Dulcimer Crossing

Learn the Mountain Dulcimer!

Whether mountain dulcimer is your first instrument to play, or you have experience with another instrument and are adding the dulcimer to your repertoire, or if you have lots of experience and are looking to deepen your understanding or become a better teacher for your friends,

the solid foundation and the step-by-step progression in these lessons will give you the understanding, comfort, and experience you’ll need in order to begin playing the music you love on this historic and accessible instrument.

Watch a Sample Lesson from your Teacher, Steve Eulberg!

Here's what you get!

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31 Video Lessons (2h 47m)

You get lessons specifically designed with the brand-new player in mind, pre-recorded and delivered at your convenience to be played and replayed as you need reminders and reinforcement.

You also get pdf handouts that you can download and print.

Module 1: String-Side Up

  • Lesson 1-Parts of the M Dulcimer
  • Lesson 2-Strings and Notes
  • Lesson 3-Left Hand
  • Lesson 4-Right Hand
  • Lesson 5-Learning A Song
  • Lesson 6-Keeping it on Your Lap
  • Lesson 7-Strumming Both Ways
  • Lesson 8-L Hand: Which Finger?
  • Lesson 9-L Hand: Noter?
  • Lesson 10-R Hand: No Pick
  • Lesson 11-Choosing Tuning

Module 2: Extra Frets?

  • Lesson 1-6-½ Fret (6+)
  • Lesson 2-13-½ Fret (13+)
  • Lesson 3-1-½ Fret (1+)
  • Lesson 4-8-½ Fret (8+)

Module 3: DAA Beginner Track

  • Lesson 1-Noodling
  • Lesson 2-Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Lesson 3-Noodling for Harmony 1
  • Lesson 4-Noodling for Harmony 2
  • Lesson 5-Noodling for Harmony 3
  • Lesson 6-Linear
  • Lesson 7-Intervals Across Strings
  • Lesson 8-Picking Across Strings
  • Lesson 9-Portable Chord Shapes 
  • Lesson 10-Conclusion & Congrats!

Module 4: DAd Beginner Track

  • Lesson 1-Noodling
  • Lesson 2-Noodling-1
  • Lesson 3- Noodling 2 & 3
  • Lesson 4-Intervals Across Strings
  • Lesson 5-Picking Across Strings
  • Lesson 6-Portable Chord Shapes
  • Lesson 7-Conclusion & Congrats!
  • Absolute Beginning Mountain Dulcimer $59.99

    “Thank you for providing online instruction for the mountain dulcimer. I have two friends that I have encouraged to learn to play. It's a good feeling to see others get excited about learning to play the mountain dulcimer.”

  • Absolute Beginning Mountain Dulcimer $59.99

    “I love the absolute beginner classes!”

  • Absolute Beginning Mountain Dulcimer $59.99

    “I appreciate the videos of Steve playing the MD, especially when the camera is looking down on the instrument”

  • Absolute Beginning Mountain Dulcimer $59.99

    “I absolutely love the new beginner section. I think you are on a great track! Some of it I may know, but a refresher is always good.”

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Meet your Teacher

Steve Eulberg earned a Master of Music Education degree from Boston University. Steve teaches dulcimers in his studio in San Mateo, CA, and is in demand at festivals, weekend and week-long dulcimer workshops across the USA.

For the past 40 years Steve has been weaving old-timey music with blues and contemporary tunes adding original songs into a tapestry of “smile-inducing, toe-tapping folkgrass” that captivates and energizes audiences of all ages. His music has been featured on United Airlines’ Inflight Audio, PBS’s Roadtrip Nation and National Public Radio. An active touring musician, film and theater composer, he has had several songs in the Top 10 Independent Country Chart reported by The Music Review.

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