Hi everyone I am Dulcie Mer. An artist of portraiture. I have Polish ancestry and live at home with my mom and hubby. I am 60 now and have always wanted to play and learn the dulcimer. In the early years I was a stenographer. Have been retired a long time and have filled my life with study mainly arts and crafts.I love cats and dogs but only have two cats left now. Love cooking,walking in bush,flowers,growing herbs. I live in Perth Western Australia in a suburb called Joondanna.
Hi friends plodding along with my new McSpadden dulcimer I got through a Auctioneer in America. As a beginner a better instrument is a bonus it makes you really focus at being a good player anyway that's what I believe. I have a beginner's Applecreek too but the sound is different. I have learned a few songs now with Joyce Ochs beginners book it's really good and now am onto chords
Thankyou so much Martha great to be part of our dulcimer group. I am beginning and absolutely love my dulcimer
Hello and welcome!!
*WELCOME!* Is your name Dulcie? ~my Mom's is, too, how sweet~ I'm so glad you are here and can't wait to follow your journey with your dulcimer!!!!! ~thanks for commenting on my vid~ :)
Hi to all my dulcimer community way a way from Western Australia in a leafy suburb called Joondanna.
Hi Strumelia thankyou for the welcome. I looked at your favourite song Shady Grove very lovely folk song sung by various people,also on the same ytube page was a link on how to make mountain dulcimers but he didnt know how to play it after he made it. I would love making my own the wood bending and frets would be the hardest to do. Lovely to be part of our dulcimer community I am enjoying it a lot.
Lots to explore and enjoy here DM- hope you like it as much as we do!
Hi Rob should be a wonderful journey playing the dulcimer
Hi Jim thanks for the welcome. Should be great here a beginners paradise.
Hey Dulcie, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
These are two of my learner dulcimers. One for me znd one for my guitar teacher as he has never used a dulcimer.
Thanks Ken pleased to be part of our community
Welcome to FOTMD, Dulcie Mer. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Dulcie, glad that you are enjoying the site and getting some help to learning the dulcimer. Ben
Welcome, Dulcie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Hi Ben, I am in Perth,Western Australia and have no-one here to go and see re my dulcimer. I have a great love of it and will learn a lot from you. Thanks for the welcome. Dulcie Mer
HI Dulci, 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 meet some good people.