by Steve Eulberg Dan Evans, English-dulcimer.com, recently explored this question from his own experience, and posed the question to (3) other professional musicians/scholars of his acquaintance and shared their responses and his conclusions in his blog. Dan is both a fingerstyle guitarist and a fingerstyle mountain dulcimer player. As you can see here, this is […]
Christmas is coming, and you’re probably thinking about what to buy your children for Christmas. What about a mountain dulcimer? If you’ve already gotten everyone a dulcimer, what about a 6 month membership to Dulcimer Crossing? It’s time to start thinking about these things, since it’s almost that time of year again! Or you might […]
by Steve Eulberg These questions get asked frequently so here is a guide to help you decode the chord symbols that you may often see above the musical notation: A Chord (by definition a triad) is made up of 3 specific pitches (1-3-5 steps of the scale.) A Chord Symbol is short hand for which […]
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….
by Steve Eulberg Have you ever wondered how to find a particular chord you are looking for? You might be familiar with a couple of fingerings for your favorite chords, but then there is that “weird” one that the music calls for and your musical chord theory is a bit rusty. This one is for […]
by Steve Eulberg …into something of Value.” –Herbie Hancock Jazz Pianist Herbie Hancock tells a story of something that happened when he played a “wrong” chord during Miles Davis’ solo. This video is from Herbie’s MasterClass. This is some GOOD advice for more than just jazz music. It is for ALL music. And for life. […]