Group Discussions


26" VSL dulcimer

Hello, I have been playing a 26" VSL cherrywood dulcimer since October 2014. I play fingerstyle with bare fingers. I prefer slow Celtic and...
@Theresa started 8 years ago - replies: 23
Cindy Stammich

Fingerpicking the banjammer

This may seem a bit silly, but I wanted to share it with you all. I have been picking on my banjammer and trying to figure out what sounds the...
@Cindy Stammich started 9 years ago - replies: 13

Second dulcimer

Hello and happy holidays to everyone. I began playing the mountain dulcimer in the fall and I love it. I am playing fingerstyle and I use my bare...
@Theresa started 9 years ago - replies: 25

Fingerpicking beginner

Hi,I have just started learning to play the dulcimer. I have a teacher who is teaching me to strum and use a pick.I have purchased several...
@Theresa started 9 years ago - replies: 11

Beginning fingerpicking

Hi, I just purchased my first mountain dulcimer and would like to learn fingerpicking. Could anyone suggest good books for beginners? I will be...
@Theresa started 9 years ago - replies: 8
Ginney Camden

To Pick or Not to Pick

This question has probably been discussed on this site before I joined. I have been teaching myself to finger pick for the last year and a half and...
@Ginney Camden started 9 years ago - replies: 31
Ronald J. Moss

melody string

Questions for the group. Just recieved book from Sue Carpenter, and she says you can't fingerpick with 2 melody strings. If you go to another...
@Ronald J. Moss started 9 years ago - replies: 37
John Astor

Free Fingerpicking Album to download for all!

Hi Everyone, Happy I found this site and in particular, this group! I'm a long time chromatic dulcimer player that has been through a lot of...
@John Astor started 9 years ago - replies: 13
Cindy Stammich


I have a banjammer made by Mike Clemmer. I love it, but I need to really figure out how to play it. Does anyone here fingerpick a banjammer? I am...
@Cindy Stammich started 10 years ago - replies: 15
cynthia copeland

Best Strings for Fingerpicking?

What are your preferences for brand of strings best suited for fingerpicking?
@cynthia copeland started 10 years ago - replies: 22
Mark Ash

Fingerpicking Book

Happy holiday season to all! I am a novice player looking to learn to fingerpick. Is there a single specific instructional book that you would...
@Mark Ash started 10 years ago - replies: 10
Brenda Joyce Rivers

Light bulb moments

I have been fooling around with fingerpicking (don't tell my boyfriend lol ) and was getting the hang of it. This past week, it's like my fingers...
@Brenda Joyce Rivers started 10 years ago - replies: 7
Brad Maloney

Nice thumbpick for MD

I've been using these for years on guitar (I just use...
@Brad Maloney started 11 years ago - replies: 4
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