Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

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Dale A Penrose Strumelia Ken Hulme jeffrey charles foster Bert Bennett Stewart McCormick


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Latest Activity

@kusani • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Enter FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!!":
"240  "
@kusani • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Newby ":
"Welcome Steve, there are lots of great members in these forums. Harry"
@kusani • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Solved The Problem Of Finding An Inexpensive Gig Bag":
"Thank you!! I contribute a dulcimer every year to three live auction fund raiser events: Habitat for Humanity, Rescue Mission, and the Pink Gala. Now I can..."
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Problem With Buzzing Base String":
"By slightly raising the string you have increased the tension ever so slightly which could cause it to be 'slightly' sharp down the entire fretboard. Retune..."

Latest Group Discussions


First Cedar Build

I have used cedar before for the soundboard, but this is the first time...
@Kusani 10 months ago - Comments: 1

Hickory Haven Dulcimers - So, a Hickory Build

 Our residence, located in the country, is called Hickory Haven. A...
@Kusani 10 months ago - Comments: 6

Latest Build

Commissioned piece going to Virginia. Walnut sides and bottom with...
@Kusani 11 months ago - Comments: 4

Aromatic Cedar Dulcimer

Recently finished this aromatic cedar dulcimer.  African Blackwood was...
@Kusani last year - Comments: 5

Tuning Mystery

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

Fret Press

Some of you asked about my using a press I have for assembling turned...
@Kusani 2 years ago - Comments: 3

Build #9

My first voyage away from the more traditional style, maple/walnut, 6...
@Kusani 2 years ago - Comments: 6

Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox

Purchased a $12 miter box, Stanley, and some aluminum bar stock from...
@Kusani 2 years ago - Comments: 11

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

I have purchased a couple of sound hole medallions from Folkcraft for a...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 18

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

After reading a research study done at Vanderbilt University Music...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 29

Bass Dulcimer Strings???

What would be the result of putting bass dulcimer strings on a standard...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 8

My Second Dulcimer (Burly Maple)

I knew working with burly maple was going to be a challenge and it...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 20

My First Dulcimer Project

Ok Folks, this will be interesting, and slow as I really plan on...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 93

Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?

I am considering building a dulcimer; I do have some woodworking skills....
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 20

Advice please, re no 6 1/2 fret

When you are learning to play, 'noter/droner' style, how do you...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 11

Unique Noters? Please share yours.....

I am a beginner; in my first week of ever playing a dulcimer or any...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 59

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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



Benjamin W 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.