Location: Watertown, TN
Country: United States

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Dan Strumelia


Three times retired from technical writing (I'm 79), but spry. I still write and edit for others, and don't find enough time to practice (arthritis in my hands has slowed me down). I live outside of Watertown, TN, a town so small, we don't have a single traffic light (well, there's a blinking yellow light at the turn-off from the state highway).

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Courting Dulcimer pick-up placement

I'm about to embark on building my second Tennessee Music Box mountain...
@GaryFSmith 5 years ago - Comments: 15

Special Tabs for Noter-Drone Tunes?

Seems like most tabs today show chords. Noter-drone only uses the melody...
@GaryFSmith 5 years ago - Comments: 6

TMB Builders List - 2018

I'm looking for TMB builders, both full-time and part-time), especially...
@GaryFSmith 6 years ago - Comments: 3

Fret board positioning

Does the fret board position have any bearing on the sound of the...
@GaryFSmith 6 years ago - Comments: 6

Tabs for a baritone

Any suggestions on tabs or sources for tabs written for the baritone...
@GaryFSmith 6 years ago - Comments: 2

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Ken Longfield
02/15/18 04:20:17PM @ken-longfield:

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


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ben Barr Jr
02/11/18 09:25:36PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Gary, 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.


Richard Streib
02/11/18 11:38:10AM @richard-streib:

Welcome, Gary, to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. This is a great place to learn more. There are groups for builders, baritone dulcimer and box dulcimers if you want to consider joining one or all of those groups.

Glad you have joined. Best wishes as you learn more.

Rob N Lackey
02/11/18 06:32:35AM @rob-n-lackey:

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



Jim Fawcett
02/10/18 09:09:40PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Gary, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.