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

DulcimerJones
 
@dulcimerjones • 39 minutes ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Samanthra:
"That was a great tune, wonderfully played.  Did you play that with a noter?"
Mark Gilston
 
@mark-gilston • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a new YouTube video:
La Quinte Estampie Real
Ken Hulme
 
@ken-hulme • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Chinese Dulcimer Or Yangqin In Question And Setup":
"Your "chessmen" are Floating Bridges..."
Jim Fawcett
 
@jim-fawcett • 5 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Streets of Laredo/Red River Valley Medley:
"Thanks everyone for your kind comments.  "
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 5 hours ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"Thank you, Barb, we're glad you enjoyed it! "
marg
 
@marg • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Chinese Dulcimer Or Yangqin In Question And Setup":
"The dulcimer group I play with has someone who has been playing the hammered dulcimer for years, I forwarded your info to him. It is a beautiful instrument,..."
infinity327
 
@infinity327 • 13 hours ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Chinese Dulcimer Or Yangqin In Question And Setup":
"Greetings Everyone ~I have been very interested in the hammered dulcimer. In particular the Chinese dulcimer or yangqin versions/types, and just recently I..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 13 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Summer Storm:
"This was played on a Tom Yocky dulcimer named "Artist". The little critter on the right is a wood carving by Francisco Hernandez Cruz from Oaxaca Mexico."
jcurtis55
 
@jcurtis55 • 13 hours ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "First Try at Tabedit":
"I purchased TablEdit and worked through a 16-bar song.  I chose Burn's Log Camp from the book "Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman" by William Doerflinger...."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 13 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
Summer Storm
Bob
 
@bob • 15 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"Thanks Steven- "July" needs to be as comfortable (and safe) as possible- it's a long trip to her Texas home  "
Strumelia
 
Ken Hulme
 
@ken-hulme • 17 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"When I lived in Oregon, back in the 90s I had a near perfect job.  I got paid full time as a technical writer for a company in Portland (I lived in Salem, 60..."
mascis
 
@mascis • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"Awesome, that we can probably do! I will run it by the lady and let you know as it approaches."
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"Beautiful case, Bob! "July" looks mighty comfortable in it!   Steven"
Dusty Turtle
 
@dusty-turtle • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I had a friend in the SF Bay Area who thought things through. He worked construction, but only Mondays-Wednesdays. He also poured wine in a wine bar those..."
Dusty Turtle
 
@dusty-turtle • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"Hey @mascis, if you can drive to Blue Lion, you can drive to the Redwood Dulcimer Day in Santa Cruz in August. Perhaps I'll see you and your Ledford there!..."
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • 20 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"@mascis If you'd like to post the video here, that'd be cool!  "
dulcinina
 
@dulcinina • 20 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to form a local dulcimer group":
"Thanks for the pointers, Dusty.  I'm getting together with a couple group leaders and getting their input as well.  Then I'll contact a couple possible..."
Lisa Golladay
 
@lisa-golladay • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Strumelia: I think we should all petition to have three more days added to each weekend. AMEN! I also believe we should be entitled to a three-month..."
Lisa Golladay
 
@lisa-golladay • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Concert Ukulele":
"I think uke is a perfect 2nd instrument for MD players.  Most of us start MD playing melody on traditional modal tunes.  While a uke is just begging you to..."
mascis
 
@mascis • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"Thanks, Jan! I don't think I can make that because I'm in CA and don't have money to spare on a flight. It sounds really cool, though. Take some video!..."
Bob
 
@bob • 23 hours ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in. I totally got lost in this fun project. The Folk Art bird on the box mimics the 'Bird..."
Black Dog Bess
 
@black-dog-bess • 23 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Concert Ukulele":
"Colleen, I understand how you feel about friction tuners. My Gretsch banjolele came with them. My fondness for the instrument (it was so darn cute!) made me..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"After asparagus & strawberry season, we switched to high tunnel tomatoes. Been picking vineripes since late June. After three years my 150 ft long..."
Jessica Comeau
 
@jessica-comeau • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- The Foggy Dew, Arr. by Jessica Comeau:
"Thank you so much, @Steven-Berger! :-) I love to play this song..."
Jessica Comeau
 
@jessica-comeau • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- The Foggy Dew, Arr. by Jessica Comeau:
"Thank you, @John-Gribble! Yes, I appreciate the story told by each set of lyrics united to this melody... In the end, however, my favorite element is the..."
Jessica Comeau
 
@jessica-comeau • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- The Foggy Dew, Arr. by Jessica Comeau:
"Thank you so much, @Dusty-Turtle! :-) I'm glad you stopped over to listen."
Colleen Hailey
 
@colleen-hailey • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Concert Ukulele":
"My favorite is my Kala ST-G spruce top tenor.  Found it used at a local guitar store.  I keep my original Kala concert in my office to strum on for a few..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I think we should all petition to have three more days added to each weekend.  I'm finding I just never have enough time to give the proper attention to all..."
dulcinina
 
@dulcinina • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Yes, you will love that porch.  Ours was put on in the spring and it's the best investment we ever made in our home.  Morning coffee, meals anytime it suits..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"July... it's mid blueberry time in our garden!  Also now the first year we're getting substantial raspberries.  I've been picking string beans and making big..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"I'm positively looking forward to enjoying our new BIG BEAUTIFUL back screened porch... it's almost finished now and is going to be soooo wonderful for about..."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • yesterday • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Streets of Laredo/Red River Valley Medley:
"Very nice, Jim. Thanks for sharing. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Liked @rod-westerfield's forum discussions:
Only 10 to go till 200 members
Black Dog Bess
 
@black-dog-bess • yesterday • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog:
"Thank you for this lovely tune. I found it very refreshing. I will bookmark it for a quick listen when I need a boost. Barb"
Robin Thompson
 
@robin-thompson • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"I'd love to visit Blue Lion!  And you've got a treasure in that Ledford! "
David Pedersen
 
@david-pedersen • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Concert Ukulele":
"Well I made the plunge 3 months ago and bought a Kala Ziricoat Tenor and couldn't be happier. I actually have learned more about music since I've had this...."
John C. Knopf
 
@john-c-knopf • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"I've encountered many 1-1/2" wide dulcimer fretboards, and some 1-3/8" also.  The widest one I've seen was close to 2" (for 4 strings), and the narrowest..."
Ken Hulme
 
@ken-hulme • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"Yep, the non-standard standard width is 1-1/2" simply because it's a standard board width"
Sam
 
@sam • yesterday • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Streets of Laredo/Red River Valley Medley:
"Great job Jim. Love your strumming. I'm kinda wimpy on that. That's a really nice dulcimer. "
Steven Berger
 
@steven-berger • yesterday • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on electric dulcimer field recording from Sweden:
"Liked the video and the music! Have fun in Sweden!   Steven"
Bee Lick Farm
 
@bee-lick-farm • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"It does vary slightly, from builder to builder. Or even model to model. If there were a "standard", 1 1/2" would probably be it though. Generally, I go 1..."
Jan Potts
 
@jan-potts • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"$50?  The case itself is worth that! You got quite a deal, indeed!  If you keep it, you've got quite a bit of interesting musical history there.  When old..."
Charles Thomas
 
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Liked @pierre-lain's soundcloud:
Rond d'eau bergère
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Big Barren Creek:
"Great playing Dan! Blowing up stuff is fun !!"
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"For what it is worth, I build at 1 1/2" width; primarily because it spaces the strings slightly further apart to accommodate larger fingers. "
mascis
 
@mascis • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1978 Homer Ledford ":
"Good news today! I drove up to Blue Lion and they looked over the dulcimer, and they said it's in excellent shape. They tuned it to pitch and the pegs hold...."
Ken Longfield
 
@ken-longfield • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"My experience is that it varies from builder to builder. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song.""

Join a Group!   All

Beginner players

Beginner players


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

OLD STYLE Drone & Noter...


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

Dulcimer Making


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

Fingerpicking


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.
Modern/Chord style Players

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...


A group which hopefully allows players/makers in this...
Singing with the Dulcimer

Singing with the Dulcimer


Here's a group for those of us who are interested in...
Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks


Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a...
Dulcimer teachers

Dulcimer teachers


Do you teach dulcimer? Are you helping others to learn?
Arranging for Dulcimers

Arranging for Dulcimers


A group to discuss creating arrangements of songs for...
Dulcimer Therapy

Dulcimer Therapy


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...
Public Domain... or Not?

Public Domain... or Not?


Ever wanted to record or post that tune, but you just...
Technology/Software/Amplifying

Technology/Software/Amplifying


to share info on all aspects of using tech: Amplifying,...
I have extra frets.....

I have extra frets.....


This group is for those who have a 1 1/2 fret, an 8 1/2...
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...
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...
GIG TALK!

GIG TALK!


Do you play gigs? Tell us about your good and not-so-good...
Dulcimer Ancestors

Dulcimer Ancestors


Looking at some of the ancestors of the Mountain...
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...
Rosin the Bow!

Rosin the Bow!


Welcome to all who play music using a bow on any type of...
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!
NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players

NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer...


For those of us who live in the northeastern United States.
Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP

Michigan Dulcimer Players...


All Players in Michigan
Challenged Players

Challenged Players


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

Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts


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

Baritone Dulcimer Players


A Group for discussing the unique aspects of playing...
California Dulcimer Dreamin'

California Dulcimer Dreamin'


For dulcimer players living in or just visiting California
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...
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...
Missouri Dulcimer Players

Missouri Dulcimer Players


for all the Show Me State dulcimer players
North of the Lakes

North of the Lakes


for any MD players in Upper Canada (aka Ontario) and the...
FOTMD on the Road

FOTMD on the Road


Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a...
Arkansas Mtn Dulcimer Players

Arkansas Mtn Dulcimer Players


For those who live in Arkansas and love playing the...
AussieTalk!

AussieTalk!


For dulcimer players in Australia. -Be sure to create...
Site Moderators Group

Site Moderators Group


A private group to allow FOTMD moderators to communicate...
Indiana Players

Indiana Players


Welcome all dulcimer players in the state of Indiana!...

Showcase your music event or business here!

Showcase your music event or business here

Latest Audio

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Rond d'eau bergère
Hatmaker Lane-guitar & lap dulcimer CAUTION: loud dog
Skye Boat Song
Samanthra
Song for Ireland
Unclouded Day
It Gets Better
Reverie
Winter's Dream
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Walnut Neff
A song for John
Old Joe Clark Gets A Phone Call
Big Barren Creek
Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar & dulcimer trade leads
Big Scioty on guitar with reading of a poem
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

Coming Events   All

DULCIMER U -(NC)

DULCIMER U -(NC)


Sun Jul 23 2017
Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival -(WV)

Fort New Salem Dulcimer...


Fri Aug 11 2017
Redwood Dulcimer Day -- Santa Cruz, CA

Redwood Dulcimer Day --...


Sat Aug 19 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...


Sat Nov 11 2017

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Latest Forum Posts   All

Chinese Dulcimer Or Yangqin...

Posted: Friday July 21 2017, 7:48 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Dulcimer Carry Case

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 8:44 PM
By: @Bob

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 7:21 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

1978 Homer Ledford

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 6:22 PM
By: @mascis

How to form a local...

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 4:23 PM
By: @dulcinina

Concert Ukulele

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 2:34 PM
By: @Lisa Golladay

Healthy Living- healthy...

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 10:56 AM
By: @robert schuler

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 9:35 AM
By: @dulcinina

Hollows in a dulcimer top...

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 8:23 AM
By: @John C. Knopf

Tune You've Had The Most...

Posted: Wednesday July 19 2017, 9:02 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

My first custom build

Posted: Monday July 17 2017, 9:33 PM
By: @Bob

A Day with Wendy Songe (PA)...

Posted: Sunday July 16 2017, 10:34 PM
By: @Ginny Schott

Hearts Of The Dulcimer...

Posted: Saturday July 15 2017, 12:36 AM
By: @Patricia Delich

Does anyone recognize this...

Posted: Friday July 14 2017, 3:03 PM
By: @JenniferC

DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?

Posted: Thursday July 13 2017, 10:28 PM
By: @Strumelia

The Gauges of the Strings

Posted: Wednesday July 12 2017, 7:34 AM
By: @joe sanguinette

DulciFlute Book

Posted: Sunday July 9 2017, 9:22 PM
By: @Susie

Show us your sound holes!

Posted: Sunday July 9 2017, 8:54 PM
By: @Susie

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted: Saturday July 8 2017, 9:25 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

WANTED: Gila Mountain Dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday July 5 2017, 11:51 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

(SOLD) NAF flute collection...

Posted: Monday July 3 2017, 9:47 AM
By: @Terry Wilson

How do I remove a...

Posted: Sunday July 2 2017, 10:01 PM
By: @Strumelia

Sam Carrell

Posted: Saturday July 1 2017, 5:08 PM
By: @Linda2

Tabs, Straps, & Cords

Posted: Saturday July 1 2017, 3:55 PM
By: @marg

Lyle Rickards on lap...

Posted: Saturday July 1 2017, 1:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Wanted: Dulciborn

Posted: Friday June 30 2017, 10:17 PM
By: @marg

Information requested from...

Posted: Thursday June 29 2017, 10:08 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Stone pick

Posted: Thursday June 29 2017, 6:11 PM
By: @Charles Thomas

Sam Carrell dulcimer

Posted: Thursday June 29 2017, 4:18 PM
By: @marg

Seeing all postings in a...

Posted: Thursday June 29 2017, 12:21 PM
By: @Trevor Boyd
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