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The Hammered Dulcimer Focus…

The Hammered Dulcimer Focus…

This class begins on Thursday, Jan 2, 2020!

Take this quiz and get ready: https://owlmountainmusic.com/leap-forward/

 

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New Theory Class for Premium Members

New Theory Class for Premium Members

by Steve Eulberg

Dulcimers as if Music Theory Matters

Music Theory as if Dulcimers Matter

Dulcimer Crossing will be offering something new for our Premium Members in 2020.

We’ll begin with a 4-week special course taught by Erin Mae and Steve Eulberg on Thursdays.

These will be hour-long, live, interactive sessions beginning at 4 pm PDT | 5 pm MDT | 6 pm CDT | 7 pm EDT on January 2, 16, 30 and February 13.

Then we’re lining up other teachers to offer a once-a-month live lessons after that group of lessons ends. This will be a special benefit for our Premium Members. (Sign up for Premium Membership now and you’ll get to have all the benefits immediately!)

Notes from the Class Planning

Start planning now to attend.

You will find this to be an easy way to follow through on that New Year Commitment to practice more in a regular and scheduled way. 

 

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Holiday Tune Lessons

Holiday Tune Lessons

by Steve Eulberg

To help get you into the spirit and to further equip your musicianship, we have several lessons for playing Christmas Holiday tunes on both kinds of dulcimers in several different tunings!

(Click on each title to see the sample lesson page)

Remember that both Basic and Premium Members have access to ALL the lessons ALL the time! Join Here


Angels We Have Heard On High (Mountain & Hammered) DAA, DAd tunings Key of D Steve Eulberg

Breaking Up Christmas (Mountain & Hammered) Keys of A and D Tunings: AEa, EAA, DAd, DAd capo 4; dddd; dddd reverse capo 1) Steve Eulberg

Children’s Song of the Nativity (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of G Linda Thomas

Comfort, Comfort (Mountain Dulcimer D’DAd tuning) Key of D Steve Eulberg

God Rest Ye… (Hammered Dulcimer, in 5 different keys) Steve Eulberg

Good King Wenceslas (Mountain Dulcimer DAd tuning) Deborah Hamouris

I Wonder as I Wander (Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer) DAC tuning Keys of Am and Dm Steve Eulberg

Jingle Bells (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of G Linda Ratcliff (Mountain Dulcimer) DAA, DAd, DGd tunings Keys of D and G Steve Eulberg

Jolly Old St. Nicholas (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of G Linda Ratcliff (Mountain Dulcimer DAA, DAd tunings Key of D Steve Eulberg

Joy to the World (Hammered Dulcimer) Keys of D and G Linda Ratcliff (Mountain Dulcimer) DAA, DAd tunings Steve Eulberg

Little Drummer Boy (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of D Linda Ratcliff

O, Mary Had A Baby (Mountain Dulcimer) DAC Steve Eulberg

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of D Linda Ratcliff

Silent Night (Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer) DAA, DAd tunings Key of D Steve Eulberg

Still, Still, Still (Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer) DAA, DAd tunings Key of D Steve Eulberg

Stir Up Your Power (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of D Steve Eulberg

Up On the Housetop (Hammered Dulcimer) Key of D Linda Ratcliff (Mountain Dulcimer) DAA, DAd Key of D Steve Eulberg

We Three Kings (Hammered Dulcimer Keys of Em-G Linda Ratcliff (Mountain Dulcimer) DAC Keys of Dm-F Steve Eulberg

 

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Eos, Another Fingerstyle Lesson for Mountain Dulcimer

Eos, Another Fingerstyle Lesson for Mountain Dulcimer

By Linda Ratcliff

Eos is an original tune by Steve Eulberg. Eos is the goddess of dawn in Greek mythology, and Steve named this tune Eos because he wrote the tune early in the morning. This tune is played fingerstyle, and the lesson is best suited for intermediate to advanced students.

Here Steve plays through the tune for us.

Look at the free overview of this Fingerstyle Lesson here. Remember that members have ALL the ACCESS to ALL the lessons, ALL the time!

You can also enjoy Steve fingerpicking the tune on guitar on his new CD, Between the Tracks. This 13-track, 44 minute CD is a fine offering of relaxing, modern solo guitar magic that serves up a wide range of jazzy and bluesy acoustic instrumentals.

 
 

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Moderato in C

Moderato in C

by Linda Ratcliff

Moderato in C was written by Fernando Sor for classical guitarists.

However, the exercise lends itself very well to the mountain dulcimer in the D-A-d tuning or you can retune your dulcimer to C-G-c to keep the piece in its original key.

Watch the intro and demonstration below:

This tune will make a great warm-up exercise for your routine.

Demo the whole lesson series here.

Remember, subscribers have access to ALL of the lessons ALL of the time. Join today and you will, too!



 
 

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Musical Advent Devotion featuring dulcimers.

Musical Advent Devotion featuring dulcimers.

by Steve Eulberg

The season of Advent, the time of preparation before Christmas, is upon us. In the Christian world it begins to and continues until the twelve days of Christmas begin on December 25th.

I have created a series of daily emails with Advent music that you can receive as a focusing accompaniment during this season. And they feature a LOT of dulcimers, too!

Sign Up Here to begin receiving them today!

My dulcimer colleague, Ariane Klauer, from Germany has created another way to do this as well!

Following the tradition of an Advent Calendar which has doors to open on each of the days of Advent, she invited dulcimer players across the world to provide a video playing their favorite Advent/Christmas Tune.

Advent Calendar, each door opening to provide a video of a dulcimer playing a seasonal tune!

Bookmark this URL so you can return to it daily and have a new blessed surprise!

 

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Nylon-String Mountain Dulcimer!

by Steve Eulberg

I am so excited to introduce you to this brand-new instrument. I have been waiting for it for over a year and it is finally here!

Robert Stephens of South Carolina (StephensLutherie.com) has been working with Aaron O’Rourke (of Chattanooga, TN) to develop a new fingerstyle dulcimer that can also work when strung with nylon strings.

Below is my happy introduction of this beauty to you!

Several lessons featuring this instrument for the Fingerstyle and Classical series on DulcimerCrossing.com are in development.

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2019 in building, mountain dulcimer, subscriber news

 

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