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

What everyone's up to!...

Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Forgive me

"Thanks Cindy...........my singing was pretty terrible and I hope I didn't completely…"
3 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's video
5 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Strumelia's video
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The Boston Jig, a minstrel banjo tune

"What a wonderful performance!  I love how you two play together. "
6 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Jack Ferguson's video
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Farther Along - Walnut Electric Dulcimer

"That was great, Jack.  It's nice to hear the difference.  Loved your recording…"
6 hours ago
phil replied to Rob Zamites's discussion 'Black Mountain Model 58 Deluxe'
"sent an email already "
7 hours ago
Rob Zamites replied to Rob Zamites's discussion 'Black Mountain Model 58 Deluxe'
"Sounds good, Phil. Thanks!"
7 hours ago
phil replied to Rob Zamites's discussion 'Black Mountain Model 58 Deluxe'
"Hi Rob I may have a buyer for you. I will try and get a hold of him this weekend. "
8 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's video
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Planxty Fanny Power

"You are very welcome Ginney!"
8 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Ken Backer's video
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My Daddy is a Miner

"Ken this is great stuff!  I love the music.....and the lyrics make you stop and think about…"
8 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Forgive me

"You are so much fun Helen!"
8 hours ago
Ginney Camden commented on Guy Babusek's video
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Planxty Fanny Power

"Thanks. I had never heard this one before."
8 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Strumelia's video
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The Boston Jig, a minstrel banjo tune

"That was SO much fun! I love it!"
9 hours ago
Profile IconMerilyn Hartwell and Robert Kazear joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
9 hours ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's video
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Planxty Fanny Power

"Thank you Tom! I look forward to hearing yours!"
9 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield and Robert Kazear are now friends
9 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Jack Ferguson's video
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Farther Along - Walnut Electric Dulcimer

"That was great Jack!  Your dulcimer is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!"
9 hours ago
Cindy Stammich replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Patty - I am sooo very sorry to hear this.  You will miss her terribly, but cling to the…"
9 hours ago
Guy Babusek replied to Guy Babusek's discussion 'Bear Meadow Baby Grand'
"Here's the video of me playing the Bear Meadow.  I had to sight read it... not the best…"
9 hours ago
Guy Babusek posted a video

Planxty Fanny Power

Turlough O'Carolyn's famous tune was arranged for the dulcimer by Cyntia Smith. I'm playing it here on a Bear Meadow dulcimer built by Dwain Wilder.
9 hours ago
Theresa replied to Theresa's discussion 'Beginning fingerpicking' in the group Fingerpicking
"Thanks Guy. I have already learned so much by reading what is posted on this site. Theresa"
10 hours ago

Forum

The Drifting Thread... 40 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Cindy Stammich 9 hours ago.

Hickory Folkcraft Dulcimer For Sale 3 Replies

Started by Cheryl E. Forget in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Cheryl E. Forget 15 hours ago.

double dulcimer bag recommendations 9 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pamela Rossetti 18 hours ago.

favorite pick and fretboard 9 Replies

Started by Georgia A Smith in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 20 hours ago.

Question about keys and modes 9 Replies

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

Question for the members: Leaderboards? 18 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by John C. Knopf yesterday.

Rod "Mo Dulcimer" Westerfield 3 Replies

Started by CD in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Thursday.

The Positive Thread... 41 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Wednesday.

Dulciborn 52 Replies

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

Blog Posts

Teaching Pennywhistle

Posted by Bill Davenport on October 28, 2014 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Music Is Taking a Back Seat for a While. . .

Posted by Kimberly C. on October 25, 2014 at 2:35pm — 12 Comments

airplane accident

Posted by Kristi Keller on October 24, 2014 at 9:10pm — 7 Comments

Football.....

Posted by Cindy Stammich on October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Starting a Stick Dulcimer Club

Posted by Cynthia Wigington on October 16, 2014 at 1:48pm — 4 Comments

A Year Later - a Reflection

Posted by Ken Backer on October 16, 2014 at 12:07pm — 8 Comments

introduction to playing dulcimer

Posted by Ann Wells on October 11, 2014 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

Noter Drone and Chord Style Playing at Festivals

Posted by Ken Backer on October 9, 2014 at 11:53am — 31 Comments

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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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