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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!...

Ken Hulme replied to Timothy's discussion 'Irish Chunes in the Song Circle' in the group Traditional Irish music & Song
"I agree with KenB.  Star of County Down is NOT a Ionian Mode/Major Scale.  It is a minor…"
48 minutes ago
Val Hughes commented on Val Hughes's group 'Traditional Irish music & Song'
"Welcome to the Irish group Ken."
1 hour ago
gary mcnaughton joined Strumelia's group
1 hour ago
Ken Babb replied to Timothy's discussion 'Irish Chunes in the Song Circle' in the group Traditional Irish music & Song
"I notice you said that when you played Star you used "some" chording.  I am…"
2 hours ago
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Traditional Irish music & Song

The playing of Traditional Irish music and Song on Mountain Dulcimer
2 hours ago
cyndi spear-duncan commented on Kathy Wilson's event 'Banjammer Gathering -(TN)'
"Hey Jan...getting excited.  See you two weekends in a row.  This year three Evansvillians…"
2 hours ago
Mark Bliss replied to Robin L. Sacks's discussion 'Fret's for a dulcimer?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Beware Robin, What I have seen is usually enough softer to wear a bit quickly for a frequently…"
3 hours ago
Mark Bliss replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Dulcimer Related Stops on a Road Trip' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Much respect. My knees wouldnt allow me to walk over the mountains! In much of the area its not…"
3 hours ago
Mark Runge commented on Mark Runge's video
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First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!

"Thank you all for the kind words. Really big smiles to all!"
3 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Wishing you the best of luck, Geekling. You are definitely articulate enough, passionate enough,…"
4 hours ago
joe sanguinette replied to Robin L. Sacks's discussion 'Fret's for a dulcimer?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"folkcraft has it.....so does stew/mac"
5 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Kathy Wilson's photo
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Chromatic dulcimer with new strap 3-2014

"Beautiful!  That looks like David Beede's work, if I'm not mistaken.  I really…"
5 hours ago
John Henry replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Go for it Girl ! John "
6 hours ago
John Henry replied to robert schuler's discussion 'my dulcimer on ebay'
"Nice one Bob, what timbers ? John"
6 hours ago
Bobby Ratliff replied to Robin L. Sacks's discussion 'Fret's for a dulcimer?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"cbgitty.com"
7 hours ago
Randy Burks replied to Robin L. Sacks's discussion 'Fret's for a dulcimer?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Tey ebay "
9 hours ago
Dusty Turtle posted a photo

limberjack (limberjill?)

A limberjack given to me at the beginning of Redwood Dulcimer Day, 2014. Strumelia saw a picture…
9 hours ago
Robin L. Sacks added a discussion to the group Dulcimer Making
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Fret's for a dulcimer?

First one that get's it right ,, WIN's;Where can you find brass fretwire, or gloden colored ones??…See More
9 hours ago
Brian G. replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Good luck Geekling!  :)"
10 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 367 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 4 hours ago.

my dulcimer on ebay 3 Replies

Started by robert schuler in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by John Henry 6 hours ago.

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers mini review 6 Replies

Started by Kristi Keller in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Geekling 13 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 26 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Strumelia 15 hours ago.

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 126 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Bobby Ratliff 22 hours ago.

The Drifting Thread... 19 Replies

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

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 yesterday.

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.

1994 Warren May Dulcimer 3 Replies

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

Ask the Moderators! 136 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by John Henry on Monday.

New dulcimer coming 2 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Sunday.

Introduce Yourself! 631 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Saturday.

How does one know what chords to play? 9 Replies

Started by Patty from Virginia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia Sep 12.

Capo question 6 Replies

Started by Charles Koch in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Paul Certo Sep 11.

Book of "Hokey" Songs? 7 Replies

Started by Lois Sprengnether Keel in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Paul Certo Sep 11.

Blog Posts

American Elm Dulcimer

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

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

Old Time Jam.

Posted by Bill Davenport on August 28, 2014 at 10:30pm — 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 The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 8, 2014

    5 Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 27, 2014

    6 Shall We Gather at The River

    Shall We Gather at The River

    Added by John Henry on September 15, 2014

    7 Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Added by Miriam Storz on September 10, 2014

    8 Salvaged Timber

    Salvaged Timber

    Posted by Pete Staehling on August 24, 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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