To help get you into the spirit and to further equip your musicianship, we have several lessons for playing Christmas Holiday tunes on both kinds of dulcimers in several different tunings!
This tune is played fingerstyle, and the lesson is best suited for intermediate to advanced students. Here Steve plays through the tune for us.
by Linda Ratcliff Moderato in C was written by Fernando Sor for classical guitarists. However, the exercise lends itself very well to the mountain dulcimer in the D-A-d tuning or you can retune your dulcimer to C-G-c to keep the piece in its original key. Watch the intro and demonstration below: This tune will make a […]
by Steve Eulberg At DulcimerCrossing.com we seem to love riding the ponies because here we are, announcing the new hammered dulcimer lesson for this tune, Spotted Pony. Steve first learned this from Erin Mae Lewis at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas (mumble, mumble) years ago! It’s stepwise and skipping melodic phrases make it […]
by Steve Eulberg Just in time for the year-end holidays, Deborah Hamouris provides us with a delightful arrangement and lesson on this lesser-known tune. Deborah is half of the duo Dulcimates with her spouse Buffalo. They have been playing tunes like this for the Great Dickens Faire in San Francisco for many years. She has […]
by Steve Eulberg DulcimerCrossing is excited to announce the release of a new fiddle lesson by our own guru, Vi Wickam. Spotted Pony is a fun Old-Time Missouri fiddle tune. Vi introduces this tune below. We also have lessons for this tune for Mountain Dulcimers (Erin Mae) and (Butch Ross), and (Erin Mae & Steve […]