Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 29
images: 71
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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

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 7 hours ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos item created by @dennisg:
Late 1800's style Tennessee Music Box
Strumelia
@strumelia • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
" I hear you Dusty!  One time years ago I sat down one day and put new strings on six of my (5-string) banjos.. that was about 30 strings, with a coffee break..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Everything Dulcimer - Closing Down.":
"(bump)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dennisg:
"Welcome to FOTMD!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @klkd:
"Welcome to FOTMD!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting items for sale here. New requested small fee for sellers.":
"Joe, do you not want to use the simple Paypal donation button on our FOTMD Main page?  (you don't have to have a paypal account to use it, just a credit card..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @dora71:
What shall we do with a drunken sailor
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on What shall we do with a drunken sailor:
"Sounds great... and very creative!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a group discussions item created by @dusty-turtle:
teaching multiple versions of a song
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Smiley Kylie - first draft:
"Let me just put a helpful note here about using the @ for 'mentioning' other members so that it actually creates a working link and notification to them:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on @jody-deem:
"Jody, thank you so much for your thoughtful support of our site.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago
@strumelia is now following @jody-deem
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mountain Dulcimer -- tuned DAD, Boil them Cabbage Down:
"You've got a great foundation going... strong rhythm, steady back & forth strumming pattern, relaxed and obviously enjoying yourself! Sounds real fine.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago
@strumelia is now following @dulcigirl
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago
@strumelia is now following @ron-zuckerman
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Icy Mountain:
"Nicely played, Mark!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dulcigirl:
"What beautiful inlay on your avatar picture fretboard!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @yeahsureok:
Cd recommendations for gospel dulcimer?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strum Stick for sale":
"I'm not a potential buyer, but... you asked for suggestions on the price- IMHO I'd suggest asking $150-175, plus shipping cost... if you are anxious to sell..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 17
Liked a youtube item created by @rob-n-lackey:
Cuckoo noter/drone
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Cuckoo noter/drone:
"@dusty-turtle ...Keith used to call that his 'floating bridge' as i recall.  Mine has it as well. @rob-n-lackey ...this recording is so delightful!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Black Hawk Waltz/Westphalia Waltz:
"I love waltzes. Sweet medley, Dusty!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @ron-zuckerman:
"Hi Ron... I played cello in jr high and in high school too!  My mother played classical music on the radio 24/7, so I have always kept a special connection..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ron-zuckerman:
Bright Quiet Eily O'Carrol
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Bright Quiet Eily O'Carrol:
"This is just lovely, Ron.  Thank you for sharing it with us all!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @elvensong:
"Hi Elven-  the email address you are using for your FOTMD account is not jiving for our site notification system- all your site notifications are not being..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @robin-thompson:
fat felt pick demonstration on mountain dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pick paranoia!":
"Robin, thanks so much!  Your descriptive word for this sound, "flatfoot" is perfect.. I can close my eyes and see someone dancing in old leather shoes on the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @elvengal:
"Hi Elvengal, I sent your partner a note last week about his not receiving our site notifications due to his account email address: "The sending IP is listed..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pick paranoia!":
"Hey Robin- didn't you used to have a video on here demonstrating your felt pick?  It was great...where'd it go?  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pick paranoia!":
"When putting simply the word "picks" in our site-wide search engine, it pulls up a veritable feast of pink adventures to enjoy..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @gerald:
"Gerald, since you make no revenue from promoting that app and do not own it, you could actually post a thread about how YOU use it and like it, in our..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle:
"Thank you kindly, friends!  And Sam... good poem there!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Canadian Waltz:
"Beautiful waltz, and beautifully played Kevin.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a music item created by @kevin-burns:
The Canadian Waltz

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 4 months ago - Comments: 4
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear when...
@Strumelia 10 months 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 11 months 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 last year - Comments: 4
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 last year - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Robin Thompson

review of Bill Graves's cd Sugar in the Coffee


Bill Graves's cd Sugar in the Coffee is one of my very favorite...
@Robin Thompson 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Jan Potts

Antique Crate Dulcimer


 Here for your viewing pleasure is a box dulcimer I own that's made out...
@Jan Potts 3 years ago - Comments: 3
Dusty Turtle

music heals, say the scientists


Every now and then experts come around and tell us what we already...
@Dusty Turtle 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Your memories of Jean Ritchie


A sad day to learn of Jean's passing. Yet, we are all so grateful for...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 22
Strumelia

Article on Jean Ritchie


Here's a nice little article on Jean and how she influenced American...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 8
Strumelia

Labels inside a very old lute...


I just had to share this great photo: You can read more about this...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Looking GRUMPY while playing in public...


I think this is something a lot of musicians struggle with. Not...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 23
Strumelia

Antietam Early Banjo Gathering 2013


Of interest perhaps to those in this group who like music and history...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 20

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle

Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle


@Strumelia
one month ago - Comments: 21
Silver Lake Waltz

Silver Lake Waltz


@Strumelia
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Carve That Possum

Carve That Possum


@Strumelia
8 months ago - Comments: 19
The Cuckoo - penny whistle

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


@Strumelia
last year - Comments: 11
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
2 years ago - Comments: 16
Limberjack dancing

Limberjack dancing


@Strumelia
6 years ago - Comments: 31
"Texas" banjo tune

"Texas" banjo tune


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 15
"Sambo" old-time fiddle tune

"Sambo" old-time fiddle tune


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 18

Latest Photos

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rogue-whistles.jpg
carvethatpossum2017_s.jpg
silverlakewaltz2017_s.jpg
playing-farmers-market-2017.jpg
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strumelia-epinette-april2016_avatar.jpg
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BrianLisa-fiddlebonesSept2015.jpg

Latest Forum Discussions

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The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday May 25 2018, 11:51 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Thursday May 24 2018, 4:05 PM
By: @Strumelia

NEW!- Fotmd Main Page slideshow banner ads!

Posted: Thursday May 10 2018, 4:09 PM
By: @Strumelia

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday May 9 2018, 9:54 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

a discussion created by admin

Posted: Saturday May 5 2018, 10:00 AM
By: @The member

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Saturday May 5 2018, 8:11 AM
By: @Charles Thomas

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Thursday May 3 2018, 10:06 PM
By: @robert schuler

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

IMPORTANT SITE CHANGE !

Posted: Wednesday February 28 2018, 11:42 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

Are you leaving your Followers 'hanging'?...

Posted: Wednesday December 13 2017, 5:21 PM
By: @Strumelia

Folks, do you have pending 'Followers'...

Posted: Wednesday December 13 2017, 5:14 PM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Wednesday November 29 2017, 8:36 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

What did you do on 'Black Friday' (day...

Posted: Sunday November 26 2017, 9:52 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday November 19 2017, 1:01 AM
By: @robert schuler

Mel Bay's "Dulcimer Sessions" articles...

Posted: Monday November 13 2017, 4:59 PM
By: @Marc Mathieu

Showing support for FOTMD ?

Posted: Thursday September 21 2017, 10:05 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

Posted: Monday July 31 2017, 9:21 AM
By: @marg

Show us your sound holes!

Posted: Sunday July 9 2017, 8:54 PM
By: @Susie

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

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

Updating links on my noter/drone blog

Posted: Friday May 19 2017, 10:38 AM
By: @Strumelia

contact info for Pete Ellertson?

Posted: Friday May 19 2017, 8:22 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

Posted: Tuesday March 14 2017, 9:35 PM
By: @john warren

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 9:56 AM
By: @Kathyb53

How did you first discover the mountain...

Posted: Tuesday February 14 2017, 7:11 PM
By: @Mary

Playing Music improves brain power more...

Posted: Saturday January 14 2017, 9:07 PM
By: @jeffrey charles foster

Never too old to pick up a musical...

Posted: Wednesday January 11 2017, 9:48 PM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

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.


The member
07/28/17 09:39:21PM @the-member:

Hi there this is a test!


Phil Myers
07/25/17 07:51:33AM @phil-myers:

Hi Strumelia, I am having trouble with audio files not loading. Get an error message about problem loading media URL.


Martin Oesterle
07/14/17 07:03:37PM @martin-oesterle:

Hi Strumelia,
sorry but i have only some "normal" sheets / note for the song "Tourdion" ( see attach):

I play the song with capo on 1st fret. I have a youtubechannal. It´s called www.dulcimer-online.de. In this channel you see me playing and teaching the song.
Here is the link to the youtube video. In german this song called: hey der gute kühle Wein


pdf
Tourdion.pdf  •  31KB

Mr. Phil Mcdaniel
06/07/17 12:58:37PM @mr-phil:

Thanks. Yes, the link to reset came through... I went to the AOL whitelist request page, but it looked like it was a VERY involved ordeal. So I skipped it. However, when at home last night I noticed it came through and had a successful reset. They (AOL) mentioned some Federal Spam Act requirement for Canada and America while I was there. Perhaps this is affecting many others as well. However, thanks for your advice and it all worked out fine afterall. I have a secondary (work) email that could be used if your system will support it; just a thought for the future.

PM


Matthew Andrew
05/28/17 09:14:49PM @matthew-andrew:

Is it possible to start a group for Illinois dulcimer players? I would like to see one started.


Martha Campbell
05/17/17 06:01:30PM @martha-campbell:

Hi, thanks for helping with my question!


Tennessee Jed
03/22/17 04:48:33PM @tennessee-jed:

Hello, and Thank You for the warm welcome.   I guess I like the old "Lonesome" Drone type songs.  I am currently talking with "Songs of the Wood " in Black Mountain NC about purchasing a Dulcimer. I like the Hourglass type with Scrollhead tuner.  I do not know which is better though, that type or a flathead.  Which style and maker do You recommend ? I don't want to buy one on Ebay, since I would rather give my business to a Luthier in order to support the community.  I wish to buy the right one firstly , instead of buying something that I'll want to replace.  I would rather pay for quality than getting something cheap for starters , so to speak. This is a wonderful site and I am glad to have found it.  Thanks to whoever started this and keeps it going.