Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Ron Stewart brian2 Hollis Landrum Noah Cline hstulips Geckostar97 nick o'sullivan haydee025 PatG DulciCat dulcigirl 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 jcurtis55 Blondie Mark Nelson Peppermint dulcinina Skip William Mann folkfan Tennessee Jed Brian G. Kevin R. Laurel K Scott Mary MacGowan Mark Gilston Thresel Maryam Stewart McCormick Yoli Jolliff james kaulback Paula Brawdy

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 29
images: 71
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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

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett:
11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I would say any strings more than 2 or 3 years old will sound better if changed for new ones. Esepcially true for heavy wound strings. Professionals often..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Here's the cozy and messy area on my desk next to my computer where I try out new music projects and tunes.  ;D"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Frank I just love that you made those stairs for Lacey. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Jim Fawcett: Happy Veteran's Day to all who served. Thank you for your service  Thanks Jim.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on In The Bleak Mid Winter arranged by Nina Zanetti:
"I don't seem to have any problems either in opening Nina's website link... https://www.ninazanetti.com/products.html"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Traditional Friction Tuners :
"I know that other folks have had good results from Lava soap, but I feel compelled to add my own experience with it. I applied just a little dry Lava soap..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @carla-maxwell:
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Clarksdale, Mississippi:
"I see you there in that BluesberryCafe Blues breakfast!    "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Winter on Hardy's Hill November 5 2018:
"Oh, I'm glad your SON is doing it! Brian just got a powerful new snowblower... it's a beaut!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Winter on Hardy's Hill November 5 2018:
"What the heck ?!!   Agggghhhh!  Poor Gordon!!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"If it was shipped with the strings slightly loosened (as is common to decrease tension while shipping) then that can cause a dull tone.  You can't really..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @sam-edelston:
The Masochism Tango, on chromatic dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Masochism Tango, on chromatic dulcimer:
"      pation."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Advice on beginner’s dulcimer":
"Lisa, can you tell us the length, in inches, between the nut and the bridge?  If it's 28" or longer, it might be a bit of a strain for those cheaper older..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Welcome Lisa! For determining whether your instrument is playable or needs work, I'd suggest you create a new discussion in the following..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to be sure about a copywrite?":
"For anyone looking for general info on whether a song is copyrighted or public domain, also for online lists of public domain songs and tunes, please see our..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Best methods for video and audio to upload":
"For anyone looking for how to upload an AUDIO file to FOTMD's Audio section, please see the simple instructions here in this other discussion:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"MP3 is always good.  I think what most members seem to do is to add their audio file to the site's audio section, and then they just post a link to the audio..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "How to add an Audio MP3 or Soundcloud clip to FOTMD":
"1- go to your Profile Page (by clicking right on your NAME itself at top right of any page on FOTMD).2- select the appropriate TAB in your profile page..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?:
"Here's a another useful site with public domain Christmas/holiday songs: https://www.pdinfo.com/pd-music-genres/pd-christmas-songs.php"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia:
Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"Ken, can you please try that again? I've changed an audio setting on the site. Dave... sounds wonderful!  If he were alive, Keith Young would be super..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"Irene, I had a little trouble with the soundbite too.  But it worked when i did this:  click on the text instead of the picture icon, which actually..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Oh I love those stories Jim!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"You did a great job making a new fine tuner!! I too personally suggest you not use any glue on the nut or bridge when putting them back in.  As long as you..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Robin Thompson:
"This is exciting, Robin.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"Richard- good eyes there!   My advice is to get one extra button to keep in your case.  Might as well if someone is already making them... and I found that..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"Dave D, if you or someone you know is good at woodworking, I'd recommend have them create two or three additional little fine tuner beads, to match the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Macy Jayne:
"Musical kitties- so sweet!  What a wonderful drawing. @macy-jayne , we miss you!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @macy-jayne:
Macy Jayne
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Geoff Black:
"A wild bunch- looks like they were having a great time that day!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @geoff-black:
Geoff Black
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Mike Slone:
"That's a lovely dulcimer, Mike.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @mike-slone:
Mike Slone

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

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


Glenda Hubbard wrote this great question: ...one thing I really wanted...
@Strumelia 2 weeks 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 4 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 10 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
Strumelia

Labels inside a very old lute...


I just had to share this great photo: You can read more about this...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 2

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
7 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: 11
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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The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Monday November 12 2018, 1:57 PM
By: @Alan Thompson

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Sunday November 11 2018, 11:18 AM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 2:37 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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Saturday October 13 2018, 12:34 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

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

Private messaging system questions...?

Posted: Sunday September 2 2018, 8:39 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

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

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

Posted: Sunday November 26 2017, 9:52 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

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

Updating links on my noter/drone blog

Posted: Friday May 19 2017, 10:38 AM
By: @Strumelia

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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