Ok all of you banjo players, you don't have to hide anymore! I need your help! I bought a very, very nice banjo that was retail $1,300 and got it for a steal simply because it had sat in the man's…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Oct 1, 2010.
Hey guys! I was just curious to see how many of you played more than the harmonious little box we call the mountain dulcimer! For me I play, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, clawhammer banjo, bowed…Continue
Just out of curiosity, what are yall's top three favorite tunes?Mine will have to be (at the moment)1) John Stenson's #22) Spotted Pony3) Ashokan Farewellothers includeDurang's HornpipeRed BirdShady…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Virginia Anne Clarke Mar 22, 2010.
"Hi Everyone!I've just received the revised edition of Using the 1 1/2 Fret book from the printer. I've added an addendum with 5 more tunes and instructions and scales for playing in the key of Dm dorian. If you have previously purchased…"
I am a young dulcimer player who has been playing for two years and has been blessed with a good teacher and love for playing :)
My acievements include:
1st Place Mid-Eastern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion
1st Place WV State Mountain Dulcimer Champion 2010
2nd Place WV State Dulcimer Championship 2009
1st Place WV Youth Moutain Dulcimer
!st place WV Youth Mountain Dulcimer Champion 2008
3rd Place Moid-Eastern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship 2008
5th Place WV State Dulcimer Championship 2008
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
Yes, Nathaniel competed, unfortunately he did not make the break although he did very well (of course!).
Johnathon Dowell, Aaron Thornton, Aaron O' Roarke, Bradley Ellis and myself were in the final round. When they announced the numbers of who made the break, I was so relived. My goal was to make the break and so I was much more relaxed while playing in the 2nd set.
I am very happy about my placing. And of course, I can always try again!
As always, a pleasure to see you! You did a great job teaching class and my bird charm is on the dulcimer that's on my lap right now.
If you get a chance, would you fill me in on what I missed today? (I was sorry not to get to hear Emily at the contest-- Mark and I had had something come up so broke camp and headed home this morning.
Saw you have to put your dropped jaw back in place at the concert Saturday eve!
Keith Renolds placed 2nd, as he did last year. Irma Reeder placed 3rd, Spike Huff placed 4th (he got first in the HD contest) and Nathaniel Samsel placed 5th, who placed 3rd last year. In my opinion any one of the five final contestants could have placed first; they were all very good players and it was a joy getting to know them during the weekend! Also, Nathan McAlsiter and I placed 2nd in ensemble. I also competed in ensemble with Nathaniel Samsel, but we did not place. The ensemble contest was a lot of fun!
...For warmly greeting new members and making them feel welcome here on FOTMD!
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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.