Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Dulcimer Making

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

Members: 514
Latest Activity: 5 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!

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Started by Jimmy Lamar on Tuesday.

Tunning And String Size ? 7 Replies

Started by Ronald R Eaches. Last reply by Ed Gaunt 5 hours ago.

Thickness Sander 18 Replies

Started by Ed Gaunt. Last reply by Pete Staehling 5 hours ago.

Mountain Dulcimer Building 101 (or 214 ways to skin a cat) 10 Replies

Started by Jimmy Lamar. Last reply by Timothy yesterday.

plywood prototype 8 Replies

Started by Bill Arnold. Last reply by Jim Kirkwood Oct 17.

Re-sawing Blades 16 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Bobby Ratliff Oct 15.

My First Prichard 15 Replies

Started by Kenneth W. Longfield. Last reply by John Henry Oct 12.

Fret wire 14 Replies

Started by Caleb Dan Bennett. Last reply by Joe Robison Oct 12.

Gig bags 4 Replies

Started by James. Last reply by Timothy Sep 28.

Roasted Poplar? 32 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Pete Staehling Oct 15.

Ambrosia Maple on a Dulcimer? 16 Replies

Started by Frank Brewer. Last reply by John Henry Oct 9.

Workshop Fret Calculator 7 Replies

Started by john p. Last reply by Pete Staehling Oct 8.

southern yellow pine 5 Replies

Started by James. Last reply by James Sep 25.

New to building 34 Replies

Started by Stephen Wells. Last reply by Stephen Wells on Saturday.

Managing Demand 19 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Pete Staehling Oct 10.

Fret's for a dulcimer? 8 Replies

Started by Robin L. Sacks. Last reply by Robin L. Sacks Sep 21.

Making a Davis kit dulcimer playable 14 Replies

Started by John C. Knopf. Last reply by John C. Knopf Sep 30.

Dulcimer Related Stops on a Road Trip 25 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Mark Bliss Sep 19.

Selling to Overseas Customers? 3 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by John C. Knopf Sep 15.

What Does Your Spouse Think? 13 Replies

Started by John C. Knopf. Last reply by Carla Ruigh Oct 1.


Members (514)


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


Kenneth Longfield


Benjamin Barr

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


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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