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Erin Mae Lewis’ 30 Minute Practice Session Strategy

Erin Mae Lewis’ 30 Minute Practice Session Strategy

Here is a question that all of our instructors hear often:  How should I practice?

Erin Mae Lewis (formerly Erin Rogers) gives us insights and her suggestions in this lesson in the Mountain Dulcimer Skills section of our website

Take a look at a preview below:

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New Teacher: Neal Hellman Mountain Dulcimer

New Teacher: Neal Hellman Mountain Dulcimer

DulcimerCrossing is pleased to welcome a new Guest Instructor to our roster:  Neal Hellman.

Neal has lived in the Santa Cruz, California area since the 1970’s, when it was the epi-center of the west coast mountain dulcimer revival, in part because of the nearby location of FolkRoots and CapriTaurus dulcimer builders Michael and Howard Rugg.  Watch Neal’s introduction below:

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New Lesson Series is Coming!

New Lesson Series is Coming!

Well, with many miles under our feet (Steve criss-crossing the county and Linda climbing the heights of Colorado), it has been a while since we’ve been able to give an update, but the wait is worth it!

We had our Chattanooga instructor, Butch Ross, in the studio and his lessons on Looping are now in the editing bay.

Take at look at a sample of his demonstration here:

Keep your eyes peeled because we’ll be posting this lesson set in the near future!

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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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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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