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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Remember, Members of DulcimerCrossing have ALL the access to ALL the lessons ALL of the time!
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.
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.
Remember, members of dulcimercrossing get ALL the access to ALL the lessons ALL the time!