Strumelia

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Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

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

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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

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"You'll have to accept the brass whistles' tarnish wear spots around the fingerholes, that comes with playing over time,like here: rogue-whistles I kinda..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Can you hear any consistent difference between the brass and the nickel?  Or is it hard to tell?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Where?  ;)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Norman, thanks for telling us this- it does warm the heart.  So wonderful that you played for everyone to honor our country's veterans."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"The B part of Mudgee Waltz has a kind of old caliope sound to it. How is "Mudgee" supposed to be pronounced, do you know?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"@chris , the Mudgee Waltz looks pleasant and fairly playable for amateurs like me.   I found the sheet music for it in the keys of G, C, and D online. I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago
@strumelia is now following @chris
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @chris:
"A warm welcome to you Chris!  Please jump right in and post away!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith I really enjoyed your Amazing Grace on various instruments, on your YT channel.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Larry that's pretty!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"@keith - are any of these clips on youtube or a place where we can have a peek without joining a uke forum?  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"LarryS: I have too many instruments and not enough time Me too, but I've decided to see that as insurance against getting bored in my old age.  ;)"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"I can relate...  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"That's quite the arsenal or weapons. Can you name these, from top to bottom?  That'd be great!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"I'm thinking those are Dixon "Trads" there at the top? Very nice collection photo!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Interesting, I thought most banjos came with mylar heads these days. Most banjos do have either mylar or plastic heads these days.  I myself often..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Public Domain...or Not?:
"Hi @keith , I created a couple of discussions (see above). In the thread with "a few useful links" I think the first link in that thread, to the Wiki page,..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...":
"Many holiday carols are listed here:..."
Public Domain...or Not?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "A few useful links concerning public domain music...":
"Here is a great page of easy to understand, general guidelines and information about public domain vs. copyrighted music from..."
Public Domain...or Not?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rethinking pennywhistle.":
"I like to learn simple old folk tunes from various places- that includes from Ireland, but also Scotland, England, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain......"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I've been trying to learn an old tune that's often associated with Christmas-  Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day. I find it so pretty!  I started out trying..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hello to my new whistling friends.":
"So nice that you joined, Keith!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @keith:
Hello to my new whistling friends.
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago
@strumelia is now following @keith
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"@keith , that's sweet of you!   My positive thing today was getting some new cat toys in the mail to introduce to our kitties, and also just now heading..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well, in Summer the humidity causes my calf and goat skin banjo heads to get saggy, which makes them really hard to play. There's always a challenge with..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @keith:
"Hi there Keith, welcome!  Don't be afraid to start a discussion, add photos, videos, etc."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @debi:
"Welcome, Debi !    "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @jimcwillis:
"Welcome Jim!  Dive right in, the water's fine!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Aww... that's a sweetie pie Norman.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"Have fun at the jam!  Banjo, mtn dulcimer and PW seem like a great trio of 'tools' to take for that scenario. (I play all three, as you may know..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"I've managed to so far resist the 'siren call' of Native American flutes.  I love how they sound, but I suspect the NA flute scales probably don't lend..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Nice little set Norman!   So- all four of those are what you mean by "traditional Clarks"?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Norman do you mean the black painted one with the gold diamond pattern?"
Strumelia

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 2 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

A few useful links concerning public domain music...


Here is a great page of easy to understand, general guidelines and...
@Strumelia 2 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

Playing in an Old-time music jam


Yesterday I went to a large party of old-time musicians.  I took my...
@Strumelia 3 months ago - Comments: 0
Strumelia

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 5 months ago - Comments: 3
Strumelia

Whistle player practicing at stop light in Dublin


This fellow was spotted getting a bit of practice in (while stopped)...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 0
Strumelia

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 last year - Comments: 9
Strumelia

civil war jamming?


If you have ever played in a jam with civil war/minstrel era/Stephen...
@Strumelia last year - Comments: 3
Strumelia

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 2 years ago - Comments: 1

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Latest Videos

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Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle

Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle


@Strumelia
7 months ago - Comments: 0
The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb

The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb


@Strumelia
last year - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro - penny whistle

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
2 years ago - Comments: 3

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Latest Forum Discussions

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The Positive Thread

Posted: Friday November 16 2018, 7:34 PM
By: @Chris

What tune are you working on this week?

Posted: Monday November 12 2018, 3:47 PM
By: @Chris

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Monday November 12 2018, 6:31 AM
By: @Keith

What other instruments do you like to play?

Posted: Friday November 2 2018, 9:12 AM
By: @LarryS

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Thursday September 13 2018, 9:19 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

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Wednesday December 21 2016, 1:33 PM
By: @Strumelia

Comments

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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