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!...

John Gribble replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"John P, you wrote: "John G - your point about the harmonica is well made, but is not really a…"
7 minutes ago
Vonnie Galusha joined Strumelia's group
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Early & Classical Music

For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical…See More
24 minutes ago
john p replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Hi Dusty, This is drifting way off topic, as usual. The original question was how to read N/D TAB,…"
1 hour ago
Ken Backer commented on William Craig Mann's video
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Flatpicking "The South Wind"

"Very well done, William.  Nice playing of this sweet ol' song."
1 hour ago
Ken Backer commented on Greg Patterson's video
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Sweeter As the Years Go By

"Nice playing of an old hymn, Greg."
1 hour ago
Ken Backer commented on James Phillips's video
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Boil Them Cabbage Down, key of D major

"Another nice "Cabbage" song, James.  Like how you switch octaves."
1 hour ago
Rob N Lackey replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Wout, Yes, if I'm playing alone I tune A = 432 all the time.  After doing some research…"
2 hours ago
John Keane replied to John Keane's discussion 'The Keane Books are Now Available!'
"I think that the titles have character.  I'm the one that's silly.  "
3 hours ago
John Gribble replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Well, I might as well jump in to see if I can further muddy the waters...or not. The music you are…"
4 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Dale, you ask a very good question, but I don't want to hijack this whole thread. So…"
5 hours ago
john p replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Hi wout, I think you've misunderstood or have never had to tune a dulcimer from scratch. Go…"
6 hours ago
Wout Blommers replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"John, Ionian or Mixolidian doesn't tell anything how the strings are tuned, DAA or DAd or DAC…"
7 hours ago
Wout Blommers replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Tuners are useful things, but you must know how to handle them (or how to design them if you are…"
7 hours ago
Steve Battarbee added a discussion to the group Rockin' in the Free World
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See my Friends

Messing about (as you do) I found my self playing the first 3 notes of an old Kinks song see my…See More
7 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Willow Stream Mountain Dulcimer

"Thank you Geekling."
10 hours ago
Lois Sprengnether Keel replied to Mike Antioch's discussion 'A confused beginner query' in the group Beginner players
"Thanks a bunch, Skip!  When even the place where I bought it didn't know & there was…"
11 hours ago

Forum

The Drifting Thread... 126 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 15 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 142 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia yesterday.

The Positive Thread... 269 Replies

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

Our site move is a few weeks away now... 14 Replies

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon. Last reply by Greg Patterson on Saturday.

Homemade Capo 5 Replies

Started by Kevin Keating in Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions. Last reply by Kevin Keating on Friday.

Split Diatonic/Chromatic Fretboard 5 Replies

Started by Babs Greene in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by nick o'sullivan on Thursday.

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Started by Paula Brawdy in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Robin Thompson on Thursday.

Vibration and tone of my Dulcimer as I play... 10 Replies

Started by Gary Major in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mark Hoskey on Thursday.

New Pledger Dulcimer! 2 Replies

Started by Mark Hoskey in Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions. Last reply by Cynthia Wigington on Wednesday.

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    Karen Keane

     

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