Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Marc Mathieu Steven Berger Volha TwoGunBob Lisa Banjimer sweetbriar Jeannie in Paradise Ron Stewart brian2 Hollis Landrum Noah Cline hstulips Geckostar97 nick o'sullivan haydee025 PatG DulciCat dulcigirl Ron Zuckerman Ariane Elvensong Stanley Adams Randy Adams Jennifer Ranger Terry Wilson Susie Exukaden Cheryl Forget fordferguson The member ckmiv Byron Kinnaman Strumelia Peter Searle Joyoussinger Tom Taggart Rick Garrett jcurtis55 Blondie Mark Nelson Peppermint dulcinina Skip William Mann folkfan Tennessee Jed Brian G. Kevin R. Laurel K Scott

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 30
images: 86
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 • 7 hours ago • comments: 52
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Hi there Burke! Perhaps these 2 blog videos I made would be helpful for your beginning strumming efforts:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 11 hours ago • comments: 45
Posted a new Comment on Bows:
"Here's a video of Ernst Stolz (one of my 'early music' heroes) playing a small 'soprano' rebec in cello position with an underhand bow.  This is interesting..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 45
Posted a new Comment on Bows:
"Irene, I loved your post- so many good thoughts! Bow making can be crude and simple (as in that bent branch bow I had) or really a highly skilled art, some..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 45
Posted a new Comment on Bows:
"I'm not knowledgeable about bows for the most part.  But one thing I did notice was that sometimes a 'better' quality bow might not suit a particular..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: multiple modules in TablEdit
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Bittersweet Memories:
"Ron this is a beautiful tune, and beautifully played."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ron-zuckerman: Bittersweet Memories
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Love the rosy blonde color of that dulcimer, Jack! Welcome to the site. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just For Fun - sayings regarding the dulcimer or music":
"Ah, the scene where they part after their wedding night!  Juliet hates that the cursed lark is singing- because it means the break of dawn and Romeo must..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @steven-berger:
"Hi Steven, somehow our site email address was marked as 'spam' by your email settings, so now our notification system is blocked from sending you site..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Liked a photos item created by @ken-backer: Ken Backer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Ken Backer:
"Ken, great to hear back from you and get caught up. Thank you so much for responding, nice to think of you sailing and crabbing by the sea. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Ken Backer:
"Thanks Ben!  Whatever he's doing then, I hope Ken B is having a great time at it. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Ken Backer:
"Hey Ken, we miss you!  Are you still playing music?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Dusty, that's beautiful!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"Here's a cool article with pix about Eleanor R visiting Whitetop mountain VA, a folk/mountain cultural festival, in 1933. Her father was from there.  S.F...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"David, you're amazing!  Hmm... I wonder if they'd have a different person in charge now, someone who might be more willing to help you locate it, for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Watch this baby respond to hearing a violin player for the very first..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Pigtown Fling:
"Nice energy, with good solid rhythm!  Well played John."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ron-zuckerman: Gymnopedie #1
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @kevin-burns: Lonsesome Whippoorwill
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "looking for a new trad instrument":
"Dan: P.S. I also do a less traditional gilded 24 carrot gold and diamond studded piece for around $285,000.00, but.... That sounds like a very healthy..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April:
"That is a wonderful article David, full of terrific photos too! I often wonder where some of these old dulcimers are now-  like the one given to Eleanor..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett: Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: April
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Germany":
"You might try posting this question in our UK & European Group:https://fotmd.com/john-henry/group/41/uk-and-european-mountain-dulcimers -remember, to..."
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: Lullabies from Around the World -- Dusty's tab book available
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @phil-myers: When It's Lamplighting Time
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on When It's Lamplighting Time:
"Phil, I'm curious- are you actually pressing the strings down to the frets with your slide, or just letting the slide do the 'fretting' ? "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @nina-zanetti: Nina Zanetti, folk hymns on mountain dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What songs are familiar to today’s young kids?":
"Sharon that's a great question. I guess it's hard to know for sure unless you have little kids or grandkids around to ask! It's reassuring to read Dusty's..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Liked a music item created by @anne-bowman: Nylon strung Dulcimer prototype . Basse Danse
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Faculty Finale of the Colorado Dulcimer Festival 2019 :
"Well THAT was sure fun! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @farmrust:
"Greetings, your email address for your account here is no longer functional. Can you please switch to a different, working email address in your Settings..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it works...
@Strumelia 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago - Comments: 7
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 4 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 4 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 6 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 9 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
2 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

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Wednesday April 10 2019, 9:57 PM
By: @JackLarwa

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Thursday April 4 2019, 7:44 PM
By: @Strumelia

a discussion created by admin

Posted: Tuesday March 26 2019, 10:14 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Strumelia's mermaid dulcitar 1997 CHEAP! $95

Posted: Friday March 8 2019, 3:12 PM
By: @Strumelia

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Monday February 25 2019, 8:43 AM
By: @tssfulk

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

Posted: Friday February 22 2019, 7:29 PM
By: @steve c.

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Saturday February 2 2019, 7:46 PM
By: @Jim Fawcett

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

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday September 16 2018, 6:38 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

Choose just ONE song for all eternity...

Posted: Tuesday July 31 2018, 2:53 PM
By: @Marsha Elliott

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

Showing support for FOTMD ?

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

Comments

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.


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

Hi there this is a test!