Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE ADDING MUSIC FILES OR VIDEOS.

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Some handy settings and tips you can use for this site- CLICK HERE. To ask questions about settings or how the site functions, post your question as a new thread HERE.
Emergency meeting site: If for any reason this NING website crashes, keep a bookmark of my Noter-Drone Dulcimer BLOG...I will post updates there as to what is going on with FOTMD

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Order your FOTMD pin buttons now and wear them with pride! Recognize other FOTMD members at jams and festivals!
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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.
 

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 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 see 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, and ask questions. You create a unique personal dulcimer page that truly reflects who you are. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

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PLEASE READ: For Sale Forum changes for 2015

Listings in the For Sale forum must be for an actual currently existing item for sale (a CD or book, a specific single instrument, a music stand, photos of some specific dulcimer wood pieces for sale...) and the ad must include a photo of the item being sold.  In other words, no more open-ended, ongoing listings like "I make dulcimer stands", "I will make you a custom dulcimer", "Music lessons available", "Selling wood for building"... It needs to be the actual existing item for sale, with its photo and price.

As before, FOTMD asks for a $5 site donation for any item listed in our For Sale forum that sells for over $100.  If you sell a dulcimer for either $100 or $800, a simple $5 donation is asked.  If you sell CDs or books totaling over $100, again only $5 is asked.  This helps pay for our site.

What everyone's up to!...

Val Hughes commented on Bob Reinsel's video
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Elk River Blues

"Excellent, Bob."
55 minutes ago
Profile Iconalan kolman and Sam Edelston joined Guy Babusek's group
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Fingerpicking

A place to discuss fingerpicking styles of dulcimer playing.Please start a new discussion for each…See More
1 hour ago
alan kolman replied to Sam Edelston's discussion 'Bluegrass dulcimer - Foggy Mountain Breakdown' in the group Fingerpicking
"whoa, sam, we have to get you out to western north carolina - that was some very fine pickin'…"
1 hour ago
Tom Taggart joined Strumelia's group
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Civil War era music

For discussing music that was played around the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865).…See More
5 hours ago
Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
"Congrats on anniversaries and happy birthdays to Steph and Lisa. Great to hear."
5 hours ago
Anne Bowman replied to Sam Edelston's discussion 'Bluegrass dulcimer - Foggy Mountain Breakdown' in the group Fingerpicking
"I'm in awe ... That is SO fantastic Samand  ( but much faster clapping). Do you also…"
6 hours ago
Anne Bowman replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Positive Thread...'
" Happy Belated from me too, Ken... "
6 hours ago
William Craig Mann replied to Bobby Ratliff's discussion 'Songs about Virginia' in the group Virginia Dulcimer Players
"Try "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" aka "The Floating Scow of Old Virginny"…"
6 hours ago
B. Ross Ashley replied to Anita Franklin-Snyder's discussion 'Looking for Tab to Play "Love Me Tender" Elvis Pressley' in the group Rockin' in the Free World
"The song, as a song, is under copyright; BUT the tune itself is "Aura Lee", which is…"
7 hours ago
Anita Franklin-Snyder joined Strumelia's group
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OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music, declare…See More
7 hours ago
Anita Franklin-Snyder added a discussion to the group Rockin' in the Free World
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Looking for Tab to Play "Love Me Tender" Elvis Pressley

Anyone here know the tab for Elvis Pressley's "Love Me Tender" song?  I have a request for it. I…See More
7 hours ago
Anita Franklin-Snyder replied to Bobby Ratliff's discussion 'Songs about Virginia' in the group Virginia Dulcimer Players
"I can't think of any other songs except "Oh Shenandoah." (Not sure that is the…"
7 hours ago
Greg Patterson commented on Mark Gilston's video
10 hours ago
Dusty Turtle commented on Bob Reinsel's video
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Elk River Blues

"Nice playing, Bob. You've got a nice, relaxed, rolling rhythm here."
11 hours ago
Profile IconSara Stewart, Deborah Keith and Madeleine Kivell joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
11 hours ago
Bob Reinsel commented on Bob Reinsel's video
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Elk River Blues

"I'm looking forward to re-posting on the new site!  Thanks for all of your hard work on…"
12 hours ago

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The Positive Thread... 284 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler 5 hours ago.

Our site move is a few weeks away now... 16 Replies

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon. Last reply by Rob N Lackey 13 hours ago.

Rare Archival Footage -from 1970's Advanced Tibetan Dulcimer Seminar 2 Replies

Started by Greg Patterson in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Greg Patterson on Thursday.

Split Diatonic/Chromatic Fretboard 7 Replies

Started by Babs Greene in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by tony johnson on Thursday.

Show us your sound holes! 104 Replies

Started by Strumelia in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mark Hoskey on Wednesday.

The Drifting Thread... 126 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Geekling on Monday.

Show Us Your Pets! 142 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia on Monday.

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    Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is FREE to all. We do however very gratefully accept donations towards the costs of maintaining this site- which includes the $700 our web host NING charges per year to host our online community. If you'd like to help support FOTMD now and then, click the button below. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate- Paypal accepts simple credit card payments as well. Donations are completely voluntary- contribute whatever amount you choose (minimum $5 please), whenever you like. We do ask that if you sell any items through our For Sale Forum for $100 or more, please make a minimum $5 donation as a thanks to our site.

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    There are lots of added costs involved in building FOTMD's new site and moving everything to new improved digs.  All donations, even the most modest, are sincerely appreciated and are applied entirely to paying for the upkeep of the site- no profits are kept.  If you want to make an even bigger difference in making FOTMD better than ever while remaining in the black, you can become a Patron member by making a single donation of $50 or more during the year 2015. In return, your patronage will be recognized with a special badge that will be applied to your avatar profile picture.  Your badge will be an indication of your extra generosity in supporting the future of this special site. Here is what the Patron badge looks like on member avatars:

     
     
     

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    SINGLE INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS, Performances, Band Gigs & Special Club Event NOTICES

    Offering some special workshops? Performing at a gig? A Dulcimer Club activity? List your SINGLE INSTRUCTOR Special Event or workshop- CLICK HERE!

    The Inspired Volunteer FOTMD Welcoming Commitee of the month!

    3 CHEERS to members

    Jim Fawcett


    Karen Keane

     

    John Wood

     

    R N Lacky

     

    Louis Stivali

     

    Cynthia Wigington

     

    Kenneth Longfield

     

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    John Keane


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