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!...

Geekling replied to Gregg Schneeman's discussion 'San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up'
"Will the get-together be noter-friendly? The reason that we haven't attended Bobbi…"
30 minutes ago
Geekling commented on Ken Backer's photo
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Peeking Cat

"What a great photo, Ken! And yes, I am a cat lover--we have 3!"
37 minutes ago
John Keane commented on Mark Runge's video
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Oh, Death (DAC)

"The DAC tuning sounds really good on that dulcimer.  Keep up the good work, and we hope to see…"
51 minutes ago
Geekling commented on Dusty Turtle's photo
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limberjack (limberjill?)

"LOL! That's cool!"
53 minutes ago
Rex Frew commented on dulcimerlover's event 'Tull Glazener & Molly McCormack Wkshops/Concert -(IL)'
"Molly ROCKS!"
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Ken Hulme's discussion 'Buy My Book!'
"I shared a link to the book with Noter Style Dulcimer Players group on Facebook. I'm sure that…"
1 hour ago
marymacgowan replied to marymacgowan's discussion 'An evening dulcimer gathering?' in the group Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP
"Excellent! So how do we find more of us? Mary "
1 hour ago
Susan Rose replied to marymacgowan's discussion 'An evening dulcimer gathering?' in the group Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP
"Yes,yes,yes! I live in Saline. I would be willing to host sometimes. I can meet evenings or…"
1 hour ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's photo
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"Sugar"

"Thank you Ginney.  She had just gotten back from the beauty parlor there!"
1 hour ago
Ginney Camden commented on Guy Babusek's photo
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"Sugar"

"Adorable!"
1 hour ago
Guy Babusek posted photos
1 hour ago
Guy Babusek replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'Cold frosty morning'
"That he is! "
1 hour ago
Geekling replied to Geekling's discussion 'Gadding about with Geekling'
"Oops, I meant David Frostbite and David Frost.It's the profound brain damage…"
1 hour ago
Tom McDonald replied to Dusty Turtle's discussion 'What are half frets and do I need any?' in the group Beginner players
"I like your original write-up. I'm with Brian G. on including the 1 1/2. I was thinking of…"
2 hours ago
Mark Runge posted a video

Oh, Death (DAC)

This is me learning to play.
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'Cold frosty morning'
"John Henry is, indeed, amazing.  "
2 hours ago
Profile IconJJ Davalle and Susan Graves joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
2 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Dusty Turtle's discussion 'What are half frets and do I need any?' in the group Beginner players
"Well done Dusty. Thanks for renewing this. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
2 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield commented on randy's photo
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PickinStick 9 9 & 10

"Lookin' good. I'm sure they sound as well as they appear. Ken "The dulcimer sings a…"
2 hours ago
Kevin Messenger commented on randy's photo
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PickinStick 9 9 & 10

"   Those are very nice Randy,great work. Now we need to hear them. Kevin...."
2 hours ago

Forum

Cold frosty morning 8 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions. Last reply by Guy Babusek 1 hour ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 371 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 1 hour ago.

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST! 128 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Bobby Ratliff 7 hours ago.

my dulcimer on ebay 4 Replies

Started by robert schuler in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by robert schuler 9 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 28 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Strumelia 10 hours ago.

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers mini review 6 Replies

Started by Kristi Keller in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Geekling yesterday.

The Drifting Thread... 19 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle yesterday.

One more new dulcimer coming and then I MUST stop.. 7 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pamela Rossetti on Thursday.

Zero Fret 11 Replies

Started by Rob in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Pete Staehling on Wednesday.

replacing a nut and bridge 2 Replies

Started by Patty Schraut in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Skip on Tuesday.

1994 Warren May Dulcimer 3 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Christine Loff on Monday.

Ask the Moderators! 136 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by John Henry on Monday.

New dulcimer coming 2 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Sunday.

Introduce Yourself! 631 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler Sep 13.

How does one know what chords to play? 9 Replies

Started by Patty from Virginia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia Sep 12.

Blog Posts

American Elm Dulcimer

Posted by David Messenger on September 18, 2014 at 11:39pm

Autumn Post

Posted by Ruth Lawrence on September 15, 2014 at 2:02pm

Dulcimer Project Documentary

Posted by Richard Standard on September 13, 2014 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

making a cardboard case for a uke

Posted by RavenMadd Garcia on September 12, 2014 at 7:59pm — 10 Comments

new to me vintage McSpadden, and a song suggestion?

Posted by James Phillips on September 6, 2014 at 11:13am

2nd Annual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival

Posted by Mark Runge on September 3, 2014 at 11:18pm — 11 Comments

I am back

Posted by Lorna Plant on September 2, 2014 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Old Time Jam.

Posted by Bill Davenport on August 28, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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    Check out THIS WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE content... 

    1 Adding the 6 1/2 fret to existing fretboard

    Adding the 6 1/2 fret to existing fretboard

    Posted by Jill Tyler-Endicott on September 4, 2014

    2 John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

    John & Karen Keane at St Paul UMC - El Dorado, Arkansas

    Added by John Keane on August 26, 2014

    3 Going to Boston

    Going to Boston

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 29, 2014

    4 The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    The Mermaid (An Mhaighdean Mhara) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

    Added by Guy Babusek on September 8, 2014

    5 Shall We Gather at The River

    Shall We Gather at The River

    Added by John Henry on September 15, 2014

    6 Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 27, 2014

    7 Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Amazing Grace by Miriam

    Added by Miriam Storz on September 10, 2014

    8 Salvaged Timber

    Salvaged Timber

    Posted by Pete Staehling on August 24, 2014

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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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