Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
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I love playing lap dulcimer, banjo, Cretan Lyra, limberjacks....mostly play old-time tunes, minstrel era tunes, and medieval tunes..

Love my fiddling husband and playing with our cats.  And my honeybees, and my two pet ratties too.  :)

 

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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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Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 36 minutes ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Carve That Possum:
"Robin, I never heard that version.  It was written in 1875 by Sam Lucas, an African American composer and musician/performer:..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 4 hours ago • comments: 2
Updated a YouTube Video:
Silver Lake Waltz
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@strumelia • 4 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
Silver Lake Waltz
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@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Carve That Possum:
"Thanks Patty! Actually, the weekend of Sept 8-10 was unseasonably lovely weather in Appomattox- I think it was a high of 75-79 most of those three days...."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Carve That Possum
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Showing support for FOTMD ?":
"A big hug and much gratitude to the seven members who have responded with donations.  Most are repeat donors.  THANK YOU for stepping up to cover the costs..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Holy cow, that's just adoooooooorable!!!!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on EAST VIRGINIA:
"One of my favorite old ballads.  Well done Gordon!"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube by @gordon-hardy:
EAST VIRGINIA
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Showing support for FOTMD ?":
"Greetings FOTMD friends!    This is a gentle reminder about the cost of keeping this site up and running. There have been almost no donations during this..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Strolling dulcimer for learning?:
"Well, they will do it right for sure.  Just be sure to pack and cushion it really well...and insurance! Here's a good little thread on packing:..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Strolling dulcimer for learning?:
"Have the guitar tech guy do it for you- as long as you know he has legit experience in working on stringed instruments.  $25 for the labor is not..."
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@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thomas completed":
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@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @kevin-messenger:
Thomas completed
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@strumelia • one week ago
@strumelia is now following @tom-taggart
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 8
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"Hi Tom!     "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @boykin:
"Welcome my friend.    "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos by @bob:
Making a Tuning Scroll
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Making a Tuning Scroll:
"Bob your woodworking photos could be paintings.  Lovely!"
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos by @botany-bill:
Main Instruments
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
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"Nice looking OM, Bill.  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos by @ezdusit:
First Dulcimer - 1990's
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on First Dulcimer - 1990's:
"It's a pretty thing!  You must have good feelings and memories when you play it.  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Salt, I'm amazed at how you hound rounded her up and got her back home!  (perhaps unfortunately for you.) You're a very good soul to provide a home for that..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @ryan-carrell:
"Hi Ryan- please see your INBOX for my private message.  Thanks!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 98
Posted a new Comment on @lexie-r-oakley:
"Hi Lexie- I sent you an email about account settings... "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Wartz n All Fall Gathering:
" Wish I could go, but alas cannot.  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings:
"I found some nice nubby velvet upholstery fabric that reminded me of those popular Scottish paisley shawls and table toppers that were in fashion in the..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Wartz n All Fall Gathering:
"The cost is... throwing your cares away for a while.   Wartz gatherings are always free, and welcoming to all!  "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Rick Garrett:
"Scary!    "
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I tune this Bass Dulcimer?":
"OK, so the VSL scale length is 28 1/2"... that actually the same I believe as a typical McSpadden dulcimer- that's not unusually long at all!   It's..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I tune this Bass Dulcimer?":
"The long size of this dulcimer means you will have to calculate what gauge strings to put on it in order to get a particular tuning you are after.  You won't..."
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions by @robin-clark:
Student Dulcimers - Lots of them!!!!
Strumelia
 
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Student Dulcimers - Lots of them!!!!:
"That's so wonderful Robin!  "
Strumelia
 

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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 months ago - Comments: 14
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 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 4 months ago - 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 5 months ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia last year - 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 last year - 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 last year - Comments: 3
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 last year - 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 22
Strumelia

Article on Jean Ritchie


Here's a nice little article on Jean and how she influenced American...
@Strumelia 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Looking GRUMPY while playing in public...


I think this is something a lot of musicians struggle with. Not...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 23
Strumelia

Antietam Early Banjo Gathering 2013


Of interest perhaps to those in this group who like music and history...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 20
Strumelia

DVD of traditional WV dulcimer players available


DVD film: The West Virginia Hills: A Tribute to the Dulcimer From...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 2

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
4 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday September 22 2017, 7:07 AM
By: @Jim Fawcett

Showing support for FOTMD ?

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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Wednesday September 20 2017, 10:31 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

a few Chat software improvements

Posted: Monday August 28 2017, 8:31 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Sunday August 27 2017, 5:31 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Thursday August 24 2017, 6:30 PM
By: @gaelicgirl

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

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

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 10:56 AM
By: @robert schuler

Show us your sound holes!

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

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Tuesday June 20 2017, 1:26 PM
By: @Sean Ruprecht-Belt

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

Posted: Monday June 19 2017, 5:44 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

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

Discussions on Tablets/Apps have been...

Posted: Monday March 20 2017, 1:59 PM
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

Private messaging system questions...?

Posted: Saturday January 28 2017, 9:14 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

Mummers Making a Comeback

Posted: Saturday December 24 2016, 8:37 AM
By: @Val Hughes

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 23 2016, 11:09 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Thursday November 10 2016, 11:33 AM
By: @Strumelia

Ocarinas

Posted: Monday November 7 2016, 6:18 PM
By: @hugssandi

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

Posted: Monday November 7 2016, 6:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Sunday October 23 2016, 6:45 PM
By: @hugssandi

the "Millennia Whoop" saturating current...

Posted: Wednesday September 28 2016, 4:53 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

DPN ad in old 1984 Whole Earth...

Posted: Monday September 26 2016, 4:10 AM
By: @Jan Potts

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC

Posted: Monday July 11 2016, 9:32 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

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


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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.


Laurel K Scott
02/28/17 11:02:15PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you -- I am pretty tickled with it! I don't normally go into that little antique store unless I have something specific I'm looking for, but in the middle of a storm last Saturday, I must have heard that dulcimer calling to me, LOL. 

No maker's name or date that I can see, inside or out. Sent some photos around and the consensus seems to be that it is walnut and handmade.

Evidently it was played by a gentleman here in the Richmond, VA area who passed away a couple of years ago. A lady bought it and had our local violin shop recut the grooves, replace a string screw and restring the dulcimer lefthanded,, thinking her daughter would like to play it. But she had no interest! 

The price was good, so I took a chance ...

 


dshombert
02/28/17 06:01:42PM @dshombert:

Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I placed an ad on your Classifieds board and the instrument sold (through another site) so I sent a PayPal $5 donation, as requested.  I could not figure out how to edit the title of my ad, so I just posted a Reply that "the dulcimer has been sold". Thanks.


alan kolman
02/07/17 12:05:53PM @alan-kolman:

thanks - i'll look for the new thread. and also thanks for all the work you do to keep this happening.


alan kolman
02/07/17 04:37:03AM @alan-kolman:

good morning. may i ask what happened to d.chitwood's ad for a starsong? like so many others, i've wanted one since hearing gary gallier for the first time, and would be very interested in following up on this instrument.

thank you.   alan


Strumelia
01/10/17 11:45:09AM @strumelia:

 Hi Nina, please ask your site question in this forum so that others may benefit from the questions & answers:

http://fotmd.com/forums/forum/site-questions-how-do-i

 


dulcinina
01/10/17 11:15:53AM @dulcinina:

Hi. I'm trying to follow the discussion on How to Practice More Efficiently.  I clicked the follow button and I have gotten a couple emails with responses.  But I can't get on the thread to comment or see all the replies at once.  What am I doing wrong?  Otherwise, I love this site.  Thanks, Nina


Maryam
01/10/17 02:40:31AM @maryam:

Thank you for welcoming me Strumelia! :-)


David Pedersen
01/04/17 10:21:16AM @david-pedersen:

Strumelia, I did find Robins lessons under The Drone group, go figure.  Sorry for all the confusion on my part, but I am reading his info now.  Thanks for all the comments and help.


jeffrey charles foster
12/12/16 05:50:21PM @jeffrey-charles-foster:

So dont know how to contact you I would like to know how to shrink video files to put on FOTMD cause I dont know how

                                                                                                                            Jeff

 


sng4prt
12/11/16 07:53:23PM @sng4prt:

Strumelia, I was probably wearing thimbles.

 


dianapalmer
11/27/16 10:39:17AM @dianapalmer:

Thank you. I guess I was having trouble logging in for a while, and didn't have the new website address. Glad I found this again.


Rock-wyre
10/27/16 06:33:46AM @rock-wyre-cathy:

Thanks so much for the welcome looking forward to enjoying all the content.


Bill Henry
10/24/16 09:06:52AM @bill-henry:

Thanks so much. I am very glad to be here and am enjoying the content on the history and the older playing styles. Thanks for facilitating such a great site!

Cheers,

Bill