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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!...

Helen Seiler posted a video

Chicken Feeding Time

02:39
Here's a new song by me (I think) that I hope you enjoy a little more than my best buddy Jess, who decided to join me for some filming . DAD Laurel Mountain dulcimer. Played with a bad cold and 3 injured fingers (bless the noter).
2 hours ago
Tom McDonald posted a video

Amazing Grace on fretless cigar box guitar

Still learning to play this thing. Umpteen verses on video, and just one that is almost ready for public consumption.
3 hours ago
Jud Barry commented on Jud Barry's video
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Capoörb (Flagrant delight)

"The strings in the house band are all dulcimers in various forms: electric, electric bass, acoustic…"
5 hours ago
Jud Barry posted a video

Capoörb (Flagrant delight)

Lyrics: Bright lights of the midway threw color into the night Sprayed the crowd with the clownish tones of carnival desire A young belle and her cavalier He...
5 hours ago
marymacgowan commented on Strumelia's group 'Composing and Songwriting'
"Since it was mentioned several times here, thought I'd post a link to my song, Be the…"
6 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on James Phillips's video
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Oh Susannah, key of D

"Nicely played, James! "
6 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's group 'Fingerpicking'
"Welcome to the Fingerpicking Group, Kythryne!"
6 hours ago
marymacgowan commented on Strumelia's group 'Composing and Songwriting'
"Joe LaMay, great song! It's like a classic old folk song!  Congrats!"
6 hours ago
Ben Seymour replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Managing Demand' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Thanks Kenneth :) The split fretboard is a bit of a trick to get it just right :) I hope to get a…"
6 hours ago
marymacgowan commented on Strumelia's group 'Composing and Songwriting'
"Cindy, I very much look forward to hearing your song! And I very much like how happy it's…"
6 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on James Phillips's video
6 hours ago
Joe LaMay commented on Strumelia's group 'Composing and Songwriting'
"Found out recently that one of my songs - "One More Banjo Laid Down" - has been recorded…"
6 hours ago
Joe LaMay joined Strumelia's group
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Composing and Songwriting

Do you like composing original songs?  Are you writing a song and running into problems? Are you…See More
6 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Jessica Comeau's video
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Black is the Color (of My True Love's Hair) Arr. by Jessica Comeau for Mountain Dulcimer

"Jessica this is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!"
7 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Kythryne Aisling's discussion 'Looking for info on a dulcimer maker'
"Well, when I googled archie west and mountain view , ark....it came up with some pictures of Archie…"
7 hours ago
Carrie Barnes commented on John Keane's video
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For Karen, Forever

"John, what a beautiful tribute to a truly beautiful Lady!  Well done my friend, well done…"
7 hours ago
Cindy Stammich and Gordon Hardy are now friends
7 hours ago
Jessica Comeau and gary mcnaughton are now friends
7 hours ago
Cindy Stammich replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"You are looking great! What a beautiful picture and beautiful day! I am glad you got out to enjoy…"
7 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Kythryne Aisling's discussion 'Looking for info on a dulcimer maker'
"no,  definitely does not look like a mcspadden...the scroll and everything about it ..maybe it…"
7 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 383 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Cindy Stammich 7 hours ago.

Buy My Book! 22 Replies

Started by Ken Hulme in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by James Phillips 20 hours ago.

2014 National Mountain Dulcimer Champions 1 Reply

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by John Keane 22 hours ago.

Dulcimer and yoga practice? 5 Replies

Started by Gwyn Calvetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pete Ellertsen yesterday.

Cold frosty morning 10 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by John Henry yesterday.

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 128 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Bobby Ratliff on Friday.

my dulcimer on ebay 4 Replies

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

Show Us Your Pets! 28 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Strumelia on Friday.

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers mini review 6 Replies

Started by Kristi Keller in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Friday.

best way to ship to UK from USA 12 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Pamela Rossetti on Thursday.

The Drifting Thread... 19 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle on Thursday.

One more new dulcimer coming and then I MUST stop.. 7 Replies

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

Zero Fret 11 Replies

Started by Rob in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Pete Staehling on Wednesday.

replacing a nut and bridge 2 Replies

Started by Patty Schraut in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Skip on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

2014 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship Results

Posted by Tom Arnold on September 20, 2014 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

American Elm Dulcimer

Posted by David Messenger on September 18, 2014 at 11:39pm — 2 Comments

Autumn Post

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on September 15, 2014 at 2:02pm

Dulcimer Project Documentary

Posted by Richard Standard on September 13, 2014 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

making a cardboard case for a uke

Posted by RavenMadd Garcia on September 12, 2014 at 7:59pm — 10 Comments

new to me vintage McSpadden, and a song suggestion?

Posted by James Phillips on September 6, 2014 at 11:13am

2nd Annual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival

Posted by Mark Runge on September 3, 2014 at 11:18pm — 11 Comments

I am back

Posted by Lorna Plant on September 2, 2014 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

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    Check out THIS WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE content... 

    1 Adding the 6 1/2 fret to existing fretboard

    Adding the 6 1/2 fret to existing fretboard

    Posted by Jill Tyler-Endicott on September 4, 2014

    2 John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

    John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

    Added by John Keane on August 26, 2014

    3 Going to Boston

    Going to Boston

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 29, 2014

    4 Shall We Gather at The River

    Shall We Gather at The River

    Added by John Henry on September 15, 2014

    5 The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 8, 2014

    6 Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 27, 2014

    7 Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Added by Miriam Storz on September 10, 2014

    8 Lute or drone?

    Lute or drone?

    Posted by Ken Babb on September 14, 2014

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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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