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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The FOTMD 5th birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest is now CLOSED.

Click the jar to see the winners. 

Happy 5th Birthday to FOTMD! 

What everyone's up to!...

Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Congratulations to the winners. Great Competition Strumelia!"
17 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Dana R. McCall's photo
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Mountian music

"Another great painting Dana, Wow!"
24 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Mark Runge's blog post 'Crushing Your Adversaries at the Cranberry Gathering. (This is a combination of two long, fulfilling days.)'
"Thanks for going to the trouble to document your dulcimer adventure. I really enjoyed it."
27 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Pamela Doss's photo
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"That's a lovely dulcimer Pamela, the timber, the cutouts, all gorgeous. Lucky you! Get…"
31 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Gregory Patterson's video
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Unclouded Day

"What I lovely tune. I had missed coming across it somewhere in the past two years. Nicely…"
34 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on phil's photo
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the newest insterment tomylittle family

"mmmmm a very nice bass Phil. Enjoy"
38 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on KJ Rodrigues's photo
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"Awww what a sweetie."
40 minutes ago
phil commented on KJ Rodrigues's photo
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"cute little guy."
3 hours ago
phil replied to RavenMadd Garcia's discussion 'for any Harmonica players in the house'
"good link, seems the Harmonica just been one of them few interments I just can't seem to get…"
3 hours ago
RavenMadd Garcia commented on phil's photo
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"yeah my friend when I lived in nyc would lend me his ....the whole block knew me ...lol"
3 hours ago
phil commented on phil's photo
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the newest insterment tomylittle family

"Thanks. I played bass back in the day. but have been playing Guitar for as long as I remember.…"
3 hours ago
RavenMadd Garcia posted a discussion

for any Harmonica players in the house

wanna learn me some old Sonny Terry riffsharmonica tablature…See More
3 hours ago
phil replied to RavenMadd Garcia's discussion 'a digital data base of traditional folk tunes'
"wow forgot about this one. lost all my book marks  while back, now i can add this one back. "
3 hours ago
RavenMadd Garcia commented on phil's photo
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"groove on brother......great bass amp"
4 hours ago
Gale A Barr replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!'
"Awesome! Thank you! Can't wait to see the fobs.....and Happy Birthday FOTMD!"
4 hours ago
Gale A Barr replied to Gale A Barr's discussion 'Playing dulcimer with a ukelele'
"Correction: soprano and tenor ukes are usually tuned in the key of c - foggy brain late at…"
4 hours ago
KJ Rodrigues commented on KJ Rodrigues's photo
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"Ken he does not have a closet - I just pile them up in a drawer and use them when needed. I am not…"
4 hours ago
Gale A Barr posted a discussion

Playing dulcimer with a ukelele

Hi -My hubby is the proud new owner of not just one ukulele, but 2 ( a little Diamondhead soprano…See More
4 hours ago
Gary Major joined Dusty Turtle's group
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Help Me Learn this Song

Need help learning to play a particular song? Let another member of FOTMD help you!See More
5 hours ago
Jan Potts and Robert Worth are now friends
5 hours ago

Forum

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 120 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler 17 minutes ago.

for any Harmonica players in the house 1 Reply

Started by RavenMadd Garcia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by phil 3 hours ago.

a digital data base of traditional folk tunes 2 Replies

Started by RavenMadd Garcia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by phil 3 hours ago.

Playing dulcimer with a ukelele 1 Reply

Started by Gale A Barr in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Gale A Barr 4 hours ago.

Black Oak Or Hansen Dulcimers 21 Replies

Started by Robert Terdeman in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Lisa 9 hours ago.

FS: McSpadden M12W - All Walnut 7 Replies

Started by Rocky LaRochelle in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Rocky LaRochelle yesterday.

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 38 Replies

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

Playing with a strap 19 Replies

Started by Maryann Lang in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by David Lynch yesterday.

Look at this old dulcimer on goodwill auction site 10 Replies

Started by Ruth Lawrence in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by David Lynch yesterday.

Information on Glen Dunkle 3 Replies

Started by Donna Brown in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Tuesday.

CapriTaurus Dulcimer FOR SALE 11 Replies

Started by Joan P Nemanich in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Robin Thompson on Tuesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 284 Replies

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

Blog Posts

Bought a new McSpadden baritone 6 string

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on July 29, 2014 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

July 2014. Interesting developments

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on July 21, 2014 at 12:15am — 6 Comments

Interview with Jasper

Posted by Robert Worth on July 20, 2014 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Visiting the Birthplace of the Sunhearth

Posted by Mark Runge on July 15, 2014 at 11:15pm — 10 Comments

Newcastleton 2014

Posted by David E.Hall on July 10, 2014 at 5:54pm — 3 Comments

Interesting TAB locations

Posted by Babs Greene on July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

DAd/CGc but only for now.

Posted by Babs Greene on July 7, 2014 at 12:59pm

Dulcimer Club Activities?

Posted by Bob Hilton on July 5, 2014 at 1:15pm — 5 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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