Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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.

WELCOME to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer!...

!!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!!

Our entire site has MOVED to a new home!

This older site and everything on it will be deleted in a few days!!! 

I have turned OFF the ability for new members to join at this site location.

-->  If you have arrived here as a new person and want to join, please go to our NEW site instead to create your new membership:



-->  IMPORTANT!:  If you are a current active member- on July 1st and 2nd, you will be receiving a second email reminder giving you login instructions and your new password to log into our NEW site.  Please watch for this email and check your spam folders for it as well.   If you are having trouble logging into the new site with the login info from the email, then please contact me for assistance at:

To Current members: please do NOT 'create a NEW account' on the new site- instead use your new emailed password and username to "Log in"- your profile page and all your content from here is already in place there and is just waiting for you to log in!

Be Advised! :  This older site and everything on it will be DELETED very soon!

Have problems getting your new site password or logging into the new site?  Ask here:

You MUST log into our NEW site at and start using it from now on.   Thanks!

What everyone's up to!...

Profile IconInvites to our ALL NEW FOTMD will start going out June 15-16th! Watch your email and spam folders for your NEW password and log-in URL!
Jun 14
Ken Longfield is now friends with Rick Anderson and Jay Hartig
Jun 13
Profile IconIMPORTANT! --> Anything you post on this site from this point forward WILL NOT be migrated over to our new site. If it's important, wait.
Jun 13
Heidi Muller and Jill Geary are now friends
Jun 13


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    Help Keep FOTMD Up and Running!

    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.

    (questions? -please contact Strumelia)
    Together we can keep FOTMD up and running....thank you so much!



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