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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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Got a new Hammered Dulcimer for Christmas?

Got a new Hammered Dulcimer for Christmas?

We have just the thing to help you play it!

The String-Side Up Lesson Series is for Absolute Beginning hammered dulcimer players and assumes you have no prior experience with dulcimers.  This 30-episode series starts with the parts of the dulcimer, playing in the “box”, hammer grip and hammer control, getting the best tone, finding the notes and the patterns of octave and repeated notes on the instrument; exploring different kinds of hammers, tuning, learning a song, basic chords, noodling for harmonies and transposing by moving boxes.

Our Goal:  When this series is completed, you are no longer a Beginner!

Subscribe to DulcimerCrossing.com and have access to all of these lessons!

 

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Got a New Mountain Dulcimer for Christmas?

Got a New Mountain Dulcimer for Christmas?

We have just the thing to help you play it!

The String-Side Up Lesson Series is for Absolute Beginning mountain dulcimer players and assumes you have no prior experience with dulcimers.  This 31-episode series starts with the parts of the dulcimer, takes you through what is happening with your right and left hands, including strumming, picking (right hand), fingering or using a noter (left hand), playing chords, noodling for harmonies, learning tunes, playing in a linear fashion (up and down the fretboard) and across the string (flatpicking) and making practical use of portable chord shapes to be effective and flexible in your playing.

Our Goal:  When this series is completed, you are no longer a Beginner!

Subscribe to DulcimerCrossing.com and have access to all of these lessons!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in lessons, mountain dulcimer, subscriber news

 

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New Lesson: So You Want to be Heard?

New Lesson: So You Want to be Heard?

by Steve Eulberg

Amplifying the Mountain Dulcimer.

Steve adds a sample from a new lesson series about Amplifying the Mountain Dulcimer in the Mountain Dulcimer Skills section of the DulcimerCrossing website.

This sample lesson from that series that describes and demonstrates the use of a contact pickup and the combination of that pickup with a microphone.

A similar lesson series for amplifying the hammered dulcimer is in development.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2014 in lessons, mountain dulcimer, subscriber news

 

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