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/

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 9 hours ago • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"@mary-barnsdale are you looking for festivals in California, or within what area? In general I believe most festivals are focused towards helping beginner..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 18 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on No Dulcimers Here:
"Wha...!? Dusty!  Renaissance Man! Those would traditionally be movable gut frets- they may actually be gut if you look close, but I imagine modern versions..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kantele?":
"Um, when you are making a note of what each strings was tuned to, be careful:  I'm thinking that someone inadvertently REVERSED that paper naming the notes..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Chicken Scratch:
"Christine, you are just plain cool. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tailpiece help please":
"It slides off laterally.  Either towards the head stock or away from it, depending on how it's orientated. Sometimes they are very tight and you need to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Who Made Swan-shaped Dulcimer?":
"Lois Sprengnether Keel:  I look at it and it doesn't look as refined as those chairs, but it's an idea.  His finish is definitely more "rustic",..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kantele?":
"I just gotta add, about tuning wrenches: Having used both the T shaped cheaper ones and the L shaped slightly more expensive ones... I urge people to get an..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Who Made Swan-shaped Dulcimer?":
"When i saw the pictures of this dulcimer, I immediately thought that the maker used the carved swan head arm from an antique chair for the head stock.  Such..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kantele?":
"Ferrator, can you post here a photo or two of the entire instrument?  It's hard to tell anything from just a few closeups, without the 'big picture'."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"I've been saving up ripe tomatillos from my garden for the past 10 days, and had a giant bowl of them ready for today.  I made my first green sauce! After..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Black Jack Davey:
"Thanks Dusty!   I find it interesting that so many of the pieces we play on our dulcimers are actually SONGS, not just instrumental tunes.  Especially the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"These scruffy little pooches are so cute!!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on What tunes are you bowing these days?:
"That's so wonderful, Robin! There are a couple of somber ballads from Dyad that I'm thinking of trying as instrumentals, on both my banjo and my bowed..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I post in the Photos section of my page?":
"Lois, you could create and name a new photo Gallery and then use the gallery's "+" button to add photos to the gallery. BUT if your goal is to ask if people..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Anyone else here with autism or depression?:
"I'm terribly sorry to be so very late in responding to your thread Melissa. I do hope you got your dulcimer last year and that you have been enjoying..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 16
Liked a group discussions item created by @gail-webber: Black Jack Davey
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: What tunes are you bowing these days?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on What tunes are you bowing these days?:
"Robin, I wound up following links to the (apparently now defunct) band DYAD on bandcamp, and I bought a bunch of their tracks.  They sure made some beautiful..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Tell us your reason for choosing a chromatic dulcimer!:
"Even though I'm strictly a noter player, I chose to have my Icelandic langspil (which is considered to be one of the several ancestors of the mountain..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on What do you want in a box dulcimer?:
"Since i love the weird haunting sound of a box dulcimer being bowed, I like to see a fretboard that is pretty high in height.  That allows the bow to rock a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Black Jack Davey:
"If anyone is interested in a noter style version of Black Jack Davey (aka Wraggle Taggle Gypsies O), I just made a new post on my dulcimer Noter Drone Blog...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on What do you want in a box dulcimer?:
"John C. Knopf: Robin Clark recently made an amazing box dulcimer in no time, out of home-construction scraps! John, I guess you must be referring to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 14
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-clark: Build a Dulcimer - In an hour from scratch
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "Tell us your reason for choosing a chromatic dulcimer!":
"At first glance it might seem an obvious question, but I bet there are multiple interesting reasons folks have for deciding to get or make a chromatically..."
Chromatic Dulcimers
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on What do you want in a box dulcimer?:
"It's easy to assume that 'box dulcimer' automatically means a TMB (Tennessee Music Box). But the label "TMB" is specific to the antique box dulcimers found..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions item created by @peter-w: "Morgenrot"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 11
Liked a group discussions item created by @cindi-zechman: Civil War Era Hymns
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a group discussions item created by @alaska-pfeiff: Elizabethan Music for Dulcimer--Randy Wilkinson
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @flint-hill: What makes the Galax dulcimer so appealing?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 77
Posted a new Comment on Show us your stick dulcimer!:
"Soooo... anybody got a new stick dulcimer they'd like to add a picture of here? "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 13
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-clark: First Workshops
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 41
Liked a group discussions item created by @susie: Little Dulcimer List...What Type Do You Like and Why?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 41
Posted a new Comment on Little Dulcimer List...What Type Do You Like and Why?:
"I consider my two epinette des Vosges instruments to be my 'little dulcimers'.  They have 20" and 21" scale lengths (VSL). Both have double melody strings..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Basic Fingerpicking Techniques:
"Sorry folks, that was my fault- Guy's link url pointed to his video on our site's old platform.  My bad for not checking the older link. I've updated his..."
Guy Babusek
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 12
Updated a Group discussion "":
"I did a little video with some real basic concepts on how I fingerpick. Not "the" way to do it of course, just some ideas from my way of playing:Basic..."
Fingerpicking

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 week ago - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 6 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it works...
@Strumelia 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 8 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 8 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 10 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
6 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

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday August 16 2019, 7:34 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Thursday August 15 2019, 2:48 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Monday July 29 2019, 6:41 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

The Drifting Thread...

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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Monday July 22 2019, 2:25 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

Contra dancing :)

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

Introduce Yourself!

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

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

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