Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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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!...

Gordon Hardy commented on Peter W.'s video
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Oravan Pesä (The Squirrel Nest)

"Thanks Peter for the tune and the tab, it is indeed a pretty tune. I'm going to give it a try."
3 minutes ago
marg commented on Rob Zamites's photo
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Seagull 'Merlin'

"I have hear of the Merlin and found one for sale. Maybe you could help me, how do you play tabs…"
16 minutes ago
Profile IconJames F Barham, Glendine Leonard, Janet Atchley and 1 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
50 minutes ago
Warren Allred commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"What book would you all recommend? My first Dulcimer arrives next week and I need to order some…"
59 minutes ago
Brenda Joyce Rivers joined Guy Babusek's group
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Arranging for Dulcimers

A group to discuss creating arrangements of songs for dulcimer, by ear, tab, chord charts,…See More
1 hour ago
Sue Kap commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Hi Mike sounds like you are having a great time with your dulcimer! The book looked very…"
1 hour ago
David Lynch and Colleen Hailey are now friends
1 hour ago
Birrell Walsh replied to Birrell Walsh's discussion 'DAd and DAA?' in the group Beginner players
"These are all very helpful.  Strumelia's explanation  from 2009 was particularly…"
2 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Thank you for the comments folks. Yes, Dave, I put in two dowel pins. Ken "The dulcimer sings…"
2 hours ago
folkfan replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Good job, Ken.  "
2 hours ago
David Lynch replied to William Bannier's discussion 'Making A Noter'
"For noters that I give away I use a 4 inch or so long chunk cut off a 3/8" oak dowel rod with…"
2 hours ago
Profile IconTom Arnold, Warren Allred and Birrell Walsh joined Strumelia's group
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OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music, declare…See More
2 hours ago
Patty from Virginia replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"You did a fantastic job. "
2 hours ago
folkfan replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Show Us Your Pets!'
"I hadn't thought about the phrasing, but your right.  I could perhaps say "Tigger…"
2 hours ago
David Lynch replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Nice job Ken.  I am assuming that the hole was being drilled for a dowel insert? "
2 hours ago
RavenMadd Garcia added a discussion to the group Rockin' in the Free World
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Led Zeppelin's"thats the way "...dulcimer part

anyone here ever figure  out how Jimmy Page,s playing.... chords or tunings ...hello folks have a…See More
3 hours ago
Mike Keller commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Sue, good work on the research. Most of the tunes are DAA and some DAD. Other tunes are Red River…"
3 hours ago
Julia Poor and Rex Frew are now friends
3 hours ago
Kevin Messenger replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Thanks for sharing Ken, looks like a great repair."
3 hours ago
Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Show Us Your Pets!'
"LOL! Keith's sister is struggling to teach her new kitten the same lesson. She's tired of…"
3 hours ago

Forum

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer 8 Replies

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield 2 hours ago.

Making A Noter 36 Replies

Started by William Bannier in Building dulcimers. Last reply by David Lynch 2 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 15 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by folkfan 2 hours ago.

Free Kantele method book - asking for feedback! 11 Replies

Started by Peter W. in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Peter W. 13 hours ago.

Harmony notes/chords 11 Replies

Started by Mandy in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ruth Lawrence 14 hours ago.

Tab for Angel Gabriel 2 Replies

Started by TERI WEST in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by TERI WEST yesterday.

Dulcimers for sale 12 Replies

Started by Robert Worth in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Terry Evans yesterday.

Attention Tabledit gurus 9 Replies

Started by Laura Elder in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Skip yesterday.

Gadding about with Geekling 332 Replies

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

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 42 Replies

Started by Mandy in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Monday.

Preventing sliding 11 Replies

Started by Dustin in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mandy on Monday.

The Positive Thread... 15 Replies

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

Blog Posts

Old Time Jam.

Posted by Bill Davenport on August 28, 2014 at 10:30pm

George Orthey Dulcimer Wanted

Posted by Nicholas Platco on August 22, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Days 56 and 57: My First Build is My First Repair.

Posted by Mark Runge on August 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

update for 2014 :)

Posted by Mary Z. Cox on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Make your own kind of music

Posted by Guy Babusek on August 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap

Posted by Dave Payton on August 17, 2014 at 9:55pm — 21 Comments

When Simple Isn't So Simple

Posted by Dave Payton on August 16, 2014 at 9:14pm — 10 Comments

tuning Gg Dd gg

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on August 12, 2014 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

Need the name of a song

Posted by Becky Park on August 11, 2014 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

OK, This Really Has to Stop

Posted by Colleen Hailey on August 11, 2014 at 12:55pm — 7 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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