Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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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!...

Wout Blommers replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"John, I agree. Oops... Rather short mail "
9 minutes ago
joe sanguinette replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Rough travel' in the group Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
"you really cannot leave any wooden stringed instrument in a car in hot weather.  jerry Hudson…"
55 minutes ago
joe sanguinette joined Sam's group
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Dulcimer Care & Maintenance

Tips, tricks and techniques to help care for your dulcimer.
55 minutes ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Lisa-Marie's discussion 'Just Saying hello' in the group California Dulcimer Dreamin'
"Hi Lisa-Marie. There are more dulcimer events going on in Northern California than you might…"
1 hour ago
Jan Potts replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Ask the Moderators!'
"OK....not as interesting an explanation as abduction by aliens, but it'll do "
2 hours ago
john p replied to marymacgowan's discussion 'Translation? Help appreciated!' in the group Composing and Songwriting
"I seem to remember there's something about a green plaid or mantle that indicated a young…"
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phil and jeanne white are now friends
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Composing and Songwriting

Do you like composing original songs?  Are you writing a song and running into problems? Are you…See More
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john p replied to marymacgowan's discussion 'Translation? Help appreciated!' in the group Composing and Songwriting
"Hi Mary, I can only give some of it word for word, but this is the way I'd interpret the…"
2 hours ago
Steve Eulberg replied to Lisa-Marie's discussion 'Just Saying hello' in the group California Dulcimer Dreamin'
"HI Lisa-Marie! I'll be teaching Old-Time Mountain Dulcimer at the Berkeley Old Time Music…"
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Lisa-Marie added a discussion to the group California Dulcimer Dreamin'
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Just Saying hello

Hello everyone  I 'm Lisa-Marie and live in Modesto and just recently started playing dulcimer. I'd…See More
3 hours ago
Lisa-Marie joined Jeannie in Paradise's group
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California Dulcimer Dreamin'

Dulcimer players living in California (or who've lived here within last 5 years?)See More
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Lisa-Marie joined Bobby Ratliff's group
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Modern/Chord style Players

Do you play chords and fret across all strings? Then this group is especially for you!   This is…See More
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Lisa-Marie joined Jim Edwards's group
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Rockin' in the Free World

A group for those of you who like to play music not normally associated with the mountain dulcimer…See More
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Profile IconLisa-Marie and Charles Koch joined Strumelia's group
3 hours ago
Robert L. Porter, Jr. commented on Karen Keane's video
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Mama's Gumbo

"enjoyed it Karen, good job. "
3 hours ago
Eileen replied to Ken Hulme's discussion 'Rebec'
"I think I'm convinced to get the soprano.   I found 2 on amazon (from AAA).  They…"
3 hours ago
marymacgowan added a discussion to the group Composing and Songwriting
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Translation? Help appreciated!

Thinking this might make a good song, but having trouble with a lot of the translation.... it's by…See More
3 hours ago
john p replied to Robin Thompson's discussion 'Writing tunings as intervals among the strings' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Hi Wout, there are so many notation system in existence that even a simple thing like writing down…"
3 hours ago
Robin Thompson replied to phil's discussion 'would like to invite ya'll...'
"Looks cool, Phil. Hope there's a good turn- out for the event!"
4 hours ago

Forum

Ask the Moderators! 91 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Jan Potts 2 hours ago.

Rebec 19 Replies

Started by Ken Hulme in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Eileen 3 hours ago.

would like to invite ya'll... 2 Replies

Started by phil in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson 4 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 149 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling 6 hours ago.

Tab for Raglan Road 7 Replies

Started by Mark Richmond in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Steve Battarbee 18 hours ago.

Naming Our "Babies"? 14 Replies

Started by Kitty L. in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Colleen Hailey yesterday.

Show us your pets! 1113 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Gail Webber on Thursday.

Stand for playing standing up 2 Replies

Started by Jean Van Erem in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Jean Van Erem Apr 12.

Blog Posts

Friends of Beaver Creek state Park

Posted by jeanne white on April 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Thank you!

Posted by Janet L Kral on April 13, 2014 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

dulcer events

Posted by Jerry Taylor on April 13, 2014 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Researching an instrument

Posted by Genevieve Ray on April 7, 2014 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

First Dulcimer

Posted by Steve Timberlake on April 7, 2014 at 2:08pm — 6 Comments

Weaving a dulcimer strap

Posted by 10ashus on April 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 18 Comments

Big John gets Dunked! Part 10

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Time to dance Part 9

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 31, 2014 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

All Our Faceless Performers

Posted by Ken Backer on March 30, 2014 at 5:24pm — 17 Comments

Pearl goes down the mountain Part 8

Posted by Dana R. McCall on March 28, 2014 at 12:17am — 4 Comments

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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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