Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
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I love playing lap dulcimer, banjo, Cretan Lyra, limberjacks....mostly play old-time tunes, minstrel era tunes, and medieval tunes..

Love my fiddling husband and playing with our cats.  And my honeybees, and my two pet ratties too.  :)

 

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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

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 30 minutes ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Neff Dulcimore:
"Dan, did the original dulcimer have full width frets, or frets only under the melody string?"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 31 minutes ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Neff Dulcimore:
"JohnHenry- great tip about the glued linen patches.  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 8
Liked @steve-battarbee's vimeo:
Scarborough Fair
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Scarborough Fair:
"Wow, I so much enjoyed this Steve, particularly with the little bird prettily singing along too."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 11
Liked @robin-thompson's soundcloud:
Bile 'Em Cabbage Down
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Bile 'Em Cabbage Down:
"No one can complain about Cabbage being to boring anymore Robin. This sounds lovely...and yummy!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Minstrel Boy:
"That dulcimer sounds wonderful Bob- nice rich tone.  ...and very fine playing on your part!"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Neff Dulcimore:
"Oh my goodness Laurel-  how delightful and wonderful!!  Thanks for giving us the background of your goals and connections and the kismet that came into play..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Neff Dulcimore:
"This is a real beauty Dan.  Was it specially commissioned by someone?  I love the very old S sound holes, and the wood colors.. "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Online - Emmas Waltz :
"Nicely done!  "
Strumelia
 
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on In The Morning, Very Early:
"That is such a beautiful piece- I'm so impressed at the playing and singing by everyone!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Kennedy Barn String Band:
"Sounding great!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Wartz 'n' All Spring Gathering:
"I love also that there was such a great variety of instruments!  I would have asked to get a sneaked-in bodhran lesson if i had been there...   "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Wartz 'n' All Spring Gathering:
"Oliver was a wonderful and kind person, and will be always remembered.  I'm sure he was there at the jams, in spirit.  "
Strumelia
 
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Cindy, how wonderful that you are making this music tribute to her- your brother will cherish it."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on Wartz 'n' All Spring Gathering:
" Yay!!   I'm looking forward to seeing a few pictures - post them either on your profile pages, or in a forum thread... so we all can enjoy them for a long..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @tennessee-jed:
"Hi Jed!  Welcome to FOTMD!  :) I suggest you ask your dulcimer questions on our General forum, HERE.  That way all the members can see your questions and..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Three-Legged Skunk -- original composition:
"Hey Dusty- you look like you lost some weight-  cutting down on the seafood pasta...?  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Betty Martin, my arrangement:
"Sounding yummy!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Two, Lil' Fillies:
"Oh my, she has grown!  I love the light pouring in the window- it captures her happy glow!     It's wonderful that you are so close to her Lexie."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Three-Legged Skunk -- original composition:
"Oh this was huge fun Dusty!  The ending is sweet too. If you friend was missing a front leg then it would seriously impair his ability to spray, since they..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The technician and the artist":
"Oh no, that's a tough one Val!  Has a doctor been able to help?"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The technician and the artist":
"My first banjo teacher, Dwight Diller of WV, used to say "The right hand is the real meat and potatoes, the left hand is just the gravy".    "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Discussions on Tablets/Apps have been MOVED to one location":
"Linda- how nice that you check in on FOTMD often!  :) Actually I didn't create a new group.  I simply expanded an existing group....from..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 42
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Welcome Jed!   Can you first tell us what kind of music you hope to be able to play eventually?  Like modern popular tunes and styles that you will want to..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on jennifer Schaffer:
"What a lovely photo Jennifer!"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Terry Wilson:
"OMG Terry, just found this pic...  lol!  That thing probably weighed more than you!  Must have been good eatin'!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Molly McCurdy:
" Very pretty Molly!"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked @sue-west's photos:
Sue West
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Mike Slone:
"This is very very cool.  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Robert Worth:
"Nice looking trio Robert!  Such beautiful wood..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 15
Liked @jim-fawcett's photos:
Jim Fawcett
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked @bob's photos:
Walnut and Spruce Dulcimer

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

The Joel Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence, Appomattox VA


I enjoyed playing the banjo and the bones at this event this past...
@Strumelia 11 months ago - Comments: 8
Strumelia

Great book with sheet music for REAL Civil War era songs


John and Elaine Masciale put together a book with a huge collection of...
@Strumelia 11 months ago - Comments: 3
Robin Thompson

resource for field recordings made of Jean Ritchie


Though I've not got the chance to spend much time with this site, I...
@Robin Thompson last year - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

review of Bill Graves's cd Sugar in the Coffee


Bill Graves's cd Sugar in the Coffee is one of my very favorite...
@Robin Thompson 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Jan Potts

Antique Crate Dulcimer


 Here for your viewing pleasure is a box dulcimer I own that's made out...
@Jan Potts 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Dusty Turtle

music heals, say the scientists


Every now and then experts come around and tell us what we already...
@Dusty Turtle 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Your memories of Jean Ritchie


A sad day to learn of Jean's passing. Yet, we are all so grateful for...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 22
Strumelia

Article on Jean Ritchie


Here's a nice little article on Jean and how she influenced American...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Strumelia

Labels inside a very old lute...


I just had to share this great photo: You can read more about this...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Looking GRUMPY while playing in public...


I think this is something a lot of musicians struggle with. Not...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Antietam Early Banjo Gathering 2013


Of interest perhaps to those in this group who like music and history...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 20
Strumelia

DVD of traditional WV dulcimer players available


DVD film: The West Virginia Hills: A Tribute to the Dulcimer From...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Augusta Heritage music courses in Elkins WV


I attended a week-long "Vocal Week" a while back, and it is a really...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

A recommendation for the Gaskins Galax book method...


As posted by fotmd member Anita Franklin-Snyder: I've had Phyllis...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 7
Strumelia

Christmas carols....


Not sure about the copyright status of your favorite carols? Maybe you...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

I'll Fly Away and other copyrighted hymns....


Just posting a link here to another member's helpful discussion about...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
4 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What Are You Working On?

Posted: Sunday March 26 2017, 4:51 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday March 24 2017, 7:51 PM
By: @Jim Fawcett

Discussions on Tablets/Apps have been...

Posted: Monday March 20 2017, 1:59 PM
By: @Strumelia

Blizzard in Northeast/March 14th 2017

Posted: Thursday March 16 2017, 11:29 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

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

Posted: Tuesday March 14 2017, 9:35 PM
By: @john warren

Most inspiring live workshop/lesson you've...

Posted: Friday March 10 2017, 7:08 PM
By: @Strumelia

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday March 8 2017, 7:41 PM
By: @D. Chitwood

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 9:56 AM
By: @Kathyb53

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Thursday March 2 2017, 1:19 PM
By: @Jim Yates

MEET THE MODERATORS...

Posted: Friday February 17 2017, 12:28 PM
By: @Jan Potts

How did you first discover the mountain...

Posted: Tuesday February 14 2017, 7:11 PM
By: @Mary

Chat program Instructions for Users

Posted: Saturday January 28 2017, 12:11 PM
By: @The member

Private messaging system questions...?

Posted: Saturday January 28 2017, 9:14 AM
By: @Strumelia

Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs...

Posted: Saturday January 21 2017, 11:22 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Sunday January 15 2017, 6:19 PM
By: @marg

Playing Music improves brain power more...

Posted: Saturday January 14 2017, 9:07 PM
By: @jeffrey charles foster

Never too old to pick up a musical...

Posted: Wednesday January 11 2017, 9:48 PM
By: @Strumelia

Mummers Making a Comeback

Posted: Saturday December 24 2016, 8:37 AM
By: @Val Hughes

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 23 2016, 11:09 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Thursday November 10 2016, 11:33 AM
By: @Strumelia

Ocarinas

Posted: Monday November 7 2016, 6:18 PM
By: @hugssandi

How do I add my new...

Posted: Monday November 7 2016, 6:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Sunday October 23 2016, 6:45 PM
By: @hugssandi

the "Millennia Whoop" saturating current...

Posted: Wednesday September 28 2016, 4:53 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

DPN ad in old 1984 Whole Earth...

Posted: Monday September 26 2016, 4:10 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday September 18 2016, 2:29 PM
By: @hugssandi

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

Posted: Tuesday September 6 2016, 12:21 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC

Posted: Monday July 11 2016, 9:32 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Tuesday July 5 2016, 8:17 PM
By: @Foggers

Showing support for FOTMD ?

Posted: Friday July 1 2016, 9:29 AM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

Tennessee Jed
03/22/17 04:48:33PM @tennessee-jed:

Hello, and Thank You for the warm welcome.   I guess I like the old "Lonesome" Drone type songs.  I am currently talking with "Songs of the Wood " in Black Mountain NC about purchasing a Dulcimer. I like the Hourglass type with Scrollhead tuner.  I do not know which is better though, that type or a flathead.  Which style and maker do You recommend ? I don't want to buy one on Ebay, since I would rather give my business to a Luthier in order to support the community.  I wish to buy the right one firstly , instead of buying something that I'll want to replace.  I would rather pay for quality than getting something cheap for starters , so to speak. This is a wonderful site and I am glad to have found it.  Thanks to whoever started this and keeps it going.


Laurel K Scott
02/28/17 11:02:15PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you -- I am pretty tickled with it! I don't normally go into that little antique store unless I have something specific I'm looking for, but in the middle of a storm last Saturday, I must have heard that dulcimer calling to me, LOL. 

No maker's name or date that I can see, inside or out. Sent some photos around and the consensus seems to be that it is walnut and handmade.

Evidently it was played by a gentleman here in the Richmond, VA area who passed away a couple of years ago. A lady bought it and had our local violin shop recut the grooves, replace a string screw and restring the dulcimer lefthanded,, thinking her daughter would like to play it. But she had no interest! 

The price was good, so I took a chance ...

 


dshombert
02/28/17 06:01:42PM @dshombert:

Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I placed an ad on your Classifieds board and the instrument sold (through another site) so I sent a PayPal $5 donation, as requested.  I could not figure out how to edit the title of my ad, so I just posted a Reply that "the dulcimer has been sold". Thanks.


alan kolman
02/07/17 12:05:53PM @alan-kolman:

thanks - i'll look for the new thread. and also thanks for all the work you do to keep this happening.


alan kolman
02/07/17 04:37:03AM @alan-kolman:

good morning. may i ask what happened to d.chitwood's ad for a starsong? like so many others, i've wanted one since hearing gary gallier for the first time, and would be very interested in following up on this instrument.

thank you.   alan


Strumelia
01/10/17 11:45:09AM @strumelia:

 Hi Nina, please ask your site question in this forum so that others may benefit from the questions & answers:

http://fotmd.com/forums/forum/site-questions-how-do-i

 


dulcinina
01/10/17 11:15:53AM @dulcinina:

Hi. I'm trying to follow the discussion on How to Practice More Efficiently.  I clicked the follow button and I have gotten a couple emails with responses.  But I can't get on the thread to comment or see all the replies at once.  What am I doing wrong?  Otherwise, I love this site.  Thanks, Nina


Maryam
01/10/17 02:40:31AM @maryam:

Thank you for welcoming me Strumelia! :-)


David Pedersen
01/04/17 10:21:16AM @david-pedersen:

Strumelia, I did find Robins lessons under The Drone group, go figure.  Sorry for all the confusion on my part, but I am reading his info now.  Thanks for all the comments and help.


jeffrey charles foster
12/12/16 05:50:21PM @jeffrey-charles-foster:

So dont know how to contact you I would like to know how to shrink video files to put on FOTMD cause I dont know how

                                                                                                                            Jeff

 


sng4prt
12/11/16 07:53:23PM @sng4prt:

Strumelia, I was probably wearing thimbles.

 


dianapalmer
11/27/16 10:39:17AM @dianapalmer:

Thank you. I guess I was having trouble logging in for a while, and didn't have the new website address. Glad I found this again.


Rock-wyre
10/27/16 06:33:46AM @rock-wyre-cathy:

Thanks so much for the welcome looking forward to enjoying all the content.


Bill Henry
10/24/16 09:06:52AM @bill-henry:

Thanks so much. I am very glad to be here and am enjoying the content on the history and the older playing styles. Thanks for facilitating such a great site!

Cheers,

Bill


LisaJr
10/24/16 07:23:12AM @lisajr:

Thank you for the welcome message.


Sandy K
10/23/16 04:31:00PM @sandy-k:

Thanks for the welcome.  I'm still trying to learn how this site works.  Looking forward to learning & meeting more folks.

 

Sandy

 


copadoh
10/23/16 12:20:50AM @copadoh:

Thank you for the warm welcome!


RavenMadd Garcia
10/12/16 07:54:49PM @ravenmadd-garcia:

hi Strum .....miss all of you ......hopefully will be back more ,,,,,I had to take a break off the net ,,,,hope your well


SheltieLover
10/08/16 10:11:29PM @sheltielover:

Hi,  I really don't understand how to use this web site for questions and answers.  Regarding modes, I was trying to find out how to change from one mode to another and where to start the tonic note.  Ken Hulme gave me some information which I need to read.  I also want to know how to determine what mode a song should be played in.  Thanks.


PonderThis
09/14/16 08:08:27PM @ponderthis:

Thank you for welcoming me to fotmd.  Still learning site navigation but happy to be with great people who have  a similar interests... All things dulcimer (and all stringed instruments)!