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 • 10 hours ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "LA BASURA" on Hummel
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @wally-venable:
"Wally, thank you SO much for your very thoughtful donation to FOTMD!  It is deeply appreciated.          -Strumelia"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @rich-towsley:
"Hey @rich-towsley / Rich, thank you so much for your very thoughtful donation to FOTMD!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @hobbyhorse:
"Hey thank you for your very kind donation @hobbyhorse !"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD needs your support":
"I would like to take this moment to thank a few very special members . There have been a handful of people over the past couple of months who have made..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on @tom-mcdonald:
"Tom thank you so much for your very thoughtful and generous donation to keep FOTMD up and running. You are so kind!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @joelpomerantz: Mystery Gerald Titus dulcimer 1967, odd fine-tuners
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mystery Gerald Titus dulcimer 1967, odd fine-tuners":
"Virginia dulcimer maker Keith Young used to make flat-bottomed fine tuning wooden beads similar way, with a hole to thread the string through. See the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @luigi: Mominette
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @davisjames: asheville girls
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @jost: Tunings for several of Jeans Songs
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @davisjames: Never turn ten[the tree song]
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Martin MacKenzie 1965 Box Dulcimer:
"That is one cool dulcimer! So nicely made, it's hard to even believe it is cardboard, except for the telltale corrugated lines. One to treasure!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a group discussions item created by @susan-mackenzie: Martin MacKenzie 1965 Box Dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Pick Advice Needed:
"People always refer to 'the dreaded pick clack'. The discussion is always about how to get rid of pick noise. Me, I love 'pick clack'!  I've always used it..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @jennifer-wren: A song...
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bear Tune:
"It's cool, and rather compelling the way you played it. 🐻"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @judith: Travels of a Plectrum Handcrafted Fyhrie Dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Can you please help me make a decision ?:
"The video shows the luthier using fingerpicks on his right hand- so we should call his style fingerpicking style.As Dusty points out he is not using a noter..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @randy-adams: Jouhikko/Tagelharpa
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 86
Posted a new Comment on @cindy-stammich:
"Cindy thank you so much for supporting FOTMD so generously."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Can you please help me make a decision ?:
"I'm not sure what all the fuss is about here. This is not that unusual for epinettes and hummels- both are mtn dulcimer ancestors. John Jacob Niles made..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bear Tune:
"This is an interesting and engaging rendition of the bear tune. Is that tune usually played in a minor key? If so, then a dulcimer tuning of DAG or DAC..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @davisjames:
"@davisjames, thank you so much for your thoughtful site donation to FOTMD. It is so very appreciated. 🥰"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Remembering "Deputy Mo" / The Friendly Beasts":
"Well said KenH.  To all our fondly remembered friends! 🎄🛷🕯"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"Well done, one and all! Such a beautifully crafted gift of love. Thank you so much Ariane for sharing your project with us... for weaving the threads of many..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Still Still Still
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Still Still Still:
"Lovely piece, Mark. 🎄🎇🤗"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Musical Advent Calendar 2021":
"So wonderful to hear @john-henry 's beautiful playing on Christmas morning!  🎄 🎄"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 224
Posted a new Comment on @john-henry:
"Hoping you have a cozy and lovely Christmas day, dear @john-henry .      with hugs... Lisa"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Do You Hear What I Hear:
"What a true delight to see and hear this wonderful video from you two this Christmas! I just love your unusual intertwining melody/harmony lines. Very..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @theresa-brill: Do You Hear What I Hear
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Joni Mitchell's song "River"...":
"One of the saddest 'Christmas' songs ever written. Joni's "River" is about regrets of a lost love. She says it's about sadness or loneliness around..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Es kommt ein Schiff geladen (A Ship is Coming Laden):
"Ariane, this is such a beautiful Christmas gift from you to all FOTMD members! So sweet and poignant. I especially love when the second higher dulcimer..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen (A Ship is Coming Laden)

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 3 months 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 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
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 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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 4 years ago - Comments: 32

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 8
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: 24
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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Langspil strumelia.jpg
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langspil_3.jpg
langspil_2.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Friday January 14 2022, 9:36 AM
By: @AMaiorano

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

Joni Mitchell's song "River"...

Posted: Friday December 24 2021, 9:17 PM
By: @Ballad Gal

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Saturday December 18 2021, 3:20 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

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

RIP Bill Taylor

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

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

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

Show Us Your Pets!

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

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 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

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

Comments

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. 


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