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09/17/19 10:13:49PM @marg:

Hope you are not getting so much rain you are worry of flooding. If you can don't forget this Saturday is the net NHCDS meeting 

Saturday, 9/21 North Harris County Dulcimer Society holds their monthly meeting (always 3rd Saturdays)

Beginning at 2PM with lessons for beginners

Advent Lutheran Church

5820 Pinemont Drive

Drive around to the back of the church

08/23/19 12:53:52PM @marg:

The NHCDS will be playing  this Saturday, the Bryan Museum 1-4 in Galveston, 1315 21st St near Broadway Ave J & 25th. the players will be in either old time dress or demin. If you have time, would be a place down your way to check out some of the NHCDS players.

There are 2 new players, just starting over Northwest Houston area, I think - closer then me. I will pass on your FOTMD site and maybe ya'll will be able to get together at some point. 

Keep strumming


08/13/19 12:19:46AM @marg:

This coming Saturday, the 17th is the next North Harris County Dulcimer Society (NHCDS)


I plan on going, try and come. You may find some other players that are in your area. There are some on the member's list in Friendswood, Pearland and several in Katy

08/01/19 12:17:30PM @marg:

There are many places to get dulcimer music, tabs but if you are just starting I have found Margaret Wright's tabs to be clear, large and easy to read. Her site http://www.jerrywrightfamily.com/products.htm  -  About mid way down her Twelve Tune songbooks and toward the bottom her contact info, maybe start with the first 2 and see how it goes.

Hi, how's it going. Even with us not able to meet yet, if you want to ask anything - feel free. 

I see you are looking at lots on here, Strumella's post and Ken's article. It's been years and I still haven't seen all the great info offered.  

While you are working on strumming: I also like Dusty's video on strumming patterns

Good luck with everything and I hope to see you at the next NHCDS July 20th

Rob N Lackey
07/31/19 03:21:24PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Aabboud, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.



Jim Fawcett
07/28/19 09:49:30PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey AAbboud, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

07/26/19 01:11:00PM @marg:

A few years, I started late and had no music background so you should be able to play in no time. It's the starting that is slow but then it picks up. All you need is a few pointers to get started.

What type of dulcimer did you get? 

07/26/19 01:11:52AM @marg:

I looked at the map and taking 8 around up to 45 to spring - 2920, you are only about 45 minutes away; if you would want to get together to go over a few things.

Not sure what your days are like, Fridays I help teach a beginners class at the children's museum in the woodlands 1-3. That is a bit further but you are welcome to come tomorrow if you like.

Or: if you have anytime over the weekend and would like to practice, let me know and we can set up something.


Ken Longfield
07/24/19 08:50:36PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD AAbboud. It is good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ben Barr Jr
07/23/19 01:48:44PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi AAbboud, 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, and to meet some good people.


07/23/19 01:14:56PM @marg:


I am up in spring but there are a number of dulcimer players in the Houston area. There is a dulcimer club NHCDS    http://houstondulcimer.com/      that meets each month, last Saturday was there meeting.

this is a good site to get some music tabs    https://wncdc.org/Tab_Index.php#top           Western North Carolina Dulcimer Collective            

I attacked the last newsletter. You could contact one of the members listed and maybe get a listing of who is down in your area. good luck and I hope to see you somewhere soon.

This group maybe would be close to you:   


Copperfield Area Jam: Tuesdays - Copperfield Church, Room C-2, 8350 Hwy 6 North (just south of West Rd., behind U-Haul). The group meets 6:00-8:00 p.m. Contact Jenny Gonzales, gonzalezmj73@att.net , or Doris Coleman, doris@texascoleman.com .


Richard Streib
07/23/19 11:16:10AM @richard-streib:

Welcome AAbboud to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you found the dulcimer and found this forum. This is a great place to learn, to share and to make many dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.