Groups

Beginner players

Beginner players


Members: 937
Description: Are you a brand new player? Join this group and ask all your beginner dulcimer playing questions...
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players


Members: 496
Description: If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music,...
Dulcimer Making

Dulcimer Making


Members: 484
Description: A group for those making dulcimers or interested in dulcimer making.
Fingerpicking

Fingerpicking


Members: 445
Description:  A place to discuss fingerpicking styles of dulcimer playing. Please start a new discussion for...
Hymn and Worship Song Players

Hymn and Worship Song Players


Members: 416
Description: a place to share the hymns and worship songs we are playing.
Modern/Chord style Players

Modern/Chord style Players


Members: 396
Description: Do you play chords and fret across all strings? Then this group is especially for you! This is...
Rockin' in the Free World

Rockin' in the Free World


Members: 323
Description: A group for those of you who like to play music not normally associated with the mountain...
Traditional Irish music & Song

Traditional Irish music & Song


Members: 289
Description: The playing of Traditional Irish music and Song on Mountain Dulcimer
The Music Theory Corner

The Music Theory Corner


Members: 268
Description: A Group to talk about Music Theory!
Dulcimer Care & Maintenance

Dulcimer Care & Maintenance


Members: 217
Description: Tips, tricks and techniques to help care for your dulcimer.
fans of Jean Ritchie

fans of Jean Ritchie


Members: 179
Description: A group for those of us who have been inspired by Kentucky born Appalachian dulcimer player and...
Singing with the Dulcimer

Singing with the Dulcimer


Members: 154
Description: Here's a group for those of us who are interested in singing while playing.
UK and European Mountain Dulcimers

UK and European Mountain Dulcimers


Members: 153
Description: A group which hopefully allows players/makers in this part of the world to keep in touch with...
Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks


Members: 149
Description: Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a special meeting place for folks who love any...
Dulcimer teachers

Dulcimer teachers


Members: 144
Description: Do you teach dulcimer? Are you helping others to learn?
Arranging for Dulcimers

Arranging for Dulcimers


Members: 144
Description: A group to discuss creating arrangements of songs for dulcimer, by ear, tab, chord charts,...
Dulcimer Therapy

Dulcimer Therapy


Members: 138
Description:  This group is dedicated to those that visit, or have a desire to visit, Nursing Homes,...
Mountain Dulcimer History

Mountain Dulcimer History


Members: 137
Description: Share historical information on the history and development of the mountain dulcimer and...
Technology/Software/Amplifying

Technology/Software/Amplifying


Members: 127
Description: to share info on all aspects of using tech: Amplifying, using tablets or apps, software, notation...
Little Dulcimers

Little Dulcimers


Members: 124
Description: Do you play an octave, mini, or traveling dulcimer?
Help Me Learn this Song

Help Me Learn this Song


Members: 122
Description:  Need help learning to play a particular song? Let another member of FOTMD help you!   If there...
Home Studio Recording

Home Studio Recording


Members: 119
Description: Recording dulcimers, vocals and other instruments in the home studio. Equipment, setup,...
Public Domain... or Not?

Public Domain... or Not?


Members: 119
Description:  Ever wanted to record or post that tune, but you just can't find whether it's a traditional,...
I have extra frets.....

I have extra frets.....


Members: 116
Description: This group is for those who have a 1 1/2 fret, an 8 1/2 fret, or any variant of! Discuss the...
Call the Tune

Call the Tune


Members: 106
Description:  "Call the Tune" is a place to post audio and video clips of you playing a tune you'd like to...
Civil War era music

Civil War era music


Members: 105
Description:  For discussing music that was played around the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865)....
GIG TALK!

GIG TALK!


Members: 102
Description: Do you play gigs? Tell us about your good and not-so-good gig experiences performing for others....
Four-Equidistant Strings

Four-Equidistant Strings


Members: 102
Description: A place to share about 4-equidistant string playing, how and why we do it, tunings we use, how to...
Collector's Corner

Collector's Corner


Members: 101
Description: A group where collectors of antique, vintage, or rare Mountain Dulcimers can discuss specific...
Box Dulcimers

Box Dulcimers


Members: 99
Description: A group for those who play, make, or admire all types of BOX dulcimers!If you'd like to tell us...
Dulcimer Ancestors

Dulcimer Ancestors


Members: 96
Description: Looking at some of the ancestors of the Mountain Dulcimer, like the Citera, Langspil, Hummel,...
Early & Classical Music

Early & Classical Music


Members: 95
Description:  For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical...
Galax Dulcimer Lovers

Galax Dulcimer Lovers


Members: 84
Description: Just a group to discuss all things Galax Dulcimer. Tips on playing, music and building!
Rosin the Bow!

Rosin the Bow!


Members: 80
Description:  Welcome to all who play music using a bow on any type of dulcimer/zitter!  This photo just...
Private Group Prayers, Hugs, and Kindness

Prayers, Hugs, and Kindness


Members: 80
Description:  A group for private sharing and support, whether you are in need of prayers, hugs, or kind...
Private Group
The Bass Dulcimer

The Bass Dulcimer


Members: 75
Description: This group is for anyone interested in sharing tips and ideas about playing the bass dulcimer.
Scrap/Recycled wood Dulcimer Challenge

Scrap/Recycled wood Dulcimer Challenge


Members: 74
Description: A group for those thrifty and creative folk who like to make dulcimers from wood recycled or...
Chromatic Dulcimers

Chromatic Dulcimers


Members: 73
Description: For players who enjoy playing dulcimers with ALL the frets!
Challenged Players

Challenged Players


Members: 64
Description: A meeting place for players dealing with disabilities.
NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players

NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players


Members: 63
Description: For those of us who live in the northeastern United States.
Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP

Michigan Dulcimer Players Thumbs UP


Members: 60
Description: All Players in Michigan
Baritone Dulcimer Players

Baritone Dulcimer Players


Members: 56
Description:  A Group for discussing the unique aspects of playing Baritone mountain dulcimers. Please start...
Virginia Dulcimer Players

Virginia Dulcimer Players


Members: 53
Description: Just thought it would be neet to know how many other dulcimer players were from Virginia here.
Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts

Texas Dulcimer Enthusiasts


Members: 52
Description: Howdy ya'll! Come on by for a cup o' joe and jammin. Beginners to advanced may sit in and share,...
North Carolinians Plus

North Carolinians Plus


Members: 51
Description: The Three Sides of North Carolina: Mountains / Piedmont / Coastal
California Dulcimer Dreamin'

California Dulcimer Dreamin'


Members: 49
Description: For dulcimer players living in or just visiting California
Kentucky Dulcimer Players

Kentucky Dulcimer Players


Members: 47
Description: A group for any players from Kentucky where we can meet one another and share news about local...
Pacific Northwest Players

Pacific Northwest Players


Members: 45
Description: For players who live in or have strong connections to the Northwestern states and western Canada
6 string dulcimers

6 string dulcimers


Members: 43
Description: Owning and playing a 6 string, regardless of tuning, and issues when considering acquiring (or...
Florida Sunshine Dulcimer Society

Florida Sunshine Dulcimer Society


Members: 41
Description: Florida Dulcimer Players
West Virginia players

West Virginia players


Members: 41
Description:  A group just for dulcimer players in beautiful West Virginia! FOTMD member RN(Rob) Lacky is the...
Composing and Songwriting

Composing and Songwriting


Members: 34
Description:  Do you like composing original songs? Are you writing a song and running into problems? Are you...
Missouri Dulcimer Players

Missouri Dulcimer Players


Members: 28
Description: for all the Show Me State dulcimer players
North of the Lakes

North of the Lakes


Members: 28
Description: for any MD players in Upper Canada (aka Ontario) and the Great West
FOTMD on the Road

FOTMD on the Road


Members: 20
Description: Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a festival....and want to meet up with other...
Arkansas Mtn Dulcimer Players

Arkansas Mtn Dulcimer Players


Members: 19
Description: For those who live in Arkansas and love playing the mountain dulicmer.
AussieTalk!

AussieTalk!


Members: 19
Description:  For dulcimer players in Australia. -Be sure to create (+Add) New Discussions when discussing...
Indiana Players

Indiana Players


Members: 11
Description:  Welcome all dulcimer players in the state of Indiana! FOTMD member Glenda Hubbard has...
Private Group Site Moderators Group

Site Moderators Group


Members: 7
Description: A private group to allow FOTMD moderators to communicate more easily. (private)
Private Group