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 • 6 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Whatever happened to singing? ":
"Terry thank you for your kind words!    I did enjoy writing those blog posts. For the benefit of those wondering, here are links to the two posts on my..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Am seeing some seedlings coming up in the garden now- of lettuce, carrots, bunching onions, and radishes... these are things that sprout and grow well in the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Tablets for Storing Sheet Music and Tablature:
"Lois Sprengnether Keel: BTW, @Strumelia, the Search feature doesn't find anything if you search MobileSheets, but prowling a few discussions here in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Balalaika playing video":
"Hi Bob!  I really enjoyed that video, and you explain things very nicely! Your instrument sounds just great and looks like huge fun to play.  Hey I have a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Signature Virginian:
"How lovely that one is!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I made a quart of yogurt for the first time yesterday.  To make it i used a quart of milk that was nearing expiration, and for the culture a 1/4 cup from the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Dusty for social distancing, you'd have to get someone who has a six foot long pair of scissors..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Not seeing any seeds sprouting  yet  in the garden where I planted lettuce and radish and such several days ago. But might be slow since it's rainy but quite..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @butch-ross: Maddie MacNeil
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 115
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Keep in mind that fotmd, this site, has a pretty good search function.  Use the magnifying glass icon at the very top right of any page to search for a key..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 115
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I did a search o FOTMD for "Gardner" and I see that member Rob Lackey has one, here are a couple vids... and you might want to contact him here to ask his..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 115
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"@Vulcan57 , try doing a search on Youtube for: "Don Gardner" +dulcimer It's likely you'll find a couple of videos of somebody playing one, and then you'll..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Is a Dmaj7 too weird for this song?:
"Dusty Turtle: It's funny, but the more I played the song with the Dmaj7, the less weird and jazzy it sounded. I knew I needed another set of ears...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Is a Dmaj7 too weird for this song?:
"I think your idea of doing a small fingering change there without changing the whole chord 'mood' is a good one. A very subtle sabotage there, just for your..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Is a Dmaj7 too weird for this song?:
"IMHO...  I think a dmaj7 chord there would be too modern and jazzy sounding. The traditional version seems to stay on the Bm, at least to my ears.  I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Back:
"Time to charge your phone.  ;)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!":
"Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The Free World group! Let this be the thread where all FOTMD members can post their links to..."
Rockin' in the Free World
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"It's been two and a half weeks since I went food shopping anywhere. I found out my favorite restaurant/deli/bakery has put up a website offering "contact..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Wow, I just found a wonderful site with amazing stories on objects and subjects of all kinds: https://www.atlasobscura.com/ and here's a wonderful story..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Dusty Turtle: My daughter cleaned the living room sofa today.  She found 9 guitar picks. WOOPS!  She was probably disgusted that it wasn't money. (as I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Our backyard veggie plots take on a new sense of importance during these strange new times of self isolating. They become like the WWII "Victory Gardens" the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Builder’s Books and References :
"@Greg-Gunner , sorry to bother you in a discussion post, but the email address you are using in your FOTMD account here no longer functions.  Can you please..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players:
"@Don-B , if you create a new discussion on this rather than simply leave a comment on the comment wall, then more group members will receive a notification..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Creating a new group":
"The state-focused groups here on FOTMD don't get a whole lot of activity, as Dusty said. Especially for states with few and far players and gatherings...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Yeah, there is some serious stay-at-home action going on everywhere now. My husband and i are now planning every meal with much forethought and care...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Creating a new group":
"Greetings Don, and welcome to the site.   :) Over the years, there have been a few groups dedicated to players in states that don't have a whole lot of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"@silverstrings, that is inspiring about your hand stretching more over time!  I imagine others will have renewed hope after reading your story.  :) There's..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"@pmundy , what a lovely and uplifting post and so well expressed about your journey in the joy of music.  Thank you! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"Yeah Ken, it stinks when someone implies in an opinionated way that other ways of playing, methods, or instruments other players use are less valid.   I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"My positive things today: My husband was finally able to get his pneumonia vaccine...yay! We had a yummy tortilla dinner by candlelight in the kitchen...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Soups are like the most nutritious and comforting meal we can have during these stressful times. I didn't make soup today, but we're just about to make some..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 16
Liked a music item created by @redmando: The Linden Tree
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on The Linden Tree:
"So beautiful."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @natebuildstoys: Not your grandpa's dulcimers!
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Not your grandpa's dulcimers!:
"That's decidedly cool!  Do you like how it sounds, what's the tone like?"

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia 2 weeks ago - Comments: 7
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 8 months ago - 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

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: 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
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

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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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FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Monday April 6 2020, 10:47 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday April 5 2020, 3:00 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Wednesday March 25 2020, 10:56 AM
By: @Black Dog Bess

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Tuesday March 17 2020, 5:43 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday March 13 2020, 7:32 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

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

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

Posted: Friday February 21 2020, 10:57 AM
By: @Strumelia

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

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

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday February 12 2020, 10:58 AM
By: @Buckeye67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comments

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


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