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 […]
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. Subscribe to DulcimerCrossing.com to see the rest of the […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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.