December 2, 2015

Steve Eulberg: smile-inducing, toe-tapping, folkgrass

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Invitation to Advent Dulcimer Devotions

Here is an Invitation for you!I have put together some Advent Dulcimer Devotions, delivered weekly to your email inbox for the 4 weeks of Advent.  These are instrumental recordings of Advent hymns, played on various ensembles of mountain and hamme…

Chromatic Scale Patterns

Erin Mae Lewis teaches a new lesson on the skill of playing what she calls “forward” and “backward” scale patterns. This is what she uses to move her scales all over her chromatic mountain dulcimer, enabling her to playing the “string-band” keys, as well as the “singing” keys and helps her be not only a […]

Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the park
with Zach
Washington Park:
A hula hoop group
skillfully spinning
and stretching
one square, many round
teaching a child;
Beneath the twin spires
of Sts Peter and Paul church

A large happy group
clothed in white
standing around a table
with open bottles of celebration

The Asian woman
who says only
“Thank-you” as she
reaches for your
empty (or full) pop can

The Mime troupe
packing up its stage
and sound gear

The open-ring-frisbee tossers
whose trajectory overlaps
the football throwers

The Broadway Muni,
The Duck and open-top
tourists busses all
traversing the same path

The couples scattered here and there
He–head lying on her legs
She–focused on her phone

The black bikini-clad sausage woman

The dog who quietly finds
something to roll in

This couple who lay, side-by-side
heads turner toward each other
beneath the shade of his hat
balanced on both their cheeks

The aspen shade that approaches us
As the sun saunters its path
behind the puffy marine clouds
that scurry by

The white reflections off of
certain grass blades that, trodden down,
lie flat
between and beside
the deep green of those that resiliently arise

That couple, trying two different
trees as the hangers for their
cupcake piñata

Connie raises her turquoise hood
to protect her fair head from
lengthy solar exposure
I revel that we can sit so long
without worry for burning
Zach, simply glad to have the sun’s presence

We mention
the musical
and the painting
and converse
and bask

Sunday in the Park
with Zach

(c)2013 Steve Eulberg

Patreon Campaign Progress

Since beginning this project in January to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Owl Mountain Music, Inc. I am now (drumroll please!) 

76% of the way to reaching my goal of 30 patrons in my first year!

This has resulted in our reaching 3 Milestone Goals and being only $8 a month away from reaching the 4th Milestone Goal.  
(Each goal results in additional special rewards for Patrons).

Now here is the real deal, or why I started this project:

9 Projects Completed:

1. Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude arr. for Mountain Dulcimer

4. Another Jig Will Do digitized

5. Dulcimer-Friendly Worship Vol II digitized book and CD

6. Soaring SongBook created, digitized

7. a piece of it all Chord Chart Book created, digitized

9. First Snow for Mixed Dulcimer Quartet Video

New Work Created/Begun:

Traded My Thyroid In (Guitar Tablature)

2 New (unnamed) hammered dulcimer compositions

Progress on 3 new Dulcimer Orchestra Arrangements

The strongest impact for me, however, has been to have this community of support (whose presence challenges me to keep focused!)

(After the) Concert Window Show

Now THAT was a lot of fun!Pre-Show set upI had done a Concert Window Show with my trio, S.E.A (Erin Mae Lewis and Amber Rogers) last month, but this week was the first one I did as a solo, and it was a blast.Lots of folks tuned in from several dif…