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/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact  ptiserviceco.com

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Husband Has Become Interested...":
"McSpaddens are known to be well made and are very reputable.  Also, you can contact the company if you ever need assistance or have questions."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Le Basque:
"Lovely! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Christmas Gift:
"No 6.5 fret there.   lol!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embedded video from YouTube not showing up?":
"Dusty and Robin are both correct on how to add videos.  :D  I'll also add this:  videos added to the main Video section that we host here (by adding them..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Collection:
"Nice!  Is that a Keith Young teardrop on the right wall?   :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi there Marc, and welcome! To answer your question- yes any videos or audios of the playing of non-public domain tunes/songs must be added to posts in the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New to me, Q’s on nut/bridge fit and strings.":
"Having all strings in tune when open but all sounding sharp when fretted... in this case with the photos I think it's fairly obvious that two factors are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Well, then you do like playing chords, and I assume you'll be playing with chords on the dulcimer as well.  Stringing your dulcimer 'backwards' as you are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Modern Sheet Music/Tab?":
"@geezer , I agree with what Brian G advised.  With your experience, there really is little need for you to be looking for tab books.  Though dulcimers are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"@rain-dog - is there a reason someone (or you) might want to do that?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ariane: "Musical Spring 2020" online calendar
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Icelandic Langspil - Strumelia:
"Hi @Irene !  Of the bows pictured, only the ONE that is a typical violin type bow is actually adjustable. The others are all cruder arched bows, so the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Cuando Sali de Cuba:
"The title means "When I left Cuba"."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Cuando Sali de Cuba
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pick noise":
"You can try a thicker pick to soften that pick clicking noise.  Or you can try angling the pick differently. Some people (myself included) actually like that..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I finally made a batch of garlic rosemary jelly today.  Yielded 18 jars, 8oz (1 cup) each. That's four and a half quarts...over a gallon if you like to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"Is this a new dulcimer that you built, or one that you bought?  Have you been playing it for a while without having this problem?  Are you not able to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your next performance?":
"Your brief "deer moment" just made it all the more appealing, because we can all so easily relate to moments like that in our daily lives.     "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your next performance?":
"I watched your performance Sandi (and some parts of the service as well) at..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"Lisa Golladay: Another good idea (which I rarely follow myself, I must admit) is to record yourself now and listen again a few months later.  Sometimes..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"@susie , I do that as well!  (try to end whenever I play or practice on a good note... or maybe even a few good notes if I can!) "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"(I've removed a member using a fake account with ill intentions. Sorry for the interruption in this perfectly nice and useful thread. Carry on everyone,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?":
"Awesome!  Yeah that Dusty Turtle is a real pip. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @jp: I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"That's cool, Ken.  But some folks find their playing improves when they 'practice' in some manner. And if they're struggling with their playing and don't..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"For New Year's Day yesterday, I made us a hearty vegetable soup.  I figured it has beans in it, and beans are often a 'good luck' item to eat for the new..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "profile":
"Hi Fatcat, it looks like you've figured your issue out and corrected it.  Keep in mind that in your account settings, there are TWO tabs: Account, and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning a Banjo into a mountain dulcimer":
"Here's a fairly comprehensive (though by no means complete) list of banjo tunings: http://zeppmusic.com/banjo/aktuning.htm It includes such tunings as..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on music heals, say the scientists:
"I just read this nice NPR article about how singing (and singing Christmas carols) can actually help Alzheimer or dementia patients......"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning a Banjo into a mountain dulcimer":
"Banjos have five strings, including a short drone string.  Oldtime banjos can be tuned to over a hundred different tunings, in many many combinations.  Some..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "profile":
"Terry, are you trying to replace your current profile/avatar picture with a new one?  I'm trying to understand exactly what you are trying to do."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "profile":
"Terry, Go to your profile page. Click on your Photos TAB there. Click on the large PLUS sign+ button to add a new photo gallery.  If you just want to add a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 121
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar -(online):
"It's fun to open the doors on this all through December.  So festive!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "profile":
"Hi Terry, are you trying to post a photo?  Or are you trying to fill in your location in your profile page?  I need more specific details if if am to help..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rebec":
"Hobbyhorse, that rebec looks wonderful!  What is the scale length you settled on?  Did you make a 'tenor' sized one? You are very talented.  I like the..."

Latest Group Discussions

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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 5 months ago - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 11 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 10
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: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 2 years 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 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
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear...
@Strumelia 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia 4 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 4 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 4 years ago - Comments: 4

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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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Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Wednesday January 15 2020, 9:51 PM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Friday January 3 2020, 12:25 PM
By: @Jan Potts

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Saturday December 7 2019, 4:27 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Wednesday December 4 2019, 1:20 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Monday December 2 2019, 8:39 PM
By: @Strumelia

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
By: @tpatts

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday October 2 2019, 8:32 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday September 18 2019, 12:30 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Saturday August 31 2019, 7:09 PM
By: @Marlene Powell

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

Strumelia's mermaid dulcitar 1997 CHEAP! $70

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

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

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

Do you have questions about how the site...

Posted: Wednesday June 6 2018, 10:53 PM
By: @Strumelia

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Tuesday April 24 2018, 7:42 AM
By: @Terry Wilson

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

Comments

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


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?