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

Listings in the For Sale forum 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 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 simple $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 New Year!

What everyone's up to!...

Ken Backer commented on Paul Crocker's photo
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Nonsuch. Bath.

"Interesting... Bath KY is where JE Thomas lived and made dulcimers.  The dulcimers in the…"
1 hour ago
Steve Battarbee commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Things are Looking Up

"Hey that's good Helen. Well done"
1 hour ago
Randy Adams replied to Jessica Comeau's discussion 'Jessica Comeau's New Album: "Songs of the Earthly Pilgrimage"'
"This is some beautiful playing Jessica... "
2 hours ago
Jill Tyler-Endicott replied to Jill Tyler-Endicott's discussion 'Tallahassee Dulcimer Players, Tallahassee, FL - new group forms'
"Our initial meeting brought 31 lovely people to our newly formed group!! Looking forward to our…"
2 hours ago
jeffrey charles foster replied to Robin Clark's discussion 'Home Sweet Home - Ledford Dulcimer' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"been a long time since i heard that song thanks!!!              …"
3 hours ago
James Phillips commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Hensley Mountain Dulcimer "O Mistress Mine" Dowland

"Nice clip.  I never heard this song before, so thank you for sharing it.  What tuning?"
3 hours ago
Edward I Ball and Kimberley Elzy are now friends
4 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Hensley Mountain Dulcimer "O Mistress Mine" Dowland

"Thanks so much Lexie, exploring this world of dulcimers sure is fun. Loved hearing your new Schuler…"
4 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Hensley Mountain Dulcimer "O Mistress Mine" Dowland

"Thank you Ben. That's probably the loveliest dulcimer I'll ever have. Stay in touch…"
5 hours ago
Theresa Brill commented on Theresa Brill's photo
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Found the perfect spot for playing al fresco...

"Thanks Cindy!  My good friend and luthier, Phil Davidson custom made my dulcimer - we call it…"
5 hours ago
Ann Wells replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"I'm with you David,it was the same with me for Silent Night, by the time Christmas was over I…"
5 hours ago
Lynn austin commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Hensley Mountain Dulcimer "O Mistress Mine" Dowland

"Cindy, what a lovely sounding dulcimer!...Greta looks very pleased with her new present....."
5 hours ago
Val Hughes commented on Val Hughes's group 'Traditional Irish music & Song'
"Welcome to this group Gary."
6 hours ago
John Henry and Monica are now friends
6 hours ago
Profile IconMonica and Gary Eugene Pelphrey joined Bobby Ratliff's group
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Dulcimer Therapy

This group is dedicated to those that visit, or have a desire to visit, Nursing Homes, Retirement…See More
6 hours ago
David Temple replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...' in the group Beginner players
"Red River Valley I have played it so many times I can hear it in my head all day. I think I am…"
6 hours ago
John Keane commented on Dusty Turtle's photo
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wax pencil drawing of Dusty and niece with guitar

"That is an incredible work of art...wow!"
7 hours ago
alan kolman replied to Danny E. Autry's discussion 'Dulciborn'
"i've been playing the dulciborn for a year and a half. it's a 'john hawk' model…"
8 hours ago
Pierre-Yves Donnio replied to Jessica Comeau's discussion 'Jessica Comeau's New Album: "Songs of the Earthly Pilgrimage"'
"Hi Jessica! I have downloaded your album from CD Baby last night. Great tunes! I enjoy them all but…"
8 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Dusty Turtle's photo
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wax pencil drawing of Dusty and niece with guitar

"Thanks for your comments, Ken, Cindy, and Kevin.  This is indeed a nice heirloom since it…"
8 hours ago

Forum

Dulciborn 70 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by alan kolman 8 hours ago.

Recommendation for learning material. 8 Replies

Started by Ken Sluce in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ken Sluce 13 hours ago.

epinettes for sale 8 Replies

Started by john laverdure in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by alan stewart 16 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 677 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 23 hours ago.

An Unofficial History of Westphalia Waltz 2 Replies

Started by David Bennett in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 23 hours ago.

The Holy Moly Juke Joint Jam Academy

Started by Carla Maxwell in Off Topic discussions yesterday.

Wanted: ISO Jean Ritchie dulcimer 6 Replies

Started by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Hallie Elizabeth Boyer yesterday.

The Drifting Thread... 78 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Ken Backer on Friday.

Ask the Moderators! 158 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Strumelia on Thursday.

A couple of free tabs 3 Replies

Started by Tom McConnell in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Lexie R Oakley on Wednesday.

help me name that fiddle tune -- please! 15 Replies

Started by Dusty Turtle in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Janene Millen on Tuesday.

Blog Posts

Will Holt's "Lemon Tree"

Posted by Clay Butler on January 23, 2015 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Special Music

Posted by Cindy Stammich on January 22, 2015 at 11:20pm — 14 Comments

More 'Plenteous Heritage' excerpts

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 21, 2015 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

quick note

Posted by James Phillips on January 20, 2015 at 7:16am

Welcome

Posted by Cat Brown on January 19, 2015 at 10:49am

Uncle Ed's (fictional) set list

Posted by Mark Flanagan on January 18, 2015 at 12:54pm — 13 Comments

Where Are the Young Players

Posted by Ken Backer on January 15, 2015 at 12:14pm — 21 Comments

A big THANK YOU to all

Posted by John Dunn on January 13, 2015 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

feedback wanted

Posted by Ellen Morgan on January 7, 2015 at 10:58pm — 4 Comments

My first dulcimer

Posted by Phoebe Eskenazi on January 7, 2015 at 5:37pm — 4 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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    Visit Strumelia's Beginner Noter-Drone dulcimer Blog

    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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