Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 31
images: 86
Groups: 34
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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/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact  ptiserviceco.com

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Emperor of the Moon:
"Well done Mark! This is a real tricky tune to play, with all the octave leaping about. Sounds pretty on a recorder too. Definitely NOT a noter tune !..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Emperor of the Moon
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Museum Replica Bowed Zither:
"What type of strings did the museum instrument have- metal or gut?  And did they think that was the original choice, or did the museum simply choose to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Museum Replica Bowed Zither:
"Here is my two cents' worth of opinion- I would tune it like a traditional epinette (typically about a 21" scale), which would give a traditional all..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Museum Replica Bowed Zither:
"It's looking great so far Ken!  Wow that vsl of 20 is like my smaller epinette. Gonna tune it to play in G?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @ken-hulme: Museum Replica Bowed Zither
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Say Darling Say
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Say Darling Say:
"One of my favorite oldtime songs."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Old MacDonald Had a Farm:
"So fun, Mark! 😃"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: Sweet Hour of Prayer
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Hour of Prayer:
"How lovely, John. Your wife must luuuuv listening to you play and sing around the house- she's so lucky."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Red Headed Kid at the Dance Last Night :
"Great playing Randy. That must have been fun playing for the dance! I remember long ago when a small child came up to touch my dulcimer or banjo (can't..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Museum Replica Bowed Zither:
"Looks great KenH!  I like the woods you chose. Assuming the museum instrument is strung similarly to how it was originally, it looks like the bass string is..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Paddy When Ya Die.:
"Noter players get a whole different idea of what notes are to be important what notes to slide over and 'skip' instead. It's a very distinct 'thang'."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD Chat Room!":
"@dtortorich , you can find a few additional Christmas carol videos if you do the same thing but use the search term "holiday"."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD Chat Room!":
"Hi there!  I just now went to FOTMD's Video section and typed "Christmas" into the search window there, and this popped up:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Paddy When Ya Die.:
"Wow almost missed this- i love it! Sounds rather Scottish, and also the tune reminds me a bit of "Earli in the Morning/drunken sailor/Goin' to Boston"...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @davisjames: Paddy When Ya Die.
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mississippi Sawyer :
"I'm also enjoying the pick clack. Some folks hate pick clack, but i love it. Love the little end tag too."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New use for old dulcimer strings":
"Oh i love it! 🧀"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Little Liza Jane
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Little Liza Jane:
"To funny and too awesome Randy!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Sometimes missing the melody string when I strum:
"Truthfully, there have been times when i was playing happily and I would miss ALL the strings when strumming."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on King Kong Kitchie (Frog Went a-Courting):
"That's interesting- in my perusing of old sung ballads, I've only ever heard various 'happy' endings for this one. I once had a flock of ducks and a pond,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on King Kong Kitchie (Frog Went a-Courting):
"One of my favorite fun animal songs!  Well done Mark."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: King Kong Kitchie (Frog Went a-Courting)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Red Cedar and Maple:
"That's really beautiful!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @bill-davenport: Tinwhistle / penny whistles
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Hugs to all who are missing their sweet furry companions..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Look at that sweet little babe!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: November:
"Look like upside down hearts to me."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help me name this instrument!":
"Yes I like "River lute" as well. This is part of a topic that usually inspires some debate. But yes technically a mountain dulcimer is defined as type of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"@fharlm , the ones in your link are all pretty big. I had a personal sized indoor rebounder for a year or so. I liked it at first, but eventually found it..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Article from Kentucky Educational Television


I'm sure this may have been posted here before, but KET website has a...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

youtube tv episode on Edd Presnell...


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

Just ordered a bunch of new strings...


I own two mtn dulcimers, two epinettes, a hummel and a langspil, about...
@Strumelia 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Ritchie Family Christmas reunion video, 1955


What a treasure this film clip is. Wishing all FOTMD members a...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

What is a "luthier" ?


The word luthier always seems to imply a skilled artist who makes...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 21
Strumelia

Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance


An uplifting story, includes dulcimers:...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Strumelia

guitars built from a lynching tree


I thought this was a fascinating article about this man who seems to...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

ZOOM: online group playing via online video


Please share helpful links on how to use Zoom, Google Meet, Group...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - 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 3 years ago - Comments: 10
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia 3 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 13 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 5 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 13 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC


Brian turned me on to this- The Oldest known musical melody...
@Strumelia 6 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 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Strumelia's Noter Drone beginner's Blog -free tabs, videos


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 6

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 9
Param & strumelia, yoga w/harmonium_1

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
13 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
13 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)

Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)


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

Three Ravens on Langspil


@Strumelia
3 years ago - Comments: 26
Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle

Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle


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

Silver Lake Waltz


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

Carve That Possum


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

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


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

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
6 years ago - Comments: 16
Limberjack dancing

Limberjack dancing


@Strumelia
10 years ago - Comments: 27
Ghost of Gray Goose (Go Tell Aunt Rhody...epinette in Dorian mode)

Ghost of Gray Goose (Go Tell Aunt...


@Strumelia
10 years ago - Comments: 20

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Saturday November 26 2022, 11:51 AM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Friday November 25 2022, 1:39 PM
By: @jost

FOTMD Chat Room!

Posted: Friday November 18 2022, 5:50 AM
By: @Strumelia

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Monday October 31 2022, 12:22 PM
By: @Strumelia

Indoor House Plants

Posted: Sunday October 30 2022, 6:42 PM
By: @Strumelia

Thanks to our FOTMD welcoming "Greeters"!

Posted: Tuesday October 25 2022, 9:53 AM
By: @marg

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Tuesday October 18 2022, 5:52 PM
By: @Strumelia

RIP Bill Taylor

Posted: Wednesday May 11 2022, 4:36 PM
By: @Leny-Sue

Joni Mitchell's song "River"...

Posted: Friday March 11 2022, 7:20 AM
By: @Alegre1

FOTMD needs your support

Posted: Friday January 14 2022, 12:07 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Frame Drums

Posted: Sunday January 2 2022, 4:15 PM
By: @Scott Callow

Remembering "Deputy Mo" / The Friendly Beasts

Posted: Sunday December 26 2021, 11:17 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Terry Hennessy

Posted: Sunday November 28 2021, 7:21 PM
By: @John Dunn

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Monday October 25 2021, 9:03 PM
By: @robert schuler

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

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

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

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

Comments

Beth T
09/01/22 03:02:18AM @beth-t:

You’re welcome Strumelia. I know how much time and effort goes in to maintaining a supportive forum such as this. You and your colleagues do a splendid job of it.


shawsg
01/23/22 04:52:24PM @shawsg:

Hi Strumelia, 
I'm not sure where the best place to post this is.  

I'm going to be buying my first Dulcimer soon and am looking around. I'm a trained musician but new to Dulcimer.  I think I want to get a baritone as I plan mostly singer/songwriter stuff.   Do you have any recommendations on models, and beginning?
Also, I have a particular limitation - I don't have a ring finger anymore - do you think I could adapt with my other fingers?  I tried a dulcimer yesterday and wasn't sure if there would be too much strain on my wrist to adjust to other fingers, l leading to carpal tunnel Thoughts?

thanks!


dtortorich
01/13/22 07:48:23PM @dtortorich:

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay in responding.  I need to get online more often.  There is so much on this site. 


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. 


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