Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Country: USA

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cynthia copeland Dusty Turtle Bing Futch Strumelia


Here is a pic of my dulcimer. It has a full sound with double strings. I grew up in New Orleans and lived there most of my life. Played rock music, but after making trips to the Smokies and Blue Ridge, I am all in with Mountain Dulcimer.

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@dtortorich • 4 weeks ago
@dtortorich is now following @dusty
@dtortorich • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Spanish is a Loving Tongue:
"Hey Dusty, Enjoyed your tune."
@dtortorich • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Signed @bing-futch's Guestbook:
"Hey Bing, Enjoyed your tune "Colored Aristocracy"."
@dtortorich • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dona Nobis Pacem:
"Hey Mark!  Very great song.  Did it take long to learn it?  If you can share the Tabulature, please send to me.  Thanks"
@dtortorich • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Do Johnny Booker, Do ...with banjo:
"Dear Strumelia, Enjoyed your banjo playing."
@dtortorich • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Flatwater Fran - Hummel:
"Hey Luigi, Just enjoyed your tune Flatwater Fran."
@dtortorich • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Signed @dusty's Guestbook:
"Hey Dusty, this is Bro. Dave. Listening to your Spanish song."

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01/05/19 12:05:24PM @strumelia:

Welcome to our friendly dulcimer social club, Dtortorich!  bananawave

Ben Barr Jr
02/05/18 08:23:03PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Certainly looks like a nice instrument and one with good tonal quality.


Richard Streib
02/05/18 10:30:02AM @richard-streib:


I live in central North Carolina about 18 miles south of Raleigh. I have owned a dulcimer for 20+ years and for many years did not play due to lack of a local teacher. DVDs and other video or even cassettes back in the day did not work for me. Few people in my area know what a mountain dulcimer is. Some know about hammered dulcimer. I found a "local" group about 18 months ago meeting weekly 54 miles away.  It is a group that is 95% retirees. I have joined them and am finally learning to play this beautiful instrument.

Ben Barr Jr
02/04/18 11:30:58PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Glad you are enjoying the dulcimer.  I guess I may appear to be a young fella, and compared to '49, '54 may seem that way (year I was born: current age 63).  Certainly would love to see pics of your six string dulcimer.  Picture is maybe 3-4 years old.  Ben

Ken Longfield
02/04/18 12:49:51PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Dtortorich. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
02/04/18 01:53:29AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey D, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ben Barr Jr
02/03/18 10:35:00PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dtortorich, 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.


Rob N Lackey
02/03/18 07:56:10PM @rob-n-lackey:

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



Richard Streib
02/03/18 07:45:36PM @richard-streib:

Dtortorich Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.