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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 replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"I have to agree with John here.  And, Robin C's described method of determining what…"
1 hour ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Daniel Verrastro's discussion 'David Schaufner's "Twilight Eyes"' in the group Help Me Learn this Song
"Daniel, I'm going to be gone for the next day or so, but if no one else jumps in to help you,…"
2 hours ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"John, you are absolutely correct that the tuning alone will not indicate the mode or the key. But…"
2 hours ago
john p replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Robin, I don't know how you learn by ear, I just play the tune, look at what fret it finishes…"
2 hours ago
Frank Ross posted a photo

big bear

7 foot at the nose
2 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"I guess since I both learn and pay tunes by- ear (without direction regarding starting or ending…"
2 hours ago
john p replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"skip, this is why it's helpful to add the mode name. it avoids the ambiguity you're…"
2 hours ago
Daniel Verrastro replied to Daniel Verrastro's discussion 'David Schaufner's "Twilight Eyes"' in the group Help Me Learn this Song
"I would like to play only melody. I "Tried" to play it DAA and Could come up with…"
2 hours ago
Ed Gaunt replied to Carla Ruigh's discussion 'Dulcimer #2, "Hades" is done, sort of..' in the group Dulcimer Making
"How high is the action on those strings?  Should be about a dime's depth at fret 1 and a…"
2 hours ago
Kevin Messenger commented on Kevin Messenger's photo
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Two blondes out for some sun.

"Thanks Phil, I will post pictures after they are done. "
2 hours ago
Ginney Camden commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Dance of the Little Dog- lap dulcimer played in noter/drone style and guitar

"I enjoyed listening! I have never tried playing with a noter."
3 hours ago
Ed Gaunt replied to Matteo's discussion 'flash question: removing frets' in the group Dulcimer Making
"So...several years ago, I built a "semi-chromatic" dulcimer (I put in some of the lower…"
3 hours ago
Skip replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"That's good to know but a tune can end on the same fret/note in DAd, ddd, or DGd, for…"
3 hours ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Patty from Virginia's video
3 hours ago
john p replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Troublemaker :) I can't really see anything wrong with what you're already doing, though…"
3 hours ago
Robin Thompson commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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To Canaan's Land I'm On My Way

"Patty, what wonderful play of that great old hymn! I enjoyed listening lots!"
4 hours ago
Robin Thompson commented on Robin Thompson's video
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Dance of the Little Dog- lap dulcimer played in noter/drone style and guitar

"Well, Steph, I can't truly blame the engine noise. It wouldn't be fair to the engines.…"
4 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Hey, friends! I'm the dolt who is the original poster here. :) My thinking, whether correct…"
4 hours ago
john p replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Thanks Dusty, all I'm really saying is if you use a notation for your tuning that is based on…"
4 hours ago
Tom Bondy posted photos
5 hours ago

Forum

Rebec 18 Replies

Started by Ken Hulme in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Eileen 10 hours ago.

Ask the Moderators! 87 Replies

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Show us your pets! 1113 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Gail Webber yesterday.

Tab for Raglan Road 5 Replies

Started by Mark Richmond in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by john p yesterday.

Naming Our "Babies"? 13 Replies

Started by Kitty L. in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer on Wednesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 143 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling Apr 12.

Stand for playing standing up 2 Replies

Started by Jean Van Erem in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Jean Van Erem Apr 12.

MEET THE MODERATORS... 72 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Strumelia Apr 10.

Blog Posts

Thank you!

Posted by Janet L Kral on April 13, 2014 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

dulcer events

Posted by Jerry Taylor on April 13, 2014 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Researching an instrument

Posted by Genevieve Ray on April 7, 2014 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

First Dulcimer

Posted by Steve Timberlake on April 7, 2014 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

Weaving a dulcimer strap

Posted by 10ashus on April 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 18 Comments

Big John gets Dunked! Part 10

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Time to dance Part 9

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

All Our Faceless Performers

Posted by Ken Backer on March 30, 2014 at 5:24pm — 17 Comments

Pearl goes down the mountain Part 8

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 28, 2014 at 12:17am — 4 Comments

Southern Illinois

Posted by Linda Hine on March 25, 2014 at 1:42pm

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