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30 Days of Dulcimer Joy

30 Days of Dulcimer Joy

If you practice correctly from the beginning, you will save yourself a lot
of time and frustration later on.  Don’t practice bad habits.
— MusicNotes

30 Days of Dulcimer Joy with Steve Eulberg

We are excited to let you know about a new Master Class thatSteve Eulberg developed for Mountain Dulcimer players.

30 Days of Dulcimer Joy is a systematic approach, using progressive fingering patterns, in exercises to develop:

  • Confidence
  • Accuracy
  • Dexterity
  • Arranging

and comfort for the picking hand (demonstrated by the right) … while the fingering hand (demonstrated by the left) moves in a predictable pattern between chords.

We will be using Beethoven’s familiar Ode to Joy as our Theme.

It is said that it takes 21 days to ingrain a new habit, and there are 30 days in the month of April.

We’ll EMBED this habit for good in 30!

What do you get?

  • (32) different Fingerstyle Exercises Demonstrated in a Video, with a pdf handout, and an Audio demonstration tracks, each delivered every day.
  • At the end of the class you get an interactive PDF Workbook with all of the Class Materials, a zip file of all the audio files and access to the video archive.
  • You have all of the exercises, because of your daily practice, wired into your hands, ready to play any song that you decide to play.

How do you access these lessons?

  1. There is a new lesson posted in the Patron Feed on Patreon for your special tier of sponsorship AND Daily delivery to your inbox.
  2. Once a week Zoom Webinars (Sundays 4/7, 4/14, [SATURDAY 4/20 at 2-3 pm PDT] and 4/28 from 1 -2 pm PDT) You can record these on your computer for future reference.
  3. Email consultation–ask the questions which arise. I’ll get back to you with responses as soon as I can.
  4. Upload your video for comment and guidance

Continue your New Year’s Resolution and use this class to keep it!

Is this Class for me?

It IS for if you are frustrated with your stop-and-start, or 1-step-forward, 2-steps-back “progress.”

It IS for you if you are ready to dedicate 10-20 minutes a day, EACH day in April, to develop the skills that have been eluding you.

There is a Limit of 25 Students so that I can give each student the attention they need and deserve.

It is only offered in April, so the successful student will be able to dedicate the time and attention to invest in their fingering skill development for just ONE MONTH, with results that continue for years. There is a Limit of 25 Students so that I can give each student the attention they need and deserve.

How do I learn more and sign up?

Enrollment is from March 20-31st. (Click here)

Register here

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2019 in lessons, mountain dulcimer

 

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31 Days to Fingerstyle Mastery

31 Days to Fingerstyle Mastery

by Steve Eulberg

Hi folks! This post is music-related but not dulcimer-specific.

I have had a Patreon Project going since January of 2015.

This fall I decided that I wanted to put together some one-month class offerings that would let people take a single class with daily lessons to work on a specific skill, figuring that if it takes 21 days to set a habit, in 31 days we galvanize it!

So, today I launched my first class: 31 Days to Fingerstyle Mastery (this focuses on 6-String Guitar, but the same principles apply to any plucked, stringed instrument. I have already begun putting together the plans and resources for a mountain dulcimer class along these lines, so keep you eyes peeled for that.

If you are like many of us who play many instruments and have always wanted to play Fingerstyle Guitar, there is still time for you to join the class. Click here for all the information. It is not too late for you to join (But all the back-row seats are taken, don’t you know?!)

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2019 in lessons, special event

 

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I Wonder as I Wander (DAC) by Steve Eulberg

I Wonder as I Wander (DAC) by Steve Eulberg

Steve Eulberg has long been taken by this traditional American tune from Appalachia, collected and added to by John Jacob Niles.

Here Steve introduces the tune and tells the story and describes how to tune for the Aeolian mode, in which this tune resides.

Here is the lesson set.

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Lauda for Mary Maddalena by Neal Hellman

Lauda for Mary Maddalena by Neal Hellman

Neal Hellman has been quite taken with these beautiful Italian tunes written in praise of Mary and shares with us the tune and his arrangement for Lauda di Maria Maddlena.

Here Neal demonstrates the tune:

Here is the lesson set.

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in lessons, mountain dulcimer, subscriber news

 

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Playing Expressively

Playing Expressively

Nina Zanetti’s 12 episode lesson set on playing expressively has all kinds of nuggets in it for musicians of every kind.

Her specific instructions and suggestions apply to the mountain dulcimer, but are applicable if one is a singer, or hammered dulcimer or harmonica player.

Check out the introduction to the series:

The rest of the series is available at http://dulcimercrossing.com/md_ex/exprs/dc_exprs_pre.html. Just sign up and you can see them all!

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in lessons, mountain dulcimer, subscriber news

 

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Harmonics Lesson by Nina Zanetti

Harmonics Lesson by Nina Zanetti

You know those beautiful chiming sounds that you hear on recordings or watch people play on the mountain dulcimer?  Those are called harmonics and, when you know where and how to play them, they can be part of your toolkit for playing the mountain dulcimer, too.

Nina Zanetti, 2008 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion and DulcimerCrossing Instructor, is known for her lyrical instrumental finger-style arrangements of classical and celtic tunes.

In this 20-episode lesson set, Nina explains natural and artificial harmonics, teaching how to play them and giving suggestions about when to play them and giving you some exercises to use to become more proficient and confident in using them. Sign up and you can learn all Nina’s secrets here: http://dulcimercrossing.com/harmonics/dc_nz_harmonics_pre.html

 

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The Right Hand Fingerstyle Technique of David Massengill

by Steve Eulberg

At the Gebhard Woods Festival I was given a tutorial by David Massengill about his right hand finger-style technique for playing mountain dulcimer.  Take a look!

There are many different styles of playing our beloved instruments and being able to witness the variety always inspires my creativity!

DavidMassengillRightHandTechnique from Linda Ratcliff on Vimeo.

 

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