Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 31
images: 86
Groups: 34
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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 • yesterday • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Small Burnsville:
"That's cool, Ken.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • yesterday • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @ken-hulme: sawnframe 3
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @dan: dsc02109 800
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Number 11 20 Mawhee set up:
"Real handsome dulcimer, Dan!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Minuet in G - Minor Version:
"Very nice, Grant! Is that dulcimer body 'in the white' because of unfinished wood, or did you actually paint it white?  (I have a white langspil so i..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: Minuet in G - Minor Version
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Be Patient and Be Gentle:
"John, that's beautiful. Thank you for brightening my day! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: Be Patient and Be Gentle
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Be Patient and Be Gentle:
"John, you posted this four years ago, but I'm listening to it today and finding it to be very uplifting and relevant in the tumultuous times we are living..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on How I learned to build dulcimers:
"That's actually pretty impressive, Nate. Is that first dulcimer you built still playable?  How did it turn out sounding?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Embarrassed: just picking out tunes":
"Being able to pick out a tune on your instrument is an ability that many folks wish they could develop.  Just saying!   :)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I ordered my own dulcimer ":
"Ken, that's very funny and also clever..   (bff= best friend forever) But.. wouldn't they have to be F#'s to equal the same number of steps up from the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @traildad: I ordered my own dulcimer
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago
@strumelia is now following @leo-kretzner
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"Marg, I'm not sure what you are asking. My langspil has only 3 strings. In this recording I am tuned to the key of C and in an aeolian type tuning which if I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Contra dancing :)":
"Dusty Turtle:But COVID has certainly changed our perspectives.  Looking at all those people so close together, indoors, breathing heavy, all I can think of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Contra dancing :)":
"No, I'm not the guy with the kilt...lol! If you look beyond him, closer to the band. I have a black top, short grey hair, and a black skirt with pink spots..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Contra dancing :)":
"Because of Covid-19, the last contra dance i attended was Feb 22 2020. Of course all contra dances have been called off until things are safe again,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"I'm rootin' for you Sandi! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: Play Music On Your Porch Day #1 - Gregg Schneeman
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on One Wife is Enough for Me:
"Dusty, this is so beautiful!  Love the pretty little two-note end of the first phrase of the B part... it adds a sweet light feel in there."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: One Wife is Enough for Me
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Today I'll cleanup another area of the veg garden that is kaput for the year- the cucumbers. The tomato plants are mostly brown now, with a few odd..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Do I need that fourth string?:
"Having a setup for only three strings- one less string to break, replace, and tune. Also fingerpicking style does not do well with a double melody pair, for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Do I need that fourth string?:
"If you build it for 3 strings, there will be 3 tuning pegs, and the fret board might be a bit narrower. If you start with a 4 string dulcimer (with the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 30
Liked a youtube item created by @cynthia-wigington: Dulcimer, The Old Churchyard
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I have always used double space after a period. I always liked that it acted like taking a breath while speaking. However, over the past two years I've been..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Does anyone use tabledit/TEFpad:
"It's totally not your fault- that's kind of an odd quirk about our 'groups' feature. Designed to encourage folks to actually join a group and invest their..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"I read something that made me laugh the other day.  It reminded me of myself in a way. Some 30 year old wrote:  Oh, I get it now- when some people pause for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Does anyone use tabledit/TEFpad:
"TrailDad, just a note- it's possible you were looking at all those TablEdit discussions before you actually clicked to JOIN this group. If you are not a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Mountain Minor movie":
"Poppop, that is very cool!  Thanks for joining us here. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Dusty, I'd say the bride and groom put a lot of thought and consideration into their adapted wedding.  They did a great job and at least for me it would..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on East Virginia:
"Beautifully played."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @dulcimermaid: East Virginia

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia 6 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: 20
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
Strumelia

Clothes & gear when playing for historical settings


Thought I'd post this here to chatter about what we bring/use/wear...
@Strumelia 3 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 3 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 3 years 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 3 years ago - Comments: 2

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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Contra dancing :)

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

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Saturday September 12 2020, 8:16 PM
By: @Strumelia

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Wednesday September 9 2020, 12:35 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Test discussion - please ignore

Posted: Saturday August 22 2020, 11:03 AM
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

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Thursday July 23 2020, 11:09 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday March 13 2020, 7:32 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Dancing!...(feet as instrument)

Posted: Saturday February 22 2020, 12:32 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

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

Posted: Friday February 21 2020, 10:57 AM
By: @Strumelia

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

Sweet Music dulcimer Digest?

Posted: Friday February 23 2018, 5:49 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

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


Robin Clark
12/12/17 06:40:18PM @robin-clark:

Thanks - I think I've sorted the 'followers' issues.