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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!...

Strumelia commented on John Henry's photo
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'Odd One Out' 2

"The Prichard, because you did not make it. OR... the Early Virginia, which is the only one with…"
36 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Wandering

"I hope not wandering away from the computer as fast as possible Jefferey lol. Thanks for listening."
1 hour ago
James Phillips commented on John Henry's photo
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'Odd One Out' 2

"on 2nd thought, the Prichard replica, b/c Kevin Messenger made it and the others you made."
1 hour ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Thanks John Henry. Yep, I was surprised by all B's too. But they just sit well with my ear.…"
1 hour ago
James Phillips commented on John Henry's photo
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'Odd One Out' 2

"either the music box or the Keith Young inspired Early Virginia."
1 hour ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Thanks Bobby. I got the hourdrop a little while back....it has a built in pick up too. I have been…"
1 hour ago
Carol Latorraca is now a member of Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
1 hour ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Gee thanks Dusty....yep I remember that. It certainly does get easier with practice and time. I am…"
1 hour ago
Strumelia replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Yay!   "
1 hour ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Thanks for watching Ken."
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"You've got a Thomas dulcimer too? I'm sooo jealous!"
2 hours ago
Bobby Ratliff replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Gary I think I had that one strung up to be in Dgdd............. what some folks call reverse…"
2 hours ago
Tom Olson replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Yay! I picked up my dulcimer from Ken today! It looks great and sounds just like I remember. Ken,…"
2 hours ago
Bob Kelly commented on Cindy Stammich's video
3 hours ago
Ken Hulme commented on Strumelia's group 'OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players'
"Judy -- you might want to look at the blog article I rote here several years back called Get…"
3 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on Strumelia's group 'Civil War era music'
"Lois, thanks for sharing this information. I enjoyed the reading the articles. I am not well…"
4 hours ago
Lois Sprengnether Keel commented on Strumelia's group 'Civil War era music'
"Storytelling + Research = LoiS changes weekly, but this week I featured our own William Craig Mann…"
4 hours ago
jeffrey charles foster commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Wandering

"I feel like wandering after that "
5 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Very nice Helen. I enjoyed your playing. Keep up the good work. Ken "The dulcimer sings a…"
5 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on Tom McDonald's video
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Mountain Dulcimer Blues

"Thanks for sharing the Mountain Dulcimer Blues. The sound quality wasn't too bad for the…"
5 hours ago

Forum

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer 14 Replies

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Strumelia 1 hour ago.

Making A Noter 39 Replies

Started by William Bannier in Building dulcimers. Last reply by folkfan yesterday.

Show Us Your Pets! 15 Replies

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

Free Kantele method book - asking for feedback! 11 Replies

Started by Peter W. in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Peter W. on Thursday.

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.

Attention Tabledit gurus 9 Replies

Started by Laura Elder in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Skip on Wednesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 332 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 42 Replies

Started by Mandy in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Monday.

Preventing sliding 11 Replies

Started by Dustin in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mandy on Monday.

Blog Posts

Old Time Jam.

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

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 — 16 Comments

Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap

Posted by Dave Payton on August 17, 2014 at 9:55pm — 21 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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