Su La Li-New Hammered Dulcimer Lesson

19 Nov
Su La Li-New Hammered Dulcimer Lesson

by Linda Ratcliff

Are you tired of practicing the same old tunes?  Try a new tune.  Learning fuels creativity, refines skills, and is satisfying when you finally  “get it.”
– Linda Ratcliff

We have a new lesson for our hammered dulcimer students called Su La Li. This lullaby is taught by Steve Eulberg, and was composed by Bonnie Light for Music Together, an internationally recognized music program for children from birth through age 7. 
This is a classic example of a “song without words.” Songs that are sung just using syllables are fun to share with young children for two reasons:
  • Children who have not yet learned to speak can still sing along.
  • Children can enjoy the musical experience without having to focus on words.
You can listen to Steve talk us through different ways to create a beautiful arrangement here.
While this song is lovely using just the syllables “su la li,” children will also get a kick out of singing their own names or the words “I love you” instead.
As always, if you have any questions, always feel free to ask Steve or myself.
Happy dulcimering,



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