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!...

Patty from Virginia replied to John E. Wood's discussion 'Homer Ledford Festival'
"I am jealous too. I hope someone will post some pictures and videos"
16 minutes ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Gregory Patterson's video
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Christ Arose dulcimer

"I agree with Gordon. That's a gift for sure"
19 minutes ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Gregory Patterson's video
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Christ Arose dulcimer

"Gregory, that Movie Maker software is great isn't it? It has just the basics and a few other…"
20 minutes ago
Profile IconBradley C Musser and Timothy joined Sam's group
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Dulcimer Care & Maintenance

Tips, tricks and techniques to help care for your dulcimer.
23 minutes ago
Patty from Virginia commented on Bobby Ratliff's video
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Oh I want to see him

"Bobby, that's beautiful! That Piglet sounds so sweet. I love to hear you play"
25 minutes ago
Kevin Messenger commented on Kevin Messenger's photo
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Sneak Peek at a new build.

"      Thanks JH, I think I will use an amber shellac. But, I think i may add some…"
49 minutes ago
John Henry commented on Kevin Messenger's photo
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Sneak Peek at a new build.

"I echo whats been said already !   What finish you going to use Kevin ? John"
57 minutes ago
Pamela Rossetti replied to John E. Wood's discussion 'Homer Ledford Festival'
"I am jealous....Glad you had a wonderful time."
59 minutes ago
John Henry commented on Bobby Ratliff's video
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Oh I want to see him

"Whoa !   no criticism intended Bobby, rather the opposite,the colour is fine, it…"
1 hour ago
Amish Ed joined Strumelia's group
1 hour ago
Profile IconAmish Ed and Dave Payton 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
1 hour ago
Profile IconAmish Ed and Julie Blanton joined Rod Westerfield's group
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Hymn and Worship Song Players

a place to share the hymns and worship songs we are playing.
1 hour ago
John E. Wood posted a discussion

Homer Ledford Festival

Just got back from the Homer Ledford Festival and a visit to one of our daughters. Had a great time…See More
1 hour ago
Steve Battarbee commented on Mark Gilston's video
1 hour ago
William Craig Mann replied to Ken Hulme's discussion 'O, I'm A Good Old Rebel' in the group Civil War era music
"This particular thread has been long dormant, and I almost hate to revive the horse just to beat…"
1 hour ago
Helen Seiler commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Going to Boston

"Thanks for watching Kristi. You're right about Dave...fine instruments and a fine guy."
1 hour ago
Steve Battarbee commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Wandering

"Nice tune Helen.Well done, Lovely sounding dulcimer too"
1 hour ago
Steve Battarbee commented on Ken Backer's video
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Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground

"Very good. Nice harmonies too"
1 hour ago
John E. Wood and Larry Hicks are now friends
1 hour ago
Lois Sprengnether Keel commented on Strumelia's group 'Beginner players'
"Warren asks an excellent question.  I have been using CGG tuning lately and that's a…"
1 hour ago

Forum

Homer Ledford Festival 2 Replies

Started by John E. Wood in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Patty from Virginia 16 minutes ago.

Printable fret chart 7 Replies

Started by Sonny Armintrout in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Robin Thompson 7 hours ago.

Show Us Your Pets! 19 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Colleen Hailey yesterday.

Ask the Moderators! 114 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Using the SETTINGS for this site/QUESTIONS?. Last reply by Dusty Turtle yesterday.

Tab for Clinch Mountain Home 4 Replies

Started by Mary Zuercher in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Mary Zuercher yesterday.

Bluegrass dulcimer songs for daa tunning 3 Replies

Started by John Noles in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield yesterday.

Attention Tabledit gurus 10 Replies

Started by Laura Elder in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Dusty Turtle on Sunday.

Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer 20 Replies

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield in Building dulcimers. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield on Sunday.

Making A Noter 39 Replies

Started by William Bannier in Building dulcimers. Last reply by folkfan on Friday.

Free Kantele method book - asking for feedback! 11 Replies

Started by Peter W. in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Peter W. on Thursday.

Harmony notes/chords 11 Replies

Started by Mandy in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Ruth Lawrence on Thursday.

Tab for Angel Gabriel 2 Replies

Started by TERI WEST in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by TERI WEST on Thursday.

Blog Posts

I am back

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

Old Time Jam.

Posted by Bill Davenport on August 28, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

George Orthey Dulcimer Wanted

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

Days 56 and 57: My First Build is My First Repair.

Posted by Mark Runge on August 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

update for 2014 :)

Posted by Mary Z. Cox on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Make your own kind of music

Posted by Guy Babusek on August 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

Well, There's Cheap and There's Cheap

Posted by Dave Payton on August 17, 2014 at 9:55pm — 25 Comments

When Simple Isn't So Simple

Posted by Dave Payton on August 16, 2014 at 9:14pm — 10 Comments

tuning Gg Dd gg

Posted by KJ Rodrigues on August 12, 2014 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

Need the name of a song

Posted by Becky Park on August 11, 2014 at 5:33pm — 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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