Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is the most active and extensive online site for Appalachian Mountain Dulcimers and players on the internet today. Welcome!
Join Groups and Forumdiscussions that interest you, connect with new music friends, share photos, music clips, and videos, explore resources for buying instruments, music, and learning materials. Ask your beginner questions and learn to play your favorite tunes! All who love the Appalachian dulcimer are welcome here no matter what your style, skill level, or musical tastes. Fear not!...beginner players are especially encouraged. Become a member of Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer (FOTMD) community -it's easy, friendly, and FREE! After joining, please read the Site Rules before posting. You'll find your very own Member Profile Page by clicking on your name in the links navigation bar across the top of any page..and you'll be all set to join in the fun. Click on different areas and links to get familiar with where things are. Questions about using the new site?- ask themHEREon our site questions forum. So don't be shy- you've come to exactly the right place to receive or give friendly free help and encouragement in playing music. Here on FOTMD we all learn from each other, as friends. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia
Membership in Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer is FREE to all. We do however gratefully accept donations towards the costs of maintaining the site- which includes hundreds of dollars annually in server and software costs. You don't have to have a Paypal account to donate- Paypal accepts simple credit card payments as well. Contribute any amount (a minimum of $5 please). We do ask that if you sell any items through our For Sale Forum for $100 or more, please make a minimum $5 donation as a small thanks to our site. Questions? email email@example.com Together we can keep FOTMD up and running!Click the Paypal button below to make a site donation:
NEW!- Would you like to become a SpecialPatron of FOTMD? There have been hundreds of dollars of added costs and countless hours of work involved in building FOTMD's ALL NEW site and moving our thousands of members and their content to these improved digs in 2015. Even the most modest donations are sincerely appreciated. All donations are 100% applied to paying for site maintenance. Your generosity makes a big difference in what we can do to improve FOTMD! Become a special 'Patron Member' simply by making a single donation of $50 or more.In return, your patronage will be recognized for a year and a half with a special Patron designation ID label that will be displayed prominently under your member picture on your profile page. Your Patron ID will show others your extra generosity in supporting the future of this special site! Here is what the Patron label looks like on member profile pages, right under your member picture: