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!...

Edward I Ball replied to Michael Ebersohl's discussion 'I need just one more dulcimer!'
"Don't want to, but first one I got from Mark Eubank, may need to sell, father not doing well,…"
1 hour ago
Robin Thompson commented on Patty from Virginia's photo
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Wartz and All October 2014

"I remember you keep a noter holder on you at all times. :)"
1 hour ago
Edward I Ball commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

"Great, looks like fun, still hoping to get to a gathering sometime, hasn't been any close…"
1 hour ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

"Nice. I finally got to play with you guys - albeit at a distance and later..."
1 hour ago
Jim Fawcett commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

"That was so much fun, can't wait til the Spring Wartz n All Gathering. "
1 hour ago
Michael Ebersohl posted a discussion

I need just one more dulcimer!

I am in search of a third mountain dulcimer (two just isn't enough!)  I currently have two…See More
1 hour ago
John Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Live from Folkcraft (Part One)

"Thanks Patty!  We try!  We'll put part two up after this one clears the front…"
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Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

"Yes, you see a blue music stand at one point. That's my stand. And no, I did not use a GoPro"
1 hour ago
Patty from Virginia posted a video

Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

Wartz and All October 2014 Chestnut Ridge WV Wildwood Flower
1 hour ago
Gary McNaughton commented on Ken Backer's video
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Southern Soldier

"Lovly Dulcimer! Ken I just had Homers book from our local library Those Dulcimers are very special…"
1 hour ago
James Phillips commented on James Phillips's video
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Morning Is Broken, key of G

"thanks Guy & Cynthia for the kind words, much appreciated."
2 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Bounce

"Thanks for watching Patty...lighting is because I fogot to turn tv off."
2 hours ago
Ken Backer commented on Geekling's video
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Morning Has Broken 2

"Steph, I don't know how I missed this back in April.  Was I on another planet??  …"
2 hours ago
Brian G. commented on Brian G.'s video
3 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Blue Hand's video
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Troll

"Very enjoyable, as always!  Bluehand, have you heard of the group Wolgemut ?   I…"
3 hours ago
Colleen Hailey joined Bobby Ratliff's group
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Dulcimer Therapy

This group is dedicated to those that visit, or have a desire to visit, Nursing Homes, Retirement…See More
4 hours ago
Gary McNaughton commented on Geekling's video
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Morning Has Broken 2

"Thats good Geekling you make that dulcimer sing ! :-)"
5 hours ago
Gary McNaughton commented on Brian G.'s video
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Callín Deas Cruíte na mBó (Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow)

"Good Brian! I used to have a great recording of that air played by Finbar Furry on the Irish pipes.…"
5 hours ago
Ken Backer commented on Ken Backer's video
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Southern Soldier

"Thank you for the compliment, Gary.  The dulcimer is a Homer Ledford."
5 hours ago
Gary McNaughton commented on Ken Backer's video
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Southern Soldier

"Thats good Ken that dulcimer sounds really nice is it a top class one? And you play and sing right…"
5 hours ago

Forum

I need just one more dulcimer! 1 Reply

Started by Michael Ebersohl in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Edward I Ball 1 hour ago.

Pickups 2 Replies

Started by James Mayo in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by James Mayo 6 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 446 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling yesterday.

The Positive Thread... 35 Replies

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

Hi, my name is Graham 2 Replies

Started by Graham Wiatt in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Monday.

Dulcimer Tuner Aps/programs 4 Replies

Started by John Lipinski in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Skip on Sunday.

first lessons 3 Replies

Started by Terry Fritz in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Terry Fritz on Sunday.

Thank you for the welcome. 3 Replies

Started by Theresa in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Sunday.

Dulciborn 46 Replies

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

First Psolo Bowed Psaltery video 1 Reply

Started by Gregg Schneeman in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Strumelia on Saturday.

grand strum-stick strings 1 Reply

Started by Chris Bassett in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Cynthia Wigington on Friday.

"Looking for book/cd recommendations" 6 Replies

Started by Rev. Wayne McAllister in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Bryant Caruthers on Friday.

Blog Posts

Football.....

Posted by Cindy Stammich on October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Starting a Stick Dulcimer Club

Posted by Cynthia Wigington on October 16, 2014 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

A Year Later - a Reflection

Posted by Ken Backer on October 16, 2014 at 12:07pm — 6 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 — 29 Comments

Guess I should start a blog! Just a little history.

Posted by Rick Garrett on October 8, 2014 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

Looking for dulcimer teacher

Posted by Charlotte Lawrence on October 6, 2014 at 10:16pm

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    1 Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

    Finally, 40 years on, I did it!

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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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