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

What everyone's up to!...

terry ritchey commented on Ken Backer's video
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Sourwood Mountain

"again awesome i hope im able to play like that one day "
15 minutes ago
marymacgowan commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Sweet By and By on stick dulcimer

"Lovely! You have a sweet voice, love the strumstick (or whatever we call them now)!"
40 minutes ago
Ed Gaunt replied to Ed Gaunt's discussion 'Thickness Sander' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I have been using a 3/4" x 6" wide backer board all week (with no tape) and have…"
42 minutes ago
Ed Gaunt replied to Ed Gaunt's discussion 'Thickness Sander' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Like the grandkid's (?) artwork!"
46 minutes ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Ken Backer's video
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Sourwood Mountain

"Ken, that's right nice there. I do a slightly different version of this tune which I learned…"
50 minutes ago
Gary McNaughton commented on Ken Backer's video
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Sourwood Mountain

"Good! Ken."
1 hour ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Sweet By and By on stick dulcimer

"Thanks Lexie, I do one takes, warts 'n all to encourage others that they don't have to be…"
1 hour ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Sweet By and By on stick dulcimer

"Thank you JohnH. Funny you asked about that capo - I nearly put it in the notes, being a teacher…"
1 hour ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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Wayfaring Stranger

"Terry ! sorry 'buy' even !!! John"
2 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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Wayfaring Stranger

"Terry !   thanks for watching !   I made that bow many years ago to use on a…"
2 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

" Appreciated JK !!! good to know that you have looked in JH "
2 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

"Hi Rick, thanks for making comment, and yes, I am pleased with that dulcimer, particularly since it…"
2 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

"JOHN...what tuning is it in "
2 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

"Cindy, Lynn and Pam, thank you for watching and making comment, that's what is good about this…"
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington posted a video

Sweet By and By on stick dulcimer

Zither Heaven Rock-it Stick, arr. Ben Esh, simplified by me, tuned Cgc instead of Dad, capo 3. A very easy version of this, inspired by the James O for his e...
2 hours ago
Gary McNaughton joined Flint Hill's group
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Call the Tune

"Call the Tune" is a place to post audio and video clips of your dulcimer performances. All skill…See More
2 hours ago
Ken Backer posted a video

Sourwood Mountain

Played on a Homer Ledford mountain dulcimer.
2 hours ago
Mike Slone and Michael Ebersohl are now friends
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Dulcimer, Drive the Cold Winter Away and walnut kit preview

"Thanks Rob for posting this tab and all your helpful kindness in general. It makes a great…"
2 hours ago
Rob N Lackey commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

"That was really good, JH.  You did so well, I shan't be recording that one for a…"
3 hours ago

Forum

Need some help with this song 7 Replies

Started by Bradford Jennings in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Lana Pettey 3 hours ago.

Dulcimer Duet or Dulcimer/Fiddle Duet songbooks? 2 Replies

Started by Gale A Barr in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Gale A Barr 4 hours ago.

The Positive Thread... 94 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler 8 hours ago.

Dulciborn 65 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Skip 18 hours ago.

FOR SALE: McSpadden 14 Replies

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

The Drifting Thread... 57 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Benjamin W Barr Jr yesterday.

Playing dulcimer with a ukelele 4 Replies

Started by Gale A Barr in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Gale A Barr yesterday.

FolkRoots teardrop 1 Reply

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

What other instruments do you play? 150 Replies

Started by Dulcimer Diva in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Lana Pettey yesterday.

Ask the Moderators! 156 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using this SITE/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Dusty Turtle on Friday.

Buying advice for beginner 2 Replies

Started by Chris Jozefowicz in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by Chris Jozefowicz on Thursday.

Help with transposing 6 Replies

Started by Kate in Chord/melody modern style playing discussions. Last reply by Kate on Wednesday.

Blog Posts

Only casualty--a quill

Posted by Rick Kennedy on November 22, 2014 at 2:27am — 5 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

my health

Posted by Kristi Keller on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

Been playing for just two monthe now

Posted by Bob Humphrey on November 11, 2014 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

So, I did my first concert

Posted by Rick Garrett on November 10, 2014 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

Doctors approve of dulcimer therapy

Posted by 10ashus on November 2, 2014 at 2:05am — 8 Comments

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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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