Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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youtube videos: 31
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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/

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 hours ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Looks like we’re joining the noter group. :
"@connerc , feel free to ask any questions at all in this FOTMD group for noter and traditional players.  Glad you found some good resources!  So nice that..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Looks like we’re joining the noter group. :
"There's not much that beats two people having fun playing music together at home! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions item created by @connorc: Looks like we’re joining the noter group.
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Beer Bottle Bridge/Glass Resonator":
"I'd love to hear that too!  Can you post a quick video demo here in the discussion maybe?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Hopeful Valley - Multi-track Composition:
"Granto, this is so great.  You are multi-talented! I feel for all graduating young people during this virus crisis.  It's amazing that you have been able..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102- Carty model:
"Beautiful maple back."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @schmidtrock:
"Nice lookin mtn banjer in your avatar there. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"With a 26" scale, you could 'try' out a .028 wound bass string tuning it to low D.  But I definitely wouldn't try thicker than that or it might snap.  Your..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @hugssandi: Please tell me your very favorite love song...
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Silverstrings: I have a 26” VSL. Melody String .012 , Middle String .016 and Bass .026 and what notes are you tuning to?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Yes that might help. Try the next larger gauge just for that string.  A heavier string and a lighter string, both tuned to the same note: the heavier one..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"That's great that you're maybe improving things a little.  Be careful to keep the flossing gentle- you don't want to deepen or damage the slots by 'sawing'...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"More thoughts... you say the buzz was more pronounced when you had 'flatwound' guitar strings on, and the buzz was less so when you switched to regular wound..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Have you looked at this blog post I wrote about finger position when fretting?  Hand/finger position can often cause buzzes and other weird sounds.  I've..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"As a test, try tuning just that bass string up by one step- if it is in D tune it to E.... and see if the buzzing stops. If it stops, then you'll know that..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Which Ralph Lee Smith book?:
"Great question and great replies. I have wondered this in the past myself."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @ron-zuckerman: Down by the Sally Garden
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Down by the Sally Garden:
"Ron this is so very pretty, really gets to the soul."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Program to catalog and display song tabs:
"Hi Jim, I've transferred your thread to our Technology/Software Group here.  You'll notice that this group has many discussions concerning using tablets to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"I'm sure the two Kens can tell us the exact year that Bruce created ED. I joined there after it had been online for maybe two years. Jason's..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"Read my post below about who Jason was."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"Greg: Jason was the guy who started the SweetMusic Index, which was the early and long running  email NEWSGROUP/LISTSERVE for dulcimers. Not to be confused..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"Definitely it's no competition. But because they assumed Bruce Ford's original site name, comparisons to his site are just unavoidable. ED was special, and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"It takes dedicated effort to keep spammers and unpleasant offenders off a public site. Bruce did a great job running ED for so many years. When he closed..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on strumming and picking technique:
"Hi Diane!  Maybe you will find some helpful tips on strumming, arm motion, and other beginner dulcimer player concerns on my dulcimer instructional..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"Just to be clear... the old ED has not 'returned'.  It's a completely new site run by someone who doesn't identify themselves. They bought the domain name..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Do I need that fourth string?:
"Personally, I love the sound and feel of a double melody string. To me it has a real "Old World" zither sound, a little richer.  I suspect double strings do..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Jan, what a wonderful story of your history there!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I could leave it out on the porch for you Jan. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Yeah it's funny how so many folks have gotten into baking lately. It's a reassuring comfort thing to do for sure.  Baking staples like flour, yeast, brown..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Long time travelin' (with vocals)
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "VSL Breakpoint Angles, Radiuses, and Excess String Lengths":
"Folks, please stay on Nate's thread topic and don't take over the thread to introduce other subjects. I have removed a few off topic posts. Does anyone have..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Frets on noter/drone dulcimer :
"Greenbow, there are playing styles and then then there are dulcimer instrument styles.  For example, one could build a typical Galax style dulcimer but then..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Just over in the Glory Land (with vocals):
"Thanks Bobby, that's what I thought.  Sounds great! Galax players use this tuning ...all open strings in the same gauge tuned to high d, ...then either..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Just over in the Glory Land (with vocals):
"Bobby I love how this sounds.  Great singing, too! Can you clarify to me what you mean by "unison tuning" in this instance?  You are playing this in the..."

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 2 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 10 months ago - 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

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: 17
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

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

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
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

Don Neuhauser TMB video


Here's a youtube video of Don playing a reproduction Tennessee music...
@Strumelia 4 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 4 years ago - Comments: 8

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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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The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Thursday May 14 2020, 2:24 AM
By: @Alan Thompson

FOTMD Chat Room!

Posted: Saturday May 9 2020, 3:17 PM
By: @Strumelia

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

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

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Tuesday April 21 2020, 4:14 PM
By: @robert schuler

FUNNY songs you sing & play on your dulcimer

Posted: Tuesday April 7 2020, 6:05 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Tuesday March 17 2020, 5:43 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

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

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Wednesday February 12 2020, 10:58 AM
By: @Buckeye67

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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