Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer!

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 Forum discussions 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 them HERE on 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

Latest Activity

Bob
 
@bob • an hour ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"Thanks for your very nice comment John!  "
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • an hour ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Katy. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • an hour ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Looks really nice. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • an hour ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Greetings from Vermont Katydid and welcome to the site. I hope you post a clip of Soldier's Joy - would love to hear it. Yeah, there is a lot of enthusiasm..."
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • an hour ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Welcome, Katydid, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • an hour ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @darryl:
"Greetings from Vermont Darrly and welcome to the site. Enjoy."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • an hour ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @kelley:
"Greetings from Vermont and welcome to the site. You may be surprised as you learn the folks you can help too. It's a great group, have fun in any event."
Dan
 
@dan • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"SWEET!"
Dan
 
@dan • 3 hours ago • comments: 6
Liked @bob's photos:
Completed Dulcimer "April"
John C. Knopf
 
@john-c-knopf • 3 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"A sensational instrument, with all the bells and whistles! "
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • 3 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Youghal Harbour (Set Dance):
"Nicely played, Val!   Steven"
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked @mark-gilston's youtube:
Saltarello "La Regina"
Val Hughes
 
@val-hughes • 4 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Youghal Harbour (Set Dance):
"This is a tune I learned from the playing of Jackie Daly(Box Player).Although I play it in a different key and a little faster. I'ts typical of set dances..."
Val Hughes
 
@val-hughes • 4 hours ago • comments: 2
Created a new Audio File:
Youghal Harbour (Set Dance)
Bob
 
@bob • 10 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"Steven Berger: Great looking dulcimer, Bob! I really like your detail work on the peghead and the fretboard!   Steven Thanks Steven. It payed off to..."
Bob
 
@bob • 10 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"IRENE: sooooooooooooo beautiful.  Give us all a little tune on her, Okay?  I looked up the tuners, and they are spendy, but they look great.  workmanship..."
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 11 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a new YouTube video:
Saltarello "La Regina"
Benjamin W Barr Jr
 
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 12 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Hi Katy, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer,..."
Sam
 
@sam • 15 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"Very nice use of your noter Charles. You really have that 'slide' down pat.  You dulcimer has a great sound by the way."
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"That's a sweet-looking dulcimer, George!   Steven"
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • 16 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"Great looking dulcimer, Bob! I really like your detail work on the peghead and the fretboard!   Steven"
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • 17 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"Nicely played, Charles! The wind howls through the woods here southeast of Jacksonville in East Texas.   Steven"
Helen Seiler
 
@helen-seiler • 18 hours ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Down on the Farm:
"Thank you Charles."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 19 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pick Percussion:
" When life gives you lemons, make lemonade ( or find a bottle of tequila). "
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 19 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"Thanks Marg!! It's going on midnight here and the wind is howling still!!"
marg
 
@marg • 20 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"I am north of Houston, Spring tx & yes the winds are blowing but the weather is beautiful now. Thanks for sharing your song with us, very nice."
IRENE
 
@irene • 21 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"sooooooooooooo beautiful.  Give us all a little tune on her, Okay?  I looked up the tuners, and they are spendy, but they look great.  workmanship on this..."
Cindy Stammich
 
@cindy-stammich • 22 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pick Percussion:
"How cool is this!  Used you imagination and come up with a whole new thing!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 22 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"In El Paso Texas Spring means wind - 40-50 mph gusts."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 22 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Spring Winds
Cindy Stammich
 
@cindy-stammich • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Wow!  This is such a beautiful dulcimer!!!  Can't wait to hear it"
Cindy Stammich
 
@cindy-stammich • 22 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"I LOVE that curly maple!!!  The sound holes are beautiful too!"
Cindy Stammich
 
@cindy-stammich • 22 hours ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on In the Garden-A Tribute to my Sister-in-Law and Friend:
"Charles, thank you so much for listening, for sharing in our precious memories and for the kind comments.  Sharing this has been healing - it is keeping her..."
Bob
 
@bob • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Thats a GEM!"
Bob
 
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 23 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Man, George, that sure is pretty.  I can't wait to hear it."
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 23 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @darryl:
"Welcome, Darryl, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
 
@rob-n-lackey • 23 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @kelley:
"Welcome, Kelley, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 23 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @darryl:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Darryl. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • yesterday • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @kelley:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Kelley. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @macsaw:
"Welcome to FOTMD, Macsaw. It's good to have you aboard. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Couldn't wait to post pics, sound clip (s) ? coming. "
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • yesterday • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on William Sizemore:
"Very nice addition to your family. They make a nice pair. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Skip
 
@skip • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blue Lion Craftsmanship":
"http://www.bluelioninstruments.com/faqs.html About 2/3 way down."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"I'll post picture and sound clip over the weekend!! I'm really impressed with the sound from this, seems thinner bodied, but nice mellow, decent volume for..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Soldiers Joy:
"Dan, just to repeat the other comments- WOW!!! Your paying is Awesome!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • yesterday • comments: 6
Liked @dan's soundcloud:
Soldiers Joy
Suaimhneas
 
@suaimhneas • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Could we see a picture of the Leonard Glenn? Good find!"
Charles Thomas
 
Suaimhneas
 
@suaimhneas • yesterday • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Blue Lion Craftsmanship":
"Good Day,      Anybody out there know what type of finish Blue Lion uses on their dulcimers? Excellent craftsmanship."

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Beginner players

Beginner players


Are you a brand new player? Join this group and ask all...
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

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If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain...
Dulcimer Making

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A group for those making dulcimers or interested in...
Fingerpicking

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A place to discuss fingerpicking styles of dulcimer...
Hymn and Worship Song Players

Hymn and Worship Song Players


a place to share the hymns and worship songs we are playing.
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Modern/Chord style Players


Do you play chords and fret across all strings? Then this...
Rockin' in the Free World

Rockin' in the Free World


A group for those of you who like to play music not...
Traditional Irish music & Song

Traditional Irish music & Song


The playing of Traditional Irish music and Song on...
The Music Theory Corner

The Music Theory Corner


A Group to talk about Music Theory!
Dulcimer Care & Maintenance

Dulcimer Care & Maintenance


Tips, tricks and techniques to help care for your dulcimer.
fans of Jean Ritchie

fans of Jean Ritchie


A group for those of us who have been inspired by...
UK and European Mountain Dulcimers

UK and European Mountain...


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Arranging for Dulcimers

Arranging for Dulcimers


A group to discuss creating arrangements of songs for...
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This group is dedicated to those that visit, or have a...
Mountain Dulcimer History

Mountain Dulcimer History


Share historical information on the history and...
Little Dulcimers

Little Dulcimers


Do you play an octave, mini, or traveling dulcimer?
Help Me Learn this Song

Help Me Learn this Song


Need help learning to play a particular song? Let...
I have extra frets.....

I have extra frets.....


This group is for those who have a 1 1/2 fret, an 8 1/2...
Public Domain... or Not?

Public Domain... or Not?


Ever wanted to record or post that tune, but you just...
Home Studio Recording

Home Studio Recording


Recording dulcimers, vocals and other instruments in the...
Call the Tune

Call the Tune


"Call the Tune" is a place to post audio and video clips...
Technology/Software/Amplifying

Technology/Software/Amplifying


to share info on all aspects of using tech: Amplifying,...
Four-Equidistant Strings

Four-Equidistant Strings


A place to share about 4-equidistant string playing, how...
Collector's Corner

Collector's Corner


A group where collectors of antique, vintage, or rare...
Civil War era music

Civil War era music


For discussing music that was played around the time of...
Dulcimer Ancestors

Dulcimer Ancestors


Looking at some of the ancestors of the Mountain...
GIG TALK!

GIG TALK!


Do you play gigs? Tell us about your good and not-so-good...
Box Dulcimers

Box Dulcimers


A group for those who play, make, or admire all types of...
Early & Classical Music

Early & Classical Music


For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient,...
Galax Dulcimer Lovers

Galax Dulcimer Lovers


Just a group to discuss all things Galax Dulcimer. Tips...
Prayers, Hugs, and Kindness

Prayers, Hugs, and Kindness


A group for private sharing and support, whether you are...
Scrap/Recycled wood Dulcimer Challenge

Scrap/Recycled wood...


A group for those thrifty and creative folk who like to...
The Bass Dulcimer

The Bass Dulcimer


This group is for anyone interested in sharing tips and...
Chromatic Dulcimers

Chromatic Dulcimers


For players who enjoy playing dulcimers with ALL the frets!
Rosin the Bow!

Rosin the Bow!


Welcome to all who play music using a bow on any type of...
Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP

Michigan Dulcimer Players...


All Players in Michigan
NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players

NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer...


For those of us who live in the northeastern United States.
Virginia Dulcimer Players

Virginia Dulcimer Players


Just thought it would be neet to know how many other...
North Carolinians Plus

North Carolinians Plus


The Three Sides of North Carolina: Mountains / Piedmont /...
Challenged Players

Challenged Players


A meeting place for players dealing with disabilities.
Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts

Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts


Howdy ya'll! Come on by for a cup o' joe and jammin....
California Dulcimer Dreamin'

California Dulcimer Dreamin'


Dulcimer players living in California(or who've lived...
Kentucky Dulcimer Players

Kentucky Dulcimer Players


A group for any players from Kentucky where we can meet...
Pacific Northwest Players

Pacific Northwest Players


For players who live in or have strong connections to the...
Baritone Dulcimer Players

Baritone Dulcimer Players


A Group for discussing the unique aspects of playing...
6 string dulcimers

6 string dulcimers


Owning and playing a 6 string, regardless of tuning, and...
Florida Sunshine Dulcimer Society

Florida Sunshine Dulcimer...


Florida Dulcimer Players
West Virginia players

West Virginia players


A group just for dulcimer players in beautiful West...
Composing and Songwriting

Composing and Songwriting


Do you like composing original songs? Are you writing a...
North of the Lakes

North of the Lakes


for any MD players in Upper Canada (aka Ontario) and the...
Missouri Dulcimer Players

Missouri Dulcimer Players


for all the Show Me State dulcimer players
FOTMD on the Road

FOTMD on the Road


Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a...
AussieTalk!

AussieTalk!


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Arkansas Mtn Dulcimer Players


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Indiana Players


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Latest Audio

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Youghal Harbour (Set Dance)
The Bells of Aberdovey - Sow Hogfiddle - 27 Apr 17
Soldiers Joy
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Meditation
Delia
Bile 'Em Cabbage Down
Farther Along
Sunset (Original)
The Sleep of Angels: Tongue Drum and NA Flute
Shifting Sands
Blackest Crow - with vocal
Way Up On Clinch Mountain
The Last Lonely Leaf
Little Pink
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Emma´s waltz
Painting
Loch Lomond, played on a Dulciborn
Edsel Martin sample
fingerlings
butterfly
Beauty Under Scars duet for baritone Dulcimer
The Ash Grove
Beatrice sound clip
The Spirit Inside 12 String Guitar & NA Flutes
Harvest Home week 3
Ground Hog
Down in the Valley to Pray
There Is A Fountain (filled with blood)

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Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival -(VA)

Crooked Road Dulcimer...


Thu May 25 2017
Wisconsin Dulcimer Workshops/Concert -(WI)

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Fri Jun 2 2017
Pattyfest 2017 -(WV)

Pattyfest 2017 -(WV)


Sat Jun 3 2017
Arkladulcifest 2017 -(AR)

Arkladulcifest 2017 -(AR)


Thu Jun 8 2017
Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (CA)

Berkeley Dulcimer...


Fri Jun 9 2017
Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat -(MD)

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Fri Jun 16 2017
KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEK -(KY)

KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEK -(KY)


Sun Jun 25 2017
Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering III -(PA)

Dutchland Dulcimer...


Fri Jul 7 2017
DULCIMER U -(NC)

DULCIMER U -(NC)


Sun Jul 23 2017
8th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Fest -(NM)

8th Annual New Mexico...


Fri Nov 3 2017
23rd Annual Fall Harvest Fest of Dulcimers -(CA)

23rd Annual Fall Harvest...


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Latest Forum Posts   All

Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972

Posted: Friday April 28 2017, 8:12 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Blue Lion Craftsmanship

Posted: Thursday April 27 2017, 8:43 PM
By: @Skip

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday April 26 2017, 9:53 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Wednesday April 26 2017, 9:46 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

6 String guages and tuning

Posted: Wednesday April 26 2017, 3:03 PM
By: @robert schuler

What's fer dinner?

Posted: Tuesday April 25 2017, 8:09 PM
By: @hugssandi

Your "Dream Dulcimer?

Posted: Tuesday April 25 2017, 3:49 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Roland, MICRO CUBE GX

Posted: Tuesday April 25 2017, 10:55 AM
By: @Skip

Glued In Frets?

Posted: Tuesday April 25 2017, 6:52 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

We are experiencing Chat...

Posted: Monday April 24 2017, 1:39 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Groups Tab on my profile...

Posted: Sunday April 23 2017, 9:32 PM
By: @Dulcidude

Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox

Posted: Saturday April 22 2017, 7:58 PM
By: @norm3206

Tabs, Straps, & Cords

Posted: Saturday April 22 2017, 1:41 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

6 String "No-Body" Electric

Posted: Saturday April 22 2017, 1:15 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Noter/drone duet books?

Posted: Saturday April 22 2017, 12:34 AM
By: @Lisa Golladay

Untabbed songs/tunes you'd...

Posted: Friday April 21 2017, 2:04 AM
By: @marg

Fred Martin dulcimer help,...

Posted: Thursday April 20 2017, 8:40 PM
By: @whocindylou

Dana McCall ?

Posted: Wednesday April 19 2017, 11:33 PM
By: @Jan Potts

Starting a new dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday April 19 2017, 9:30 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

I am SO in over my head!!!

Posted: Wednesday April 19 2017, 11:35 AM
By: @Laurel K Scott

Olympia Walkabout Dulcimer...

Posted: Tuesday April 18 2017, 6:19 AM
By: @Susie

Galax dulcimer for sale

Posted: Monday April 17 2017, 11:36 PM
By: @robert schuler

Hearts of the Dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday April 16 2017, 1:25 AM
By: @Patricia Delich

Native American Flutes

Posted: Saturday April 15 2017, 1:26 PM
By: @Susie

Offering sympathy to our...

Posted: Saturday April 15 2017, 9:27 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Rest in peace, Brian Beach

Posted: Friday April 14 2017, 8:28 PM
By: @Jim Fawcett

Possum board question:...

Posted: Thursday April 13 2017, 8:42 PM
By: @Kevin Keating

What's your Favorite Finger...

Posted: Wednesday April 12 2017, 12:18 PM
By: @Bob

Amazing Grace in Cherokee

Posted: Wednesday April 12 2017, 11:34 AM
By: @hugssandi

Vintage McSpadden T9w for sale

Posted: Wednesday April 12 2017, 12:41 AM
By: @William Mann
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