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Leap Forward Week 2 Homework

Here is the Handout for this week's Class.



Student Assessment Lesson 2 Leap Forward in Your Music Understanding



Homework



1. Compare what we did in Dorian of E to Dorian of D



2. Look through your music and see if you can identify what key the songs are and whether or not they are in the Dorian (Mountain Minor) Mode.



3. Play Along with the Backing Tracks Library on DulcimerCrossing (listed above). 



4. Report back with questions, insights, “aha” experiences in the comment section of the Ho…

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Leap Forward Week 2



In this week's lesson we'll look at the DORIAN (mountain minor) MODE.



Thursday, Jan 16th 4-5 pm PST = 5-6 MST = 6-7 CST = 7-8 EST



Premium Members of Dulcimercrossing.com can access this lesson by logging in and clicking on the link at the LIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE and clicking on the Zoom meeting link.



If you missed the first session which was available to both Premium and Basic Members, you can click on the WATCH the VIDEO ARCHIVE link on your respective LIVE EVENTS Pages when logged in to the…

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Leap Forward Music Theory Homework Session 1

Here is the Handout for today's lesson and the Homework.



Here is the SELF-ASSESSMENT for today's lesson and the Homework.



HOMEWORK (reminder)



1. Find another key, explore it, and explain to someone what you discover



2. Look through your music and see if you can identify what key the songs and whether or not it is in the Ionian (Major Scale) Mode. (Eye)



3. Listen to the Backing Tracks Library on DulcimerCrossing and see if you can identify what key the tunes are and whether or not they are …

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The Hammered Dulcimer Focus...

https://vimeo.com/381963647


This class begins on Thursday, Jan 2, 2020!



Take this quiz and get ready: https://owlmountainmusic.com/leap-forward/

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New Theory Class for Premium Members

by Steve Eulberg


Dulcimers as if Music Theory Matters


Music Theory as if Dulcimers Matter



Dulcimer Crossing will be offering something new for our Premium Members in 2020.


We'll begin with a 4-week special course taught by Erin Mae and Steve Eulberg on Thursdays.


These will be hour-long, live, interactive sessions beginning at 4 pm PDT | 5 pm MDT | 6 pm CDT | 7 pm EDT on January 2, 16, 30 and February 13.


Then we're lining up other teachers to off…

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Holiday Tune Lessons

by Steve Eulberg


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!

Remember that All Members (DIY, WORKSHOP & MENTOR) have access to ALL the lessons ALL the time! Join Here




Angels We Have Heard On High (Mountain & Hammered) DAA, DAd tunings Key of D Steve Eulberg

Breaking Up Christmas (Mountain) Keys of A and D Tunings: AEa, EAA, DAd…

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Musical Advent Devotion featuring dulcimers.

by Steve Eulberg



The season of Advent, the time of preparation before Christmas, is upon us. In the Christian world it begins to and continues until the twelve days of Christmas begin on December 25th.





I have created a series of daily emails with Advent music that you can receive as a focusing accompaniment during this season. And they feature a LOT of dulcimers, too!



Sign Up Here to begin receiving them today!



My dulcimer colleague, Ariane Klauer, from Germany has created another way t…

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Spotted Pony for Hammered Dulcimer!

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 a favorite to us in teaching students to play hammered dulcimer.


Here Steve introduces the tune:



Remember, Members of Dulc…

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New Fiddle Lesson!

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 Eulberg on standard and baritone dulcimers) and Hammered Dulcimer, too.


Remember, Members have ALL the access to ALL the lessons ALL the time!

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Is the Mixolydian Mode a Major Mode?

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.



Dan plays a standard mountain dulcimer with no 6+ fret.


As you can see here, this is an important question because his instruments do not have a 6+ fret. The o…

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