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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!...

Nina Zanetti replied to Theresa's discussion 'Fingerpicking beginner' in the group Fingerpicking
"Also I d o use my thumb, I must say that sometimes it is hard to get a good sound with it. So, one…"
34 minutes ago
Elizabeth DiPietri replied to Theresa's discussion 'Fingerpicking beginner' in the group Fingerpicking
"Hi Theresa!  I don't use my thumb when fingerpicking - most of the time.  Just my…"
44 minutes ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Theresa's discussion 'Fingerpicking beginner' in the group Fingerpicking
"Theresa, I play with a flatpick and also do some fingerpicking. When I fingerpick I do use my…"
1 hour ago
Donita Winters posted a discussion

Judy Klinkhammer

I know many of you know or have been touchd by Judy Klinkhammer and her wonderful dulcimer music.…See More
1 hour ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

"Looks like a lot of fun! Wish I was there :-)"
3 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Silly idea

"Silly - maybe - but soooo much fun from this side"
3 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Bounce

"This is great Helen! Keep the videos coming!!!"
3 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Jessica Comeau's video
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Jessica Comeau- The New Potatoes (Arranged and Performed on Mountain Dulcimer)

"Jessica, this was beautiful! The music, the setting - everything! Makes me wish I was there!"
3 hours ago
Cindy Stammich posted a video

Dylan playing "his version" of Boil Them Cabbage Down

I spent the afternoon with Dylan at Fernwood Botanical Garden - playing music and then hiking. Later we stopped for dinner. After we got to his house, he wan...
3 hours ago
Nina Zanetti replied to Theresa's discussion 'Fingerpicking beginner' in the group Fingerpicking
"I think you will find people using all sorts of finger combinations on their right hand for FP. I…"
4 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Kristi Keller's blog post 'airplane accident'
"Wow!  I am so glad that this has a happy ending!  My husband is a private pilot, and has…"
4 hours ago
Dan Goad replied to Ronald R Eaches's discussion 'Tunning And String Size ?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"That should be good, Ron."
4 hours ago
Ronald R Eaches replied to Ronald R Eaches's discussion 'Tunning And String Size ?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"Thanks every one. I'm gone to try .022W for the bass, .014 for the middle, and .010 for the…"
4 hours ago
Cindy Stammich commented on Cindy Stammich's photo
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My grandson Dylan & I at Fernwood in Niles, MI.

"Thank you again Colleen! I believe some of the most wonderful people on planet earth are ones…"
4 hours ago
Melvin R. Boyce commented on Kimberly C.'s blog post 'Music Is Taking a Back Seat for a While. . .'
"I just came across this and have to tell you how happy I am for you and your Family.  You will…"
4 hours ago
Cindy Stammich replied to Cindi Zechman's discussion 'What am I doing wrong?' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"While I am very much a beginner in this area, I have found that the type of noter makes a big…"
4 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Colleen Hailey's discussion 'My first concert' in the group Dulcimer Therapy
"YOu inspired me...got to do that. "
4 hours ago
Kenneth W. Longfield replied to Theresa's discussion 'Fingerpicking beginner' in the group Fingerpicking
"I don't, but then I play some banjo and use thumb, index, middle. I have seen some who play…"
4 hours ago
Karen Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Live from Folkcraft (Part Two)

"Thanks so much Cindy, we really do appreciate you listening."
4 hours ago
Colleen Hailey commented on Cindy Stammich's photo
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My grandson Dylan & I at Fernwood in Niles, MI.

"Just read the story--how wonderful!"
4 hours ago

Forum

Judy Klinkhammer

Started by Donita Winters in Off Topic discussions 1 hour ago.

Dulcimer wood for Sale 9 Replies

Started by George Beckwith in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Bill Ireland 6 hours ago.

Tab for Angel Gabriel 4 Replies

Started by TERI WEST in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by TERI WEST 8 hours ago.

FOR SALE: McSpadden 3 Replies

Started by Kay Strosnider in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Cynthia Wigington 15 hours ago.

Just got the Mawhee...now what 11 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Pamela Rossetti 19 hours ago.

Tabulature 2 Replies

Started by Mary Ann Bissell in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Mary Ann Bissell yesterday.

Thanks for the welcomes and I have a question. 9 Replies

Started by Melanie Cook in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Melanie Cook yesterday.

Whate'er My God Ordains is Right 1 Reply

Started by Susie Bonner in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Friday.

She moved through the fair 9 Replies

Started by Lynn austin in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ken Hulme on Thursday.

grand strum-stick strings 2 Replies

Started by Chris Bassett in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Chris Bassett on Thursday.

Pickups 3 Replies

Started by James Mayo in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Susie Bonner on Thursday.

Gadding about with Geekling 446 Replies

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

Blog Posts

Music Is Taking a Back Seat for a While. . .

Posted by Kimberly C. on October 25, 2014 at 2:35pm — 6 Comments

airplane accident

Posted by Kristi Keller on October 24, 2014 at 9:10pm — 4 Comments

Football.....

Posted by Cindy Stammich on October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Starting a Stick Dulcimer Club

Posted by Cynthia Wigington on October 16, 2014 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

A Year Later - a Reflection

Posted by Ken Backer on October 16, 2014 at 12:07pm — 8 Comments

introduction to playing dulcimer

Posted by Ann Wells on October 11, 2014 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

Noter Drone and Chord Style Playing at Festivals

Posted by Ken Backer on October 9, 2014 at 11:53am — 31 Comments

Guess I should start a blog! Just a little history.

Posted by Rick Garrett on October 8, 2014 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

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