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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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 various wood for building", etc. 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.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

What everyone's up to!...

Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Bow on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"Paul thank you I've loved this one for many years, too bad I forgot it was "Beau" in…"
5 minutes ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Below zero here listening to this fantastic music you put up Robin. Very smooth and clean playing.…"
14 minutes ago
Robin Clark replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"We had a stormin' night here last night.  Our little local cinema put on a band…"
2 hours ago
David Temple replied to David Temple's discussion 'Baritone build' in the group Dulcimer Making
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3 hours ago
Frank Ledgerwood commented on Frank Ledgerwood's video
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Irish Stew on the Dulciborn

"Thank you all for the nice words.  "
4 hours ago
Nicholas Carey posted a discussion

New Toy!

I've been away from dulcimers for quite some time. I just scored this on fleaBay for a righteous…See More
4 hours ago
Dan Goad replied to Carlos Redondo's discussion 'Benton's dream'
"Carlos, I found the tab for "Benton's Dream" in Stephen Seifert's "Join…"
6 hours ago
Colleen Hailey replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"Oh nice, Leslie. Always fun to get a new dulcimer. I should be getting a new one soon (fingers…"
6 hours ago
Carlos Redondo posted a discussion

Benton's dream

Does anybody have or know where to find the tab for this song in DAD.I'm looking everywhere I know…See More
7 hours ago
Profile IconVicki Anderson, Caitlynn Gatlin, Patricia Baker and 2 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
9 hours ago
Ed Gaunt replied to David Temple's discussion 'Baritone build' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Love the spalted maple.  Where did you get it?"
9 hours ago
Ed Gaunt replied to David Temple's discussion 'Baritone build' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Meridith, A baritone is as David described...mainly a deeper box to give more resonance, but not…"
9 hours ago
Gordon Hardy posted a video

ROSIN THE BEAU_mpeg4

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You can't go wrong with the classics.
9 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Bow on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"I think we'll be OK Ken, but if you're really worried about my safely, could you come…"
9 hours ago
Ed Gaunt replied to ken russell's discussion 'Picture' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Nice job! "
10 hours ago
Ken Backer replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Dusty, that was actually an interesting bit of recent history well explained that I think many…"
10 hours ago
Ken Backer commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Bow on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"Cynthia, in your previous video you mentioned how you hoped the bookcase wouldn't fall down…"
10 hours ago
Noah Aikens posted an event

Smithville Jamboree -(TN) at The Town square of Smithville, Tn

July 3, 2015 to July 4, 2015
More information on website below. Starts at 9 A.M- not sure what time it ends except the next day.See More
10 hours ago
robert schuler commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Cherry River Line on lap dulcimer

"I played this tune this evening. How come the simple tunes are the most fun... Its one of those…"
10 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Rosin the Bow on a Hensley Mountain Dulcimer

"Thank you Ken, I'm wondering if maybe my videos for you are a bit like car races, where people…"
11 hours ago

Forum

The Drifting Thread... 103 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Cynthia Wigington 14 minutes ago.

New Toy!

Started by Nicholas Carey in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions 4 hours ago.

Benton's dream 1 Reply

Started by Carlos Redondo in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Dan Goad 6 hours ago.

Gary Dudley Dulcimer 1 Reply

Started by Joe McGerald in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Joe McGerald 12 hours ago.

The Holy Moly Juke Joint Jam Academy 1 Reply

Started by Carla Maxwell in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 13 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 78 Replies

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

The Positive Thread... 161 Replies

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

Beginning 6 Replies

Started by Monica in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Monica on Thursday.

Ask the Moderators! 166 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

Dulciborn 74 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by marg on Tuesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 688 Replies

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

Blog Posts

Roosebeck Grace M/D's

Posted by Ken Sluce on January 26, 2015 at 6:08pm — 6 Comments

Will Holt's "Lemon Tree"

Posted by Clay Butler on January 23, 2015 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Special Music

Posted by Cindy Stammich on January 22, 2015 at 11:20pm — 14 Comments

More 'Plenteous Heritage' excerpts

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 21, 2015 at 3:53pm — 3 Comments

quick note

Posted by James Phillips on January 20, 2015 at 7:16am

Welcome

Posted by Cat Brown on January 19, 2015 at 10:49am

Uncle Ed's (fictional) set list

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 18, 2015 at 12:54pm — 13 Comments

Where Are the Young Players

Posted by Ken Backer on January 15, 2015 at 12:14pm — 21 Comments

A big THANK YOU to all

Posted by John Dunn on January 13, 2015 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

feedback wanted

Posted by Ellen Morgan on January 7, 2015 at 10:58pm — 4 Comments

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    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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