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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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

NOTICE: In an effort to keep things relevant and fresh, On January 1st I will be deleting all For Sale ads that were posted prior to Nov 1, 2014.  ('Wanted' ads will not be deleted unless older than 5 months)  If you have an ad for a particular item that you are still trying to sell, please copy/paste a new ad, with a photo, and delete the old ad before that date. Ask me for help if needed.

Another change to the For Sale forum will be that listings must be for an actual currently existing item for sale (a CD or book, a specific single instrument, a music stand, photos of some specific dulcimer wood pieces for sale...) and the ad must include a photo of the item being sold.  In other words, no more open-ended, ongoing listings of services like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling various wood for building", etc. It needs to be the actual existing item for sale, with its photo and price.

As before, FOTMD asks for a $5 site donation for any item listed in our For Sale forum that sells for over $100.  If you sell a dulcimer for either $100 or $800, a $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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What everyone's up to!...

Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham commented on Cindy Stammich's video
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Silent Night on Mountain Dulcimer

"Hey, Cindy!  Saw this on Youtube.  What a great rendition.  I love that way you play…"
1 minute ago
Robin Thompson replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"It sure is nice, Steph! I'll be cheering you out of '14 and into '15! :)"
6 minutes ago
Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham commented on Tumbleweed's video
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Cripple Creek

"Wow! Tumbleweed!  You've got it tumbling (not fumbling!) right along already with…"
7 minutes ago
Rob N Lackey commented on Pamela Rossetti's video
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In the Sweet by and By for Bill, my friend

"That was great, Pam.  That Rockwell sounds really nice. "
13 minutes ago
Byron Kinnaman posted a video

Christmas 2014

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A little Christmas Music for you all.
33 minutes ago
Profile IconJames Fuller, Donna Vittorio, Jay Zaleski and 1 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
34 minutes ago
John Henry commented on Pamela Rossetti's video
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In the Sweet by and By for Bill, my friend

"Thanks for sharing both Pam ! John"
40 minutes ago
Kevin Messenger commented on Pamela Rossetti's video
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In the Sweet by and By for Bill, my friend

"Pam, that was beautiful. Keep them coming. Sorry to hear about your friend."
47 minutes ago
Pamela Rossetti commented on Cindy Stammich's video
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Silent Night on Mountain Dulcimer

"and Radiance streams from Heaven afar"
1 hour ago
Pamela Rossetti commented on Cindy Stammich's video
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Silent Night on Mountain Dulcimer

"Wonderful and beautiful... fitting for the baby Jesus.  Thank you for posting this"
1 hour ago
Pamela Rossetti commented on Bob Reinsel's video
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Good King Wenceslas

"love this song...but too short...want some more!!!!  Merry Christmas  Nice Dulcimer"
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"I've been trying to post different photos from the one's Keith post on Facebook, but this…"
1 hour ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'The Sweet By and By Video'
"there is no delete ..I will ask lisa"
1 hour ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Pamela Rossetti's video
1 hour ago
Patty from Virginia replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'The Sweet By and By Video'
"Nice video Pam! I see you got videos uploaded to YouTube. That's half the battle. I see your…"
1 hour ago
Gail Webber commented on Bob Reinsel's video
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Good King Wenceslas

"Very nice - it was just too short! "
1 hour ago
Gail Webber commented on Cindy Stammich's video
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Silent Night on Mountain Dulcimer

"That was so beautiful, Cindy!  I love that McSpadden Baritone and your playing is lovely."
1 hour ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'The Sweet By and By Video'
"I fixed it but now I don't know how to erase this ...I put the new one on"
1 hour ago
Pamela Rossetti posted a video

In the Sweet by and By for Bill, my friend

In Memory of my friend Bill who died 2 weeks of a brain tumor at age 62. Left this world too soon. Miss you Jerry Rockwell dulcimer 24 inch vsl, tuned EBb
1 hour ago
Kevin Messenger replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'The Sweet By and By Video'
"Pam your video says it's set to private. Can't watch it. "
2 hours ago

Forum

Gadding about with Geekling 573 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 6 minutes ago.

The Sweet By and By Video 5 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pamela Rossetti 1 hour ago.

Dulcimer Identification 2 Replies

Started by Larry LaBounty in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Larry LaBounty 18 hours ago.

Roy Kilpatrick dulcimer 2 Replies

Started by Dave shattuck in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ken Longfield yesterday.

total newbie 7 Replies

Started by GAtom in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ken Hulme yesterday.

The Positive Thread... 112 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Saturday.

first lessons 5 Replies

Started by Terry Fritz in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Strumelia on Saturday.

Building your own folk fiddle/violin plan 13 Replies

Started by RavenMadd Garcia in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by James on Friday.

Dulcibard Page 6 Replies

Started by Guy Babusek in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Guy Babusek on Thursday.

Introduce Yourself! 672 Replies

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

Sound sample of restored John D, Tignor. 10 Replies

Started by Kevin Messenger in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by John Henry Dec 16.

changing tuners 3 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia Dec 15.

Blog Posts

Baritone Dulcimers

Posted by Ken Backer on December 22, 2014 at 9:17am

Design or Sound Question

Posted by Lexie R Oakley on December 9, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Indescribable!

Posted by Mark Runge on December 5, 2014 at 9:27pm — 8 Comments

tests drawing to close

Posted by Kristi Keller on November 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — 16 Comments

Still Alive

Posted by Dave Kirkpatrick on November 26, 2014 at 5:43pm — 3 Comments

jingle bells

Posted by gordon nagy on November 23, 2014 at 3:03pm — 5 Comments

Only casualty--a quill

Posted by Rick Kennedy on November 22, 2014 at 2:27am — 6 Comments

Thanks for the warm welcome

Posted by Pamela Crady on November 17, 2014 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Thanks for the welcome.

Posted by James Weiss on November 16, 2014 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

Winding Down

Posted by Mark Runge on November 12, 2014 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

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    Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is FREE to all. We do however very gratefully accept donations towards the costs of maintaining this site- which includes the $700 our web host NING charges per year to host our online community. If you'd like to help support FOTMD now and then, click the button below. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate- Paypal accepts simple credit card payments as well. Donations are completely voluntary- contribute whatever amount you choose (minimum $5 please), whenever you like. We do ask that if you sell any items through our For Sale Forum for $100 or more, please make a minimum $5 donation as a thanks to our site.

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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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