What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Steve Jobs once said, “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying, “I’ve done something wonderful today, that’s what matters.” Steve Jobs followed his heart his whole life and that, he said, made all the difference.

If Jobs had not pursued his passion for music, he might never have created an MP3 player that fit in our pockets. If Jobs had not pursued his passion for animation, millions of children—and adults—would never have experienced the joy of …

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Avoid Dulcimer Burn-Out

Where does musical burn-out come from? From what I’ve seen, we all start out from the same place.

  1. We want to learn an instrument.
  2. We take lessons.
  3. We keep getting better, day by day.
  4. We leave the house with our instrument and jam with others.
  5. We pursue our musical dreams, some of us with long-range goals.

Our time is filled with playing the dulcimer. We read, eat, breath, live dulcimer music. We put a ton of time into practice, watching tutorials, preparing for contests, attending conc…

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Are We Back to Normal Yet?

It’s the million dollar question everyone is asking. When will life return to normal? When can we stop wearing masks? When will everyone be back at work? When will the supply chain get back on track again?

And this is the question I get in my sales office at the senior resort every day too. Winter Texans, identified by some as snowbirds, are calling every day to ask, “What’s it like in the Rio Grande Valley? Are you back to normal yet?” Since we live just 10 minutes from the Mexican border (o…

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Gratitude for our Legacy Site at



Wow.  Linda and I have been working on creating, maintaining, publicizing and updating the resource of DulcimerCrossing since 2009.

After a year-long soft-launch in 2010, we opened up the gates in 2011.

One year, on July 1st, we woke up to discover that because Adobe (who created Flash Technology) and Apple (who created the Safari Browser) were having a squabble, none of the lessons on our website were working! 

We had spent a good deal of time adding all of our filmed lessons to a video pl…

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Backing Track Library in it's new home!

Backing Tracks Library in its new home! 

by Steve Eulberg

As another step in the transition from our Legacy Site to our new Platform, Steve has gotten all of the Backing Tracks Library moved and set up for use by ALL members of the site.

The organization of the Library is very similar to what it has been and can be found at the menu at the top of the page when you are logged into the site and can be sorted the way it always has been:


You may notice that the actual number of tracks that app…

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I saw this lovely flower in the parking lot of a motel in Mackinaw City this summer. All around the plant, there was nothing but asphalt and concrete. The sun was beating down and it was hot. But the plant was standing up proud and beautiful, blooming right where it sprouted up between the sidewalk and our parking space.

I shot this photo because it reminded me of some of our Dulcimer Crossing members. A few are the only dulcimer player in their entire town. They …

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The Importance of Having a Good Routine

The Importance of Having a Good Routine

Our New Family Member

We have a new member of the family. She is 10 weeks old, her name is Mikaela, and she answers to “Kayla.” She is a precious little bundle of joy … well, at times. At other times, she is a frustrating (but still very lovable) bundle of naughtiness.

And isn’t that the way it is with learning to play the dulcimer? At times, it brings us great joy – playing on the porch at sunset, jamming with our friends in the church hall, at…

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Lessons Learned from Sandcastles

The man who stands firm to protect his sandcastle can never 
be depended on, for he has lost his common sense.

(No sandcastles were harmed in the shooting of these photos.)

We live just 1 hour from South Padre Island, and we go there to enjoy a meal with a view of the water at least once a month. While we're on the island, we usually take the time to look for sandcastles. I’m always blown away by the artistry and detail in them, and they can be found all over the island.


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Wendy Songe Workshop: New Beginnings


Wendy Songe, who has had to learn a LOT of new things in the past year, will share with us the treasures from her learning on Thurs, Oct 23rd at 5 pm MDT (=4 pm PDT, 6 pm CDT, 7 pm EDT).

There are three ways you can join us for this exciting event!

1.  This workshop is a benefit for Workshop and Mentor level members of the DulcimerCrossing. 

On the day of the workshop, simply log in and choose Upcoming Events from the Live Events Menu at the top of the page

Live Events Menu

and choose Wendy's workshop

Wendy Upcoming


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