Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 31
images: 86
Groups: 34
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/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact  ptiserviceco.com

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Well, it's that time again...  doing the vegetable garden cleanup.  Piles and piles of pulled wilted dead plants, rotten tomatoes, weeds, etc.  Heaped on..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 14 hours ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A new Tennessee music box that looks OLD...:
"Banjimer: The checkerboard is a unique twist found on some of the originals.  The way I understand it, two people would sit facing each other and the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"You're welcome you're welcome. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @peter-searle: Organic noter (aka finger) on the Hummel
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"Ken, I think this is now fixed up.  Please go take a look and also let me know if you see any lingering or additional problems related to this. Thanks for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them":
"I should mention that our members who are dulcimer makers/luthiers often utilize our Dulcimer Making Group to post about their latest creations that they..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"I'm looking into this Ken.  It looks like if you make a new post in a group discussion, it does rise to the top as it should.  (there are sometimes a couple..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"Ken, I'm currently looking in to this issue. In the Beginner Group, I'm seeing that the Comment Wall 'comments' are in the correct order- with the most..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 32
Posted a new Comment on Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style:
"This is still a great (2016) discussion to read from start to finish.  So much to learn, from so many good folks here!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players:
"When you guys are discussing "GDD"... do you mean tuning the low bass string DOWN to the G that's around 4 steps lower than the usual low D?   Or UP to the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Handsome Molly (2009, short clip):
"Sam: Love it ! I do wish you'd play and SING more often. Sam, I wish I did too!  Unfortunately, work and life get in the way. I wish I had two extra..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @caliper:
"Hi Caliper, Your email address seems to be non-functional/disabled. In order to remain a member here, you must provide a valid working email address in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @adrian-e:
"Hi Adrian, your email address seems to be no longer functional or your mailbox unavailable to site notifications.  If you wish to remain a member, you'll..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Your favourite or preferred shape to build / play:
"I'm not sure why, but as time goes by I seem to gravitate more towards admiring primitive rectangular box shaped dulcimers- either wide like TMBs or narrow..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: Randy Wilkinson tab book for Elizabethan Music
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Rhythm strumming and fills:
"Hi Yeahsure, a while back i made a video lesson on 'where to add extra strums' which might help you figure out how to embellish your basic strumming..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Handsome Molly (2009, short clip):
"Many thanks for your nice comments, my friends. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked an events item created by @gregg-schneeman: 10th East Tennessee Bowed Psaltery Gathering
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "2019 Bowed Psaltery Gathering - Nozomi Nose!":
"Gregg, you could post this festival in our "Festivals/Events section here on FOTMD, since it has various performers/instructors and is a music gathering...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Updated a YouTube Video:
Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new YouTube video:
Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @john-keane: John & Karen Keane at Evart 2019
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @gregg-schneeman: 2019 Bowed Psaltery Gathering - Nozomi Nose!
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Virginian 10-5-19:
"This is just gorgeous Bobby. I bet that curly maple gives a wonderful tone."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My little buddy, Cosmo.:
"what a darling face.  I bet you miss him terribly."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Wartz n All Fall Gathering -(WV):
"What a terrific photo, Jim!  Was that taken last year?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked an events item created by @jim-fawcett: Wartz n All Fall Gathering -(WV)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @kendra-ward: Lillie’s Lullaby
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lillie’s Lullaby ":
"Kendra, it'd work better for you if you posted this info and link to the tab etc right in the Comments section of your Lillies video. That way, your info..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?":
"Kendra Ward: I can’t find comments or read them on something I posted... Kendra, please tell me an actual example of 'something you posted' that you..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?":
"Kendra it's hard to know exactly what comments you are talking about- can you please post here an URL where there is a comment you cannot read?  or tell me..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?":
"Not quite clear on what comments you are referring to, (this thread here is about what to do if you can't see the entire discussion in a group because you;ve..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on @kendra-ward:
"Kendra, you are just posting comments on your own page here. It's kind of like talking to yourself.  Instead, you need to go to your items that were..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I only see original post in a discussion, not replies..?":
"Kendra, have you tried reading this thread? It explains how you need to join a group in order to be able to read the complete discussions in the group. It..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Pennsylvania-Dutch Scheitholt:
"Very lovely, Bob!"

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 2 months ago - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 8 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago - Comments: 17
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 10 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 10 months 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 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

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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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Sunday October 20 2019, 12:31 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Saturday October 19 2019, 6:45 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Sunday October 13 2019, 10:30 AM
By: @Anne Maguire

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

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Sunday September 29 2019, 7:02 PM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Sunday September 29 2019, 11:56 AM
By: @Strumelia

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Wednesday September 4 2019, 12:21 PM
By: @dulcinina

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! $75

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

Let's give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon!

Posted: Tuesday October 23 2018, 5:22 AM
By: @Ariane

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

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

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

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