Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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

Hi everyone! Things are progressing as the new FOTMD site is nearing the point at which we will all be migrated to it.  Frankly, I can hard…

Started by Strumelia in FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soonLatest Reply

Sobell Dulcimer Stolen

My friend Paul Metsers home in Kendal (UK) was burgled last night and his 6 string Sobell Dulcimer was stolen. Can anyone who sees or hears…

Started by Chris Stern in FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy...Latest Reply

A new hug sharing thread... :)

Hey everyone! I just started a brand new thread in our Prayer Request/Hugs Needed Group called: "I Just Need a Hug on This..." Rather than…

Started by Strumelia in Off Topic discussionsLatest Reply

Categories Discussions What everyone's up to!...

General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Things of interest to all mountain dulcimer players. (Please do not list any items for sale here- use the 'For Sale' forum.)

430 14 hours ago
Reply by Cynthia Wigington

Off Topic discussions

Sociable musings on whatever you like!

139 9 hours ago
Reply by Geekling

Single-Instructor workshops, single band/performer concerts, Club activities, house concerts....

Single instructor/performer workshops, smaller events, band gigs. Announce special Club events, your own performances, workshops, house concerts. Start discussions about going to festivals, workshops, music camps. -Don't forget to indicate the location and date in your thread title!

20 Apr 14
Reply by Grahame Hood

Chord/melody modern style playing discussions

Subjects unique to those who play in chord style and fret all the strings. Progressive/modern playing styles and music. Blues, klezmer, rock, etc.

23 Feb 24
Reply by Chuck in CT

Traditional style playing- drone and/or noter discussions

Subjects relevant to those who only fret the melody string(s), with a noter or finger.

48 Apr 15
Reply by Sue Simms

Instruments- discussing specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Want to talk about a particular dulcimer or about dulcimer features available from certain luthiers? Talk about string gauges, dulcimer shapes or brands, types of wood, mysterious buzzes, tuning peg types, frets...

145 on Friday
Reply by Kevin Keating

Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!

Just starting out? Confused? Don't be afraid to ask if you are wondering about something. There are absolutely NO 'dumb questions', so fire away!

20 Dec 28, 2014
Reply by Cindy Stammich

Dulcimer history & traditions, archaic music discussions.

30 Apr 7
Reply by Howard Rugg

Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Talk about your 'other' instruments here, and your mountain dulcimer won't get jealous!

82 Apr 9
Reply by Gail Webber

Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Discussions about learning books, DVDs, TAB, recordings, new dulcimer websites or videos...all the materials that help us learn to play dulcimer. (please, no selling here- use the 'For Sale' forum to sell your items)

33 Feb 17
Reply by Strumelia

Building dulcimers

Discussions about building and making dulcimers. Be sure to join the "Dulcimer Making" GROUP as well!

56 Apr 8
Reply by Joe Robison

FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/learning materials, or Wanted to Buy...

Here you can post dulcimer and music-related items you are selling. You can also describe music items you are Wanting to Buy. This is a free service for our members. You can list your prices, shipping and contact info. Upon selling an item worth more than $100, a $5 site donation is requested. Please do not post repeated identical long term listings for the same cd's and books over and over. Entries are removed after about 4 months to keep the forum current. Mark your thread title with "SOLD" if your item sells (or let us know) so that we may delete the thread once item is no longer available. Please *READ* our FAQ/site rules before posting here.

32 8 hours ago
Reply by Karen Keane

FAQ/Site Rules- please read! :)

Please CLICK HERE to read the FAQ member guidelines for participating in this site. Thanks, and welcome!

1 Mar 4, 2012
Reply by Strumelia


Some handy settings to know about. Ask your questions here about how to adjust your settings or get things to work on Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.

25 Mar 31
Reply by Strumelia

FOTMD moving to an all NEW site soon

It's time for FOTMD to prepare to move to a new site location, on an all new platform! Read here and keep up with what will be happening!

3 on Saturday
Reply by Greg Patterson


Dulcimer Interest GROUPS

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


Benjamin Barr

John Keane

...For warmly greeting new members and making them feel welcome here on FOTMD!


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