Strumelia

Location:

Location: Germantown, NY
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

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

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Pages: 1
Blogs: 7
youtube videos: 3
images: 10
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/

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That's depressing about your weight scale, Keith.  Raspberry pi... i had to look it up.  Sounds like lots of fun to work on!  Maybe the modern version of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?":
"What would you say the first simple fingering 'ornament' should be that a beginner would do best to add as a start from just plain blowing the notes and..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Langspil":
"Yes, chromatically fretted. 3 steel strings- two of them open drones, and only the melody string with frets under it.  Thanks, I'm really enjoying it!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Langspil":
"I just got a custom langspil (a traditional Icelandic zither) a couple weeks ago and have been really enjoying playing it.  The biggest struggle is with my..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Do you think they were made for these companies by Susato?Are these new or used whistles that you got? How do they play and sound? And do you have the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: OK, here's a first attempt with it. It's got a lovely tone in F, Keith!  Very pleasant to listen to.  :) Here's a challenge for you-  at certain..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"It's actually a wonderful thing to even be able to talk about one's 'favorite' whistles... it not only means you have multiple whistles, but it also means..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "F is for fun":
"Keith, I have Generation high F and a high G. You've inspired me to pull them out again and revisit. Though I like their handy 'pocket size' (more like..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"We had about 9 inches. (such an appropriate subject for the 'drifting thread' lolol) It's not as bad here in NY as in Chicago, but it's been pretty darn..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @nobodaddy:
"This site is certainly well intentioned but its functionality is very poor.  Can’t post a normal picture, can’t post even a very short phone video. Hi..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @nobodaddy:
"Welcome, Nobodaddy! Happy to see you join us. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Help Me Learn this Tune:
"From what I read, you just have to keep playing it only as fast as you can breathe comfortably.  Maybe next month you can play it a fraction faster and keep..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Keith that's great!  It all starts with just one tune.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Two ways to add an image to your discussion post":
"Testing embedding an image into a post here:"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Two ways to add an image to your discussion post":
"Testing adding an image attachment to a post here:  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"I thought that one of the known differences between flutes and whistles is the more breathiness involved with playing flutes.  But maybe I'm wrong, or maybe..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Lovely mellow tone on that whistle, Larry."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I hope both of you love your new low whistles!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Beginner Players:
"Personally, I find my Generations to have too soft and breathy a tone and feel.  But that's probably just me (I'm pretty much a beginner). Good players seem..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Indeed... Happy New Year to you all ! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Exciting, you guys! Wish I had bigger hands... At least for now, I can't play anything lower than a G at most.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Wow, sounds great!  But it's huge!   "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Larry is that an aluminum whistle?"

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

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 weeks ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 5 months 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 5 months 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 7 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 9 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 2 years ago - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Strumelia

civil war jamming?


If you have ever played in a jam with civil war/minstrel era/Stephen...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - 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 3 years ago - Comments: 1

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle

Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle


@Strumelia
11 months ago - Comments: 1
The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb

The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb


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

Pretty Saro - penny whistle


@Strumelia
3 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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The Drifting Thread

Posted: Sunday March 17 2019, 9:35 AM
By: @Keith

Langspil

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

The Positive Thread

Posted: Wednesday January 30 2019, 7:23 AM
By: @Keith

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

What tune are you working on this week?

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 5:46 AM
By: @Keith

What other instruments do you like to play?

Posted: Friday November 30 2018, 1:51 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

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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