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Memorial Day Special!

Memorial Day Special!

It is time for the Opening of Summer Sale.

Just in time for the Festival Season!

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Posted by on May 21, 2015 in subscriber news

 

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Tips for Jam Survival

Tips for Jam Survival

by Steve Eulberg

The Summer Festival season is fast approaching (can you feel the buzz of excitement in the air?)  Many of us set aside our winter rhythms and venture out to play music with others in new settings: out of doors, at picnics and cookouts, at public parks, at the beach, at festivals, at week-long learning opportunities.

Some of us are also a little anxious about these meetings because we’re not quite certain how we will survive when jamming with other people whom we don’t know!

So here is your opportunity to help!  Send us your best JAM SURVIVAL tips or stories and we’ll publish them on this blog, and/or use them in lessons on DulcimerCrossing.com

Do you have little things you do that help you enjoy a jam?  Learn as much as you can about a new tune?  What are the best tools and tricks that you know of?

You can write me here in the comments or send them to:  steve@owlmountainmusic.com.

Or you can make a video of your tip and upload it to youtube or vimeo and send us the link.

Or you can make an audio recording and upload it to soundcloud and send us the link.

 

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Kitty Puss at the Ozark Folk Center

While teaching at the Mountain Dulcimer Week at the Ozark Folk Center in the summer of 2009, Steve Eulberg performed this tune, Kitty Puss, which he learned from Don Pedi, in the midday concert.  He is playing noter style on his Mike Clemmer dulcimer (with a doubled bass string).  Video by Barry Bianchi.

This tune is an example of a traditional tune played on mountain dulcimer in the old-time style.  Check out our Traditional Noter Series on dulcimercrossing.com to learn tips on playing this way.

Steve will be teaching a week-long workshop (Session 2 every day) at the Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, KY  this summer if you are interested in digging deeper into the traditional style in an intensive face-to-face way. (June 21-26, 2015)

 

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The Dulcimer Orchestra Library Project…

…and the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra (California)

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…and the Colorado Dulcimer Orchestra (Colorado)

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Colorado Dulcimer Orchestra

…and the Northeast Dulcimer Orchestra  (Connecticut)

 

…Are all part of a growing movement of dulcimer players who gather to play multi-part music from a classical repertoire.

The Dulcimer Orchestra Library Project gathers, commissions and provides accessible arrangements of classical tunes from around the world for dulcimer ensembles.

The Goal of the project is to provide resources for dulcimer players who wish to improve their performing skills and experience the joy of shared creative musical experiences in ensembles large and small.

To be in the loop, signup for the Dulcimer Orchestra Library Newsletter here.

To help support the creation of new arrangements for the Orchestra, consider supporting Steve Eulberg’s Patreon Campaign here.

 

 

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You Name It Blues on Dulci-Bro

You Name It Blues on Dulci-Bro

As part of our Blues Series, we have uploaded Steve’s original tune, The You Name It Blues for Dulci-bro (resonator dulcimer).

 

Steve will be teaching a week-long class on Dulci-bro or resonator dulcimers at Kentucky Music Week June 21-26, 2015.

(This is one of several learning opportunities which DulcimerCrossing supports with scholarships.  Contact the camp directly to inquire about the scholarship.)

 

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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in dulci-bro, lessons, subscriber news

 

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The Blues Lessons are Live!

The Blues Lessons are Live!

PlayingtheBluesGraphicThe awaited blues lessons are now live at dulcimercrossing.com!

Hammered Dulcimer and the Blues

Mountain Dulcimer and the Blues

Dulci-Bro and the Blues

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Playing Blues on Dulcimer

Playing Blues on Dulcimer

Someone once told me that I couldn’t play blues on the dulcimer.  “The dulcimer is too pretty for the blues.”  I disagree.

If you can have the blues, you can play the blues on whatever you want!

Look at these introductions to playing blues on hammered and mountain dulcimer and dulci-bro.

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