Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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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

Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Purpose of DAA tuning":
"One other point Melanie-  there's no law separating chord style completely from drone style playing.  Lots of tunes that are played in DAd tuning utilize..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Purpose of DAA tuning":
"Melanie Cook: I still struggle with playing either DAA or DAd. In my mind, I'm thinking that I need to learn both but my senior mind is just not..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am Brand New and Know Nothing":
"Where are you located?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "nice found picks cut off old blue jeans ":
"Robin, i love it!  So fun and resourceful. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: nice found picks cut off old blue jeans
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar -(online):
"Went there again today...  Musical Advent Calendar 2019..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Dusty that soup sounds wonderful.  I make something a little like it, sort of with root veggies in the winter- golden beets is my fave to add in, and I make..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Such sweet looking fur friends, all!  RobinT... you got another doggie?   Do post a pic here soon if you can! Our three kitties are doing fine lately-..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A-d-a":
"If your dulcimer is a standard size with a scale length of 25-29", it's unlikely you could tune a thin string way up to the "a" above the usual high d.  Once..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar -(online):
"Really enjoying this, Ariane!  The first two doors opened and played perfectly for me...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 16
Liked an events item created by @ariane: Musical Advent Calendar -(online)
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Molineux uses a striker on a mountain dulcimer":
"Be sure to look at these two other fun discussions on the use of strikers (also called "fiddlesticks" technique)... they include a video showing use on an..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on @vicki-moore:
"Hi Vicki, please see my private message in your INBOX... thanks!  :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanksgiving Menu":
"This year we're having no grown kids nor guests- just me and Brian at home by ourselves.  So we're making a nice big broiled filet of salmon, with asparagus..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanksgiving Menu":
"OK....so what's on your Thanksgiving menu this year?     "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @flint-hill: Thanksgiving: Old Blue
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon! Plus- Chatroom!":
"Three cheers again to our FOTMD welcoming Greeters who have decided to take on the happy task of welcoming brand new members to this site.  It sure makes..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Nice to once again look over this thread of giving thanks.  I feel blessed to be here and privileged to have so many online friends through our shared love..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi there @sal-monella !  I posted a response to your beginner book discussion in the General Forum, where I mention some of the factors you'll encounter if..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Beginners dulcimer book":
"Greetings Sal!  :D I know you mentioned an interest in learning fingerpicking style at some point.  But have you decided yet whether to begin playing the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Tomasi and Irene:
"He's got his eye on YOU. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @irene: Tomasi and Irene
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on BAG PIPER PLAYING DULCIMER:
"Irene, your house looks like a magical place as well.  :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @irene: BAG PIPER PLAYING DULCIMER
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked an events item created by @ken-longfield: Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer":
"I too recommend you get one of those cheap but great to play cardboard dulcimer kits.  You can save your money for a good dulcimer (or build one) later this..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"One thing I've found interesting in this thread's subject is that many of the 'favorite and familiar feel-good' songs of people in nursing homes are popular..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Has the Everything Dulcimer "Facebook" page closed?":
"This morning I was deleting a few online bookmarks that no longer do me any good. Since I had no been able to view the 'set to Secret group'..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @strumelia: Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!":
"Terry Wilson: This is the first time in my life I’ve been 73. A little pain was expected, but so much fun was totally unexpected. Terry I love the way..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Mourning for Young Ernest WIP:
"Robin, this is amazing and wonderful."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Mourning for Young Ernest WIP
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!":
"Terry Wilson: The uke is alive and fun. While I mostly play a baritone uke, for Halloween I pulled out my $25 plastic little bitty blue soprano uke. Donned..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @lois-sprengnether-keel: Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!

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 4 months ago - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 10 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia 10 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...
@Strumelia 11 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...
@Strumelia 11 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 11 months ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia last year - 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 last year - Comments: 3
Strumelia

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


Glenda Hubbard wrote this great question: ...one thing I really...
@Strumelia last year - 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 last year - 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...
@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...
@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

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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Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)

Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)


@Strumelia
2 months ago - Comments: 13
Three Ravens on Langspil

Three Ravens on Langspil


@Strumelia
10 months ago - Comments: 23
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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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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

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Friday November 29 2019, 9:48 AM
By: @Vicki Moore

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

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Monday October 21 2019, 6:48 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

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!


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