November 26, 2014

smile-inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass


July 4th at Avery House, Fort Collins, CO
Pics by Pabo

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 […]

June Apple

Linda Thomas, from Kansas City, teaches this fun modal tune for Hammered Dulcimer Players! She is accompanied by her favorite guitarist, Dan Delancey.  Together they give a fine demonstration of the fun that a mixolydian tune can be on the dulcimer.  Then Linda teaches the tune and how to play back-up chords in an 11-episode […]

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 […]

Using the Capo

The Capo is a tool used by players of many fretted instruments and it is also useful for playing the Mountain Dulcimer! In this new lesson series, Steve Eulberg demonstrates how to make the best use of the capo on your dulcimer in different tunings.  (DAA, DAd)  

Standard Definition Now an Option!

We have sought to provide the highest quality video in the lessons that we prepare for the dulcimercrossing.com site. While traveling across the country and talking with several subscribers, however, Steve has heard stories from patient (as well as frustrated) subscribers whose internet connections will not permit the videos to load in a timely manner. With […]