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
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I find I've gotten more used to wearing masks. Of course I think though it must be hard to wear one for many hours. A well fitting one does make a difference..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your favorite Whistle?":
"My favorite whistle brand to play is probably the Jerry Freeman-tweaked 'Blackbird'. It does not require a lot of huffing and puffing to play, and has a very..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your favorite Whistle?":
"I can say my favorite key is probably Bb, it seems the best of both worlds and is easier on my ears than high D."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What is this?":
"Michael, that's checked yes by default, though you can uncheck it before posting something. It makes it so the post or comment you make will appear in the..."

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 2 years ago - Comments: 1
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Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 years ago - Comments: 13
Strumelia

civil war jamming?


If you have ever played in a jam with civil war/minstrel era/Stephen...
@Strumelia 4 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 5 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
3 years ago - Comments: 1
The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb

The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb


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

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
5 years ago - Comments: 4

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Latest Forum Discussions

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The Positive Thread

Posted: Saturday October 16 2021, 9:36 AM
By: @Keith

What tune are you working on this week?

Posted: Wednesday July 14 2021, 4:40 PM
By: @Michael W6

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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