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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Be sure to enter the FOTMD 5th birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!  Click the jar to get to the contest. 

You could be one of FIVE winners to win free PRIZES!!

What everyone's up to!...

Marion Seaman replied to Blue Hand's discussion 'Little Dragon - Twice on Dulcimer' in the group Rockin' in the Free World
"very good patrick - needed your voice to be louder-more in the foreground. john is right you have a…"
34 minutes ago
marg commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Turkey in the Straw

"I have not played Turkey in the Straw but I am working on Whiskey Before Breakfast and I find…"
51 minutes ago
Bonnie Langston replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"  260 Happy Birthday FOTMD!"
1 hour ago
Tim Canuelle replied to Tim Canuelle's discussion 'For Sale 6 Dulcimers'
"Sorry Robin, I thought your advise was for me.  I didn't realize you were talking to…"
2 hours ago
Tim Canuelle replied to Tim Canuelle's discussion 'For Sale 6 Dulcimers'
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2 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Bobby Ratliff's discussion 'Custom Dulcimer Key Fobs for sale'
"Oh, yes! Perfect, Bobby!"
3 hours ago
Robin Thompson commented on Dana R. McCall's photo
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Mountian music

"You know I love this, Dana!"
3 hours ago
Profile IconBe sure to enter our FOTMD's 5th birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest to win a free prize!
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Appy is now a member of Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
4 hours ago
Patty from Virginia and Ken Backer are now friends
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Joy W. joined Heidi Muller's group
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Four-Equidistant Strings

A place to share about 4-equidistant string playing, how and why we do it, tunings we use, how to…See More
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Gordon Hardy and Garth Hardy are now friends
4 hours ago
Bill Calhoun commented on Dana R. McCall's photo
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mother and foal

"wonderful! "
5 hours ago
Gail Webber replied to Steve Battarbee's discussion 'REWIRING ; Man of Constant Sorrow' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"I would be the same way on changing to an outie.  Ever since I picked up a dulcimer the…"
5 hours ago
T. Pond replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"88 This number looks a little bit like two dulcimers, and, it is the number if dulcimers that I…"
5 hours ago
Christine Loff replied to Steve Battarbee's discussion 'REWIRING ; Man of Constant Sorrow' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Know what you mean ... I learned the in-strum in the beginning. It's definitely difficult to…"
5 hours ago
Ken Hulme replied to Jerry Holman's discussion 'How to determine correct height' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Show us a couple pictures, Jerry.  That'll help us help you decide whether it's…"
5 hours ago
Steve Battarbee added a discussion to the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
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REWIRING ; Man of Constant Sorrow

It was suggested to me recently that I tried in-strummingI admit that I had never given a lot of…See More
5 hours ago

Forum

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 60 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Bonnie Langston 1 hour ago.

For Sale 6 Dulcimers 17 Replies

Started by Tim Canuelle in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Tim Canuelle 2 hours ago.

Autoharp Question 6 Replies

Started by Joseph Buchanan in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield 5 hours ago.

Strumming direction question 7 Replies

Started by AnnLaura Tapia in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by John Gribble 5 hours ago.

Maybe my wife is right ... 4 Replies

Started by pristine2 in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 6 hours ago.

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer on IPad 5 Replies

Started by Gayle Maurer in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Edward I Ball 10 hours ago.

Look at this old dulcimer on goodwill auction site 8 Replies

Started by Ruth Lawrence in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Edward I Ball 11 hours ago.

Learning by ear 12 Replies

Started by Babs Greene in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by john p 16 hours ago.

Five Foot Two 9 Replies

Started by Sheila Bryant in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Sheila Bryant 23 hours ago.

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer on IPad

Started by Gayle Maurer in Off Topic discussions yesterday.

Dulcimer wood for Sale 8 Replies

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

Dulcimers for sale 11 Replies

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

Neville Price Dulcimers 2 Replies

Started by Peter Loose in Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions. Last reply by Lois Sprengnether Keel yesterday.

Utterly faded label --- suggestions? 2 Replies

Started by pristine2 in Dulcimer history & traditions, archaic music discussions.. Last reply by Curtis Carlisle Bouterse on Tuesday.

Finding Tab in unlikely places 17 Replies

Started by Babs Greene in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by phil on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

July 2014. Interesting developments

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on July 21, 2014 at 12:15am — 5 Comments

Interview with Jasper

Posted by Robert Worth on July 20, 2014 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Visiting the Birthplace of the Sunhearth

Posted by Mark Runge on July 15, 2014 at 11:15pm — 10 Comments

Newcastleton 2014

Posted by David E.Hall on July 10, 2014 at 5:54pm — 3 Comments

Interesting TAB locations

Posted by Babs Greene on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

DAd/CGc but only for now.

Posted by Babs Greene on July 7, 2014 at 12:59pm

Dulcimer Club Activities?

Posted by Bob Hilton on July 5, 2014 at 1:15pm — 5 Comments

The New Dulcimer at Mom's Place

Posted by Colleen Hailey on July 3, 2014 at 1:50pm — 4 Comments

Oops, well, almost...

Posted by Babs Greene on July 1, 2014 at 2:15pm

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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.

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