Strumelia

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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
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/

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Latest Activity

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Strumelia
@strumelia • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I'm impressed by folks who can play whistles, flutes, piccolos, and recorders!   They are similar enough so as to make it confusing to switch around, I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 21 hours ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"I think my Bb whistle are the ones I most often reach for.  But I think if I didn't have little lady hands, it might be the A's that were my favorites.  As..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 21 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?:
"Are there commercial penny whistles in keys higher than high G?  {{shudder}}"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Thanks Keith!The whole reason I can't update my older computer to win 10 is not because it's not capable (it is), but because several of the specialized..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"  I've been drooling over the Dell XPS 13 new laptops... I'll probably buy one for online stuff once the end of the year gets closer where my main work..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"If you have a goodly set of nice whistles that you like and play well, I see no reason to keep buying more indefinitely anyway. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"The high F seems unusual to add in among the rest of those you listed.  Those things are tiny! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
""Some" old computers?  Glad I only keep the most recent one no longer in use, as an emergency backup.   I don't play the 15 or so nice whistles I have..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Ugh, that's disgusting!  Did the seller mention anything about how dirty the whistle was?  If not you could probably return it since they wouldn't want to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Her head in her hands.... lol!  Reminds me of my two daughters when they were teens."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"You sound glad that you wound up with the flute, Keith.  Does it sound lovely and is it easy for you to 'run' ?"

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 5 months ago - Comments: 1
Strumelia

Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 9 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 9 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 11 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 last year - 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: 2

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What tune are you working on this week?

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 8:23 AM
By: @Keith

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 8:17 AM
By: @Keith

The Positive Thread

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 7:53 AM
By: @Keith

What other instruments do you like to play?

Posted: Monday July 15 2019, 9:52 AM
By: @LarryS

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

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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