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Tuning to a key

I am playing in a Fake Book,which is in key of C. How should my dulcimer be tuned--DAa , dad, ccg or some other? Also, if possible, how sho…

Started by RichLatest Reply

Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...

Hey newbies and dulcimer beginners- Post here to tell us about something you have been working on or learning this week! There is nothing t…

Started by StrumeliaLatest Reply

What kind of dulcimer do I need?

Beginners- Not sure of what kind of dulcimer you should get? Wondering if your current dulcimer is 'good enough'? Are you thinking maybe th…

Started by StrumeliaLatest Reply

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Doing a video series of beginner play along videos

On my YouTube page, I decided to do a video series so beginners can play along with what I am playing.  What I will be doing is one week I…

Started by James Phillips

4 6 hours ago
Reply by Wout Blommers

Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...

Hey newbies and dulcimer beginners- Post here to tell us about something you have been working on or learning this week! There is nothing t…

Started by Strumelia

1180 20 hours ago
Reply by Angela Been

Dulcimer players in southern Ontario

Any members live in southern Ontario and are interested in getting together to play??? Email me, Susan Kelly at susanakelly@rogers.com

Started by Susan Kelly

1 yesterday
Reply by Gary Major

Finger dancing basics?

Have been away from FOTMD a bunch lately, but notice Finger Dancing mentioned in passing on some recent discussions.  Ever since I discover…

Started by Lois Sprengnether Keel

3 on Friday
Reply by Lois Sprengnether Keel

Singing With the dulcimer can be fun.

A beginning student of mine wants to play the dulcimer while she sings nursery rhymes to her grandchild.  I have written the fret numbers o…

Started by John W. McKinstry

2 on Thursday
Reply by John W. McKinstry

Changing chords to noter drone

I'm not sure if this is even possible but here goes...I'm brand new to playing dulcimer and like the noter drone style of playing. I've bee…

Started by Nancy Raimondi

17 on Wednesday
Reply by Rev. Wayne McAllister

Beginning to play Irish trad: where to start?

Hello, I am very new to the MD, and, having thought about where I'd like to start, I think traditional Irish music would be a good place.…

Started by Deb Welch

14 Mar 23
Reply by Ken Hulme

My first MD :)

On March 17, St. Patrick's Day, I've received my dulcimer from Rodney Hensley! I like it very much. It has adorable sound - not so mellow,…

Started by Volha

22 Mar 23
Reply by Lexie R Oakley

Choosing between larger and smaller instrument?

Hello, I am new to the dulcimer and this forum. I am lucky enough to live near a good music shop, and they had several instruments for me t…

Started by Alice

21 Mar 13
Reply by Colleen Hailey

Dana's Beginner videos to learn simple songs in chord style

http://youtu.be/iIX_VnckHnA Gray Cat http://youtu.be/UhxwpmiHDzk Ole Joe Clark http://youtu.be/CvzUHwFV1gg Sugar Hill  (I am tuned to CGC h…

Started by Dana R. McCall

54 Mar 8
Reply by S. Okey

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