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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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

NOTICE: In an effort to keep things relevant and fresh, On January 1st I will be deleting all For Sale ads that were posted prior to Nov 1, 2014.  ('Wanted' ads will not be deleted unless older than 5 months)  If you have an ad for a particular item that you are still trying to sell, please copy/paste a new ad, with a photo, and delete the old ad before that date. Ask me for help if needed.

Another change to the For Sale forum will be that listings 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 of services like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling various wood for building", etc. 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 $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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What everyone's up to!...

Kathryn Bruno replied to Gary McNaughton's discussion 'warm ups for finger picking' in the group Fingerpicking
"Hi Gary, I can't speak for anyone but myself but I find fingerpicking arpeggio's to be…"
20 minutes ago
Kathryn Bruno replied to Daniel Verrastro's discussion 'David Schaufner's "Twilight Eyes"' in the group Help Me Learn this Song
"Agree Marsha, Tull offered the tab and it does sound very nice. I have been wanting to learn a…"
28 minutes ago
Anne Bowman joined Robin Thompson's group
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Rosin the Bow!

Welcome to all who play music using a bow on any type of dulcimer/zither!See More
1 hour ago
Ariana Tikao posted a video
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Strumelia's group 'Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks'
"Thanks so much for this Anne. I hope we have some more fun with these sticks."
2 hours ago
Profile IconAnne Bowman, Joe Whittaker, GAtom and 1 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
2 hours ago
Patrick Roddy replied to Foggers's discussion 'Let's tell each other about our baritone MDs!' in the group Baritone Dulcimer Players
"Apparently Ron is cornering the baritone market XD"
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Benjamin W Barr Jr's video
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Webcam video from December 19, 2014 06:45 PM

"This is fantastic Ben, so glad this worked out. I just love it."
2 hours ago
Benjamin W Barr Jr posted a video

Webcam video from December 19, 2014 06:45 PM

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
3 hours ago
Anne Maguire and Cynthia Wigington are now friends
3 hours ago
Anne Maguire commented on Strumelia's group 'Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks'
"This is the direct link to the Strumbly…"
3 hours ago
Anne Maguire commented on Strumelia's group 'Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks'
"Cynthia, I am not up to recording quality, but here is a link to the bloke who developed the…"
3 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Cindy Stammich's video
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Angels We Have Heard on High

"Thank you so much Rick!  I am glad you enjoyed the video - I sure had fun doing it! …"
3 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Larry LaBounty's discussion 'Dulcimer Identification'
"Hi, Larry! Could you post a photo or two of your new-to-you dulcimer?"
4 hours ago
Lynn austin replied to Foggers's discussion 'Let's tell each other about our baritone MDs!' in the group Baritone Dulcimer Players
"I just bought a Folkcraft baritone and absolutely love the tone and sustain. The VSL is perfect for…"
4 hours ago
Lynn austin replied to Vicki Moore's discussion 'What kind of baritone is best?' in the group Baritone Dulcimer Players
"I just bought a used Folkcraft Baritone and it sounds and plays like a dream. The action is…"
5 hours ago
Larry LaBounty posted a discussion

Dulcimer Identification

I purchased a Dulcimer, recently, that has the initials : M.H. visible through one of the sound…See More
5 hours ago
Dan Carey replied to Dan Carey's discussion 'My first Dulcimer build' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Here's a link to the build story so…"
6 hours ago
Dan Carey replied to Dan Carey's discussion 'My first Dulcimer build' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Well, Thenks everyone for the encouragement and the contacts! I finally got my router attachments…"
7 hours ago
Peter Corser commented on Mark Gilston's video
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Mark Gilston - Un Flambeau, Jeanette Isabella on mountain dulcimer

"Thanks Mark, I enjoyed that. And a merry Christmas to you."
7 hours ago

Forum

Dulcimer Identification 1 Reply

Started by Larry LaBounty in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 4 hours ago.

Building your own folk fiddle/violin plan 13 Replies

Started by RavenMadd Garcia in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by James 10 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 562 Replies

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

Dulcibard Page 6 Replies

Started by Guy Babusek in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Guy Babusek on Thursday.

Introduce Yourself! 672 Replies

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

The Positive Thread... 109 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by robert schuler on Wednesday.

Sound sample of restored John D, Tignor. 10 Replies

Started by Kevin Messenger in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by John Henry on Tuesday.

changing tuners 3 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia on Tuesday.

Homemade beaters - the hammer dulcimer kind? 4 Replies

Started by Ruth Lawrence in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Ruth Lawrence on Monday.

Compassionate Friends 3 Replies

Started by Cindy Stammich in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Cindy Stammich on Sunday.

seeking Dulcimer tab 3 Replies

Started by Lynn austin in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Lynn austin Dec 13.

FolkRoots teardrop 3 Replies

Started by James Phillips in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by James Phillips Dec 13.

Blog Posts

Design or Sound Question

Posted by Lexie R Oakley on December 9, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Indescribable!

Posted by Mark Runge on December 5, 2014 at 9:27pm — 8 Comments

tests drawing to close

Posted by Kristi Keller on November 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — 16 Comments

Still Alive

Posted by Dave Kirkpatrick on November 26, 2014 at 5:43pm — 3 Comments

jingle bells

Posted by gordon nagy on November 23, 2014 at 3:03pm — 5 Comments

Only casualty--a quill

Posted by Rick Kennedy on November 22, 2014 at 2:27am — 6 Comments

Thanks for the warm welcome

Posted by Pamela Crady on November 17, 2014 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Thanks for the welcome.

Posted by James Weiss on November 16, 2014 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

Winding Down

Posted by Mark Runge on November 12, 2014 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

my health

Posted by Kristi Keller on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 23 Comments

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    Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is FREE to all. We do however very gratefully accept donations towards the costs of maintaining this site- which includes the $700 our web host NING charges per year to host our online community. If you'd like to help support FOTMD now and then, click the button below. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate- Paypal accepts simple credit card payments as well. Donations are completely voluntary- contribute whatever amount you choose (minimum $5 please), whenever you like. We do ask that if you sell any items through our For Sale Forum for $100 or more, please make a minimum $5 donation as a thanks to our site.

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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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