Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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

Diane in Chicago's Groups (15)

  • Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

    187 members Latest Activity: Jan 11 Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a special meeting place for folks who love any variation of diatonic stick instrument…

  • Box Dulcimers

    86 members Latest Activity: on Thursday A group for those who play, make, or admire all types of BOX dulcimers!
    If you'd like to tell us about your box dulcimer, please start a 'NEW…

  • I have extra frets.....

    98 members Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2014 This group is for those who have a 1 1/2 fret, an 8 1/2 fret, or any variant of! Discuss the benefits or drawbacks of this newfangled innovation of…

  • Public Domain... or Not?

    98 members Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

    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…

  • OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

    521 members Latest Activity: 19 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…

  • Call the Tune

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

  • Rockin' in the Free World

    355 members Latest Activity: 13 hours ago 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…

  • Arranging for Dulcimers

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

  • Fingerpicking

    417 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    A place to discuss fingerpicking styles of dulcimer playing.

    Please start a new discussion for each specific topic…

  • Modern/Chord style Players

    400 members Latest Activity: yesterday

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

  • Rosin the Bow!

    65 members Latest Activity: Jan 12

    Welcome to all who play music using a bow on any type of dulcimer/zither!

  • Beginner players

    1058 members Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

  • Dulcimer Making

    540 members Latest Activity: 5 hours ago A group for those making dulcimers or interested in dulcimer making.

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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