Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 30
images: 86
Groups: 34
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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
@strumelia • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"The largest musical instrument in the world is being..."
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@strumelia • 11 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NEW!- Fotmd Main Page slideshow banner ads!":
"Just a reminder that FOTMD's Home Page banner ads are a true bargain -as low as $10/month!Get seen on the Main Page by ALL members and google visitors ! Who..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Showing support for FOTMD ?":
"A BIG hug and much gratitude to the members who help support this site with their kind donations, both large and small. But did you know that most of the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kantele":
"Hey i stumbled on this auction of a kantele on Ebay, and it looks pretty nice, at a good price, thought I'd share it here in case anyone is interested (i..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"We have a very modest blueberry patch in our garden... 10 medium bushes. Right now we're experiencing a BIG crop of our blueberries this year.... also some..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Hi everyone!  FOTMD is celebrating its 10th year anniversary by hosting the freePickled Dulcimer Contest! Guess the winning number and win prizes!  Five..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Hi everyone!  FOTMD is celebrating its 10th year anniversary by hosting the freePickled Dulcimer Contest! Guess the winning number and win prizes!  Five..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
""...to the naw..."  Too funny! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a NO_LANG_MODULE_OR_SKIN item created by @:
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@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Sandi, swimming is a good way to exercise/move without overheating during the Summer. It's been so hot around here lately! Even my honeybees are too hot to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Enter FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!!":
"  Guess the winning number! Enter FOTMD's 10th Anniversary Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!!   FOTMD is 10 years old!..."
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@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Good luck with your hospital stuff, Andreas.  Our backyard blueberry bushes are in season now, so all self control is turned OFF.  My husband and I are..."
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@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Contra dancing :)":
"dulcinina: ...Whew, what a workout.   I remember 10 years ago when I first started contra dancing.  For the first few months, I'd have to sit out every..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Contra dancing :)":
"There are so many nice things about contra dancing.  Since you typically dance with a different person there for every dance, you don't need to come to the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Has the Everything Dulcimer "Facebook" page closed?":
"Yeah I'm not sure why it's taking so long."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: Majesty-- a Galax dulcimer
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"Another lovely one, Bob!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Clarksdale, Mississippi:
"Always so nice to see you and Adrian 'at play', Carla. "
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @strumelia: FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @folkfan: Favorite accessories to go with MD
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @gayle-maurer: Do you memorize your music?
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: Common Dulcimer Jam Tunes
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@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @d-chitwood: Which tab book is most tattered from use?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"@magictime, welcome 'back' !   Music skills can be a little like riding a bicycle, in that when you restart playing music after a long hiatus, you're not..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 74
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"That's a GREAT question @ariley !  -And it would be well worthy of starting a new discussion here in the group, since I anticipate lots of folks would enjoy..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 74
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"That's a GREAT question @ariley !  -And it would be well worthy of starting a new discussion here in the group, since I anticipate lots of folks would enjoy..."
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@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"@phroedrick, of course! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ken's Florida:
"So, what's this, Ken?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"@fiddle, you can always feel free to start a violin thread in our "Adventures with Other Instruments forum,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on BEWARE of internet ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.:
"One way we have of protecting new buyers from buying a really poor instrument is to leave an honest review about your own purchase experience on the Am**on..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Welcome Cornfield, I hope you'll enjoy the site and your new dulcimer!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @farmrust:
"Ok, then if you received an email notification from the site, then it must be working- I'll adjust the 'flagged' list accordingly. Thanks!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @farmrust:
"  Greetings @farmrust , your email address for your account here is no longer functional. Can you please switch to a different, working email address in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dulcigirl:
"Hi DulciGirl-  our system says that your email address is not functional.  Can you please go into your account settings and change to a different, working..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 5 months ago - Comments: 1
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Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it works...
@Strumelia 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 7 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 7 months 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 9 months ago - Comments: 28
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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
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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
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"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
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 3 years ago - Comments: 5

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
5 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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The Positive Thread...

Posted: Monday July 22 2019, 3:18 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Enter FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled...

Posted: Sunday July 21 2019, 9:39 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Friday July 19 2019, 6:17 PM
By: @Strumelia

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Friday July 19 2019, 1:43 PM
By: @hugssandi

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Thursday July 18 2019, 6:53 PM
By: @IRENE

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Friday July 12 2019, 10:49 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Thursday July 11 2019, 4:49 PM
By: @Terry Wilson

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday July 10 2019, 5:38 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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! $95

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

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

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

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

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


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