Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Wayne Chris Keith Papasims Storm Spotter cyn2fsu DaveV LarryS JenniferC Grandmabo Jerry Freeman Strumelia

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 3
images: 10
Groups: 35
videos: 1

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I love playing my penny whistles, the lap dulcimer, banjo, bones, limberjacks....mostly play old-time tunes, minstrel era tunes, early European dance/folk tunes, and medieval tunes..

Love my fiddling husband 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 I run "Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer", a site for mountain dulcimer players:  https://fotmd.com/

Need professional patent illustration? Contact  ptiserviceco.com

Latest Activity

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@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tea":
"Funny how grains can smell so wonderful when you toast them a bit.My husband orders special organic corn tortillas. He toasts them very lightly in a skillet..."
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@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tea":
"Is the rice or barley already cooked when you pan toast it? Or raw grain? I like toasting raw pine nuts (pignoli) lightly in a pan before adding them to..."
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tea":
"I do love Gen-mai Cha as well."
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@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tea":
"Golden milk recipes can vary, but most involve both some hot milk and some turmeric... plus a few other spices like cinnamon, cardomom, pepper, etc...and..."
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@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tea":
"I used to love Lapsang Souchong tea. I would sometimes visit Chinatown in NYC and get teas, or order from a Japanese site online. When my daughters were in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tea":
"There's a nice traditional spice chai tea powder I like, made by Blue Lotus. I make it with half hot milk, and I also add some turmeric and ground black..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "22":
"Michael did you have a 2022 NewYear resolution you are working towards?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "22":
"Lots of people 'slip up' but then get back on track again. Many people do adopt crazy diets and then give it up because the diet was hard to stick with...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "22":
"Everyone's different. I've been having good success in changing my lifestyle so that I eat smarter and do more physical activities that i enjoy. Most 'diets'..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "22":
"I've been trying to get healthier and hope to continue that into the new year. Losing weight and exercising more. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "MASKS":
"There will always be people who do weird things like borrowing icky used masks from strangers. It takes me a minute to properly adjust my mask, my hat, my..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "MASKS":
"Well I imagine Arizona has a way lower infection rate right now than for example NY, CA, or MA. When infection rates were way lower here where i live during..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "MASKS":
"I went to the supermarket today. 99% of everyone was wearing a mask. Signs at the door said "No mask No entry"... but there seemed to be no one enforcing..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your favorite Whistle?":
"Larry I have only bought whistles online. I don't think a music shop is likely to let you try out whistles anyway, especially with the pandemic going on...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Just wanted to wish folks everywhere a merry Christmas happy Hanukkuh happy holidays and festive Festivus! May your week be cozy, safe, and lovely...."

Latest Group Discussions

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What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?


What would you say the first simple fingering 'ornament' should be that...
@Strumelia 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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A few useful links concerning public domain music...


Here is a great page of easy to understand, general guidelines and...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Playing in an Old-time music jam


Yesterday I went to a large party of old-time musicians.  I took my...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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What's your favorite EASY to play English country dance tune?


Anyone have a favorite that's easy to play if you are just starting out...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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Whistle player practicing at stop light in Dublin


This fellow was spotted getting a bit of practice in (while stopped)...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 0
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Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?


Anyone can comment on this with their own thoughts or experiences?
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 13
Strumelia

civil war jamming?


If you have ever played in a jam with civil war/minstrel era/Stephen...
@Strumelia 5 years ago - Comments: 3
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What's a favorite medieval tune you play on the whistle?


Share your favorite medieval era tune here.  Why do you like it, what...
@Strumelia 6 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle

Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle


@Strumelia
4 years ago - Comments: 1
The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb

The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 4
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
6 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What tune are you working on this week?

Posted: Monday December 27 2021, 3:53 PM
By: @LarryS

The Positive Thread

Posted: Monday December 27 2021, 1:57 PM
By: @LarryS

Show us a pic of the PRETTIEST whistle you...

Posted: Saturday July 10 2021, 4:25 AM
By: @Keith

What whistles higher than D do you have?

Posted: Saturday July 10 2021, 4:18 AM
By: @Keith

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Monday November 2 2020, 5:08 AM
By: @LarryS

Is anyone doing online jams/workshops...

Posted: Sunday August 16 2020, 1:03 PM
By: @Strumelia

What other instruments do you like to play?

Posted: Thursday October 24 2019, 9:49 AM
By: @Keith

Langspil

Posted: Friday March 1 2019, 6:06 PM
By: @Strumelia

Two ways to add an image to your...

Posted: Saturday January 19 2019, 8:12 AM
By: @Strumelia

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 3:49 PM
By: @Strumelia

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 1:45 PM
By: @LarryS

How to add an audio or soundcloud clip to...

Posted: Wednesday November 21 2018, 12:23 PM
By: @Strumelia

Where to add my photos?

Posted: Monday May 21 2018, 9:24 AM
By: @Strumelia

Susato Kildare

Posted: Monday July 3 2017, 10:09 AM
By: @Strumelia

FAQ / Site Rules- Please Read!

Posted: Thursday February 16 2017, 2:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

How to go to your private messages INBOX

Posted: Monday February 13 2017, 12:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

Michael W6
02/26/21 01:14:42PM @michael-w6:

Thanks.  I  have a sizable collection of whistles, quite a few high end handcrafted ones. I'm hoping to find some motivation here.  Laziness is a fault...


bookman46
02/27/20 03:06:13PM @bookman46:

Thanks much! Just getting started  but making steady progress.


wulfwhistles
04/15/19 02:02:09PM @wulfwhistles:

Thank you! Happy to be added...

#tootersnotshooters 

#whistlesnotpistols 


Keith
11/02/18 04:47:02AM @keith:

Thanks for having me aboard. :)


Norman
08/30/18 05:09:28PM @norman:

Thank you. I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun here.


LarryS
05/18/18 07:32:55PM @larrys:

Thanks! [__=_]___O__o__o__o__O__o____)


Strumelia
03/08/18 06:49:22PM @strumelia:

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