Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Steven Berger Volha TwoGunBob Lisa Banjimer sweetbriar Jeannie in Paradise 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

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 30
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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 • 3 hours ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Old Folkcraft Teardrop Kit:
"Dave, thanks for taking the time to add the 'end of the story' here.  FWIW, I think you made a good decision!  I imagine there might easily have been more..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "For sale: Ron Gibson baritone MD... PRICE REDUCED: $400!":
"I think Richard is the perfect new owner for this baritone.  Win/win situation!  I'll delete this thread later today Terry, and thank you for your FOTMD..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buying in Europe":
"Riksgewijs: Why are those shops so hard to find? I am pretty good with googling?  http://www.dulcimers.co.uk/index.html..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Rock the Cradle Joe
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Rock the Cradle Joe:
"Real nice, Randy.  I love that you just make your own dulcimers and keep changing them around when you get new ideas.... like it was nothing.  They always..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Going to Boston:
"Hoodoo, what do you mean by 'triple C tuning'?  Do you mean all three strings tuned to the same C note, in the same octave?  Like C'C'C?  Or, like CCC ?..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buying in Europe":
"I second the recommendation for Robin Clark at Bird Rock dulcimers in UK.  He is also a dealer of McSpadden dulcimers, which are certainly long scale enough..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @brian-g: An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer:
"Very lovely, and nimbly played!  This tune makes me think it was a dance tune. Any idea what country this tune came from?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"@sam - thank you but I must correct your statement about my playing many instruments well.  I play several instruments crudely, but with expression. Playing..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"Thank you both!@brian-g , yes that is indeed sad. From reading, I found that the Icelandic langspil had just about become 'extinct' by the 1900s.  Several..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Questions about buying a dulcimer.:
"2. I am looking at purchasing a short scale because of the shorter length. Will I regret not getting a long scale? Probably not. People with small hands..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"Thank you Sam. The bowed sound of the langspil gives me the chills, too. I'm so thrilled to have this instrument!  The only other instrument I can compare..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Anne, it's heartwarming to hear of a perfect fit between homeless animal and a kindly person. Sounds like you and Bran are very happy together and appreciate..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Strumelia:
"Hi @bob, I just did a little examination for you.Let's call everything beyond the nut the 'headstock' so I can describe things. I tapped on the wood with a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"You all are very kind- thank you!  BTW, I was using a noter made for me as a gift years agoby FOTMD's own @john-henry "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @terry-wilson: For sale: Ron Gibson baritone MD... PRICE REDUCED: $400!
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"Thanks!  @elvensong, no this is not what's called 'bagpipe tuning'.  I tuned here from low to high: C G Bb ...which is simply the one-step-lower 'key of C..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"Thank you my friends!  Steven, the wonderful mournful lyrics to this old ballad can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Ravens"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blackbird ":
"You could also try contacting Butch and asking him if you could buy only his tab for Blackbird from him directly at some cost he determines. No harm in asking!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Icelandic Langspil:
"Ok, well even though I'm still TERRIBLE at bowing smoothly, I decided to go a head and post a video in order to let you guys hear the unusual sound of this..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 20
Posted a new YouTube video:
Three Ravens on Langspil
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Synthetic fretboard":
"It's not so much about the material the instrument is made from. Two things here:  1) Under high heat, GLUE is going to fail under the string tension in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blackbird ":
"That's a copyrighted tune, so if you find Tab for it, it likely won't be free. Just saying.  :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oddball double fretboard dulcimer":
"This dulcimer would be impossible to bow, no matter how you held it.  Even if you (ridiculously) tried to bow all 4 strings of each side at the same time..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 35
Posted a new Comment on Does using a capo change the key or not:
"I'm thinking that this thread is now turning into a broader discussion of 'what are modes', and I'd like folks to please create a NEW thread (in this music..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Builder Jim Trantham":
"I adjusted the thread title for you Richard, in case anyone else does a search here for the builder.  :)  Glad you could find some info on him, to help that..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Icelandic Langspil:
"Thank you all my friends!  I'm so tickled to be able to show it to folks who appreciate instruments. @irene, thank you for the bowing tips. What instrument..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Wow Robin!  Was it pale all over, or was the pale part like piebald- in patches?  Maybe you could take a photo if it comes back- keep your camera near the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Joseph Atwell Suddreth 1981 dulcimer for sale":
"It looks just beautiful to me- love the rich dark wood finish.  Is it in good playing condition?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Long Tom" poplar hourglass dulcimer:
"I love that combination of black matte paint and natural wood finished pegs, nut and bridge John.  Long Tom... love the name too."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Icelandic Langspil:
"After about two years in the planning and making, my Icelandic langspil finally arrived to me from Michael King in the UK. I'm excited!  I mostly want to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Things Were Going Okay.... Then This!!!:
"Jimmy, I gotta ask- are you sure that oak drop leaf table is absolutely straight? Have you laid a straight edge on it?  I'm thinking it may be possible the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Do I Attach Photos To A Post?":
"Thanks Dusty for the GREAT explanations and screenshots! Since there was another thread here on how to attach/insert a picture to posts, I'm just going to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 35
Posted a new Comment on Does using a capo change the key or not:
"I'm sorry Skip, I understand most of your words but just can't make sense of what you are trying to say. I don't understand the way in which you explain..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it works...
@Strumelia 2 weeks 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 2 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 2 months ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

BEWARE of sponsored ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.


It has recently come to my attention that A**zon has started paying...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 7
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 2 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 2 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 4 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 7 months ago - 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
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
one week ago - Comments: 20
Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle

Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle


@Strumelia
10 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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Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Monday February 11 2019, 9:55 PM
By: @Anne Maguire

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday February 8 2019, 4:55 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or...

Posted: Monday February 4 2019, 11:03 PM
By: @steve c.

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Saturday February 2 2019, 7:46 PM
By: @Jim Fawcett

NOTICE: Forum/Group consolidations

Posted: Wednesday January 30 2019, 12:59 PM
By: @GaryFSmith

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

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Saturday January 5 2019, 2:54 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

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

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

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

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

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

Most inspiring live workshop/lesson you've...

Posted: Tuesday June 6 2017, 4:45 PM
By: @IRENE

Comments

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


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!