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!...

Profile IconKevin Lahue, Rick Kennedy and Jill Geary joined Strumelia's group
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Early & Classical Music

For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical…See More
2 minutes ago
Guy Babusek commented on Jessica Comeau's video
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Jessica Comeau- What Put the Blood (Child #13, Edward) Arr. by Jessica Comeau for Mountain Dulcimer

"That was so lovely!  I could spend weeks engrossed in the Child ballads and never get anything…"
51 minutes ago
Guy Babusek commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Morning Blues

"Whoa!  How did I miss seeing that one????  LOVE!!! "
55 minutes ago
John Keane commented on John Keane's video
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Friends of Stenson's (a virtual jam)

"Thanks Marc!  We always appreciate you takin' a look!  "
1 hour ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Paul, you need Flash Media to see videos on FOTMD, and Chrome comes with that applet pre-installed.…"
1 hour ago
Dusty Turtle replied to Gregg Schneeman's discussion 'San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up'
"Gregg, I certainly urge you to do this, for I did the same thing about two years ago after the…"
1 hour ago
Ginney Camden commented on Jessica Comeau's video
1 hour ago
John C. Knopf replied to Pete Staehling's discussion 'Selling to Overseas Customers?' in the group Dulcimer Making
"I've shipped to Wales (guess who?), England and Germany, and in each case the instruments…"
1 hour ago
Paul Killian replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"I have started watching videos recently. I was using Safari and had trouble getting them to run. I…"
1 hour ago
Guy Babusek commented on Guy Babusek's video
1 hour ago
David Messenger and Pamela Rossetti are now friends
1 hour ago
Maggie Kennon replied to Maggie Kennon's discussion 'Capo use' in the group Beginner players
"Getting quite technical now for me  , but I appreciate anyway the ingenuity that's…"
1 hour ago
Gregg Schneeman posted a discussion

San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up

  Actually a fairly large turnout at Harvest of Dulcimers encourages me to suggest starting an at…See More
1 hour ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Morning Blues

"Thanks, Paul.  We don't call her "Bubbles" for nothing!"
1 hour ago
Paul Killian commented on Dusty Turtle's video
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Morning Blues

"Real nice duet. The playing and singing were great. I loved your daughter's obvious…"
1 hour ago
Paul Killian commented on Guy Babusek's video
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Treasure of my Heart (A Stór Mo Chroí) - Fingerpicking Mountain Dulcimer

"Wonderful. I had no idea that one could do that with a dulcimer. Thanks. "
1 hour ago
Kevin Messenger replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'best way to ship to UK from USA'
"    Yes , it can all most double the cost of merch. , with shipping and vat and fees. Im…"
2 hours ago
Leonard Griffin replied to Ruth Lawrence's discussion 'Arlington Master Chorale (TX) presents: Remember the Sacrifice (civil war songs) 10/6 & 10/7'
"Sounds good Ruth, thanks for the heads up."
2 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'best way to ship to UK from USA'
"So he will have to pay vat on the value plus the shipping...Good thing the pound is worth more than…"
2 hours ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to Pamela Rossetti's discussion 'best way to ship to UK from USA'
"when I try to insure it it says that it can't be anymore than 88 because of the size of package"
2 hours ago

Forum

The Drifting Thread... 16 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle 1 hour ago.

best way to ship to UK from USA 7 Replies

Started by Pamela Rossetti in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Kevin Messenger 2 hours ago.

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 10 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 361 Replies

Started by Geekling in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by John Keane 16 hours ago.

Ask the Moderators! 136 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by John Henry 17 hours ago.

New dulcimer coming 2 Replies

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

Introduce Yourself! 631 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Saturday.

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 on Friday.

Capo question 6 Replies

Started by Charles Koch in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Paul Certo on Friday.

Book of "Hokey" Songs? 7 Replies

Started by Lois Sprengnether Keel in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Paul Certo on Friday.

Zero Fret 10 Replies

Started by Rob in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Rob on Friday.

The Positive Thread... 20 Replies

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

Blog Posts

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 — 1 Comment

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

George Orthey Dulcimer Wanted

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

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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 Going to Boston

    Going to Boston

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 29, 2014

    3 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

    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 Tis the Last Rose of Summer

    Tis the Last Rose of Summer

    Added by Laura Elder on August 20, 2014

    6 Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Scheitholdt Reshoot

    Added by Helen Seiler on August 27, 2014

    7 First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!

    First Dulcimer is Nearly Done!

    Added by Mark Runge on August 19, 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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