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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 IconPhillip Peters and Geri Sailer joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
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Kevin Messenger and Lynn austin are now friends
13 minutes ago
Gregg Schneeman added a discussion to the group Dulcimer Ancestors
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Raffeles

 Raffeles are one family of the Mountain Dulcimer's European cousins. Unlike the epinettes they…See More
16 minutes ago
Robin Thompson replied to Cindi Zechman's discussion 'What am I doing wrong?' in the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
"Cindi, strumming closer to the bridge can give that sitar sound. Try strumming over the higher…"
29 minutes ago
Lynn austin is now friends with Cynthia Wigington and Cheryl James
33 minutes ago
Cindi Zechman added a discussion to the group OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
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What am I doing wrong?

When I try to play noter drone, my dulcimer sounds kind of whiney.  I never was a fan of the sitar…See More
42 minutes ago
Cindi Zechman 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
46 minutes ago
Cindi Zechman replied to Amish Ed's discussion 'It's coming tomorrow!' in the group Beginner players
"Ok, now it's my turn to stalk the mailman....just talked to David Lynch and my banjimer is…"
47 minutes ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Lynn austin's discussion 'She moved through the fair'
"I don't know how to tab this and post it, but I will get you playing this tune even if we go…"
1 hour ago
Jim Fawcett commented on Patty from Virginia's video
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Wartz October 2014 Wildwood Flower

"Ben, Rob was wearing a leather hat sitting by me in my FOTMD cap."
1 hour ago
Robin Thompson replied to Strumelia's discussion 'What is it ??' in the group Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks
"Ken, I take your point about what to call the instruments. I consider you a friend and want you to…"
1 hour ago
Robin Thompson joined Strumelia's group
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Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a special meeting place for folks who love any…See More
1 hour ago
Lynn austin replied to Lynn austin's discussion 'She moved through the fair'
"That's a great idea Ken, I hadn't heard of that trick to get a 1+. Thanks."
1 hour ago
Ken Hulme replied to Strumelia's discussion 'What is it ??' in the group Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks
"Gotta watch the comparison to kleenex and tissue.  The company lost the right to the term…"
1 hour ago
Ken Hulme replied to Lynn austin's discussion 'She moved through the fair'
"If you play the 1 fret and the 2 fret in the same time as called for that 1+ note, it will work.…"
1 hour ago
Lynn austin replied to Lynn austin's discussion 'She moved through the fair'
"Cynthia thank you for taking the time to post a video!....I don't even know how to do…"
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington posted videos
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington posted songs
2 hours ago
Cynthia Wigington replied to Lynn austin's discussion 'She moved through the fair'
"Lynn, I am really new but heard this haunting air many years ago sung a cappella. I just put up the…"
2 hours ago
Skip replied to Strumelia's discussion 'What is it ??' in the group Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks
"Dulcitar?"
2 hours ago

Forum

She moved through the fair 7 Replies

Started by Lynn austin in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Cynthia Wigington 1 hour ago.

grand strum-stick strings 2 Replies

Started by Chris Bassett in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Chris Bassett 7 hours ago.

Pickups 3 Replies

Started by James Mayo in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Susie Bonner 14 hours ago.

Gadding about with Geekling 446 Replies

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

The Positive Thread... 35 Replies

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

Hi, my name is Graham 2 Replies

Started by Graham Wiatt in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Monday.

Dulcimer Tuner Aps/programs 4 Replies

Started by John Lipinski in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Skip on Sunday.

first lessons 3 Replies

Started by Terry Fritz in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Terry Fritz on Sunday.

Thank you for the welcome. 3 Replies

Started by Theresa in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Robin Thompson on Sunday.

Dulciborn 46 Replies

Started by Danny E. Autry in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by marg on Saturday.

First Psolo Bowed Psaltery video 1 Reply

Started by Gregg Schneeman in Adventures with 'other' instruments.... Last reply by Strumelia on Saturday.

Blog Posts

Football.....

Posted by Cindy Stammich on October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 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 — 6 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 — 29 Comments

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

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

Looking for dulcimer teacher

Posted by Charlotte Lawrence on October 6, 2014 at 10:16pm

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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.

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