Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

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 Mary MacGowan Mark Gilston Thresel Maryam Stewart McCormick Yoli Jolliff james kaulback Paula Brawdy Rock-wyre dulcie mer Erin Hussey JDACNP DianeL hugssandi JessicaEvans Magdalena Kevin Burns PDGotro John Gribble Tessie sandy morton Boo John Shaw jim Karel Votanek Linda Boies Black Dog Bess Martha E Judy Robinson Tony Karl

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 28
images: 70
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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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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Icelandic Langspil":
"Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative or ancestor.  I am having one of these made, three strings.  For my purposes it will..."
Dulcimer Ancestors
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @ken-hulme:
Oberflacht Lyre Finished
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oberflacht Lyre Finished":
"Very nice Ken!  I really like the pic of you proudly holding it.  :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos by @robert-schuler:
How I hold a quill
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos by @cynthia-wigington:
Vermont Tribal Art
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"That's a real nice sketch.   :)   Cynthia, is there any way you can scan the drawings with a higher resolution, so you don't get all the square pixels..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Rice with pigeon peas (gandules) is very different from rice and beans though.  When making rice and beans, you keep the rice separate from the beans with..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I'm back to making rice and beans Puerto Rican style again.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @dave-shattuck:
Help with a twang/buzz?
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help with a twang/buzz?":
"Hi Dave, you posted this thread in the For Sale forum, so I moved it here instead. I hope someone will help you with your buzz issue!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Ken Hulme: what I do is poke a hole into the seed pocket, using a chop stick.   That way the squash won't explode in the next step.   Now microwave the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos by @robin-thompson:
Robin Thompson
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Robin Thompson:
"So tell us about this, Robin!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos by @cynthia-wigington:
Vermont Tribal Art
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming":
"Good one, Ken.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I'm working on Summer Waltz and also some medieval tunes... on the new cool low polymer penny whistles I just got from Susato.  The new whistles are in the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Noter/drone article in Dulcimer Players News:
"Often only the tooted bazooka gets the grease. (hmm, tooting a bazooka sounds dangerous... maybe toot a bazouki instead?)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming":
"To whoever submits the notice in our site's "Events/Festivals" list....some info bits you should know: 1) it's free 2) you can add an image to the listing,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions by @joseph-besse:
Using UnrealBook and ForScore apps
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recent glitch of missing 'reply/post' textboxes":
"I'd also like to remind everyone that if you are not able to send me a text message, and even if you cannot log in to FOTMD at all... you can STILL always..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recent glitch of missing 'reply/post' textboxes":
"This 'missing text box' issue has been, and continues to be, very difficult to pin down because of it appearing and disappearing in various configuration..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions by @marsha-elliott:
Using i-Pad to hold sheet music (tab)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Using i-Pad to hold sheet music (tab):
"Marsha, I've moved this discussion from the Beginners Group to the Technology Group here, where it will help more people when they search for iPad music..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @don-grundy:
"Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @strumelia:
Showing support for FOTMD ?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Recommendations for Galax Dulcimer :
"That pretty much sums it up!   Just be careful about claiming you are playing 'Galax style dulcimer' when you are only doing part of those options... simply..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Recommendations for Galax Dulcimer :
"Glenda, a double bottom is pretty standard on a Galax dulcimer.  It adds a little extra volume and resonance, and I'd recommend it.  Galax dulcimers are not..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I made a big pot of vegetable soup for dinner today- with butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots, zuccini, onion, celery, turnips, and also some pink and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 17
Liked a groups by @b-ross-ashley:
North of the Lakes
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Folk Roots Dulcimer For Sale":
"(EDIT: I embedded the video here for you David) -strumelia"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Auld Lang Syne:
"Really nice, Dusty!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Recommendations for Galax Dulcimer :
"I agree, both Ben and John are fine reliable builders of Galax dulcimers.John Knopf is one of our longtime sponsors here on FOTMD (you can see his ad in our..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Hey Lexie, what a great tip for crockpotting the whole squash to make it easy to cut up for soup!  I'm too scared to cut up a big raw butternut squash- tried..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"CD:   How did you make it?   The butternut squash soup?  I just kind of threw it together without a recipe: I put about 8 cups of cut up pieces of..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia yesterday - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear when...
@Strumelia 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago - Comments: 0
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: 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 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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Silver Lake Waltz

Silver Lake Waltz


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

Carve That Possum


@Strumelia
4 months ago - Comments: 18
The Cuckoo - penny whistle

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


@Strumelia
11 months ago - 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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Latest Forum Discussions

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What Are You Working On?

Posted: Monday January 15 2018, 12:04 PM
By: @Robin Clark

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Monday January 15 2018, 7:16 AM
By: @Cynthia Wigington

Recent glitch of missing 'reply/post'...

Posted: Monday January 8 2018, 8:50 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Friday December 29 2017, 8:55 PM
By: @CD

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

Posted: Friday December 15 2017, 3:56 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

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

Discussions on Tablets/Apps have been...

Posted: Sunday December 10 2017, 7:22 PM
By: @HD Luers

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Thursday November 30 2017, 5:11 AM
By: @Sam

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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Tuesday November 14 2017, 8:05 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

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

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

Comments

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


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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.


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! :-)