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 MacNeil, then 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.
- 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.
–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!