Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Strumelia
  • Female
  • Germantown, NY
  • United States
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  • Don Kemper
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FOTMD will be moving to a new Home...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Craig Mann Oct 15, 2014.

 

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John Henry replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Yeah, all right Ken  !    I had a brother that used to say  that, had lovely…"
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Ken Backer replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"John, if you have ever seen me try and cook anything, you would realize I am a danger to by friends…"
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john p replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Hi Ken, It's times such as this you should get yourself off to a nice warm kitchen, and do…"
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Stick Dulcimers/Strumsticks

Regardless of what name you favor, this group is a special meeting place for folks who love any…See More
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FOTMD on the Road

Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a festival....and want to meet up with other FOTMD…See More
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Composing and Songwriting

Do you like composing original songs?  Are you writing a song and running into problems? Are you…See More
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Early & Classical Music

For discussing music from earlier eras: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical…See More
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Civil War era music

For discussing music that was played around the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865).…See More
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Strumelia replied to Geekling's discussion 'A raging copyrighted title debate' in the group Public Domain... or Not?
"People can put any title they want on their videos.  If they want to title it Love Me Tender…"
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Strumelia replied to Geekling's discussion 'A raging copyrighted title debate' in the group Public Domain... or Not?
"OK, so I went to investigate this issue on Morning Has Broken. Patty, I assume you are referring to…"
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Geekling replied to Strumelia's discussion 'Ask the Moderators!'
"So sorry, Lisa!"
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Helen Seiler replied to Strumelia's discussion 'The Drifting Thread...'
"Hang in there Ken. Very cute kitties."
23 hours ago

Profile Information

My interests in music and in mountain dulcimers:
I play lap dulcimer, banjo, Cretan Lyra, limberjacks....mostly play at home with my fiddling husband, and with friends. I also enjoy playing medieval tunes.
Where and how I first saw or heard a mountain dulcimer...
at a folk music jam about 17 years ago.
My website (if I have one):
http://dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com/
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
Stumbled into it. :)

A little about myself...

I like playing old-time music with my husband and our friends. Fiddle, banjo, old ballads, mountain dulcimer, and traditional international tunes are my favorites to listen to. I play mountain dulcimer, both old-time and minstrel era banjo, and love 'playing' limberjacks as well.
I like bicycling, vegetable gardening, beekeeping, my cats, yoga, snowshoeing, contra & square dancing, and having breakfast in my favorite cafe in our little town. :)

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At 12:50pm on December 24, 2014, Gary McNaughton said…
Your wecome and thank you for replying!
Gary :-)
At 11:21am on December 24, 2014, Gary McNaughton said…
Thank you for all your kindness to everone
Wishing you a very mery Christmas and a happy New Year (also like your banjo playing)
Gary:-)
At 6:57pm on December 20, 2014, John Herb said…

I am a beginner dulcimer player. My first experience with any kind of musical instrument/training. I am having fun self training on the dulcimer.

At 1:44pm on November 17, 2014, Gina Fiddes said…
I was able to find Dave v. In the Las Vegas area but not the second person. I have searched all your suggestions. With only Dave coming up. Also I have tried to use his website to contact him but the site comes up on Google looking like a scam. Just thought you might want to know. Thanks again
At 10:09pm on November 10, 2014, Cheryl E. Forget said…
Strumelia, I had advertised my Folkcraft Hickory dulcimer and someone from here asked me if I would accept a lower price. I did go to Everything Dulcimer website, not knowing he had just become a member and continued to ask me about my dulcimer. It took several e-mails before we reached a mutual decision and he purchased the dulcimer. I feel horrible because I did out it here on this board, although It went on ED first. How do I send you the money even tho it did not really consummate here? I feel terrible because I gave bought and sold here before. Please accept my deepest apologies.

Cheryl Forget
At 9:35pm on November 7, 2014, Sue Kap said…
Thanks so much for your reply. I will check out the email settings.
At 4:21pm on November 7, 2014, Sue Kap said…
Hi there. I started receiving multiple emails from each posting someone makes. I am being bombarded with emails. How do I stop this without quitting friend of the dulcimer group?
Regards,
Sue
At 10:55am on November 7, 2014, John Henry said…
Thanks Lisa, I tries to delete as well ? I was also unable to reply to a pm sent to me?
John
At 7:20am on November 7, 2014, John Henry said…
Lisa ! I seem to have excelled myself this time, something wrong at my end, or have we started a changeover ?

Can you help delete, 'cos I can't !!!
John
At 5:55pm on November 1, 2014, Merilyn Hartwell said…

Bowed psaltery with 24 strings  and a bow with broken hair.  The maker, Horsebottom Ridge Instruments, Archie Smith, sent me instructions to restring the bow, but I don't want to take a chance on doing it wrong.  Donna can probably tell me if I can sell it as is or if I should have it repaired.  What a lovely group of people in this club. I wish I had gotten into these instruments when I was younger! 

 
 
 

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Jim Fawcett


Karen Keane

 

John Wood

 

R N Lacky

 

Louis Stivali

 

Kenneth Longfield

 

Benjamin Barr

John Keane
...For warmly greeting new members and making them feel welcome here on FOTMD!

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Visit Strumelia's Beginner Noter-Drone dulcimer Blog

I have a main blog for Traditional style mountain dulcimer playing here: Mountain Dulcimer Noter-drone Blog This is an old style of playing where you only fret your notes on the melody string, while letting the drones strings ring open. In my blog, I express my personal views about playing, I offer free TAB and free beginner videos, and I try to help beginners understand in a very basic simple way the 'mysteries' of playing the mountain dulcimer in traditional modal noter/drone style.

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