Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 33
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:  Harmonia'sBigB t-shirts

And a site for penny whistle players:  https://pennywhistleclub.com/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact  ptiserviceco.com

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Brown Eyed Janie:
"Lovely, Dan. I like the title and the photo as well. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Cindy, my heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for sharing with us just a small part of your wonderful bond with your grandson. This video is a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Throw the Wood Laddie - Orpheus Caledonius (1733):
"Just beautiful.   🤗"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @dulcidom: Throw the Wood Laddie - Orpheus Caledonius (1733)
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Shifting bridge and nut":
"I think you should just take the strings off, put 1 tiny drop of superglue at the bottom of the bridge and nut and hold them down a couple of minutes. Leave..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Use Descriptive thread titles":
"You're welcome to use more descriptive song titles if you think it would help people, Randy. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @iwbiek: John Jacob Niles
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Use Descriptive thread titles":
"Hi everyone- just a reminder to please create a thread or post title that gives a hint of what your new thread is about. It will really help when folks are..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "instrument question- Stephens Lutherie/holy grail dulcimer?":
"Larry, in order to prevent tuning your strings too tightly thus breaking the strings or damaging the instrument... 1) you must know what note you are aiming..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Folk Instruments?":
"What is a folk instrument is very much like the question "what is folk music"... it's a question that can be difficult to exactly define, and can be kind of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @misaacka:
"Welcome, and thank you so much for your thoughtful support of our site!   I hope you enjoy it here."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on What is a Galax Dulcimer:
"Without digging it out to measure right now, I believe it is around 26.5""
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on What is a Galax Dulcimer:
"I tend to put .010 strings on when tuning strings to high D. I myself find it more comfortable when keeping the noter pressed down most of the time when..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on What is a Galax Dulcimer:
"John C. Knopf: INDEED!  My #1 peeve about building them traditional Galaxes.  "Now what do I do with the cutoffs?"   Keith Young told me he made his..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @peter-tommerup: French jam session: "J'ai Trois Vaisseau"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on French jam session: "J'ai Trois Vaisseau":
"@shanonmilan , I so agree... I love this!!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Updated a Group discussion "":
"I found this newsletter online somewhere years ago, and just stumbled on it again on my computer. It's really a wonderful time capsule of American folk music..."
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on The Country Dance Society 1963 newsletter... fascinating!:
"Here is the pdf, i hope you can open it..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "The Country Dance Society 1963 newsletter... fascinating!":
"I found this newsletter online somewhere years ago, and just stumbled on it again on my computer. It's really a wonderful time capsule of American folk music..."
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on one of Jean Ritchie's picks:
"Hey I never thought of that Dusty!  😂   But then, in those days everyone was told that margarine was way healthier than butter."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on one of Jean Ritchie's picks:
"Ken, I'd say you have way more brain cells than many much younger people i know!  🧠"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on one of Jean Ritchie's picks:
"@Ken, I did get that pick from Ralph Lee Smith.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on one of Jean Ritchie's picks:
"I remember reading where Jean explained that as she got older and developed some arthritis in her hands, she found it more comfortable to have a larger and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD one year anniversary on July 29th, 2010 !":
"I just stumbled on this discussion again... what a blast from the past. So... this next Summer, in July 2024, FOTMD will be  fifteen  years old.    "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Knopf Dulcimers website!":
"Your new website is looking good John!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Try these sites for free tab":
"Thought I'd throw in this additional link for where to find free dulcimer tab:..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 36
Posted a new Comment on BEWARE of internet ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.:
"@Helen , since you are already a member of our Beginner Player's GROUP here on Fotmd, -if you are on a computer, then be sure to browse through all 12 or so..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Old Oss - Traditional Tunes Played On Scheitholt - Nigel Pennick:
"I love this. The old images you added are lovely as well. Thank you Nigel!"
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where should I post TAB":
"(@Ken - I removed your post because it gave inaccurate advice, sorry)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where should I post TAB":
"Hi Sarah, FOTMD does not have a TAB section, since there are places where one can post tab online or on their own websites.  Try looking amongst the sites in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: may 24 ambr
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @homer-ross: Hammered Dulcimer Forums
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Did you purchase one of these dulcimers in the 1970s?":
"Patricia, as per your wish, I'll lock this discussion."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

The Country Dance Society 1963 newsletter... fascinating!


I found this newsletter online somewhere years ago, and just stumbled on...
@Strumelia 2 weeks ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Antiques Roadshow 1800s dulcimer appraisal


Nice old 1800s dulcimer.  I think one would be very hard pressed to...
@Strumelia 5 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Jean's phone interview with Jean Metcalfe


Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I had not seen it....
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 2
Strumelia

Article from Kentucky Educational Television


I'm sure this may have been posted here before, but KET website has a...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Strumelia

youtube tv episode on Edd Presnell...


I got the following note from Andy Johnston today: "In the 1970s I...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Just ordered a bunch of new strings...


I own two mtn dulcimers, two epinettes, a hummel and a langspil, about...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Strumelia

A little bit of Phyllis Gaskins...yum!


I normally don't post Facebook links here, but Phyllis just posted a...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 5
Strumelia

Ritchie Family Christmas reunion video, 1955


What a treasure this film clip is. Wishing all FOTMD members a...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

What is a "luthier" ?


The word luthier always seems to imply a skilled artist who makes...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 21
Strumelia

Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance


An uplifting story, includes dulcimers:...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 4
Strumelia

guitars built from a lynching tree


I thought this was a fascinating article about this man who seems to...
@Strumelia 4 years 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 4 years ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

ZOOM: online group playing via online video


Please share helpful links on how to use Zoom, Google Meet, Group...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!


Greetings FOTMD members, and esteemed members of the Rockin' In The...
@Strumelia 4 years 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 5 years ago - Comments: 12
Strumelia

Stroke victims use music to help them regain speech


I loved this!  SO inspiring:...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Test


This is a test discussion- I'm checking something to make sure it...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 10
Strumelia

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


A member wrote to me and asked this question:What's a Noter-Drone...
@Strumelia 15 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 7 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 15 years ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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Mary Blane

Mary Blane


@Strumelia
9 years ago - Comments: 9
Param & strumelia, yoga w/harmonium_1

Param & strumelia, yoga...


@Strumelia
11 years ago - Comments: 3
Callahan

Callahan


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

Goodbye_Girls,_I'm_Going_to_B...


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

Sally's_Got_Mud_Between_Her_Toes


@Strumelia
15 years ago - Comments: 0
Lady_of_the_Lake

Lady_of_the_Lake


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

Rattler Treed a Possum-Lisa...


@Strumelia
15 years ago - Comments: 0

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Do Johnny Booker, Do ...with banjo

Do Johnny Booker, Do ...with banjo


@Strumelia
5 months ago - Comments: 6
Clyde the limberjack

Clyde the limberjack


@Strumelia
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)

Handsome Molly (2009, short clip)


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 13
Three Ravens on Langspil

Three Ravens on Langspil


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 29
Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle

Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle


@Strumelia
6 years ago - Comments: 21
Silver Lake Waltz

Silver Lake Waltz


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 7
Carve That Possum

Carve That Possum


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 19
The Cuckoo - penny whistle

The Cuckoo - penny whistle


@Strumelia
7 years ago - Comments: 14
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
8 years ago - Comments: 16
Limberjack dancing

Limberjack dancing


@Strumelia
12 years ago - Comments: 27

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Use Descriptive thread titles

Posted: Sunday June 2 2024, 7:55 PM
By: @Strumelia

FOTMD one year anniversary on July 29th,...

Posted: Wednesday May 22 2024, 10:29 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Frame Drums

Posted: Tuesday May 7 2024, 4:55 AM
By: @shanonmilan

PLEASE Click to READ THIS before posting...

Posted: Tuesday April 23 2024, 3:39 PM
By: @Strumelia

Introduce Yourself!

Posted: Sunday April 14 2024, 7:17 AM
By: @Beth T

What Are You Working On?

Posted: Friday March 1 2024, 2:25 AM
By: @shanonmilan

The Drifting Thread...

Posted: Friday February 9 2024, 8:03 PM
By: @Wildcat

The Positive Thread...

Posted: Friday January 12 2024, 8:19 AM
By: @John C. Knopf

FOTMD needs your support

Posted: Wednesday January 3 2024, 10:27 AM
By: @Strumelia

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FOMTD MEMBERS!

Posted: Monday December 25 2023, 9:42 AM
By: @John C. Knopf

April Come She Will (Simon & Garfunkel)

Posted: Sunday November 19 2023, 7:12 PM
By: @ocean-daughter

Contra dancing :)

Posted: Sunday November 19 2023, 1:09 PM
By: @ocean-daughter

Kurt Vonnegut quote...

Posted: Monday October 23 2023, 5:49 AM
By: @shanonmilan

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Monday October 16 2023, 10:50 AM
By: @dtortorich

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise,...

Posted: Wednesday September 13 2023, 7:28 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

FANS OF NATE

Posted: Tuesday August 29 2023, 1:27 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

R.I.P. George Haggerty

Posted: Thursday June 8 2023, 4:12 PM
By: @Strumelia

FOTMD Advisory...

Posted: Wednesday April 19 2023, 8:36 AM
By: @Strumelia

FOTMD Chat Room!

Posted: Friday November 18 2022, 5:50 AM
By: @Strumelia

Indoor House Plants

Posted: Sunday October 30 2022, 6:42 PM
By: @Strumelia

Thanks to our FOTMD welcoming "Greeters"!

Posted: Tuesday October 25 2022, 9:53 AM
By: @marg

RIP Bill Taylor

Posted: Wednesday May 11 2022, 4:36 PM
By: @Leny-Sue

Joni Mitchell's song "River"...

Posted: Friday March 11 2022, 7:20 AM
By: @Alegre1

Remembering "Deputy Mo" / The Friendly Beasts

Posted: Sunday December 26 2021, 11:17 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Terry Hennessy

Posted: Sunday November 28 2021, 7:21 PM
By: @John Dunn

Show us your sound holes!

Posted: Monday March 29 2021, 8:37 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer

Posted: Thursday February 4 2021, 12:09 AM
By: @ocean-daughter

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

Posted: Friday January 29 2021, 9:05 PM
By: @Strumelia

A moment of reflection

Posted: Friday January 8 2021, 12:39 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

What makes Christmas music sound...

Posted: Thursday December 17 2020, 2:30 PM
By: @Kevin R.

Comments

John Petry
04/03/24 01:21:32AM @john-petry:

Hi there your Most High Moderator!

  I did sell the Hughes style I had for sale....Could you please drop the listing for me? I did make a "donation" of $5 via paypal....but the e-mail I use there is different than my FOTMD account. It probably came across as mannaacres@frontiernet.net.

  Thanks for doing all that you do,

Shalom,

john


Jerry Posner
03/28/24 11:02:32AM @jerry-posner:

I do live near Dewey Hall ... but I don't dance! smiler


john thorp
01/04/24 11:55:42AM @john-thorp:

Thank you so much. I found the link and I was able to find the article. This  is a great site and I look forward to more interaction.


dtortorich
10/15/23 07:02:07PM @dtortorich:

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay.  I have been busy with other things.  


MacAodha
07/28/23 05:56:23AM @macaodha:

I think I play that as Roger and Lorraine Lee Hammond, maybe not note for note, have a listen to their version. I was partly aware of the story related to the dance tune. Thank you for comment and information.


DJMalus
05/21/23 01:03:12PM @djmalus:

Thanks! It's a Warren May I picked up at an estate sale about 10 years ago. I was late to the sale and shocked it was still there. My music teacher at the time thought it was probably because of the 0.5 fret. From what I read recently in the Folkcraft newsletter the 0.5 fret is getting popular. I had to put the dots on the fretboard because it was really confusing me. krazy


colindaguthrie
02/18/23 11:46:07AM @colindaguthrie:

Mrs. Strumelia,
Greetings from Green Country! Thank you. It is truly incredible, the amount of time and work gone into this website. I first heard John Barleycorn when my husband’s group, Bear Creek Troupe, added it to their set list. After your mention this morning I cruised on over to YouTube to listen to Traffic. It’s great and so are they. Thanks again and have a great weekend.
Kind regards 
Colinda Guthrie


Beth T
09/01/22 03:02:18AM @beth-t:

You’re welcome Strumelia. I know how much time and effort goes in to maintaining a supportive forum such as this. You and your colleagues do a splendid job of it.


shawsg
01/23/22 04:52:24PM @shawsg:

Hi Strumelia, 
I'm not sure where the best place to post this is.  

I'm going to be buying my first Dulcimer soon and am looking around. I'm a trained musician but new to Dulcimer.  I think I want to get a baritone as I plan mostly singer/songwriter stuff.   Do you have any recommendations on models, and beginning?
Also, I have a particular limitation - I don't have a ring finger anymore - do you think I could adapt with my other fingers?  I tried a dulcimer yesterday and wasn't sure if there would be too much strain on my wrist to adjust to other fingers, l leading to carpal tunnel Thoughts?

thanks!


dtortorich
01/13/22 07:48:23PM @dtortorich:

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay in responding.  I need to get online more often.  There is so much on this site. 


Susan Ann
02/18/21 03:16:07PM @susan-ann:

Thank you Strumelia!  I'm excited to be part of the Mountain Dulcimer family.  I found the links you sent me very informative.   I'm learning my way around FOTMD and will try to post some pictures.  Looking forward to staying in touch!


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. 


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 +