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Cripple Creek Dulcimer problems

  Big mistake:  I let my heart rule my head when I saw a beautiful photo of a short Cripple Creek dulcimer and bought it without playing it…

Started by Siggie Stillman

30 Mar 6
Reply by Elise McGuinness Anderson

Help Identifying this Mystery Dulcimer

Greetings!   My mom has an old dulcimer that we're trying to identify the maker of.   Both her and my dad (Howie Mitchell), have no memory…

Started by David Mitchell

5 Mar 4
Reply by Strumelia

Would this used McSpadden MD be a good choice for me?

As mentioned in my other post today, I've been looking for a dulcimer to learn to play. Just now, a Craigslist poster that I'd given up hop…

Started by J. McKelvey

10 Mar 3
Reply by J. McKelvey

Hoping to learn more about these ...

Hello = I'm new here, and looking for a new MD to get me started. I'm mostly wanting to play traditional Irish and American tunes, especia…

Started by J. McKelvey

4 Mar 2
Reply by J. McKelvey


Hello, Does anyone know of a high quality tuner that shows the octive you are in? I already have a few nice ones, but they don't show the o…

Started by Terry Evans

11 Mar 2
Reply by Terry Evans

Sweetwoods Performance Model

Hello Folks, Does anyone have any first hand experience with the Sweetwoods Performance Model? I have always been a Folkcraft fan, but thou…

Started by Terry Evans

6 Mar 1
Reply by Terry Evans

Carole Vorce Dulcimers

Hi All. Just wondering if anyone has heard of Carole Vorce Dulcimers. I saw one on eBay that looks really nice and was wondering how they w…

Started by DulcimerDean

0 Feb 14

Your thoughts on Ron Gibsons Kentucky MD

Hello, I ama already looking towards a better and prettier dulcimer than my student model. Was wondering if anyone knows much about the qua…

Started by Helen Seiler

10 Feb 12
Reply by Linda Woodworth

finally got it!

My Folkcraft all-hickory teardrop dulcimer arrived today and it has been worth the wait! Looks beautiful and sounds great. The fit and fini…

Started by Steven Berger

8 Feb 10
Reply by David R. Brown

wood to make instrument

Where do I purchase wood for sound board and the other needed to build dulcimer?

Started by Sonny Armintrout

1 Feb 8
Reply by Dan Goad


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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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