Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 31
images: 86
Groups: 34
videos: 1

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I love playing lap dulcimer, banjo, epinette, pennywhistle, Cretan Lyra, bones, limberjacks....mostly play old-time tunes, minstrel era tunes, and medieval tunes..

Love my fiddling husband, contra dancing, and playing with our cats.  And my honeybees.  :)

 

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My Blog on playing traditional style Noter/Drone style mountain dulcimer, including over 30 FREE noter style TABS and video instructions:
Strumelia's Noter Drone dulcimer BLOG

I also run a site for selling music-themed t-shirts:  https://harmonias.com/

And a site for penny whistle players:  https://pennywhistleclub.com/

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Margaret MacArthur at the LofC
Strumelia
@strumelia • 14 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New cherry Jethro Amburgey replica for sale":
"That is a very lovely dulcimer John!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "RIP Bill Taylor":
"Tennessee dulcimer maker Bill Taylor has passed away. Here is an obituary:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"That's funny!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "youtube tv episode on Edd Presnell...":
"I got the following note from Andy Johnston today: "In the 1970s I did the original Country Traveler TV series. We traveled the U.S. doing stories on..."
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"Ken Hulme:Banjos do not  have to have a skin head, but they are generally thin and round in the body with a flat back or no back at all. Ken, that's..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Bobby is that on a bicycle? Good for you. Looks pretty there.  Corvus- lol, whatever floats your boat."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"If the only thing about a banjo that's dulcimer-like is the fret pattern (i.e. it has a banjo neck and a banjo like pot/body) then I would not consider it a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"As primarily a banjo player, I'd agree with Ken. This is a "diatonically fretted banjo". There are existing traditional old banjos, usually mountain banjos,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Death of John Shaw, UK mountain dulcimer giant":
"It is deeply sad that John Shaw passed away. His music and creativity will continue inspiring others for a long time to come."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Leveling a Fretboard:
"Matt, i transferred this discussion into the Builder's group, where I think it will get better response and will be seen better for future members with the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @matt-berg: Leveling a Fretboard
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A. W. Jeffreys dulcimer for sale":
"Has this dulcimer sold yet?  To a member of fotmd?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Responding to video comments":
"You should be able to see or access a text box so that you can respond to them with your own comment right there after their comment. Are you doing this on a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to " Warren May Mahogany Dulcimer need home":
"Perhaps there are a few old traditional tunes that appeal to you that you might like to try out in drone style on this dulcimer. Think DAA tuning, and maybe..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to " Warren May Mahogany Dulcimer need home":
"Have you sold things on Ebay before? If so, then that's a fairly easy way to sell it, though you have to ship it carefully. If not, perhaps Craigslist, or..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Love me tender DAA:
"Nice playing! Factoid: This tune is actually a Civil War song "Aura Lee," published in 1861. The tune "Aura Lee" was composed by George R. Poulton. The tune..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Good Bye Dear Old Step Stone:
"Great info, Gordon and Dusty!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Good Bye Dear Old Step Stone:
"May i ask where you found this song Gordon?  It's a sweet/sad sentiment, and I like how you sing it. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: Good Bye Dear Old Step Stone
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Brown Little Birds :
"Sometimes you don't have to 'know something' to do it beautifully."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Brown Little Birds :
"Robin, I don't know what half the notes I play are either."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @robin-thompson: Brown Little Birds
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Brown Little Birds :
"Doesn't really get any more perfect and lovely than this. Even the little bird contributing at the end!  I love the somewhat unconventional..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @don-smith: Have not been on in awhile
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Have not been on in awhile":
"Love that gourd banjer!  The moon inlay! And the copper tacks? Wow i bet it has a wonderful deep voice. How are you tuning it Don?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Don Pedi honored":
"Yay for Don Pedi !!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-longfield: Don Pedi honored
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Parting Glass (Redone):
"You always put such heart and soul into your music Gordon.  I'm sorry to hear you lost your cousin."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: The Parting Glass (Redone)
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Cantiga 384 on a Celtic Strum:
"Beautifully played Tukanu!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a music item created by @tukanu: Cantiga 384 on a Celtic Strum
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can you tell me about Curt Mangan FusionMatched strings?":
"One little thing- that set you picture has all same gauge except a thicker bass wound string. That means it was generally intended for a tuning where middle..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"You might try playing the note of only the "1" (first) beat of each measure. OR, try the notes of the 1 and the 3 beats... if it's a simple fiddle tune that..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @geoff-black: Dulcimer Day, Revells, August 2010

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

youtube tv episode on Edd Presnell...


I got the following note from Andy Johnston today: "In the 1970s I...
@Strumelia 2 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Just ordered a bunch of new strings...


I own two mtn dulcimers, two epinettes, a hummel and a langspil, about...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

A little bit of Phyllis Gaskins...yum!


I normally don't post Facebook links here, but Phyllis just posted a...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Ritchie Family Christmas reunion video, 1955


What a treasure this film clip is. Wishing all FOTMD members a...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

What is a "luthier" ?


The word luthier always seems to imply a skilled artist who makes...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 21
Strumelia

Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance


An uplifting story, includes dulcimers:...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 4
Strumelia

guitars built from a lynching tree


I thought this was a fascinating article about this man who seems to...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 2
Strumelia

2013 article in Antiques Magazine - Virginia dulcimer


Not sure if anyone had posted about this 2013 article, but here it is-...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 3
Strumelia

ZOOM: online group playing via online video


Please share helpful links on how to use Zoom, Google Meet, Group...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 1
Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 18
Strumelia

Tell us your reason for choosing a chromatic dulcimer!


At first glance it might seem an obvious question, but I bet there are...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 10
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 10
Strumelia

What's a Noter-Drone dulcimer?....


A member wrote to me and asked this question:What's a Noter-Drone...
@Strumelia 12 years ago - Comments: 33
Strumelia

contact info for Pete Ellertson?


I've noticed that Pete's webpages and also his article on ED are all...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Anyone want to start a modern/chording style players group?


I started a group for old style noter/drone players this past week and...
@Strumelia 12 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC


Brian turned me on to this- The Oldest known musical melody...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

Strumelia's Traditional noter player's instructional Blog


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Strumelia's Noter Drone beginner's Blog -free tabs, videos


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

BEWARE of internet ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.


It has recently come to my attention that A**zon has started paying...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 32

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


@Strumelia
6 years ago - Comments: 8
Param & strumelia, yoga w/harmonium_1

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


@Strumelia
12 years ago - Comments: 4
Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_Boston

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


@Strumelia
12 years ago - Comments: 3
Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
12 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


@Strumelia
12 years ago - Comments: 0
Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa on banjo

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
12 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)

Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)


@Strumelia
2 years ago - Comments: 13
Three Ravens on Langspil

Three Ravens on Langspil


@Strumelia
2 years ago - Comments: 24
Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle

Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle


@Strumelia
3 years ago - Comments: 21
Silver Lake Waltz

Silver Lake Waltz


@Strumelia
4 years ago - Comments: 6
Carve That Possum

Carve That Possum


@Strumelia
4 years ago - Comments: 19
The Cuckoo - penny whistle

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


@Strumelia
4 years ago - Comments: 14
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 16
Limberjack dancing

Limberjack dancing


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 27

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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RIP Bill Taylor

Posted: Wednesday October 13 2021, 9:34 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Saturday October 9 2021, 10:34 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Tuesday October 5 2021, 9:18 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Thursday September 23 2021, 12:28 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday August 11 2021, 8:47 PM
By: @Steven Berger

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Saturday July 24 2021, 1:19 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Tuesday July 13 2021, 9:35 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Indoor House Plants

Posted: Thursday June 10 2021, 9:46 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Saturday June 5 2021, 8:44 AM
By: @Bob Abrams

Show us your sound holes!

Posted: Monday March 29 2021, 8:37 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

FOTMD needs your support

Posted: Friday March 26 2021, 7:28 AM
By: @Richard Streib

FOTMD Chat Room!

Posted: Friday February 5 2021, 12:25 PM
By: @Strumelia

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Thursday February 4 2021, 12:09 AM
By: @ocean-daughter

4 ways to promote your events & items on...

Posted: Friday January 29 2021, 9:05 PM
By: @Strumelia

A moment of reflection

Posted: Friday January 8 2021, 12:39 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Remembering "Deputy Mo" / The Friendly Beasts

Posted: Saturday December 19 2020, 8:03 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

What makes Christmas music sound...

Posted: Thursday December 17 2020, 2:30 PM
By: @Kevin R.

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Wednesday December 2 2020, 5:18 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

NEW!- Fotmd rotating slideshow Banner Ads!

Posted: Saturday November 7 2020, 3:38 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Sunday September 13 2020, 1:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Friday May 29 2020, 7:59 PM
By: @Susie

What's your favorite tune or dulcimer to...

Posted: Monday May 4 2020, 10:00 AM
By: @NateBuildsToys

Give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon!...

Posted: Wednesday November 27 2019, 10:09 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life...

Posted: Thursday November 14 2019, 6:57 PM
By: @Richard Streib

What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or...

Posted: Tuesday October 8 2019, 11:10 AM
By: @tpatts

FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday August 4 2019, 6:34 AM
By: @Susie

NEW!- Fotmd Main Page slideshow banner ads!

Posted: Sunday July 21 2019, 4:08 PM
By: @Strumelia

Showing support for FOTMD ?

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 1:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

Posted: Sunday June 9 2019, 8:16 AM
By: @hugssandi

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Wednesday January 9 2019, 8:57 AM
By: @Jim Yates

Comments

Susan Ann
02/18/21 03:16:07PM @susan-ann:

Thank you Strumelia!  I'm excited to be part of the Mountain Dulcimer family.  I found the links you sent me very informative.   I'm learning my way around FOTMD and will try to post some pictures.  Looking forward to staying in touch!


Holly Tannen
11/20/20 10:28:19PM @holly-tannen:

Hi Strumelia!

I've enjoyed your posts during my time lurking.

I'm a pretty good dulcimer player, but I've come to computers late and get confused easily. Please accept my apologies in advance if I don't answer or make mistakes.


Wendell G
08/01/20 12:19:53PM @wendell-g:

Thank you very much. This feels like coming home again after having been gone a while. 


Gary Loren McCallister
02/16/20 03:41:04PM @gary-loren-mccallister:

I want to comment back to Strumella  but I am not sure whether to do it here or on her page. Anyway, thanks for the comment. It sounds pretty good also but I haven't figured out how to post audio here yet. (I decided to post my comment in both places._ 

BY the way, play guitar banjo, mandolin and mountain dulcimer. And I keep bees also. Sweet.


Mary Barnsdale
09/10/19 02:26:59PM @mary-barnsdale:

It's not much, Lisa, but I so appreciate you hosting this forum, your helpful comments and responses, and your great teaching videos.


marg
09/06/19 12:39:51PM @marg:

thanks, 

for it to resurface again, I was hoping maybe there was a way - maybe someone at that time had downloaded it.

no worries,

m.

 


marg
09/05/19 08:03:12PM @marg:

Hi

On the Home page, right below your posting today was an oder download  from a new member  @tatts  -  but from '14

( ( Liked a group discussions item created by @john-astor Free Fingerpicking Album to download for all!)

Can I still download this, I get an error. Any clues or any other way that you know of?

Hope you are well, I did have a few players come play music on my porch last Saturday.

thanks for all you do,

marg

 


farmrust
07/03/19 11:40:33AM @farmrust:

My email address hasn't changed for 20 years.  Must be working because I got a notification today in my email!


hugssandi
06/14/19 04:20:12PM @hugssandi:

THANK YOU for your kindness and making Hazel's day!!!  inlove


John Gribble
01/22/19 07:26:04PM @john-gribble:

Entirely my pleasure. 


Karel Votanek
01/20/19 03:39:07PM @karel-votanek:

Hallo Strumelia,

es freut mich sehr,dass Du mein Clip angeschaut hast.

Vielen Dank für Dein +


dulcinina
10/24/18 01:41:28PM @dulcinina:

Hi Strumelia, Ithink I upgraded my email.  Please re-send your comments to see if they come through.  Thanks, Delcinina


Nigel Caddick
09/02/18 12:01:00PM @nigel-caddick:

I hope this is the right box to comment in? Yes Strumelia I saw your comment, thanks. It just seems that when I want to ask a question in the dulcimer builders group, there's no comment box or 'Post new question' type box.

Nige


Noah Cline
08/11/18 02:55:23AM @noah-cline:

Thanks for the welcome!


marg
06/09/18 09:19:52AM @marg:

Morning,

Listening to some of the recent videos & audio recordings this morning before I get ready to go preform at a Senior Tea, I was thinking how beautiful some are.

Had you ever thought of putting some on a CD as a fund raiser? The members already have them recorded, with permission there could be a good number ready to go. 

I'm sure many with FOTMD would love to have a collection of dulcimer music from people they know, our members. 

Just a thought, something we all would enjoy & a way to help $$ toward FOTMD


KLKD
05/24/18 08:01:18PM @karend:

Thank you, Strumelia!


Gerald
05/15/18 08:16:13AM @gerald:

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll maybe tweak the review a bit and then post it to that group.

CHeers


Gerald
05/15/18 07:46:40AM @gerald:

As the app is not mine, and I have no way of knowing what revenues are generated, I have deleted the post. Thanks for your quick response.

Cheers


Dan Evans
05/11/18 08:57:28AM @dan-evans:

thnx Strumelia

 


Dan Evans
05/10/18 01:54:35AM @dan-evans:

Hi Strumelia - where and how can I post info about my forthcoming US tour - I have posters and flyers and hyperlinks to blog posts ... ? thnx  - Dan