"Hello again John. Thanks for the response. I Was privileged two see Hearts Of The Dulcimer twice in my area and also purchased the DVD. The film wa great done and the extras on the DVD are terrific as well. I first got my feet wet at our Redwood…"
"Hi John. Thanks for the Welcome! I was worried I wouldn't know how to navigate the site but everyone has been so friendly so far, I do believe this is great. I am a beginner and hope I will find time to commit to playing and…"
"Thank you for the welcome John. I am looking forward to a long association with FOTMD and participating more fully as I gain knowlege and experience. For know most of my participating will be on the asking and learning end but in the future I hope…"
"Thank you… I have received a warm welcome from many members of the group. I am impressed with the friendliness of the site. I have watched it for a while and used it to get tabs, but only recently became a member because I needed to…"
Retired teacher. First dulcimer 2004. Make my own instruments. Try to attend 3 to 6 festivals a year. Attended WCU Mountain Dulcimer Week in 2008. Have played at nursing homes and try to keep this going.
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
From reading Lisa's (Strumelia's) posts on Everythingdulcimer.
Hello again John. Thanks for the response. I Was privileged two see Hearts Of The Dulcimer twice in my area and also purchased the DVD. The film wa great done and the extras on the DVD are terrific as well. I first got my feet wet at our Redwood Dulcimer Day (RDD) in August of last year using a loner dulcimer. My kids then blessed me with my Folkcraft for Christmas. This year attended RDD again and also the Berkley Gathering. Now that I have really gotten wet I just joined A dulcimer jam and lesson group run by Laura Devine. So exciting. She is also in the dulcimer film. Well probably all this is more than you needed or wanted to know so better close this out.
...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.