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

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What everyone's up to!...

John Keane commented on Ken Backer's video
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Sourwood Mountain

"Now this tune will be stuck in my head all day!    Ken, that was very enjoyable!  "
10 minutes ago
John Keane commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Li'l Liza Oz Style

"Nice job Helen!  "
14 minutes ago
Helen Seiler commented on Randy Adams's video
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Sail Away Ladies

"Randy I love your playing and this tune is a noter fan's treat. Thanks for sharing."
2 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on Cynthia Wigington's video
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Sweet By and By on stick dulcimer

"Aww this is nice Cynthia. Thank you for posting. Made my day."
2 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on terry ritchey's video
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messin with homer

"Wow, great start Terry, I look forward to your next instalment. Nice find on the dulcimer, he looks…"
3 hours ago
Helen Seiler commented on marymacgowan's video
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thou speckled little trout

"Mary, I have missed your sweet voice and lovely poem interpretations. This is gorgeous. Thanks for…"
3 hours ago
Helen Seiler posted a video

Didge 3

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Last update for a while, as I start concentrating on improving tone and learning rhythms and animal sounds for the 4th clip
3 hours ago
T. Pond is now friends with Jack Ferguson and Bobby Ratliff
6 hours ago
Profile IconStefan Collins, Dorothy Meier, HENRYJOE Iver and 2 more joined Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
7 hours ago
Robin Thompson commented on Dave Kirkpatrick's blog post 'Still Alive'
"Happy picking, Dave!"
8 hours ago
James and Lexie R Oakley are now friends
10 hours ago
Karen Keane commented on John Keane's photo
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Hearts of the Dulcimer Screening

"Delete Comment Boy...what a great day. It was so great to see old friends in Mountain View,…"
11 hours ago
John Henry commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

"Thanks Steph, one of the reasons I turned to mean toned fretting was that it seemed to me to have…"
11 hours ago
Geekling commented on Randy Adams's video
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Sail Away Ladies

"That was definitely smooth sailing, Randy! It's great that you're back posting videos.…"
12 hours ago
Geekling commented on John Henry's video
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STAR IN THE EAST (Brightest And Best ?)

"I can't believe I missed a new video from you, JH! Blame my ADHD--when I get on a project, I…"
12 hours ago
James Phillips commented on Randy Adams's video
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Sail Away Ladies

"Randy, great as always.  I dunno, as good as you are, makes me want to put my noter up...."
12 hours ago
Randy Adams posted a video
13 hours ago
gordon nagy commented on gordon nagy's photo
14 hours ago
Jim Fawcett commented on terry ritchey's video
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"Sounds really nice, Terry. Me and finger pickin just don't get along. By the way, nice…"
16 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Dave Kirkpatrick's blog post 'Still Alive'
"Nice to know you are well and playing lots of music, Dave!   "
20 hours ago

Forum

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Started by Monty Bryant in General mountain dulcimer or music discussions. Last reply by Shawn McCurdy yesterday.

epinettes for sale 5 Replies

Started by john laverdure in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by john laverdure on Wednesday.

Gadding about with Geekling 502 Replies

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

Dulciborn 66 Replies

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

Tabulature 4 Replies

Started by Mary Ann Bissell in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Mary Ann Bissell on Sunday.

Need some help with this song 7 Replies

Started by Bradford Jennings in Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!. Last reply by Lana Pettey on Sunday.

Dulcimer Duet or Dulcimer/Fiddle Duet songbooks? 2 Replies

Started by Gale A Barr in Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs. Last reply by Gale A Barr on Sunday.

The Positive Thread... 94 Replies

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussions. Last reply by Helen Seiler on Sunday.

FOR SALE: McSpadden 14 Replies

Started by Kay Strosnider in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy.... Last reply by Kay Strosnider on Saturday.

Blog Posts

Still Alive

Posted by Dave Kirkpatrick on November 26, 2014 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

jingle bells

Posted by gordon nagy on November 23, 2014 at 3:03pm — 5 Comments

Only casualty--a quill

Posted by Rick Kennedy on November 22, 2014 at 2:27am — 6 Comments

Thanks for the warm welcome

Posted by Pamela Crady on November 17, 2014 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Thanks for the welcome.

Posted by James Weiss on November 16, 2014 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

Winding Down

Posted by Mark Runge on November 12, 2014 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

my health

Posted by Kristi Keller on November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

Been playing for just two monthe now

Posted by Bob Humphrey on November 11, 2014 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

So, I did my first concert

Posted by Rick Garrett on November 10, 2014 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

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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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