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Erin Mae Lewis
Steve Eulberg
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NewDecember, 2018
Amazing Grace, 3D Method for mountain dulcimer players by Deborah (DJ) Hamouris, Praise the Lord
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen by Steve Eulberg on hammered dulcimer, Christmas Time
Arkansas Traveler by Vi Wickam for fiddlers, Jam Tunes

November, 2018
Soldier's Joy, by Erin Mae Lewis for chromatic and diatonic mountain dulcimer players, Jammin' Tunes
Miss McLeod's Reel, by Vi Wickam for fiddle players

October, 2018
Boil Them Cabbage Down, Part 1, by Vi Wickam for fiddle players. Includes PDFs for MD and HD players.
Boil Them Cabbage Down, Part 2, by Vi Wickam for ADVANCED fiddle players. Includes PDFs for MD and HD players.
Chicken Reel, by Larry Conger for mountain dulcimer players, Jammin' Tunes

September, 2018
Introduction to the Baritone Mountain Dulcimer by Erin Mae Lewis and Steve Eulberg

August, 2018
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July, 2018
Fisher's Hornpipe, by Matthew Dickerson for HD Players, Jammin' Tunes

June, 2018
Classic Rock Licks, by Steve Eulberg for MD players, Mountain Dulcimer Skills

May, 2018
Barlow Knife, by Steve Eulberg for MD players on a Galax-style dulcimer in D-A-dd tuning, Jammin' Tunes
Standing to Play, by Deborah J. Hamouris for MD players, Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Hammers & Hammering, by Matthew Dickerson for HD players, Hammered Dulcimer Skills

April, 2018
Miss McLeod's Reel, by Steve Eulberg for MD players on a Galax-style dulcimer in D-d-dd tuning, Celtic Music
Slap Strum, a percussion technique for MD players, demonstrated with Tom Dooley, and As I Was Walking through Dublin City, taught by Aubrey Atwater
Blacktail Weasel & the Ground Squirrel Clan, by Steve Eulberg for HD players, Jammin' Tunes

March, 2018
Added "Classical Music" genre to navigation.
Frédéric Chopin's Prelude, Opus 28, No. 15, fondly known as the Raindrop Prelude, for mountain dulcimer players, Classical
Asika Thali, A South African Freedom Song taught by Neal Hellman for mountain dulcimer players in D-A-dd
Peek-A-Boo Waltz, by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Jammin' Tunes
Reverse Tuning, including "The Devil & the Farmer's Wife", by Aubrey Atwater for mountain dulcimer players - MD Skills

February, 2018
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"E Harmonic Minor Etude" by Steve Eulberg, new backup track for Premium Members

January, 2018
Added descriptions for each lesson within the genre categories
Caledonian Club for mountain dulcimer players, by Steve Eulberg, Celtic Music

December, 2017
Rich Chords 1 by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players, hammering skills
Rich Chords 2 by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players, hammering skills
Amazing Grace with Fretted Harmonics, by Larry Conger for mountain dulcimer players
Caledonian Club for hammered dulcimer players, by Steve Eulberg, Celtic Music

November, 2017
Allemande by Neal Hellman, jammin' tune for mountain dulcimer players
PDF: Modes & Key Signatures by Steve Eulberg for understanding how modes and keys relate to each other
All the Colors by Steve Eulberg, new backup track for Premium Members
Father Abraham, new backup track for Premium Members

October, 2017
Waves on the Ocean by Steve Eulberg, new backup track for Premium Members

September, 2017
Su La Li by Steve Eulberg, for hammered dulcimer players in A minor
Barlow Knife by Steve Eulberg, for hammered dulcimer players

August, 2017
Swingin' the Blues by Larry & Elaine Conger for Mountain Dulcimer Players, D-A-d Tuning
Bass Dulcimer Comparison by Larry & Elaine Conger for Mountain Dulcimer Players

June 2017
Cluck Ole Hen by Larry Conger for Mountain Dulcimer Players in D-A-d tuning
Lilting Banshee, Slow and Uptempo Backing Tracks by Steve Eulberg, D-A-d tuning with Capo 4 (Premium Members)
The Guitar Twiddle, Slow and Uptempo Backing Tracks by Steve Eulberg (Premium Members)

May, 2016
Squire Parsons by Linda Thomas for Hammered Dulcimer Players

March, 2016
Bluegrass on the Mountain Dulcimer, Part 2 by Steve Eulberg

NEW Fiddle Lesson Series by Vi Wickam

December, 2016
Simply, original tune by Steve Eulberg in C-G-c tuning for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Backing Tracks

November, 2016
Bluegrass on the Dulcimer with I'll Fly Away, by Steve Eulberg for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Bluegrasss
I'll Fly Away in D, new bluegrass style back-up track for All Members
I'll Fly Away in G, new bluegrass style back-up track for Premium Members Only
Kōjō no Tsuki by Neal Hellman for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Jammin' Tunes
Southwind in D, new back-up track for all members, Southwind - Celtic Music

PDFs: Equi-Distant String Tablature Paper
1. D'-D-A-d Tuning: 1'-1-5-8
2. D-A-A#-d Tuning: 1-5-5#-8
3. D-A-d-d Tuning: 1-5-8-8
4. D-G-Bb-d Tuning: 5-1-b3-5
5. You Choose the Tuning: EquiDistant Tablature

October, 2016
Denver Belle by Linda Thomas for hammered dulcimer players - Jammin' Tunes
Sock Hop in D, new back-up track for Premium Members

September, 2016
John Brosnan's Polka by Neal Hellman for Mountain Dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Parallel Hands Hammering Exercises by Steve Eulberg for Hammered Dulcimer Players - Hammering Drills
Milonga in E minor, new Latin back-up track for Premium Members
The Diatonic Dulcimer by Robert Force for Mountain Dulcimer Players

August, 2016
Playing with a Backup Track - by Steve Eulberg for Mountain Dulcimer players - Playing the Blues & MD Skills
Sweet Spotted Pony - by Butch Ross for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Jammin' Tunes
Tunings, Keys & Modes - by Aubrey Atwater for Mountain Dulcimer Players - MD Skills
Easy Pace Backing Track - for Premium Members only
ii-V-I Progression Backing Track - for Premium Members only

July, 2016
All categories UPDATED for Premium Members

June, 2016
Several categories UPDATED for Premium Members

May, 2016
Mountain Dulcimer as Harmony Voice with Singing by Aubrey Atwater - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Playing with 4 Equally Distant Strings by Aubrey Atwater - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Bile Em Cabbage Down by Aubrey Atwater, included with Mountain Dulcimer as Harmony Voice with Singing lesson
Pretty Saro by Aubrey Atwater, included with Mountain Dulcimer as Harmony Voice with Singing lesson

April, 2016
Wild Rose of the Mountain - by Steve Eulberg for Hammered Dulcimer players, Jammin' Tunes
I Wonder As I Wander - by Steve Eulberg for Hammered Dulcimer players, Christmas Tunes

March, 2016
Brachanloam by Steve Eulberg - Celtic Music updated for Premium members
Knee Deep in Snow by Bill Robinson for hammered dulcimer players
Arpeggio Picking by Robert Force for mountain dulcimer players - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Angeline the Baker - updated for Premium members
Comfort, Comfort, Now My People - an Advent tune by Steve Eulberg for Mountain dulcimer players
Added Flash Animations for D-A-d tuning, Dorsetts 4-Hand Reel

February, 2016
The Instrument Builder's House by Butch Ross - Jammin' Tunes

January, 2016
I Wonder As I Wander by Steve Eulberg for mountain dulcimer players in D-A-C tuning - Christmas Time

December, 2015
Stir Up Your Power, O Lord, an Advent song by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Christmas
How to Find and Build Chords on the Chromatic Dulcimer by Erin Mae Lewis - Chromatic Dulcimer
How to Use Dampers, by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills
Chromatic Approaches by Erin Mae Lewis for Chromatic Dulcimer Players - Chromatic Dulcimer

November, 2015
Another Jig Will Do by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Lauda di Maria Maddalenna by Neal Hellman for mountain dulcimer players - Praise the Lord
Scales on the Chromatic Dulcimer by Erin Mae Lewis - Chromatic Dulcimer

October, 2015
Rhythm by Robert Force for mountain dulcimer players - Mountain Dulcimer Skills

August, 2015
Looping Lesson Series by Butch Ross
How to Structure a 30 MInute Practice Session by Erin Mae Rogers Lewis

NOTE: Both of these new lessons are demonstrated using a mountain dulcimer, but the series are applicable to hammered dulcimer players as well.

June, 2015
Revised lessons: Holy, Holy, Holy, We Three Kings, I'll Fly Away, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

May, 2015
Revised lessons: Arranging & Embellishing using Twinkle Twinkle Little Star for HD, The Tuning Game for HD, Orphan Girl for Chromatic Dulcimer by Erin Rogers, Rakes of Mallow for HD & MD, Harvest Home for HD, Crested Hens in D-A-d, Old Joe Clark, Golden Slippers, Southwind, Jesus Loves Me, Blackberry Blossom

April, 2015
Old Yellow Dog Went Trottin' Thru' the Meetin' House by Steve Eulberg for Dulci-Bro Players
The Blues Scale on HD by Steve Eulberg for Hammered Dulcimer Players
Hammered Dulcimer & the Modes by Steve Eulberg, Hammered Dulcimer Skills
A Hammer Control Exercise by Steve Eulberg, Hammered Dulcimer Skills

Revised lessons: Chromatic Hammering Exercises for HD, Wind That Shakes the Barley in D-A-A and D-A-d for MD

March, 2015
Next Steps by Erin Rogers for Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer players - The Chromatic Dulcimer
Portable Chord Shapes (2) by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills

January, 2015
Portable Chord Shapes (1) by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills
Playing the Blues introduction by Steve Eulberg for mountain & hammered dulcimer, and dulci-bro - Playing the Blues
The You Name It Blues by Steve Eulberg for hammered dulcimer players - Playing the Blues
The You Name It Blues by Steve Eulberg for dulci-bro players - Playing the Blues
The You Name It Blues by Steve Eulberg for mountain dulcimer players - Playing the Blues

December, 2014
Lullabye of Muffe, a lesson on "Hand Independence" by Steve Eulberg for HD players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills

Revised lessons: Joy to the World for HD players, Childrens Song of the Nativity for HD players, I'll Fly Away in D-A-A and D-A-d, Angeline the Baker by Erin Rogers for MD in D-A-d

November, 2014
Mississippi Sawyer by Steve Eulberg, for Dulcibro Players - Playing the Dulcibro
Over the Waterfall by Steve Eulberg, for Mountain Dulcimer in D-A-d Tuning - Jammin' Tunes

Revised lessons: Oh, Mary & the Baby, Sweet Lamb, I Wonder As I Wander in DAC tuning, Movable Chord Shapes for MD, Up on the Housetop for MD, Joy to the World for MD, Angels We Have Heard on High for MD and HD, Rocky Top for MD, Silent Night for HD and MD, Jolly Old St. Nicholas for MD, Jingle Bells for MD, Brachanloam for MD and HD

October, 2014
Playing Expressively by Nina Zanetti, for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
The Capo by Steve Eulberg, for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Lord Randall by Nina Zanetti, for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Celtic Music
Playing Standing Up by Bill Robinson, for Hammered Dulcimer Players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills
Loch Lomond by Nina Zanetti, for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Celtic Music
Extending Chords by Steve Eulberg, for Hammered Dulcimer Players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills

Revising videos to offer both High Definition and Standard Definition option: The Girl I Left Behind Me, The Ash Grove, Pretty Little Girl With the Blue Dress On, Sheepy & the Goat, Fingering Exercises - Neighbors & Spider, Dulci-Bro: Intro, Intervals, Strap, Blues, Left Hand, Right Hand; Old Joe Clark for MD Players, Garry Owen, Amazing Grace for MD Players, Cripple Creek, Versuvienne, Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel, St. Anne's Reel and St. Anne's Reel Back-up

September, 2014
Revised videos and flash animations for: Fingerstyle by Nina Zanetti, Absolute Beginning MD, Absolute Beginning HD, Southwind DAA, Southwind DAd, Intro to Chromatic Dulcimer by Erin Rogers, Celtic Music for HD, Celtic Music for MD

August, 2014
June Apple for hammered dulcimer players by guest instructor Linda Thomas - Jammin' Tunes
Harmonics for mountain dulcimer players by guest instructor Nina Zanetti - Mountain Dulcimer Skills

Revised videos and flash animations for: Chariton River Bridge DAA, Chariton River Bridge DAd, Chariton River Bridge HD, Club Foot Jib DGd, Club Foot Jib HD, We Three Kings DAC, Elk in the Meadow DGd, Noter Style, Being Heard, Erin Rogers Spotted Pony Chromatic Dulcimer, Spotted Pony DAd, Black Tail Weasel, Butch Ross Internal Metronome, Butch Ross Right Hand Technique, Off She Goes DAA, Off She Goes DAd, Off She Goes HD, Angeline the Baker DAA, Angeline the Baker DAd, Crested Hens HD, Building Chords, Tablature Explained HD, Tablature Explained MD, Soaring DAA & DAd, Soaring HD, Harvest Home DAA and DAd, Articulation - Slides, Articulation - Bends, Hammer On - Pull Off, Front Range Rambles HD, Hunting Buffalo HD, Hunting Buffalo for MD in 4 Tunings, Mairi's Wedding HD, Mairi's Wedding DAA, Mairi's Wedding DAd, Wind That Shakes the Barley HD, Where are My Chromatics? HD

July, 2014
Our newest instructor, Butch Ross, brings us 2 lessons on Right Hand Techniques - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Butch also teaches us about The Internal Metronome - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Revised flash animations: Crested Hens for MD

June, 2014
We are proud to introduce our newest instructor, Butch Ross.
Revised flash animations: Dorsett's 4-Handed Reel || Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

May, 2014
Articulations - The Slide and Bends: Techniques for Mountain Dulcimer Players, by Steve Eulberg
Elk in the Meadow - an original tune by Steve Eulberg for Mountain Dulcimer Players in D-G-d tuning

Revisions for May: Front Range Ramblers || America the Beautiful || Chariton River Bridge || We Three Kings for MD players in DAC tuning || Crested Hens for HD || Where Are My Chromatic Notes? for HD || Tablature Reading for HD || Hunting Buffalo

April, 2014
Club Footed Jib - Original Tune by Steve Eulberg, for MD Players in DGD Tuning
Club Footed Jib - Original Tune by Steve Eulberg, for Hammered Dulcimer Players

Revisions for April: Animations revised for Blackberry Blossom & Rakes of Mallow for HD || Rachel || Amazing Grace || Tablature for MD & Dulcibro || Soaring || Harvest Home || Tablature Explained || Flatpicking || Over the Waterfall

March, 2014
Revisions for March:Garry Owen || Softly & Tenderly || Pretty Little Girl with the Blue Dress On || Sheepy & the Goat || St. Anne's Reel || Dulci-Bro Lessons: Introduction to the Dulci-Bro || Left Hand Techniques || Right Hand Techniques || Intervals || Swing Low, Sweet Chariot || Polly Wolly Doodle

February, 2014
Traditional Noter Style, a lesson for mountain dulimer players on How to Use a Noter, by Steve Eulberg
So You Want to Be Heard?, a lesson on amplifying mountain dulcimers, by Steve Eulberg
Children's Song of the Nativity
by Linda Thomas, for hammered dulcimer players
Added flash animations for Mairi's Wedding, MD and HD players, Celtic music

Revisions for February: Introduction to the Chromatic Dulcimer || Spotted Pony || Angeline the Baker || Versuvienne || Mairi's Wedding || Wind That Shakes the Barley || The Girl I Left Behind Me

January, 2014

Orphan Girl by guest instructor Erin Rogers for Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer Players
Added Tablature and Animations for Angeline the Baker in DAA, taught by Steve Eulberg

We are in the process of revising every lesson to faciliatate access for mobile devices by placing each video on an individual web page and reformatting the flash animations. Completed revisions for January include:

String-Side UP || Cripple Creek || Blacktail Weasel and the Ground Squirrel Clan || What'll We Do With the Baby-O || Brachanloam ||The Ash Grove || Fingerstyle

December, 2013
Embellishments for Softly and Tenderly, by Linda Thomas - Hammered Dulcimer
All About Flexible Hammers by guest instructor Bill Robinson - Hammered Dulcimer Drills

November, 2013
Spotted Pony for Chromatic Dulcimer by guest teacher Erin Rogers - Chromatic Dulcimer
Melody for Softly and Tenderly by guest teacher Linda Thomas - Hammered Dulcimer
BackUP for Softly and Tenderly by guest teacher Linda Thomas - Hammered Dulcimer

October, 2013
Added flash animations for The Girl I Left Behind Me by Linda Thomas, hammered dulcimer - Jammin' Tunes
Spotted Pony in DAd by guest teacher, Erin Rogers - Jammin' Tunes
We now have students worldwide. Check out our map to see where they are located, one arker per city.
We have added a suggested progression for the order of lessons, according to skill levels.
The Ash Grove by guest teacher Linda Thomas, for hammered dulcimer - Celtic Music

September, 2013
Cripple Creek for hammered dulcimer by Steve Eulberg - Jammin' Tunes
Garry Owen for mountain dulcimer in DAA and DAd Tuning - Celtic Music
Blacktail Weasel and the GroundSquirrel Clan - original tune by Steve Eulberg

August, 2013
Added flash animations and graphics of fretboard for Intro to the Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer
Pretty Little Girl With the Blue Dress On by guest teacher Don Pedi on mountain dulcimer - Jammin' Tunes
Intro to the Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer by guest teacher Erin Rogers - The Chromatic Dulcimer

July, 2013
What'll We Do With the Baby-O, by guest teacher Don Pedi on mountain dulcimer - Jammin' Tunes
Sheepy and the Goat
, by guest teacher Don Pedi on mountain dulcimer - Jammin' Tunes

June, 2013
An Interview with Don Pedi, our newest mountain dulcimer teacher. Lessons to be uploaded this summer.

May, 2013
Swing Low: Melody for Dulci-Bro Players
Playing Backup for St. Anne's Reel for mountain dulcimer players - Celtic Music
The Girl I Left Behind Me by Linda Thomas for hammered dulcimer players - Jammin' Tunes

April, 2013
Versuvienne, a Polish waltz for HD Players - Jammin' Tunes
6 new lessons in String-Side UP for MD Players (now 31 videos)- Absolute Beginners Series
6 new lessons in String-Side UP for HD Players (now 30 videos)- Absolute Beginners Series
Tablature Reading for Hammered Dulcimer Players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills
Tablature Reading
for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Mountain Dulcimer Skills
Back-up tracks for Brachanloam - Celtic Music
Back-up tracks for Off She Goes - Celtic Music

March, 2013
Brachanloam for hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Back-up tracks for Cripple Creek - Jammin' Tunes

February, 2013
Playing Chords by Guest Instructor Bill Robinson, Hammered Dulcimer Players - HD Skills
Rachel by Guest Instructor Bill Robinson, for Hammered Dulcimer Players - Jammin' Tunes

January, 2013

Building Chords for Hammered Dulcimer Players - Hammered Dulcimer Skills
Cripple Creek in D-A-d for Mountain Dulcimer Players - Jammin' Tunes
Fingerstyle by Guest Instructor Nina Zanetti, for Mountain Dulcimer Players - MD Skills

November, 2012
Dulci-Bro - Playing the Dulci-Bro

October, 2012
Over the Waterfall for hammered dulcimer players - Jammin' Tunes

September, 2012
Brachanloam in D-A-d for mountain dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Garry Owen
for hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music

August, 2012
St. Anne's Reel - for mountain dulcimer players - Jammin' Music

Introduction to the Dulci-Bro - Playing the Dulci-Bro

Flatpicking - Mountain Dulcimer Skills

July, 2012
Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel for hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel in D-A-A & D-A-d for mountain dulcimer players - Celtic Music
New Series: Introduction to Playing the Dulci-Bro
Cripple Creek in D-A-A for mountain dulcimer players - Jammin' Tunes

June, 2012
Animations for Off She Goes - mountain and hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Animations for Harvest Home - hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music

May, 2012
The Star-Spangled Banner for hammered dulcimer players - Patriotic Music

April, 2012
Angeline the Baker, D-A-A tuning for mountain dulcimer - Jammin' Tunes
Mairi's Wedding for mountain & hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music

March, 2012
Harvest Home for hammered dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Off She Goes for mountain dulcimer players - Celtic Music

February, 2012

Celtic Music for Dulcimers: Lessons 1-11 for Hammered Dulcimers
Off She Goes for mountain dulcimer players - Celtic Music
Harvest Home for mountain dulcimer players - Celtic Music

January, 2012
America the Beautiful for Hammered Dulcimer
Celtic Music for Dulcimers: Lessons 1-8 for Mountain Dulcimers
String-Side UP for Mountain Dulcimer, Lessons 18 - 24
String-Side UP for Hammered Dulcimer, Lessons 23 - 24

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