Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Emergency meeting site: If for any reason this NING website crashes, keep a bookmark of my Noter-Drone Dulcimer BLOG...I will post updates there as to what is going on with FOTMD

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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.
 

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 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 see 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, and ask questions. You create a unique personal dulcimer page that truly reflects who you are. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

Listings in the For Sale forum must be for an actual currently existing item for sale (a CD or book, a specific single instrument, a music stand, photos of some specific dulcimer wood pieces for sale...) and the ad must include a photo of the item being sold.  In other words, no more open-ended, ongoing listings like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling wood for building"... It needs to be the actual existing item for sale, with its photo and price.

As before, FOTMD asks for a $5 site donation for any item listed in our For Sale forum that sells for over $100.  If you sell a dulcimer for either $100 or $800, a simple $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

What everyone's up to!...

Mike Volker replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Save your important Inbox messages now!'
"I have no problem with this change. I applaud you for your intense work. I assume that we will not…"
9 minutes ago
Rob N Lackey commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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Rob and his 1916 Mawhee

"Thanks, folks, it's been great to play the old girl.  I hope to do more with it in the…"
15 minutes ago
Rob N Lackey commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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Wartz Gang

"No, Dusty, we had heard, "no more Spam," then you would have heard the wailing and…"
18 minutes ago
John Henry replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Thank you Mr Clark, for this studied response to me being nice to you ! JohnH (actually, it could…"
1 hour ago
folkfan replied to Dana R. McCall's discussion 'Hello and a little info'
"My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dana, and your family at this time of sorrow and…"
2 hours ago
Robin Clark replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
"  Actually, I have a BBC accent (courtesy of the RAF officer's mess), with a hint of…"
2 hours ago
John Henry commented on Carolyn Brown's photo
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"I think it one of the best that I have seen of you !   'jus sayin' John"
3 hours ago
John Henry replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Fret Calculations for Just Intonation and its Effect on Modes' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Ahh, but Bob, are they the same, after all, Robin's more yer 'mountain' man whilst I…"
3 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's photo
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'Look-a-like' copy of Dulcimer D3 from L Allen Smith's Catalogue of Pre-revival Dulcimers

"Ken (B)    Hmm... Patty and Spam.  Far from me to comment, but as you have…"
3 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's photo
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'Look-a-like' copy of Dulcimer D3 from L Allen Smith's Catalogue of Pre-revival Dulcimers

"Thank you Ken (L), I know that you have worked timber, and will therefore appreciate the fact that…"
3 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Vicki Moore's discussion 'Tennessee Waltz'
"Vicki, since you have a simple version of the song, I would suggest listening or watching other…"
4 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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Wartz Gang

"I'm sure you all had a blast, although all your faces are pretty serious in this photo.…"
4 hours ago
Jan Potts commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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Rob and his 1916 Mawhee

"Historic!  You two AND the dulcimer!  Love it!"
5 hours ago
Jan Potts commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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The Boat House home of the Spring? Wartz.

"Hopefully, April will bring some better weather! Lovely photo, though...That snow is comin'…"
5 hours ago
Jan Potts commented on Jim Fawcett's photo
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Wartz Gang

"Looks like a fun bunch of people!  I'm sorry I wasn't there to play along! …"
5 hours ago
Wout Blommers replied to James Phillips's discussion 'Doing a video series of beginner play along videos' in the group Beginner players
"I think it's a great idea NOT to present the tunes in DAd, because there is a lot of music in…"
5 hours ago

Forum

Save your important Inbox messages now! 34 Replies

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon. Last reply by Mike Volker 9 minutes ago.

Hello and a little info 14 Replies

Started by Dana R. McCall in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by folkfan 2 hours ago.

Tennessee Waltz 4 Replies

Started by Vicki Moore in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 4 hours ago.

Looking for photos (1950s-1960s) of people playing dulcimer 2 Replies

Started by Patricia Delich in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Patricia Delich 6 hours ago.

The Drifting Thread... 184 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Ken Backer 8 hours ago.

.024-.016-.014--- Sounds good but too heavy? 6 Replies

Started by Robin Thompson in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 9 hours ago.

New SToney End Lorraine 29 Celtic Harp Made in MN 8 Replies

Started by Pam Rossetti in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Pam Rossetti 12 hours ago.

jam sessions and Ddd tuning 1 Reply

Started by Sandy Cryder in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 13 hours ago.

Warren May $275 15 Replies

Started by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Parker Buckley 15 hours ago.

FA# on a mostly diatonic fretboard 1 Reply

Started by Babs Greene in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by john p 15 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 131 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Strumelia 16 hours ago.

FOTMD will be moving to a new Home... 5 Replies

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon. Last reply by David Messenger yesterday.

Alan Lomax Archive To Hit The Internet 2 Replies

Started by Roy D Durrence in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Roy D Durrence yesterday.

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    Jim Fawcett


    Karen Keane

     

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