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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.

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Award!

Award!

by Linda Ratcliff

YAY! WE WON!

Dulcimer Crossing wins Best of San Mateo for Education

Each year, in and around the San Mateo, California, area, the San Mateo Award Program chooses the best local businesses in several categories. They focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business, often leading through customer service and community involvement.

Steve Eulberg, one of the founding owners of Dulcimer Crossing, lives in San Mateo, CA, making Dulcimer Crossing eligible to enter the competition. Dulcimer Crossing won the 2019 Best of San Mateo Award, in the category of Education.

Thank you, Steve, for all your hard work. We’re proud of you.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2019 in subscriber news

 

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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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Spotted Pony for Hammered Dulcimer!

Spotted Pony for Hammered Dulcimer!

by Steve Eulberg

At DulcimerCrossing.com we seem to love riding the ponies because here we are, announcing the new hammered dulcimer lesson for this tune, Spotted Pony.

Steve first learned this from Erin Mae Lewis at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas (mumble, mumble) years ago! It’s stepwise and skipping melodic phrases make it a favorite to us in teaching students to play hammered dulcimer.

Here Steve introduces the tune:

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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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Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas

by Steve Eulberg

Just in time for the year-end holidays, Deborah Hamouris provides us with a delightful arrangement and lesson on this lesser-known tune.

Deborah is half of the duo Dulcimates with her spouse Buffalo. They have been playing tunes like this for the Great Dickens Faire in San Francisco for many years. She has prepared an accessible and fun lesson. See the introduction below.

Arranged for two dulcimers, this is also one of the titles in her brand new book, Indian Summer.

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New Fiddle Lesson!

New Fiddle Lesson!

by Steve Eulberg

DulcimerCrossing is excited to announce the release of a new fiddle lesson by our own guru, Vi Wickam.

Spotted Pony is a fun Old-Time Missouri fiddle tune. Vi introduces this tune below.

We also have lessons for this tune for Mountain Dulcimers (Erin Mae) and (Butch Ross), and (Erin Mae & Steve Eulberg on standard and baritone dulcimers) and Hammered Dulcimer, too.

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