Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 29
images: 71
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 • yesterday • comments: 0
Liked a group discussions item created by @james-phillips:
using Chromebook to make YouTube videos?
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Welcome StringHopper and TwoGunBob! (..I'm a secret HP Lovecraft fan myself)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans:
The Dance Of The Falling Leaves
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 8
Liked a music item created by @heidi-muller:
Winter's Turning
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for article by Ken Hulme":
"I'd like to say that Ken's two articles have stood the test of time and are regularly inquired about by beginners. Since the demise of EverythingDulcimer..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for article by Ken Hulme":
"Ken Hulme: The version that Lisa mentions is stored here under Dulcimer Resources, and I can't delete it, or replace with the correct version. Ask and ye..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article:
"Here is a pdf of the article:"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article":
"Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing questions years ago. People find it pretty helpful."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ken Hulme's "I Just Got a Dulcimer, Now What?" article:
"Here is @ken-hulme 's  article (revised 2016):  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Ken Hulme's "I Just Got a Dulcimer, Now What?" article":
"A few years ago, member Ken Hulme wrote an article that helps answer many questions that new dulcimer owners have.  Are you a beginner player? You may find..."
Beginner players
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Balalaika, the most Russianist of Russian instruments":
"Cool!  E E A, eh? Well it's wonderful that you are exploring both the balalaika in its native state and the mtn dulcimer!  If you ever can post a video of a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for article by Ken Hulme":
"Kevin (and others), please be aware that the pdf you attached is an older version of Ken's article which contains a problematic mistake when instructing how..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Balalaika, the most Russianist of Russian instruments":
"Well I think one important question would be ...what kind of music do you want to play on your balalaika?  They look to be chromatically fretted, so if you..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @nick-osullivan:
Angeline the Baker
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Angeline the Baker:
"That dulcimer glides like butter. Beautiful playing, Nick!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Wayfaring Stranger:
"Real nice job here TSS... I enjoyed it very much.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @tssfulk:
Wayfaring Stranger
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions item created by @greg-gunner:
Two Zitters in Lititz Moravian Collection
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Two Zitters in Lititz Moravian Collection :
"Greg, that article is very cool.  I find it interesting that the instrument with the tulip sound hole utilizes a diatonic fret placement with the usual 6..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Wow @susie , those dogs are livin' the life !"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Indiana Players:
"Wow, that's so cool Glenda!  How did you know that ornament was for your county?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Seeking John Stockard dulcimer":
"@Blondie, julies59 has started her own For Sale thread about her dulcimer for sale.  Thanks all!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Be Thou My Vision:
"Terry I wasn't totally sure how I'd feel about hymns played on a harmonica... but this is just GREAT!  So full of heart and feeling. Hats off to you!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"That Gracie is a real firecracker !!        What a terrific photo, Sam!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on 1873 Jacob Meadors:
"Nice job on the pegs Dan!    "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @dan:
1873 Jacob Meadors
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on 1873 Jacob Meadors:
"Beautiful!   Can you tell what the paint colors were on those scallop designs?  Green and red? I admit I'm a bit nervous seeing it hang by only the pegs..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @charles-thomas:
Three Strings To The Wind
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"DulciCat: Strumelia, - Many, many thanks for the banner on the home page that encourages adoption of rescue animals from local shelters! I’m so pleased to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Christmas songs:
"Terry Wilson: "You don't have to be good,  just willing." "If you have a little music in you, and a lot of silly, then this is the ministry for you."..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Waterbound using noter:
"Terry your noter playing is very natural and fluid... great job!  It's like you've been playing noter style for a long time."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 15
Liked a youtube item created by @terry-wilson:
Waterbound using noter
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15:
"That's amazing!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 12
Liked a group discussions item created by @dan:
Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "THE ZITHER CAROL" on Hummel:
"Gregg Schneeman:  on the fret board I'm tuned dAD mixolydian followed by dADD for drone stings. Thanks! I'm a bit confused though Gregg- I see you are..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


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

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


Glenda Hubbard wrote this great question: ...one thing I really wanted...
@Strumelia 2 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 5 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 11 months ago - Comments: 4
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear when...
@Strumelia last year - 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 last year - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Playing a regular mtn dulcimer with a bow


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

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia 2 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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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 2 years ago - 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 22
Strumelia

Article on Jean Ritchie


Here's a nice little article on Jean and how she influenced American...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 8

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle

Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle


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

Silver Lake Waltz


@Strumelia
last year - Comments: 6
Carve That Possum

Carve That Possum


@Strumelia
last year - Comments: 19
The Cuckoo - penny whistle

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


@Strumelia
last year - Comments: 14
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
2 years ago - Comments: 16
Limberjack dancing

Limberjack dancing


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

"Texas" banjo tune


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 15
"Sambo" old-time fiddle tune

"Sambo" old-time fiddle tune


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 18

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday December 14 2018, 6:00 AM
By: @Susie

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Thursday December 13 2018, 1:24 PM
By: @Skip

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Monday December 10 2018, 5:27 AM
By: @Jan Potts

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday December 7 2018, 10:46 PM
By: @IRENE

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

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

ADD AN IMAGE TO YOUR DISCUSSION POST: two...

Posted: Wednesday November 21 2018, 12:52 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

MEET THE MODERATORS...

Posted: Sunday October 14 2018, 12:17 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

Posted: Tuesday September 18 2018, 12:31 AM
By: @Brian G.

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday September 16 2018, 6:38 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

What Are You Working On?

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

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Thursday August 23 2018, 5:58 PM
By: @Strumelia

Frame Drums

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

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

Posted: Tuesday July 31 2018, 2:53 PM
By: @Marsha Elliott

Show us your sound holes!

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

NEW!- Fotmd Main Page slideshow banner ads!

Posted: Thursday July 12 2018, 5:57 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

a discussion created by admin

Posted: Saturday May 5 2018, 10:00 AM
By: @The member

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

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

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Tuesday April 10 2018, 5:52 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Now EASY to exchange Private Messages!...

Posted: Saturday March 24 2018, 7:51 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

Mel Bay's "Dulcimer Sessions" articles...

Posted: Monday November 13 2017, 4:59 PM
By: @Marc Mathieu

Showing support for FOTMD ?

Posted: Thursday September 21 2017, 10:05 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

Posted: Monday July 31 2017, 9:21 AM
By: @marg

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

Posted: Tuesday June 6 2017, 4:45 PM
By: @IRENE

Comments

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


jeffrey charles foster
11/21/17 08:47:00PM @jeffrey-charles-foster:

Strumelia I dont know if I am currently a Patron or not but if I'm not I would like to be reinstated how do I do that?

 


Lexie R Oakley
11/04/17 04:26:03PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Yep Hi my friend, I missed you all.

Just had too much going on and time dealing with my hands.

Doing fine now, going to listen to some tunes and catch up with folks.


Lexie R Oakley
11/04/17 04:18:11PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Lisa, I am back! Yay!!!! 

Thank you for your help. Hope things are well for you and Brian! banjo


Tillmanator
09/30/17 06:51:52PM @tillmanator:

Hello back!  I'm posting a profile pic with a mandolin.  Oops!  As soon as I get a dulcimer I will change it.


The member
07/28/17 09:39:21PM @the-member:

Hi there this is a test!


Phil Myers
07/25/17 07:51:33AM @phil-myers:

Hi Strumelia, I am having trouble with audio files not loading. Get an error message about problem loading media URL.


Martin Oesterle
07/14/17 07:03:37PM @martin-oesterle:

Hi Strumelia,
sorry but i have only some "normal" sheets / note for the song "Tourdion" ( see attach):

I play the song with capo on 1st fret. I have a youtubechannal. It´s called www.dulcimer-online.de. In this channel you see me playing and teaching the song.
Here is the link to the youtube video. In german this song called: hey der gute kühle Wein


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