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New Fiddle Lesson by Vi Wickam

New Fiddle Lesson by Vi Wickam

by Steve Eulberg

The Arkansas Traveler is one of Vi’s favorite old-time tunes, and crosses several different genres from old-timey Ozark style to Texas style, and even to bluegrass.

The version in this lesson is on the beginner level.  This is also a tune that was featured on Fiddle Whamdiddle’s Not My Monkey recording.   

Vi has taught a brand-new lesson on this tune for DulcimerCrossing.com here.

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Vi plays his favorite variations from Major Franklin for
the inaugural video of his Fiddle-Tune-A-Day in 2012.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2018 in fiddle, history, lessons, subscriber news

 

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Dulcimer Lesson Deal from Erin Mae

Dulcimer Lesson Deal from Erin Mae

by Steve Eulberg

DulcimerCrossing is pleased to have Erin Mae as one of our instructors.

NEW! 6-Week Online Mountain Dulcimer Classes

Sign up for six weeks of intensive learning from the comfort of your own home.   

You get:

  • A weekly live 45-minute class taught by Erin Mae
  • Practice assignments each week
  • Handouts provided as .pdf files
  • Video archives of each lesson

Register TODAY:

  • Registration for 6-Week Online Classes is $120 [just $20/week!]
  • Pay in full at the time of registration or choose weekly payments
  • Payments are collected via Paypal
  • A minimum of 4 participants is required for the class to commence
  • The first TEN registrants will receive 10% off their full class registration (select Early Bird discount during registration)Classes start next week!


 CHRISTMAS SALES!!


1-Purchase a hard-copy CD or instructional book and receive a FREE digital copy.
 This way, you can give the physical copy away as a Christmas present, while still enjoying the digital version for yourself. 

Visit My Store to purchase books and CDs. After you have completed your purchase, email your receipt to erin@erinmaemusic.com and I will email back your FREE digital download of the same title(s). 

2- Prepay for 6 private lessons and receive the 7th lesson free. Gift cards available upon request. The lesson recipient will have one year to use the lessons.

Private lessons are $40/hour and are offered both online and in-person in Wichita, KS. Learn more about lessons by visiting My Website. To prepay for six lessons and get the seventh FREE, use this link: Paypal.me. I will email you with details, send gift cards, and set up the first lesson as soon as your payment processes.

 **These sales are good through December 31st, 2018… for the early   shoppers and the procrastinators too! 🙂 **

~Enjoy Life~
Erin Mae

 

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Dulcimer Articles Archive

Dulcimer Articles Archive

by Steve Eulberg

Since appearing on the cover of Dulcimer Players News in 2002 (see above), Steve has been writing articles to share what he has learned with the dulcimer community.

Dulcimersessions.com was a website hosted by Mel Bay Publications and was coordinated and edited by Lois Hornbostel.  Sadly, the website is no longer hosted and all of the resources published there are lost to the bits and bytes of time in the internet age.

Dulcimer Players News is a quarterly magazine for enthusiasts of both kinds of dulcimer and has been in publication since 1975!  First under the direction of Maddie MacNeilthen Dan and Angie Landrum, it is now published by Ashley Ernst, who has recently taken the helm.

I have written several articles (15) for both outlets about a variety of topics, and because of the vagaries of the internet, I have compiled them on my website here.

  1.  The DulcimerSessions articles (Colorado Dutch Hop, ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime & Still, Still, Still) are all available as downloads to read there.

2.  The pre-2012 Dulcimer Players News articles are available in the DPN archives on issuu.com via clickable links.

The articles published since then are not yet archived, but can be found in back issues.

Topics include:

Playing a Scottish Strathspey

Jazzing it up:  Playing Jazz on dulcimers (1-3-5 tuning and the classic ii-V-I progression)

Playing Backup on Dulcimers (3-part series that features bass lines)

Creating Dulcimer-Friendly Arrangements for Dulcimer Ensembles (5-part series)

Playing Blues on Mountain Dulcimer

Improvising on the Dulcimer “Tweaking Twinkles”

If you missed an issue and can’t find the back issue but are still interested in the topic, contact me and I’ll be certain that you get what you need!

I also need to say, if you haven’t yet subscribed to the incredibly affordable and inestimably valuable resource that is Dulcimer Players News, I urge you hurry and to subscribe today!

 

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Tam Kearney Dulcimers

Tam Kearney Dulcimers

by Steve Eulberg

I was picking through my photo archives and was so delighted to uncover these photos!

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Tam Kearney, co-founder of Toronto’s Fiddler’s Green and dulcimer-builder

Tam Kearney was a mainstay in the Toronto folk music scene after growing up in Glasgow and then moving to Canada in the 1960s.  Unfortunately for us, he passed in 2013.  (Read Ian Robb‘s eulogy in SingOut! Magazine here.)

I was on tour in Toronto in March of 2017 and was able to play a house concert for Lynn Westerhout, Tam’s spouse, and she allowed me to borrow and play on (2) of his hand-crafter instruments for the concert and the day of workshops the following day.

(You can read my blogpost about the concert here)

The first dulcimer I am calling Shamrock because of the soundhole shapes.

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Shamrock headstock detail

The second dulcimer I am calling Heart because of the soundhole shapes.  (For some reason the shamrock inlay adorns the heart dulcimer!)

I wonder how many more treasures like these are spread across North America?

Let us know when you spot one, see if you can play it, take pictures and we’ll share it here!

 

 

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Advent Musical Devotions

Advent Musical Devotions

by Steve Eulberg

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Hark, the Glad Sound!

In the busyness of the season before Christmas and holiday celebrations, we can get so lost in the preparations that we lose our focus and feel like the joy of the occasion is lost, and we feel like we’ve been run over by the holiday.

Once again, I am offering Advent Musical Devotions delivered to your email box to help you take a few moments to breathe and recenter.

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‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

A new feature this year is being able to choose whether you’d like to receive these musical offerings Weekly or Daily.  (You can make this choice when you sign up here.)

These offerings feature music recorded on several of my recordings, paired with images, many of which I have captured

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I Celebrate Life!

in my journeys across the nation and world, and within my own heart.

May you be blessed this Advent season of preparation, so that you may be a blessing to others.

 

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Happy Are They: Psalms to Sing & Sway By

 

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2018 in special event, subscriber news

 

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

by Steve Eulberg

DulcimerCrossing is excited to announce and brand new Hammered Dulcimer Lesson set in time for the Holidays!

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is a popular, minor mode English carol from the late 1800’s.  Here, Steve demonstrates 5 different locations and keys in which to play this carol, also demonstrating the Rhythmic Displacement that he used when recording this tune on his 2003 CD ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime.  You can listen to the tune here.

It has also been added to the lesson set and the Backing Track Library for Premium Members.

This lesson series will go live in time for Christmas.  You can subscribe to have access to all of the lessons, all of the time!

 
 

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Dulci-bro Performances

Dulci-bro Performances

by Steve Eulberg

I just love this instrument and gathered the videos of these performances for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Gig type: Outdoor
Tune: Crawdad Song
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Gig Type: Concert Window
Tune: Swing Low
Location: Owl Mountain Music Studio, San Mateo, CA

Gig Type: Concert
Tune: Fish Ain’t Bitin’
Location: Rialto Theatre, Loveland, CO

Fish Ain’t Bitin’ Dulcibro from Steve Eulberg on Vimeo.

Gig Type: DulcimerCrossing.com Lesson
Tune: Old Yellow Dog Went Trottin’ Thru’ the Meetin’ House
Location: DulcimerCrossing Studio

Gig Type: DulcimerCrossing.com Lesson
Tune: You Name It Blues
Location: DulcimerCrossing Studio

Gig Type: DulcimerCrossing.com Lesson
Tune: Blues Lick
Location: DulcimerCrossing Studio

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Posted by on November 24, 2018 in dulci-bro, subscriber news

 

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