Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

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Unique Noters? Please share yours.....

I am a beginner; in my first week of ever playing a dulcimer or any...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 59

Advice please, re no 6 1/2 fret

When you are learning to play, 'noter/droner' style, how do you...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 11

Tuning Mystery

4 string dulcimer, 27" vsl, melody strings 1 & 2 .012; string 3...
@Kusani 7 years ago - Comments: 9

Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE.

After reading a research study done at Vanderbilt University Music...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 29

My Second Dulcimer (Burly Maple)

I knew working with burly maple was going to be a challenge and it...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 20

My First Dulcimer Project

Ok Folks, this will be interesting, and slow as I really plan on...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 93

Latest Build

Commissioned piece going to Virginia. Walnut sides and bottom with...
@Kusani 6 years ago - Comments: 4

Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox

Purchased a $12 miter box, Stanley, and some aluminum bar stock from...
@Kusani 7 years ago - Comments: 11

Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?

I am considering building a dulcimer; I do have some woodworking skills....
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 20

Hickory Haven Dulcimers - So, a Hickory Build

  Our residence, located in the country, is called Hickory Haven. A...
@Kusani 6 years ago - Comments: 6

Fret Press

Some of you asked about my using a press I have for assembling turned...
@Kusani 7 years ago - Comments: 3

First Cedar Build

I have used cedar before for the soundboard, but this is the first...
@Kusani 6 years ago - Comments: 1

Build #9

My first voyage away from the more traditional style, maple/walnut, 6...
@Kusani 7 years ago - Comments: 6

Bass Dulcimer Strings???

What would be the result of putting bass dulcimer strings on a standard...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 8

Asking for help from the 'experts' again....

I have purchased a couple of sound hole medallions from Folkcraft for a...
@Kusani 8 years ago - Comments: 18

Aromatic Cedar Dulcimer

Recently finished this aromatic cedar dulcimer.  African Blackwood was...
@Kusani 6 years ago - Comments: 5

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Noah Aikens
12/01/16 12:37:56PM @noah-aikens:

 Hey I didn't know you lived in sparta! I was wondering, have you tried to see if the dulcimer club in cookeville is still active? There's a number on everything dulcimer, but because they meet (according to the website)when I'm busy, I haven't really bothered to call. Or is there a group in sparta that meets?

06/16/16 01:23:52PM @dan:

Hi Kusani, in your description you mention a John Maddux dulcimer. Is this the one you use as your avatar? The avatar looks like a Maxwell!



John Keane
01/17/16 08:40:35AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

01/10/16 07:34:56PM @marg:


Thanks for sharing your noter, nice. You are off to a good start, lots of great members here also looking to share.


Jim Fawcett
01/08/16 03:00:34PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kusani, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

01/07/16 10:56:51PM @kusani:

Thanks. :)


Ken Longfield
01/07/16 10:19:40PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Kusani. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

01/07/16 10:21:47AM @kusani:

Thank all of you for the welcome.  I am in the process of learning to strum, note, and care for my dulcimer.  The wooden pegs need some adjustments and chalking, and it appears my nut will have to be moved a bit to keep the instrument in tune as I move up the scale.  The instrument was made in 1976 and bought that year by my mother who never played it. I am also learning, again, how to read music.  My last experience, other than church, was playing a trombone in high school (no comparison) :) 


Karen Keane
01/07/16 06:47:03AM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site.  This is a great place to listen to music and share ideas.  I hope you enjoy.

Rob N Lackey
01/06/16 10:27:47PM @rob-n-lackey:

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



Ben Barr Jr
01/06/16 10:26:59PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kusani, 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.