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

Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Common Christmas carols- are they copyrighted or public Domain?:
"It's that special time of year again..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 19 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Keith Young’s Dulcimers:
"You are lucky... how beautiful!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 20 hours ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @john-henry: Wayfaring Stranger
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "VSL for noter drone style ":
"Shouldn't be a problem on such a long scale. If they feel loose to you then put on a slightly heavier string, say a .012 instead of .010."
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: gunners singleton june 2017 006.jpg
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this a capritaurus?":
"Yeah the Murphy book is a winner as well, Robin! I have a vague memory- I forget who is was here, a member, who bought the actual old Will Singleton dulcimer..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Brown Little Birds duet version
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Brown Little Birds duet version:
"I just love how the beautiful guitar chords are engaged in a give-and-take play with your noter style unchanging drones Robin. Not only is this an..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this a capritaurus?":
"I highly recommend getting a copy of Jean Ritchie's paperback book Dulcimer People, used or new.It's hugely helpful for learning about post-revival dulcimer..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this a capritaurus?":
"If it were made from a Capritaurus kit, that would explain the label not including a signature or date. Maybe there was a special label included with kits...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar (Online):
"Yaaay! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on "ROBERTSON'S REEL" - Hummel:
"Sounds stately and noble. I can't remember- who made your Hummel?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "ROBERTSON'S REEL" - Hummel
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @dulcidom: Blind Mary - Ireland (Carolan ?) - Mountain dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Blind Mary - Ireland (Carolan ?) - Mountain dulcimer:
"Your playing is so sensitive and lovely to listen to. This tune truly lifts the spirit."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Luthier?":
"Seems overpriced to me."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @strumelia: 4 ways to promote your events & items on FOTMD
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Audio upload style or instrument ":
"Great!   :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @marg: Dulciborn time
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimers:
"Robin, I agree. I examined a cardboard kit dulcimer once years ago and I was so very impressed by the lovely tone and how smoothly it played. LisavB, a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @susie: Folkcraft Custom's
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Audio upload style or instrument ":
"I did a little tweaking. Is it working now the way you'd like? (check by clicking the gear to 'edit' a song you already have up)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dancing!...(feet as instrument)":
"I stumbled on this great little video showing little samples of all different kinds of dancing all over the world... so fun and inspiring to watch!..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "VSL for noter drone style ":
"traildad: If a 28 1/2 VSL led to broken strings tuning up to E, what is the down side to just using the 26 1/2 VSL?   The down side would be if you are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ruggs & Jackel Pre Folkcraft":
"I have never seen an established American dulcimer company that does not put together all their dulcimers by hand, with care. Any maker that sells multiple..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"@lisavb , that sounds terrific!  What a lovely mellow tone, and you have a nice touch when playing.     I'm also impressed that you figured out on your own..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Do I need that fourth string?:
"I'd like to point out that many of the American mountain dulcimer's direct ancestors had doubled (or even tripled) melody string courses. If one looks..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Brown Little Birds
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action is too low":
"This is a common thing- once winter sets in, the bass string begins to have a buzz against one or more frets. The Winter Buzz. That's due to the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"LisavB: I'd love to do a sound clip for you all...haven't done one before.  What's the most straightforward way you all use to post here?  I have an iPhone..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Terry, so lovely to read this."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Don Grundy: My son built a Folkcraft cardboard dulcimer for me last Christmas. On the side of the fretboard he burned: “Life seems to go on without effort..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"I just found this wonderful article on how to enjoy your holidays this year if you are by yourself at home......"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"It's just my husband and me at home for Thanksgiving this year, and I'm making a small roast chicken, with baked yams, stuffing made with apples and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"Another year passed. I wish all FOTMD members a warm and healthy Thanksgiving.  We share our little online 'family' here with affection and gratitude."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance


An uplifting story, includes dulcimers:...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

guitars built from a lynching tree


I thought this was a fascinating article about this man who seems to...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

2013 article in Antiques Magazine - Virginia dulcimer


Not sure if anyone had posted about this 2013 article, but here it is-...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

ZOOM: online group playing via online video


Please share helpful links on how to use Zoom, Google Meet, Group...
@Strumelia 2 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia 8 months ago - Comments: 18
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 last year - Comments: 6
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 10
Strumelia

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


A member wrote to me and asked this question:What's a Noter-Drone...
@Strumelia 11 years ago - Comments: 33
Strumelia

contact info for Pete Ellertson?


I've noticed that Pete's webpages and also his article on ED are all...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Anyone want to start a modern/chording style players group?


I started a group for old style noter/drone players this past week and...
@Strumelia 11 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

earliest known written melody- Syria 1400 BC


Brian turned me on to this- The Oldest known musical melody...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

Strumelia's Traditional noter player's instructional Blog


If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter...
@Strumelia last year - 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 last year - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 23
Strumelia

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article


Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 15

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


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

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 0

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Sunday November 29 2020, 9:12 PM
By: @Terry Wilson

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

Posted: Friday November 20 2020, 9:06 PM
By: @Strumelia

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Tuesday November 17 2020, 10:25 AM
By: @Jan Potts

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Monday November 16 2020, 11:01 AM
By: @Susie

4 ways to promote your events & items on...

Posted: Saturday November 14 2020, 3:41 PM
By: @Strumelia

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Thursday November 12 2020, 9:36 AM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Wednesday November 11 2020, 12:43 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

NEW!- Fotmd rotating slideshow Banner Ads!

Posted: Saturday November 7 2020, 3:38 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Sunday September 13 2020, 1:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Monday August 17 2020, 1:56 AM
By: @Shelley1

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Sunday July 26 2020, 9:11 PM
By: @dulcinina

FOTMD Chat Room!

Posted: Monday June 29 2020, 12:08 PM
By: @Strumelia

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Friday May 29 2020, 7:59 PM
By: @Susie

What's your favorite tune or dulcimer to...

Posted: Monday May 4 2020, 10:00 AM
By: @NateBuildsToys

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday February 12 2020, 11:00 AM
By: @Appalachiandreamer

Give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon!...

Posted: Wednesday November 27 2019, 10:09 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

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

Posted: Thursday November 14 2019, 6:57 PM
By: @Richard Streib

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Tuesday November 5 2019, 7:32 PM
By: @Uker

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

Posted: Tuesday October 8 2019, 11:10 AM
By: @tpatts

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

What songs were you taught in...

Posted: Wednesday January 9 2019, 8:57 AM
By: @Jim Yates

MEET THE MODERATORS...

Posted: Tuesday December 25 2018, 11:48 AM
By: @Strumelia

How to add an Audio MP3 or Soundcloud clip...

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 1:25 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

Private messaging system questions...?

Posted: Tuesday February 27 2018, 10:52 AM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

Holly Tannen
11/20/20 10:28:19PM @holly-tannen:

Hi Strumelia!

I've enjoyed your posts during my time lurking.

I'm a pretty good dulcimer player, but I've come to computers late and get confused easily. Please accept my apologies in advance if I don't answer or make mistakes.


Wendell G
08/01/20 12:19:53PM @wendell-g:

Thank you very much. This feels like coming home again after having been gone a while. 


Gary Loren McCallister
02/16/20 03:41:04PM @gary-loren-mccallister:

I want to comment back to Strumella  but I am not sure whether to do it here or on her page. Anyway, thanks for the comment. It sounds pretty good also but I haven't figured out how to post audio here yet. (I decided to post my comment in both places._ 

BY the way, play guitar banjo, mandolin and mountain dulcimer. And I keep bees also. Sweet.


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!


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