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 • yesterday • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Wow Bob, so pretty! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @rod-westerfield: Lets have some fun and laughs..
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @retomas: Ray Branson Dulcimer 1987
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @ron-zuckerman: It Is Well With My Soul
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Bobby, you might want to reduce your rate of increase a little- adding 1 mile per week, or 1.5 mi per week gives your body a chance to build the muscles and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @david-bennett: Festival Hat
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on @hugssandi:
"Well I wouldn't have made the comment if it weren't completely true.  She's very bright and talented and positive!    :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Little Pink:
"This is very beautiful and mournful, Sean.  Great band!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Liked a music item created by @sean-belt: Pretty Little Pink
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on BEWARE of internet ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.:
"These paid amaz*on ADs are literally everywhere online now abetted by Amaz*on's search results rigged to point folks to their own paying clients.  All..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Bowed Psaltery Day":
"It's a beauty, have fun playing it!  :D"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"hugssandi: I keep thinking about where I'd be now had I not quit so many times.    But Sandi, think instead of where you'd be now if had not started so..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Longbowmens March (David S. Sharp:
"Ah, now it makes sense... bodhran.  Thank you... nicely done! I love hearing dulcimer paired with a solid percussion."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on une jeune pucelle:
"nick o'sullivan: I can't remember where I first hear it. The percussive bit it played with a chopstick. I first heard John Molineux play like that on a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on How many frets are really useful?:
"It should be 'noted' (hahaha) that when we talk about for example "17 frets", that does NOT include counting any 'half frets' like a 6.5 ...the standard is..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"Who made this pretty teardrop, Steven?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Goddesses:
"This is an old standby, BlueHand, but as usual you have added your own wonderful little variations to make it more compelling and interesting.  You are so..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on une jeune pucelle:
"This is very lovely Nick.  "The Young Maid"...I'm guessing a very old French tune then?  Where/how did you find the tune? I like the percussive nature of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Little Rosewood Casket:
"Even though this clip is 6 years old Rob, it still tastes fresh.   :)  I bet you could do another additional recording of it now, adding your great voice..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Longbowmens March (David S. Sharp:
"This is sweeeet, David.  Can you tell me about the percussion used here?... I'm trying to figure out if it is by feet or something else."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Spider Bit the Baby:
"Love it Phil!  Your version of this tune has aged well. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Bob Stephens:
"That maple cornamuse is especially spectacular! Does it have the wonderful medieval-y nasal crumhorn sound?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Cindy Stammich:
"Cindy I guess these boys must all be young men by now. This is a lovely picture showing how music can be a part of the family. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on cyndi spear-duncan:
"Cyndi that's a wonderful photo of @stephen-seifert Stephen."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on jennifer Schaffer:
"Jennifer, I only now came across this.  It's so beautiful! Whoever is playing it now got a real 'lucky catch'. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @jennifer-schaffer: jennifer Schaffer
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Patty from Virginia:
"What a great photo, Patty. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @patty-from-virginia: Patty from Virginia
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Bob Stephens:
"Bob, did you actually make these?  They look amazing- tell us what they are, and the woods you used!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Wartz n All Fall Gathering 16:
"Nice to look back on this 2016 Wartz gathering. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @david-bennett: My Keith Young Limberjack Project
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Ken's Florida:
"That's a fine looking lyre, Ken. Did you make it for yourself, and do you still have it? What finish or sealer did you apply once you rubbed in the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @ken-hulme: Ken's Florida
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions item created by @tallytune: Pick Thickness
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Pick Thickness:
"Bluegrass mandolin players do a whole lot of very fast flatpicking of melody notes on alternating strings. Almost all of them like stiff heavy picks. Some..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 4 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it works...
@Strumelia 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 6 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 6 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 8 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 11 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
4 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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Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Thursday June 20 2019, 3:38 PM
By: @hugssandi

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Wednesday June 19 2019, 4:46 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

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

Posted: Wednesday June 19 2019, 4:21 PM
By: @LesTate

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Sunday June 16 2019, 7:05 PM
By: @Cindy Stammich

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Sunday June 16 2019, 3:07 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

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

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Friday June 7 2019, 9:30 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Monday May 20 2019, 4:41 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

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

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

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

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

Comments

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


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.