Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 31
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Groups: 34
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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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Strumelia
@strumelia • 9 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"LisavB: I'd love to do a sound clip for you all...haven't done one before.  What's the most straightforward way you all use to post here?  I have an iPhone..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 13 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Terry, so lovely to read this."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Don Grundy: My son built a Folkcraft cardboard dulcimer for me last Christmas. On the side of the fretboard he burned: “Life seems to go on without effort..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"I just found this wonderful article on how to enjoy your holidays this year if you are by yourself at home......"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"It's just my husband and me at home for Thanksgiving this year, and I'm making a small roast chicken, with baked yams, stuffing made with apples and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Another year passed. I wish all FOTMD members a warm and healthy Thanksgiving.  We share our little online 'family' here with affection and gratitude."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 16
Liked a music item created by @heidi-muller: Jesse's Carol
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Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Make a Joyful Noise - Jaxson's 1st tune - Thanksgiving Day 2014:
"Just popping by to say hello on Thanksgiving day a few years later, Cindy. I hope you and your family are well.Best wishes!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Thanksgiving Song. Feast well!:
"Here's hoping FOTMD members have a warm cozy meal on Thankgiving today. Thanks Bob for a great song next to the crackling hearth! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"imho... 3/4" height is plenty fine for playing noter style, unless you have huge hands or something. I do think 1/2" gets cramped though. 1" is great, and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"My two cents: of all the dulcimer features that might be considered peculiar to noter playing, I might choose fret board height to be perhaps the most..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to re-glue a bridge":
"Holly, get the regular TiteBond, not TiteBond II (which is waterproof and therefore very difficult to remove by heat or steam, in the event of needed future..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Susie I'm curious- the white circle right on the end of the scorpion's tail- is that a hole used for playing? Very nicely done PVC case!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "No wonder everyone has more than one.":
"When i used to go to old-time music festivals and gatherings a lot, I'd often bring two dulcimers or two banjos: One dulcimer I'd use for the keys of C and D..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on BEWARE of internet ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.:
"Thought I'd bump this up to help new folks avoid getting steered towards buying inferior instruments after reading these paid 'reviews'."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab for "Hail Against the Barn Door"":
"Scott, many are the times when I have been enchanted by some tune only to realize later that it was way more complex than I thought. It's then simply a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Do I Attach Photos To A Post?":
"Interesting. Since i usually do all my site viewing from my laptop, I never noticed those missing text editor buttons on the phone version before. I dont see..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Belinda, am responding to your issue over in that site help thread.  :) I was glad that I got a new sewing machine for myself about 2 yrs ago. I've made..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Do I Attach Photos To A Post?":
"@dusty-turtle , do you have any suggestion as to how Belinda can see the text editing options while on her phone?  I think you are more phone-worthy than I."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Belinda Link: Strumelia ... how do you post an image so that it populates like your photo? Belinda, go to our Forums area and in the "Site..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Thanks Richard. Our hope is that we can all do our part to tamp down the spread of this virus. Certainly enough people have died that we should all take it..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab for "Hail Against the Barn Door"":
"Be aware that there are variations in the tune(s), and also in the key i assume. You may find versions written out in other keys."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Nathina:They tied to say there was a shortage of turkeys, Covid caused, haven't found any shortage.   Just toilet paper again. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab for "Hail Against the Barn Door"":
"Some people also call that tune "The Squirrel Hunters" or "Squirrel Hunter".  The tunes might be identical or just very similar, depending on whose version..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"One small positive thing at my house- have been improving my cooking skills (which were pretty good to begin with).  Last night i stir fried some baby bok..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @strumelia: Show Us Your Pets!
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Drunkard's lone child
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago
@strumelia is now following @holly-tannen
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Sounds to me like Mr. & Mrs. Claus are two very smart Christmas cookies. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I add my new photo or event etc...?":
"Paul, I figured out the issue. There were a couple of fields in your profile that you had not entered any info for. One of them was your 'biography' empty..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Belinda, what a tree!  I read in the news just today that Dr. Fauci says Santa is practically immune from Covid, so you must be relieved!..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Here is how my 'cozy lights' over the kitchen table came out- we had our first dinner under a mini canopy of stars! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I add my new photo or event etc...?":
"Paul send me the .jpg as an attachment, to: contact@fotmd.com and I will either see what the issue is and/or I'll just insert it for you as your profile image."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Well there's much similarity to the 'cozy' traditions found in colder winter Scandinavian/Northern countries. They know how to really enjoy the comforts that..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance


An uplifting story, includes dulcimers:...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

guitars built from a lynching tree


I thought this was a fascinating article about this man who seems to...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

2013 article in Antiques Magazine - Virginia dulcimer


Not sure if anyone had posted about this 2013 article, but here it is-...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

ZOOM: online group playing via online video


Please share helpful links on how to use Zoom, Google Meet, Group...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia 8 months ago - Comments: 18
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 last year - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 10
Strumelia

What's a Noter-Drone dulcimer?....


A member wrote to me and asked this question:What's a Noter-Drone...
@Strumelia 11 years ago - Comments: 33
Strumelia

contact info for Pete Ellertson?


I've noticed that Pete's webpages and also his article on ED are all...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Anyone want to start a modern/chording style players group?


I started a group for old style noter/drone players this past week and...
@Strumelia 11 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC


Brian turned me on to this- The Oldest known musical melody...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

Strumelia's Traditional noter player's instructional Blog


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter...
@Strumelia last year - 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...
@Strumelia last year - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 23
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

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


Glenda Hubbard wrote this great question: ...one thing I really...
@Strumelia 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 15

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 8
Param & strumelia, yoga w/harmonium_1

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 4
Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_Boston

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 3
Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0
Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa on banjo

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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How do I add my new photo or event etc...?

Posted: Friday November 20 2020, 9:06 PM
By: @Strumelia

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Tuesday November 17 2020, 10:25 AM
By: @Jan Potts

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Monday November 16 2020, 11:01 AM
By: @Susie

4 ways to promote your events & items on...

Posted: Saturday November 14 2020, 3:41 PM
By: @Strumelia

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Thursday November 12 2020, 9:36 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Wednesday November 11 2020, 12:43 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

NEW!- Fotmd rotating slideshow Banner Ads!

Posted: Saturday November 7 2020, 3:38 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Sunday September 13 2020, 1:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Monday August 17 2020, 1:56 AM
By: @Shelley1

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Sunday July 26 2020, 9:11 PM
By: @dulcinina

FOTMD Chat Room!

Posted: Monday June 29 2020, 12:08 PM
By: @Strumelia

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Friday May 29 2020, 7:59 PM
By: @Susie

What's your favorite tune or dulcimer to...

Posted: Monday May 4 2020, 10:00 AM
By: @NateBuildsToys

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Saturday February 22 2020, 12:32 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday February 12 2020, 11:00 AM
By: @Appalachiandreamer

Give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon!...

Posted: Wednesday November 27 2019, 10:09 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

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

Posted: Thursday November 14 2019, 6:57 PM
By: @Richard Streib

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Tuesday November 5 2019, 7:32 PM
By: @Uker

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

Posted: Tuesday October 8 2019, 11:10 AM
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FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday August 4 2019, 6:34 AM
By: @Susie

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

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

Posted: Sunday June 9 2019, 8:16 AM
By: @hugssandi

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Wednesday January 9 2019, 8:57 AM
By: @Jim Yates

MEET THE MODERATORS...

Posted: Tuesday December 25 2018, 11:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

How to add an Audio MP3 or Soundcloud clip...

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 1:25 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

Private messaging system questions...?

Posted: Tuesday February 27 2018, 10:52 AM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

Holly Tannen
11/20/20 10:28:19PM @holly-tannen:

Hi Strumelia!

I've enjoyed your posts during my time lurking.

I'm a pretty good dulcimer player, but I've come to computers late and get confused easily. Please accept my apologies in advance if I don't answer or make mistakes.


Wendell G
08/01/20 12:19:53PM @wendell-g:

Thank you very much. This feels like coming home again after having been gone a while. 


Gary Loren McCallister
02/16/20 03:41:04PM @gary-loren-mccallister:

I want to comment back to Strumella  but I am not sure whether to do it here or on her page. Anyway, thanks for the comment. It sounds pretty good also but I haven't figured out how to post audio here yet. (I decided to post my comment in both places._ 

BY the way, play guitar banjo, mandolin and mountain dulcimer. And I keep bees also. Sweet.


Mary Barnsdale
09/10/19 02:26:59PM @mary-barnsdale:

It's not much, Lisa, but I so appreciate you hosting this forum, your helpful comments and responses, and your great teaching videos.


marg
09/06/19 12:39:51PM @marg:

thanks, 

for it to resurface again, I was hoping maybe there was a way - maybe someone at that time had downloaded it.

no worries,

m.

 


marg
09/05/19 08:03:12PM @marg:

Hi

On the Home page, right below your posting today was an oder download  from a new member  @tatts  -  but from '14

( ( Liked a group discussions item created by @john-astor Free Fingerpicking Album to download for all!)

Can I still download this, I get an error. Any clues or any other way that you know of?

Hope you are well, I did have a few players come play music on my porch last Saturday.

thanks for all you do,

marg

 


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!


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