Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Dulcimer Making

A group for those making dulcimers or interested in dulcimer making.

Members: 537
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

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To help find specific subjects, posts, and discussions amongst the discussions within this group, there is a very handy SEARCH button. To use the search function within this Builder's Group, simply go to the bottom of the Discussion Forum here and click on "View All" discussions. At the top of that window list of discussions, you will see a search box in the upper left where you can type a search term, phrase, or word to help you find a particular post or thread. This search function can also help you find an older discussion that may already cover and answer a subject you were about to ask about. Thank you!

Discussion Forum

finish on poplar 12 Replies

Started by Bill Robison. Last reply by John Henry 14 hours ago.

flash question: removing frets 16 Replies

Started by Matteo. Last reply by Jim Kirkwood 21 hours ago.

Dulcimer #2, "Hades" is done, sort of.. 8 Replies

Started by Carla Ruigh. Last reply by Ed Gaunt yesterday.

Historic finishes, what did "they" use? 16 Replies

Started by Don Kemper. Last reply by robert schuler Apr 10.

Side Bending Jig 4 Replies

Started by Dan DeBruler. Last reply by Bernd Krause Apr 5.

carved scrolls 7 Replies

Started by Bill Robison. Last reply by Don Kemper Apr 1.

Follow up on my backpacking stick project 1 Reply

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Pete Staehling Mar 29.

Anyone heard of Mountain Dulcimer Maker Ronald Hurst? 1 Reply

Started by David Lee Herring. Last reply by Ben Seymour Mar 24.

Zither pin and tuning peg question 37 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Pete Staehling Mar 27.

"Middletown dulcimer" sneak preview! 10 Replies

Started by John C. Knopf. Last reply by John C. Knopf Apr 13.

Finish question 5 Replies

Started by Diana Cash. Last reply by Diana Cash Mar 25.

Newbie design questions 2 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Ken Hulme Mar 19.

I need some advice re: shellac drips 14 Replies

Started by John C. Knopf. Last reply by Carla Ruigh Apr 11.

Tung oil over Danish oil. 3 Replies

Started by James. Last reply by fred davis Mar 14.

Effect of wood type on sound 15 Replies

Started by J. Andy Crandall. Last reply by Bill Robison Mar 31.

help with finish 19 Replies

Started by Carla Ruigh. Last reply by Carla Ruigh Mar 22.

Hubert L Rogers 8 Replies

Started by Susie. Last reply by Don Kemper Mar 31.

Electric Hybrid TMB 18 Replies

Started by John C. Knopf. Last reply by fred davis Mar 15.

I'm ba-ack 11 Replies

Started by Sarah J "Ghost" Brafford. Last reply by fred davis Mar 15.

Greenheart wood 6 Replies

Started by Stephen Robinson. Last reply by john p Mar 5.


Members (537)


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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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