Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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youtube videos: 29
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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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Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Oh my, is Sugar wearing a tutu?  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @jack-ferguson:
Appflutes Dulcimers
Strumelia
@strumelia • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Glory" in all her glory":
"Aah... well Galax dulcimers always remind me of the old Civil War iron-clad warships... thus I think of them as 'sea worthy'.  I actually named my Galax "The..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf:
"Glory" Cherry Galax
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for a Blue Lion dulcimer":
"Ken Hulme: Well my cousin Bambi's first car was a yellow Corvette with the license plate Bambi.  She was 16.  :) My current car is a yellow Kia Soul with..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"When i set up this poll, when I put "play alone or with others" I meant play in person, not via online or videos.  The whole idea of the poll was to find out..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Comprehensive List of Dulcimer Festivals":
"Stephen Seifert: Where is there a full list of dulcimer festivals? I see some on this site but I would very much like to see festivals for all of 2018 and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for a Blue Lion dulcimer":
"Blue Lions are never hard to resell. Everyone has different ways of doing things. Some people do fine in buying one beginner level instrument and staying..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "complete list of possible DAd chords?":
"Neal Hellman has written a very comprehensive 64 page handy booklet showing mtn dulcimer chords in multiple tunings, including..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"Well said LisaG...  And lather rinse repeat is good for various things in life!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"Hahahah you guys crack me up. Such modesty!  Why wouldn't anyone be considered to be a 'skilled musician' if they can:   "play instruments with other..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @zaulden:
complete list of possible DAd chords?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane:
"Oh wow, that's amazing Robin.  You really created something special here."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy:
Thanks To God For My Redeemer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on @salt-springs:
"Hi SaltSprings, the email address you have for your FOTMD account is no longer functional, thus all your FOTMD notifications have been turned OFF by the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for a Blue Lion dulcimer":
"Hey @buttercupvictoria , do you perhaps want me to alter the title of this 'wanted' thread for you, to simply read "Looking for a Blue Lion dulcimer" ?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Dorsetshire Hornpipe :
"Nice job, Maria.  :D"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Hatmaker Lane:
"Sooo very beautiful.  Mark's guitar sounds like glass chimes all through the first part- blending so perfectly with what you are doing on dulcimer, that you..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
September Feeling
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Glory" in all her glory":
"She looks sea-worthy, John.     I do have a soft spot for light blonde wood instruments, with a natural finish. Somebody's going to be very lucky to have..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"@elvensong i totally agree with the playing with friends being the best!  (though I do love playing music alone as well, and also just with my husband)  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on @nancy-patterson:
"Hi Nancy, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your Account..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @jim-h:
"Hi Jim, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your Account..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @vearl-hughes:
"Hi Vearl, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your Account..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on @cory-joe-craig:
"Hi Cory, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your Account..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @jfro:
"Hi Jfro, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your Account..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @heartofjoy:
"Hi Heart, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @larry-buskirk:
"Hi Larry, your account email is no longer a valid email address. To remain a member, it must be a working email. Please switch to a new email in your Account..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"This story and video are very uplifting.  I love how the son has helped his father, despite the terrible toll of his father's disease. Watch the amazing..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"Ken, from your description, I'd say you most likely fit in with the second-to-last option. John, does not the third option most closely reflect your..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"New fun POLL!  Choose the playing situation that most closely resemble how you play, and VOTE now! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Liked a polls item created by @pollster:
POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Out of tune bass string:
"texaswind: I'm not brave enough to try adjustments, yet. @texaswind, here are a couple things that might help and don't require that you make structural..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago
@strumelia is now following @hollis-landrum
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Promontory:
"How did I ever miss this?  I may be late to the dance, but... this is GREAT David, I really enjoyed it!     -is someone playing some kind of flute in there..."

Latest Group Discussions

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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 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 8 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: 1
Strumelia

Looking GRUMPY while playing in public...


I think this is something a lot of musicians struggle with. Not...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 23

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
5 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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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The Positive Thread...

Posted: Sunday September 23 2018, 9:57 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Sunday September 23 2018, 9:06 AM
By: @Belinda Link

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

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Thursday August 16 2018, 10:21 AM
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

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Tuesday July 31 2018, 12:00 PM
By: @Jan Potts

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

contact info for Pete Ellertson?

Posted: Friday May 19 2017, 8:22 AM
By: @Strumelia

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life...

Posted: Tuesday March 14 2017, 9:35 PM
By: @john warren

How did you first discover the mountain...

Posted: Tuesday February 14 2017, 7:11 PM
By: @Mary

Comments

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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Tourdion.pdf  •  31KB

Mr. Phil Mcdaniel
06/07/17 12:58:37PM @mr-phil:

Thanks. Yes, the link to reset came through... I went to the AOL whitelist request page, but it looked like it was a VERY involved ordeal. So I skipped it. However, when at home last night I noticed it came through and had a successful reset. They (AOL) mentioned some Federal Spam Act requirement for Canada and America while I was there. Perhaps this is affecting many others as well. However, thanks for your advice and it all worked out fine afterall. I have a secondary (work) email that could be used if your system will support it; just a thought for the future.

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