Matthew Andrew


Location: Thompsonville, IL
Country: US

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New Purpleheart dulcimer made by Ron Ewing!

I just got this wonderful dulcimer made by Ron Ewing! It has a purple...
@Matthew Andrew 5 years ago - Comments: 6
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Noting multiple strings

@Matthew Andrew 7 years ago - Comments: 3
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My return to the noter!

When I first started, I started with drone and noter playing. I then...
@Matthew Andrew 7 years ago - Comments: 9
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noter playing for people with special needs

One thing about noter playing is that it is a great way to learn in...
@Matthew Andrew 7 years ago - Comments: 4
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acoustic amp for church

I am going to be playing in local churches, and some rather small. If I...
@Matthew Andrew 10 years ago - Comments: 5

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Richard Streib
10/30/19 08:25:55PM @richard-streib:

Glad your back. So good to hear that the dulcimer is benefiting your Parkinson's disease. Best wishes going forward.

05/28/17 11:21:08PM @irene:

ahhhhhhhhhh, when I read in DPN and here...........I see that any MD players are more near the Chicago area.  sigh, I'm 5 hours away in Nauvoo, Illinois.  So I began lately to getting old dulcimers and fixing them up and loaning them out and we meet almost weekly and just play for the joy of it all. aloha, irene

Matthew Andrew
05/28/17 09:41:24PM @matthew-andrew:

I really don't know how many are out there. I thought that a group might draw some out. but, I see your point. I will take your advice about posting an inquiry to see what happens!

05/28/17 09:37:34PM @strumelia:

Hi Matthew,

Do you happen to know if there are at least a half dozen Illinois members here who might be motivated to join an Illinois Group if it were created?  Sometimes I create a Group for a state and it never sees any action, and I wind up deleting it after a year or so.  I do try to avoid adding Groups that will be inactive.

Do you think there is a purpose for it, and some interest from others?  I suggest you create a new thread in the General Forum asking for members to post there if they are from Ill and are interested in having a Group for that.  Then if like 6 or 8 members pipe up about ti, I'd think there was a definite need for it.  Thanks!

Christine Shoemaker
05/07/17 07:48:35AM @christine-shoemaker:

Hello back, Matthew!  That is wonderful - congrats on ordering your new baritone!  Thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate that!  My amp is a Fishman Loudbox.  To my ear, Fishman pairs well with the dulcimer.  Gentler than many others.  Yet, it does have some toys onboard should you ever want to indulge your inner rocker.  giggle2     

Stephanie Muschlitz
08/17/15 06:33:38PM @stephanie-muschlitz:

Hello Matthew Andrew,

A book that I can recommend specifically for fingerstyle playing would be Sue Carpenter's Patterns and Patchwork. Sue's website is


Karen Keane
04/05/14 05:39:51PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
John Keane
04/05/14 03:56:46PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Jim Fawcett
04/05/14 07:01:57AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Matthew, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
04/05/14 06:20:32AM @rob-n-lackey:

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


Ken Longfield
04/04/14 11:11:49PM @ken-longfield:

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


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ben Barr Jr
04/04/14 10:02:14PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Matthew Andrew, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people. Wow! You really have been at the dulcimer a long time...ever since 1075! I think you might hold the record....113.gif