Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Appalachian mountain dulcimer players- make friends, share, learn to play- Free!

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  • Dulcimer Making

    522 members Latest Activity: 3 hours ago A group for those making dulcimers or interested in dulcimer making.

  • Site Moderators Group

    5 members Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

    A group to allow FOTMD moderators to communicate more easily.  (private)

  • West Virginia players

    32 members Latest Activity: Nov 10

    A group just for dulcimer players in beautiful West Virginia!  FOTMD member RN(Rob) Lacky is the group's intrepid leader.


  • Beginner players

    1020 members Latest Activity: on Thursday

  • Rockin' in the Free World

    350 members Latest Activity: Nov 12 A group for those of you who like to play music not normally associated with the mountain dulcimer (e.g. Rock, Celtic, Bluegrass, etc.) Share your…

  • Early & Classical Music

    40 members Latest Activity: Nov 16

    For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. Discussion includes (but…

  • FOTMD on the Road

    9 members Latest Activity: Oct 14

    Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a festival....and want to meet up with other FOTMD members as you travel?  Looking for jamming…

  • Scrap/Recycled wood Dulcimer Challenge

    71 members Latest Activity: Nov 4

    A group for those thrifty and creative folk who like to make dulcimers from wood recycled or discarded from previous uses. 

  • Dulcimer Ancestors

    88 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    Looking at some of the ancestors of the Mountain Dulcimer, like the Citera, Langspil, Hummel, Langeleik, Scheitholt, Epinette des Vosges, and…

  • Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

    183 members Latest Activity: yesterday Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a special meeting place for folks who love any variation of diatonic stick instrument…

  • 6 string dulcimers

    42 members Latest Activity: Nov 5 Owning and playing a 6 string, regardless of tuning, and issues when considering acquiring (or selling) one.

  • The Music Theory Corner

    254 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday A Group to talk about Music Theory!

  • Four-Equidistant Strings

    87 members Latest Activity: Nov 13 A place to share about 4-equidistant string playing, how and why we do it, tunings we use, how to make the switch from 3-string... etc.!

  • OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

    503 members Latest Activity: Nov 16 If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music, declare your old fashion passion here amongst kindred…

  • Help Me Learn this Song

    97 members Latest Activity: Nov 13

    Need help learning to play a particular song? Let another member of FOTMD help you!

  • Collector's Corner

    98 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday A group where collectors of antique, vintage, or rare Mountain Dulcimers can discuss specific instruments, the buying and selling of collectors'…

  • Call the Tune

    87 members Latest Activity: 8 hours ago "Call the Tune" is a place to post audio and video clips of your dulcimer performances. All skill levels welcome, public-domain songs only.…

  • Challenged Players

    51 members Latest Activity: Nov 14 A meeting place for players dealing with disabilities.

  • Baritone Dulcimer Players

    164 members Latest Activity: on Friday Do you play a baritone dulcimer? Want to play a baritone dulcimer? Just want to learn more about them? If you answered yes to any or all of these…

  • Fingerpicking

    400 members Latest Activity: Nov 16

    A place to discuss fingerpicking styles of dulcimer playing.

    Please start a new discussion for each specific topic…

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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