Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 30
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/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact ptiserviceco.com

Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 21 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @spiritandfire44:
"Hi there, our system is finding that your email address is undeliverable.  Can you please change your account settings to a different email address in order..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Tomatoes are gearing down.  We had big tomato & bacon sandwiches on sesame hamburger buns for dinner. I like mine with mayo spread on the buns, Brian..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Project: Folk Strings!:
"Such solid playing!!  Whatever you are doing, it's working like a dream.  Great talent there."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Mary i loved your story.  How great that you are forging ahead, enjoying the journey, and not letting anything get in your way this time!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Value of this instrument or maker":
"Wayne, a 28" or 28.5" nut-to-bridge scale length is about as long as it gets and still be considered 'standard scale length' range.  So it seems to me this..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @bob: A new Scheitholt
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Value of this instrument or maker":
"Someone laid out the scale a little differently by starting the nut higher up the fret board than usual. That shortened the scale overall.. which actually..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to change my profile picture?":
"Thanks Dusty!  :D Tatts, I'd like to also mention that in this "How do I.." forum (and thank you for posting your question in the right forum!), there is a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @melissabogolubov: Anyone else here with autism or depression?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Strrumming with arthritic finngers:
"Hey friend, thanks for starting this thread! In addition to Dusty's good advice, let me suggest that you look at my blog post on strumming motions:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @mary-barnsdale:
"Mary, thank you so much for your thoughtful site donation! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Playing smaller dulcimers:
"That's a great tip Dusty, about tuning up or down with the goal of adjusting your string tension.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: Walnut Thomas with possum board
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Walnut Thomas with possum board":
"Gorgeous Thomas style walnut dulcimore, John!   The matching possum board is icing on the cake."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Virginian
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Virginian:
"Bobby... yet another beauty!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy: Long, Long Ago
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Long, Long Ago:
"Gordon, this makes me imagine you as knight, or a blacksmith, from Long Ago... pining for a remembered fair maid from your youth...  Nicely done!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @luigi: Härjedalsschottis
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Härjedalsschottis:
"Luigi, this is great!  I always enjoy your videos.  Is it a traditional/old Swedish folk tune, maybe originally used when dancing? I notice you play it..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions item created by @ballad-gal: Playing smaller dulcimers
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Playing smaller dulcimers:
"I find that smaller dulcimers also tend to have slightly stiffer string tension- the strings are a bit less 'bouncy'... or at least they have less of an..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Hat for my dulcimore pins/buttons:
"I love it David! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I post in the Photos section of my page?":
"Some additional points beyond what Ken L went over: Victoria, are you trying to post a profile/avatar picture of yourself that replaces the generic one of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @redmando: Conversation with John Crocker
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 85
Posted a new Comment on @marg:
"Marge, in reply to your comment to me... that 2014 link to that member's dropbox item is long defunct.  I suggest you send that member a private message if..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Moraharpa! :
"Robin, it's not a zither because if you look at construction drawings or side photos of nyckelharpa, you clearly see there's a robust fiddle-like neck, upon..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: The Moraharpa!
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Moraharpa! :
"This woman is soooo cool and amazing, Robin. I'm glad you brought her up. I too stumbled onto her and I've used her videos and accompanying website sheet..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @jim-fawcett: Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Flow Gently Sweet Afton:
"This is beautifully played and just so lovely, Jim! BTW... I think you may start a new fashion trend- of noter behind the ear. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Notes and Time:
"Hi Ferrator! I can tell you how I was able to teach myself to foot tap. I'm 65.  About seven or so years ago, I decided to try really really hard to learn..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"I liked your video too, David... loved your elderly neighbor chuckling there at his own limberJill playing "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"Robin, you and mark do such a wonderful duet dance between your two instruments... terrific porch playing!@ken-longfield , is that an old collar stay..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Let the Rest of the World Go By:
"Just great!  Love the instrumental break, too... adds such nice variety."

Latest Group Discussions

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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 one month ago - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 7 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it works...
@Strumelia 8 months ago - Comments: 10
Strumelia

Strumelia's Traditional noter player's instructional Blog


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter style...
@Strumelia 9 months 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 style...
@Strumelia 9 months ago - Comments: 0
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 9 months ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 9 months ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "I Just Got a Dulcimer, Now What?" article


A few years ago, member Ken Hulme wrote an article that helps answer...
@Strumelia 9 months ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?


Glenda Hubbard wrote this great question: ...one thing I really wanted...
@Strumelia 11 months ago - Comments: 28
Strumelia

Anyone like playing a chromatic with noter & drone style?


I'm just curious as to whether there's anyone out there who likes...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 15
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear when...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 19
Strumelia

"Elizabethan Garden" Epinette des Vosges in pear wood


An epinette des Vosges made of all pear wood, custom made for me by...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Playing a regular mtn dulcimer with a bow


Here are a couple of old photos showing people playing regular mtn...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Strumelia

contact info for Pete Ellertson?


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

How Music can stay with us til the end...


This is a beautiful article about this woman's life and how in the end...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC


Brian turned me on to this- The Oldest known musical melody performed...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
6 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
10 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
10 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Three Ravens on Langspil

Three Ravens on Langspil


@Strumelia
7 months ago - Comments: 21
Silver Lake Waltz

Silver Lake Waltz


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

Carve That Possum


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

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


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

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
3 years ago - Comments: 16
Limberjack dancing

Limberjack dancing


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 31
"Texas" banjo tune

"Texas" banjo tune


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 15

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Latest Forum Discussions

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FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday September 18 2019, 12:30 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Tuesday September 17 2019, 7:35 AM
By: @Salt Springs

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Friday September 13 2019, 5:19 PM
By: @pattyfromor

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Monday September 9 2019, 10:31 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Wednesday September 4 2019, 12:21 PM
By: @dulcinina

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Saturday August 31 2019, 7:09 PM
By: @Marlene Powell

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Tuesday August 13 2019, 6:44 PM
By: @Kim Cheng

FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer...

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

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Tuesday July 23 2019, 10:08 PM
By: @Phroedrick

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

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

Posted: Wednesday June 19 2019, 4:21 PM
By: @LesTate

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

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

Strumelia's mermaid dulcitar 1997 CHEAP! $75

Posted: Sunday April 21 2019, 9:21 PM
By: @hugssandi

a discussion created by admin

Posted: Tuesday March 26 2019, 10:14 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

What songs were you taught in...

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

Happy Birthday to Jim Fawcett !

Posted: Sunday January 6 2019, 8:28 AM
By: @Black Dog Bess

MEET THE MODERATORS...

Posted: Tuesday December 25 2018, 11:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

What did you do on 'Black Friday' (day...

Posted: Sunday November 25 2018, 9:47 AM
By: @Gordo in OZ

How to add an Audio MP3 or Soundcloud clip...

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 1:25 PM
By: @Strumelia

Let's give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon!

Posted: Tuesday October 23 2018, 5:22 AM
By: @Ariane

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Wednesday September 5 2018, 9:09 PM
By: @Jan Potts

Frame Drums

Posted: Thursday August 9 2018, 6:24 PM
By: @Eileen

Show us your sound holes!

Posted: Thursday July 19 2018, 8:34 AM
By: @marg

Do you have questions about how the site...

Posted: Wednesday June 6 2018, 10:53 PM
By: @Strumelia

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Friday June 1 2018, 9:28 PM
By: @Strumelia

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Tuesday April 24 2018, 7:42 AM
By: @Terry Wilson

Private messaging system questions...?

Posted: Tuesday February 27 2018, 10:52 AM
By: @Strumelia

Sweet Music dulcimer Digest?

Posted: Friday February 23 2018, 5:49 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Folks, do you have pending 'Followers'...

Posted: Wednesday December 13 2017, 5:14 PM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

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-astorFree 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 @klkd:

Thank you, Strumelia!


dulcigirl
05/19/18 09:40:30PM @dulcigirl:

Hi Strumelia ... thank you for the compliment.  The dulcimer is a Blue Lion.  Winter is my favorite time of year so Janita and I spent quite a bit of time with the design.  Janita did the beautiful inlay.  She is nothing short of amazing!  She aptly named the dulcimer Winter!!  The picture does not show the entire winter scene.


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   


Cynthia Wigington
01/21/18 11:19:49AM @cynthia-wigington:

Langspil


Robin Clark
12/12/17 06:40:18PM @robin-clark:

Thanks - I think I've sorted the 'followers' issues.


Robin Clark
12/12/17 02:30:30PM @robin-clark:

Thanks for the info on notifications.  I had no idea I had everything switched off - I thought that after the site migrated we just didn't get email notifications anymore!!!!!  I've switched them all to email notification now and I'll see how that goes.  Thanks