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!...

Karen Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Friends of Stenson's (a virtual jam)

"Thanks everyone. It was a really cool idea that John had. I thought it was interesting that the…"
15 minutes ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Oh, and I forgot to mention that Keith gave me a wonderful courting dulcimer for our anniversary.…"
37 minutes ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Same here; it certainly was a hoot! And you and Karen have really run with the whole songwriting…"
47 minutes ago
Gwen Caeli replied to Cindy Stammich's discussion 'Fingerpicking the banjammer' in the group Fingerpicking
"Creative idea!  I learned banjo first, fingerpicks for me - gauges from .012 to .014, plastic…"
49 minutes ago
John Gribble added a discussion to the group Little Dulcimers
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The Wren Has Landed

I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of Feather Dulcimer. Here are my…See More
57 minutes ago
Cindy Stammich posted photos
59 minutes ago
Jill Geary replied to Cindy Stammich's discussion 'Fingerpicking the banjammer' in the group Fingerpicking
"Hi Cindy, Glad you found a technique that works for you. I've not tried scotch tape, but I…"
1 hour ago
Leah Crosley replied to Cindy Stammich's discussion 'Fingerpicking the banjammer' in the group Fingerpicking
"Great idea! I'm going to try it! "
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Thank, Lisa! It was so much fun to meet her! By the way, she gave us the Santa beside her.…"
1 hour ago
Guy Babusek commented on Strumelia's group 'Early & Classical Music'
"Welcome Geekling and Gale!"
1 hour ago
John Keane replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"That whole "adventure into songwriting" a few years back was a hoot!  I…"
1 hour ago
Profile IconGeekling, Gale A Barr and 4 other members joined Strumelia's group
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Early & Classical Music

For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical…See More
1 hour ago
Strumelia replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"I love the photo of Steph and Kristi !  "
1 hour ago
Cindy Stammich added a discussion to the group Fingerpicking
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Fingerpicking the banjammer

This may seem a bit silly, but I wanted to share it with you all.I have been picking on my…See More
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Hey, JK! I mentioned you in Steve Smith's songwriting class! When the class started, he asked…"
2 hours ago
John Keane replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Great pic!  Glad y'all had a blast!  "
2 hours ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"We skipped our walk again today, but fortunately it was because we were too tired from attending…"
2 hours ago
John Shaw and Bob Ebdon are now friends
2 hours ago
David Kirkpatrick joined Strumelia's group
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Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a special meeting place for folks who love any…See More
3 hours ago
John Henry replied to Val Hughes's discussion 'World War 1 Songs of War.' in the group Traditional Irish music & Song
"Great stuff Val, thanks for sharing, The Geen Fields is one of my particular favourites…"
3 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 360 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 37 minutes ago.

Ask the Moderators! 131 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Strumelia 6 hours ago.

New dulcimer coming 2 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler 15 hours ago.

Introduce Yourself! 631 Replies

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

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 on Friday.

The Drifting Thread... 13 Replies

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

Capo question 6 Replies

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

Book of "Hokey" Songs? 7 Replies

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

Zero Fret 10 Replies

Started by Rob in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Rob on Friday.

The Positive Thread... 20 Replies

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

Easy and cheap way to record myself 5 Replies

Started by Dan Hottenroth in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Wednesday.

Playing with noter ! 13 Replies

Started by Pam Mccaleb in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ken Hulme on Wednesday.

Tab for Clinch Mountain Home 6 Replies

Started by Mary Zuercher in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mary Zuercher on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

Dulcimer Project Documentary

Posted by Richard Standard on September 13, 2014 at 8:18pm

making a cardboard case for a uke

Posted by RavenMadd Garcia on September 12, 2014 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

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

George Orthey Dulcimer Wanted

Posted by Nicholas Platco on August 22, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Days 56 and 57: My First Build is My First Repair.

Posted by Mark Runge on August 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 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 Going to Boston

    Going to Boston

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 29, 2014

    3 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

    4 Tis the Last Rose of Summer

    Tis the Last Rose of Summer

    Added by Laura Elder on August 20, 2014

    5 First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!

    First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!

    Added by Mark Runge on August 19, 2014

    6 The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 8, 2014

    7 Make your own kind of music

    Make your own kind of music

    Added by Guy Babusek on August 18, 2014

    8 Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 27, 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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