Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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

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  • Public Domain... or Not?

    99 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    Ever wanted to record or post that tune, but you just can't find whether it's a traditional, public domain tune or not? Not sure if it's…

  • Dulcimer Making

    543 members Latest Activity: 1 minute ago A group for those making dulcimers or interested in dulcimer making.

  • Rockin' in the Free World

    356 members Latest Activity: on Thursday 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…

  • West Virginia players

    35 members Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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


  • Fingerpicking

    420 members Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

    A place to discuss fingerpicking styles of dulcimer playing.

    Please start a new discussion for each specific topic…

  • Traditional Irish music & Song

    258 members Latest Activity: Jan 25 The playing of Traditional Irish music and Song on Mountain Dulcimer

  • Site Moderators Group

    5 members Latest Activity: yesterday

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

  • Modern/Chord style Players

    403 members Latest Activity: on Wednesday

    Do you play chords and fret across all strings? Then this group is especially for you!   This is the place for talking modern…

  • OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

    521 members Latest Activity: 5 hours ago If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music, declare your old fashion passion here amongst kindred…

  • Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

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

  • The Bass Dulcimer

    57 members Latest Activity: on Thursday This group is for anyone interested in sharing tips and ideas about playing the bass dulcimer.

  • Early & Classical Music

    45 members Latest Activity: on Thursday

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

  • Help Me Learn this Song

    100 members Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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

  • Prayer Requests

    78 members Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

    A private group where fotmd members can share their prayer requests and spiritual inspirations.  Any fotmd member can join, but…

  • Collector's Corner

    100 members Latest Activity: Jan 6 A group where collectors of antique, vintage, or rare Mountain Dulcimers can discuss specific instruments, the buying and selling of collectors'…

  • Arranging for Dulcimers

    134 members Latest Activity: on Thursday A group to discuss creating arrangements of songs for dulcimer, by ear, tab, chord charts, traditional musical notation and any other method…

  • Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts

    53 members Latest Activity: Jan 4 Howdy ya'll! Come on by for a cup o' joe and jammin. Beginners to advanced may sit in and share, laugh and play LOTS of different music. Everyone…

  • North of the Lakes

    40 members Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2014 for any MD players in Upper Canada (aka Ontario) and the Great West

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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