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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!...

Gordon Hardy commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Wandering

"Highway or not, what a beautiful sunny day! I sure like the sound of your instrument. As far…"
7 minutes ago
john p commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Well played Helen. And congrats on getting some variation in there too. One of the more valid…"
56 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Sorry about the background noise folks, I live very close to a highway. Note to self, don't…"
1 hour ago
Helen Seiler posted videos
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tony johnson commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Great tune"
1 hour ago
tony johnson joined John Henry's group
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UK and European Mountain Dulcimers

A group which hopefully allows players/makers in this part of the world to keep in touch with…See More
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tony johnson posted photos
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Gary Urick replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Looking forward to the weekend with my dulcimer, tunes, and these discussion notes nearby for…"
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Congratulations, Tom! It looks as good as new!"
2 hours ago
Tom McDonald posted a video

Mountain Dulcimer Blues

Killing a little time in a hotel room recently, and proving that you can play a dulcimer in another key besides D. Recorded on my phone. Despite some sound e...
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Alex, that's very true   -as long as you are wanting to stay in the same key through the…"
3 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Ah, I see, Ken.  But beginners might not understand that, just as I was confused about…"
3 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Bob Kelly's discussion 'Why me Lord?' in the group Hymn and Worship Song Players
"Bob, it can be transposed to the key of D. You do not have to play it in G. If you are tuned DA d,…"
4 hours ago
Alex Netherton replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"You only change the melody string for modal playing. The drones stay the same through all tunings.…"
4 hours ago
Tom Olson replied to Kenneth W. Longfield's discussion 'Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer'
"Yes, that is true. I'm very lucky that Ken accepted the job of repairing my dulcimer. It looks…"
4 hours ago
Ken Hulme replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"I never suggested you could tune to all those Traditional Keynotes from one set of strings."
4 hours ago
Edward I Ball and John Noles are now friends
5 hours ago
Warren Allred commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Great!  Hope to see you there!  "
5 hours ago
Profile IconJohn Noles, Jim Midgley and James F Barham joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
5 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Gary Urick's discussion 'String tunings for playing modal tunes...' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Yes, you are right!   It should be written as G'DG.   Thanks for…"
5 hours ago

Forum

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer 10 Replies

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Geekling 2 hours ago.

Making A Noter 39 Replies

Started by William Bannier in Building dulcimers. Last reply by folkfan 7 hours ago.

Free tab: Oravan Pesä (The Squirrel Nest) 2 Replies

Started by Peter W. in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Peter W. 17 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 15 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by folkfan yesterday.

Harmony notes/chords 11 Replies

Started by Mandy in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ruth Lawrence yesterday.

Tab for Angel Gabriel 2 Replies

Started by TERI WEST in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by TERI WEST on Thursday.

Dulcimers for sale 12 Replies

Started by Robert Worth in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Terry Evans on Wednesday.

Attention Tabledit gurus 9 Replies

Started by Laura Elder in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Skip on Wednesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 332 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Tuesday.

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles! 42 Replies

Started by Mandy in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Monday.

Blog Posts

Old Time Jam.

Posted by Bill Davenport on August 28, 2014 at 10:30pm

George Orthey Dulcimer Wanted

Posted by Nicholas Platco on August 22, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Days 56 and 57: My First Build is My First Repair.

Posted by Mark Runge on August 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

update for 2014 :)

Posted by Mary Z. Cox on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Make your own kind of music

Posted by Guy Babusek on August 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap

Posted by Dave Payton on August 17, 2014 at 9:55pm — 21 Comments

When Simple Isn't So Simple

Posted by Dave Payton on August 16, 2014 at 9:14pm — 10 Comments

tuning Gg Dd gg

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on August 12, 2014 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

Need the name of a song

Posted by Becky Park on August 11, 2014 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

OK, This Really Has to Stop

Posted by Colleen Hailey on August 11, 2014 at 12:55pm — 7 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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