Monthly Archives: February 2006


[originally posted in February 2006 on, copied and reposted here on 4/11/2009]

Play back-up chords and sing along.
Practice playing the back-up chords for the meeting playlist.  If
you know the tune.  Sing it while you play the chords.  If
you always play the melody, practice just playing the chords.  If
you have been having trouble playing the melody up to speed,
concentrate on that. 

At the next meeting we will continue changing the parts we play. 
As we did with the rounds, we will divide up and take turns playing the
chords or the melody with some of the tunes. 

March 2006

[originally posted in February 2006 on, copied and reposted here on 4/11/2009]



3:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.


The Memphis Area Mountain Dulcimer Club will meet at Carla’s house on
Sunday, March 5 from 3 to 5 PM and play the following tunes:

  • You Are My Sunshine
  • My Bonnie
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
  • Kum Ba Ya
  • Fly Around
  • Shady Grove
  • June Apple
  • The Queen’s Dream
  • Britches Full of Stitches
  • Wildwood Flower

and other requests as time allows.  We hope to see you there!


February 2006

[originally posted in February 2006 on, copied and posted here on 4/11/2009]

Our February 2006 meeting was very rewarding.  Club President, Bob
Magowan, led the meeting with a review of materials from our recent

club meeting

One of the goals of the February meeting was to become more comfortable
playing different parts in mountain dulcimer tab.  Another goal
was to practice playing chords as back-up for another instrument or to
lead sing-alongs.  We enjoyed group playing and singing.

meeting picture

We had a celebrity guest in February!  Larry Conger was passing
through Memphis on his way home from the Colorado Dulcimer Festival,
and he was gracious enough to join us for our meeting.

meeting picture

The Memphis Area Mountain Dulcimer Club meets once a month in a member’s home or at the Agricenter in Memphis, Tennessee. 

  • Membership is free!
  • We welcome anyone who has a mountain dulcimer and wants to learn to play, share musical talent, and/or perform!
  • We don’t put anyone on the spot to play for the group. 
  • We use mountain dulcimer tab.
  • We play in DAD and various other tunings with or without using a capo.
  • We have members who arrange music and share their arrangements in club meetings.

Materials used in club meetings are copied with permission to share with club members only.

For more information, send an e-mail by using the contact link on the left of the home page.