Live Events

Christmas/Holiday-Themed Content


by Steve Eulberg

Christmas/Holiday-themed content

We have compiled a list of our holiday-themed Lessons, Backing Tracks, Workshops, Livestreams and Blogposts

This list can also be found in the top menu on our homepage at Our Offerings.
Let us know which are YOUR favorites in the DulcimerTent Forum

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An Encyclopedia of Live Workshops & Concerts Archive


by Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff and I built DulcimerCrossing to be a resource for people like us, who lived beyond the boundaries of the dulcimer world (or sometimes at its edges) in order to support and equip people long to play and enjoy making music for themselves on the instruments they love.

So we have over 200 courses of lessons for mountain and hammered dulcimers, chromatic mountain dulcimers, dulci-bro and fiddle!

And, It just struck me how much MORE rich and full this resource is, ri…

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Two DAY-LONG Dulcimer Events for 2024!


by Steve Eulberg

We announced these Day-Long events last Summer and the details are coming together!I


First, January 6th!


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then, March 2nd all-day!

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Featured Faculty:  Stephen Seifert, Heidi Muller, Neal Hellman, Hunter Walker, J…

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Live Workshop Archive


In addition to all of our filmed lessons at DulcimerCrossing, we also have been hosting Monthly Live Workshops from a variety of respected hammered dulcimer players/educators for years.  Workshop and Mentor Level students have access both to these live workshops AND the Video Archive replay of the Workshops for later.  DIY members can upgrade to Workshop and attend for half-the-price of the ala carte ticket.

Others can purchase an ala carte ticket for a particular subject or instructor and also…

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Colin Beasley Live Workshop

We are excited to host Colin Beasley for our May Live Workshop!
Colin Beasley (<-- Click on his name to learn more about him)

Thurs, May 19, 5 pm MDT

Playing Melody and Harmony Together:

Hand Independence

Discover the magic of playing melody in one hand and harmony in the other! You will learn what you can do with hand independence and how you can get started with it.

This is a hammered dulcimer-focused workshop (with mountain dulcimer translation!)

This workshop (and its recorded…

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Don Pedi Live Workshop

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Don Pedi Live Workshop

Songs of the Heart

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Mark Alan Wade teaches Arranging in January Live Workshop


Mark Alan Wade is the featured instructor for our January Live Workshop at 5 pm MST on Thursday, Jan 20th.

Concert-Ready O’Carolan

We learn by doing, so rather than talking about arranging, let’s do some arranging! I have prepared for you a great arrangement of a tune by O’Carolan that used all of the tactics I teach in arranging. We will learn how to put it all together, and more importantly, discuss why the arrangement elements are there and what they do for the listener. I’ll keep the pla…

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Leap Forward with Matthew Dickerson today!

National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and DulcimerCrossing instructor, Matthew Dickerson, will share his knowledge and experience in our March Leap Forward in Your Musical Understanding Live Event for Premium Members today.

Log in with your Premium Membership to access this lesson today:

4 pm PDT | 5 pm MDT | 6 pm CDT | 7 pm EDT

That Membership also lets you view the Archive Videos of the previous lessons:

Circle of 5ths/Ionian Mode Week 1

Dorian Mode Week 2

Aeolian Mode Week 3


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Leap Forward Week 3

Performance Tasks/Learning Objectives from this lesson:

1. Find an E Aeolian Scale (Natural/Pure Minor) on your instrument 

2. Use that knowledge to Play God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen or Wayfaring Stranger

3. Name the notes that the student used to play this scale

4. Define the Aeolian scale 

5. For Mountain Dulcimer: What do I have and what Drones do I need?

A. If I use a Capo how do I tune and where do I start?

B. How can I re-tune and play Aeolian in some different Keycenters?


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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


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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