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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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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

1217 18 hours ago
Reply by Vonnie Galusha

A confused beginner query

OK, so you may want to call me Big Dummy Walking for this queue. My cardboard MD Is tuned to DAA.  So I wanted to just see what each note w…

Started by Mike Antioch

34 on Wednesday
Reply by Babs Greene

Am I too old to learn to play dulcimer?

I thought this would be an interesting discussion in the beginners' group. I just wrote a blog post about this question, and here are my th…

Started by Strumelia

46 Apr 20
Reply by jeffrey charles foster

Help arthritic fingers!

I just received my new dulcimer yesterday and I am so thrilled. I've experimented with one before and my intent was to learn chords. I fell…

Started by Melanie Cook

10 Apr 15
Reply by Lexie R Oakley

luthiers

Does anyone know anything about luthier Ed Maze out of Florida? I saw one of his instruments on ebay, and I love the look of it, but was wo…

Started by Leah Crosley

11 Apr 10
Reply by Judy Maze

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

13 Apr 6
Reply by Strumelia

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

21 Apr 6
Reply by Lexie R Oakley

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

4 Apr 5
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

17 Apr 4
Reply by Lois Sprengnether Keel

Play it however you want, but do record.

Not intending anything other than an easy discussion on the various ways to approach learning a new instrument.  1. Get a book or dvd 2. Re…

Started by Mandy

10 Mar 31
Reply by Mandy

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