Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
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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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 38
Liked a group discussions item created by @nick-osullivan:
Dowland on Dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @pete-staehling:
Tiny Dulcimers
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago
@strumelia is now following @nick-osullivan
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on A little tune on my eedybeedy:
"@nick-osullivan Nick... this is absolutely enchanting. I have danced many a waltz to this beautiful tune at contra dances.    "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 11
Liked a group discussions item created by @nick-osullivan:
A little tune on my eedybeedy
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Sylvan James of Gassaway WV:
"Robin, the description does state that: "instrument accompanied by small bow from cane, although no documentation that bow was original to instrument" In..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 33
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia:
Bows
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "Anyone like playing a chromatic with noter & drone style?":
"I'm just curious as to whether there's anyone out there who likes playing noter style on a chromatic, and for what reason they might do that."
Chromatic Dulcimers
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Bowing box dulcimers:
"just bumping this cool old thread up for air... "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on What do you want in a box dulcimer?:
"I know this thread is pretty old, but... have any of you made a new box dulcimer lately or do you still play the one(s) you had years ago?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choose just ONE song for all eternity...":
""River" by Bill Staines is truly a beautiful and emotional song Terry.  It's very easy to understand it producing tears."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 14 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choose just ONE song for all eternity...":
"Yeah this is a very tough question Terry!   I almost picked Shady Grove. But then I had to choose a song I learned many years ago from the great Aubrey..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Choose just ONE song for all eternity...":
"Here's a challenging 'shipwrecked on an island' type of question for all you Friends... If you were somehow only allowed to play ONE song or tune on your..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 12
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson:
Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Hill, a work-in-progress :
"I love how you slide up to those unexpected but delightful high notes.  So playful yet poignant at the same time.  Just beautiful, Robin. What dulcimer did..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-hulme:
Mercer Museum Zither Replica
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @larry-conger:
Cherokee Shuffle
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @barkerp02:
"Welcome Barker! Our For Sale forum is here: https://fotmd.com/forums/forum/for-saleinstruments-music-items-cds-wanted-to-buy"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frets on noter/drone dulcimer ":
"Don Grundy: Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a dulcimer intended to be played using chords? Yes they CAN be..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @haydee025:
Jammin’
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Jammin’:
"Looks like a fun jam!  I love the guy tuning his fiddle there.   :D"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @saras:
Lovey
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on When the roll is called up yonder:
"Just wonderful, Bobby.  That's a sweeeeet dulcimore right there."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Sow Hogfiddle:
"I hope you will post a video of playing this beauty."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @virginia-hogfiddler:
Sow Hogfiddle
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Sow Hogfiddle:
"Wow, this is fabulous Bobby. Just curious- How are the zither pins anchored into the peghead wood?  Do they just screw in and out of the wood when turned,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @norman-arrington:
People
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on A recent opportunity to play the dulcimer and sing in church:
" Afterward a musician in our church came up to me and gave me a big hug and said "Your music brought tears to my eyes".   John that is the most rewarding..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @john-w-mckinstry:
A recent opportunity to play the dulcimer and sing in church
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"It was the supreme gift!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @yeahsureok:
Wood thickness for box dulcimer?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Techniques for accidentals":
"Wow, you have very wide-ranging music genre interests!  You seem to be a fairly experienced player.  So, it seems that most of the accidentals you are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @linda-jo-brockinton:
What has music done for yor?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @terry-wilson:
Happiness in a new song
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Happiness in a new song":
"I just saw this post Terry.  GOOD STUFF!  "

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 12 hours ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 6 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
3 months ago - Comments: 21
Silver Lake Waltz

Silver Lake Waltz


@Strumelia
10 months ago - Comments: 6
Carve That Possum

Carve That Possum


@Strumelia
10 months ago - 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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Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

Posted: Sunday July 22 2018, 9:53 PM
By: @Terry Wilson

Show us your sound holes!

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

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Thursday July 19 2018, 12:17 AM
By: @Elvensong

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday July 13 2018, 10:45 AM
By: @Strumelia

NEW!- Fotmd Main Page slideshow banner ads!

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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Monday July 9 2018, 10:48 PM
By: @Bob

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Wednesday June 27 2018, 9:01 AM
By: @John C. Knopf

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday June 24 2018, 4:03 PM
By: @dulcinina

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

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Saturday May 5 2018, 8:11 AM
By: @Charles Thomas

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

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

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 9:56 AM
By: @Kathyb53

How did you first discover the mountain...

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

Playing Music improves brain power more...

Posted: Saturday January 14 2017, 9:07 PM
By: @jeffrey charles foster

Never too old to pick up a musical...

Posted: Wednesday January 11 2017, 9:48 PM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

marg
06/18/18 10:44:46PM @marg:

How do I delete Folkcraft Cek-160 '85, it wont let me edit. When I try it says I don't have the proper privileges to perform. I created it, why & isn't needed now.


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.

PM


Matthew Andrew
05/28/17 09:14:49PM @matthew-andrew:

Is it possible to start a group for Illinois dulcimer players? I would like to see one started.