Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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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!...

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Going to Boston

"I like this. I can't help but hear a bit of sitar in this tuning, but maybe that's just…"
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Cindi Zechman commented on Mark Gilston's video
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Mark Gilston - Ki Tin'am on mountain dulcimer

"Love this Mark....do you do any other Israeli songs?"
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Cindi Zechman commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Fabulous !!!  Wish you lived closer !"
53 minutes ago
Cindi Zechman commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Wandering

"very pretty, Helen...how about trying to fingerpick this song....bet it would sound great"
1 hour ago
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Ask the Moderators!'
"Hi Patty, Most images are plenty big enough to see well at 1MB size.  There is little harm in…"
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Cindi Zechman replied to Cindi Zechman's discussion 'Civil War Era Hymns' in the group Civil War era music
"Thanks all for the wonderful comments....such a wealth of information to access.  Patty, the…"
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Paul Killian commented on James Phillips's video
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Shenandoah, key of G

"Nice playing James. I really enjoy hearing the old hymns. I am working on "Nothing but the…"
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Mary Zuercher replied to Mary Zuercher's discussion 'Tab for Clinch Mountain Home'
"Hi Kristi, I have searched and found several versions, but not the same one as the Carter's…"
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Kristi Keller replied to Mary Zuercher's discussion 'Tab for Clinch Mountain Home'
"Do a search on internet to find many variations of this old goodie. Easy to use guitar cords will…"
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Peter W. commented on Peter W.'s video
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RavenMadd Garcia commented on Dave Payton's blog post 'Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap'
"check places like goodwill.com....my mcspadden sweet song I got for under 50 there ,,,just depends…"
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Mary Zuercher replied to Mary Zuercher's discussion 'Tab for Clinch Mountain Home'
"Ivan, thanks so much. Appreciate your efforts. We will see what happens wirh Everything Dulcimer.…"
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"sorry about the miss spelling but the photo was on my tablet and I have very big fingers."
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John Noles commented on John Noles's photo
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"Thank you Men for the help. "
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Patty from Virginia replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Ask the Moderators!'
"I know you have a limit for the size of photos. I attached a pdf file to a comment in the Civil War…"
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James Phillips replied to sandra hehl's discussion 'Ginger model'
"Sandra, I hate to say this, but I am lost trying to figure out what it is you are wanting to know.…"
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Forum

Ask the Moderators! 108 Replies

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Tab for Clinch Mountain Home 4 Replies

Started by Mary Zuercher in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mary Zuercher 3 hours ago.

Ginger model 1 Reply

Started by sandra hehl in Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions. Last reply by James Phillips 5 hours ago.

Bluegrass dulcimer songs for daa tunning 3 Replies

Started by John Noles in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield 20 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 18 Replies

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

Attention Tabledit gurus 10 Replies

Started by Laura Elder in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle yesterday.

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer 20 Replies

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield yesterday.

Making A Noter 39 Replies

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Free Kantele method book - asking for feedback! 11 Replies

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Harmony notes/chords 11 Replies

Started by Mandy in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ruth Lawrence on Thursday.

Tab for Angel Gabriel 2 Replies

Started by TERI WEST in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by TERI WEST on Thursday.

Dulcimers for sale 12 Replies

Started by Robert Worth in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Terry Evans on Wednesday.

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Blog Posts

Old Time Jam.

Posted by Bill Davenport on August 28, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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

update for 2014 :)

Posted by Mary Z. Cox on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Make your own kind of music

Posted by Guy Babusek on August 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap

Posted by Dave Payton on August 17, 2014 at 9:55pm — 25 Comments

When Simple Isn't So Simple

Posted by Dave Payton on August 16, 2014 at 9:14pm — 10 Comments

tuning Gg Dd gg

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on August 12, 2014 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

Need the name of a song

Posted by Becky Park on August 11, 2014 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

OK, This Really Has to Stop

Posted by Colleen Hailey on August 11, 2014 at 12:55pm — 7 Comments

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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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