John Henry yesterday.

Butternut Hourglass dulcimer 2 Replies

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

The Drifting Thread... 178 Replies

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

Short Intro To Old Time Music 9 Replies

Started by Roy D Durrence in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Roy D Durrence on Monday.

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