Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Ivan Bradley Hobbyhorse Big Bubba sparrowbirdy oldmdpicker Ferrator DulcimerBill Fatcat Larry Goodwin Lancer tssfulk Becky steve wolschleger Marc Mathieu Steven Berger Volha TwoGunBob Lisa Banjimer sweetbriar Jeannie in Paradise Ron Stewart brian2 Hollis Landrum Noah Cline hstulips Geckostar97 nick o'sullivan haydee025 PatG DulciCat Ron Zuckerman Ariane Elvensong Stanley Adams Randy Adams Jennifer Ranger Terry Wilson Susie Exukaden Cheryl Forget fordferguson The member ckmiv Byron Kinnaman Strumelia Peter Searle Joyoussinger Tom Taggart Rick Garrett

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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/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact  ptiserviceco.com

Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 11 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Don you wrote me about this a week ago or so, and I responded, but never heard back from you. Can you tell us an example of a particular group you belong to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Southwest Dulcimers:
"Gary this is very cool. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Epinette":
"Hobbyhorse... great job!  I like that you were inspired by my epinette built for me by Michael King. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @hobbyhorse: Epinette
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago
@strumelia is now following @ivan-bradley
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @ivan-bradley:
"Ivan, thank you so much for so generously supporting this site."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Changing the order of posts within a thread":
"Another way to think about it is-  in the days before there were smart phones or tablets, everyone used to read newsgroups and forums on their desktop..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Epinette des Vosges - strumelia:
"Hi @hobbyhorse thank you for your nice comment. Michael had many years ago built an epinette loosely patterned after an old one in a museum. It was for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Handmade jigdoll from Banjo Dai (UK):
"That is just delightful!  She looks like a bird, with a beak? I find it interesting that in Europe and the UK these are usually called jig dolls, while..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mountain dulcimer to sell":
"Hi Uker, please add an additional post with a photo of the overall instrument, so people don't have to keep asking for more info or photos.  Thanks!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Horse Tail Hair Wanted for Bow Project":
"Gregg I was asking questions because I know the struggle of not wanting to waste money on crappy bow hair by mail and how we are somewhat dependent on..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on @john-gribble:
"John, thank you SO much for your generous support of our site! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Horse Tail Hair Wanted for Bow Project":
"I would think that over time it'd be more and more difficult to find the kind of quality long pristine hair you are looking for from the US. This is also why..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Horse Tail Hair Wanted for Bow Project":
"Most everything I see is "Mongolian stallion" black hair.  I've bought 23" hanks of that in the past and used it for folk arc bows (I like to put a whole..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Horse Tail Hair Wanted for Bow Project":
"So why not just get some hanks of hair intended for fiddle bows then?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Horse Tail Hair Wanted for Bow Project":
"Gregg, is 2.5 feet substantially longer than the hanks of horsehair one gets for rehairing violin or cello bows?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play a dulcimer before buying it?:
"One great thing about mountain dulcimers is that it's a fairly simple "folk instrument" and most of them cost well under $1000. Many perfectly fine..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article:
"BigBubba thank you so much for letting us know this.  It's always so nice to actually know that people are finding help and friendship thanks to using the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @noah-aikens: The Unquiet Grave
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Unquiet Grave:
"I really enjoyed this Noah.  Appalachian ballads are a longtime interest of mine.  Have you browsed on the Max Hunter online collection yet?  It's a treasure..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on anciennes photos:
"Nice!  Is that a border collie?  What's its name?  Would love to see a photo of your new Ferguson dulcimer as well.   :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play a dulcimer before buying it?:
"My two main mountain dulcimers were made twenty or so years ago to my specifications by well known builders, so I didn't get to try them out until they..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Robin Thompson:
"So tell us about this painting, Robin!  Such a lovely atmospheric mood.  I love the colors and the softness of the brushstrokes."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play a dulcimer before buying it?:
"Hey everybody, a new POLL to vote in!Select the poll choice that best describes you!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Everything Dulcimer - Closing Down.":
"For clarity's sake, a few things should be noted: At the time everythingdulcimer closed, Bruce Ford its creator announced he was shutting the site down and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Husband Has Become Interested...":
"McSpaddens are known to be well made and are very reputable.  Also, you can contact the company if you ever need assistance or have questions."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Le Basque:
"Lovely! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Christmas Gift:
"No 6.5 fret there.   lol!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embedded video from YouTube not showing up?":
"Dusty and Robin are both correct on how to add videos.  :D  I'll also add this:  videos added to the main Video section that we host here (by adding them..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Collection:
"Nice!  Is that a Keith Young teardrop on the right wall?   :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi there Marc, and welcome! To answer your question- yes any videos or audios of the playing of non-public domain tunes/songs must be added to posts in the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New to me, Q’s on nut/bridge fit and strings.":
"Having all strings in tune when open but all sounding sharp when fretted... in this case with the photos I think it's fairly obvious that two factors are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Well, then you do like playing chords, and I assume you'll be playing with chords on the dulcimer as well.  Stringing your dulcimer 'backwards' as you are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Modern Sheet Music/Tab?":
"@geezer , I agree with what Brian G advised.  With your experience, there really is little need for you to be looking for tab books.  Though dulcimers are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"@rain-dog - is there a reason someone (or you) might want to do that?"

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 6 months ago - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


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

Strumelia's Traditional noter player's instructional Blog


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter...
@Strumelia last year - 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 last year - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

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


Glenda Hubbard wrote this great question: ...one thing I really...
@Strumelia 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear...
@Strumelia 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC


Brian turned me on to this- The Oldest known musical melody...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

Don Neuhauser TMB video


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

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Thursday February 13 2020, 3:41 PM
By: @Buckeye67

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday February 12 2020, 11:00 AM
By: @Appalachiandreamer

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday February 12 2020, 10:58 AM
By: @Buckeye67

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Friday January 3 2020, 12:25 PM
By: @Jan Potts

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Saturday December 7 2019, 4:27 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Wednesday December 4 2019, 1:20 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

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

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Tuesday November 5 2019, 7:32 PM
By: @Uker

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

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

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

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

Contra dancing :)

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

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

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

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

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

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 @klkd:

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   


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