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
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 • yesterday • 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 • yesterday • 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 • 3 days 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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Lovely mellow tone on that whistle, Larry."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I hope both of you love your new low whistles!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Indeed... Happy New Year to you all ! "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Wow, sounds great!  But it's huge!   "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Larry is that an aluminum whistle?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Lady looks so sweet!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Well he did them previously, since I got one online a year ago.  Maybe he would make you one if you contacted him via his website? He probably has heads for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"I have one in A, Keith.. though I maybe wouldn't call it 'little'.  ;) It's a two piece tune-able black plastic, with the little 'ivory' plastic end ring on..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Chris, is that one a high D whistle, I'm assuming?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"My positive- last night I played a little bit of medieval simple tunes in F minor/dorian mode, on my Eb Freeman Blackbird whistle, with my husband playing..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Keith, are the holes spacings exactly the same on your two differnt Dixon A whistles, or does one have holes closer together/easier reach?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Yes I do like Norman as well.  I treat the bell note (lowest note on the whistle) as a D despite what key the whistle actually is.  That way, when I read a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I'm a bit confused by that as well. So you're referring to when reading standard notation, then?  Keith does that mean you never use for example the C# note..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"I like various ones but my current favorite material would have to be black polymer (ABS I guess they also call it).  It has a mellowness that reminds me of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"I can relate. After you have the first three of any type of instrument, my criteria then becomes:  if you spend more time reading about or shopping for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ornamentation & Technique:
"Yes, I enjoyed that video too!   :) Tin Whistle - Finger Techniques and Effects"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"I think here in the US that Jerry Freeman-tweaked whistles (his own Blackbirds, and Generations) are pretty affordable ($35-55 or so now?) and are tested by..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"I have a couple of low G whistles, and I do find them hard to play due to the reach, even with using piper's grip. However I can manage it, with some..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro - penny whistle:
"Thank you!  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Oh, and here's a handy page of Christmas whistle tabs:https://www.8notes.com/tin_whistle/christmas/"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Ok, so I discovered that one of my favorite Christmas carols is actually not too hard to play on the whistle... yay! Was working on it last night a little...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Good one Keith.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Here's something I wrote about never being 'good enough' back in 2009.  It's on my dulcimer blog but it applies to playing any instrument I..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"There's no way I could concentrate only on one type of instrument for months at a time. It's not in my genetic makeup! More accurately, it would take some of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Which one is the silver one?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith, if the photo file isn't too giant, you should be able to embed or attach it to your post in this discussion, too. See one of the top discussions, on..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That's fun, Keith!  Did you get a good deal on them?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Do you think O Tananbaum might be the easiest Christmas tune to play?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Two ways to add an image to your discussion post":
"There are TWO ways to add an image to your discussion post. In both cases, the image must first reside on your computer or device and you'll be pointing to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "How to add an audio or soundcloud clip to the site":
"1- go to your Profile Page (by clicking right on your NAME itself at top right of any page). 2- select the appropriate TAB in your profile page (Video or..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Strumelia

Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...


Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia 3 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 3 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 5 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 7 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
9 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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Two ways to add an image to your...

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

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Friday January 11 2019, 2:47 PM
By: @LarryS

The Positive Thread

Posted: Friday January 4 2019, 8:22 AM
By: @LarryS

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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