Advanced MD Players
Congratulations! You have developed the skills of the other levels plus the ability to play at least 4 chords in DAD or DAA tuning, to use 2-3 fingers (left hand), and be comfortable with at least 2-3 basic rhythms, utilize melody runs on all the strings using scales, then adding arpeggios and patterns from within chords, as well as a strummed chordal melody.

Neal Hellman Neal Hellman Allemande
We tend to think of the mountain dulcimer as an instrument that is only useful for those lively fiddle tunes we like to play at jam sessions. However, this instrument also lends itself very nicely to classical tunes as well, as we see in this lesson by Neal.
Larry Conger Larry Conger Amazing Grace w/Harmonics
Using "fretted harmonics" in your mountain dulcimer arrangement of a tune is a more advanced technique that will add depth to your playing. Larry begins by demonstrating how to touch the fret wire with the pointer finger of your right hand while plucking the string with your right thumb.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg

Eos
Eos is an original tune by Steve Eulberg. Eos is the goddess of dawn in Greek mytholody, and Steve wrote this tune early in the morning. You can also enjoy Steve fingerpicking the tune on guitar on his new CD, Between the Tracks. This 13-track, 44 minute CD is a fine offering of relaxing, modern solo guitar magic that serves up a wide range of jazzy and bluesy acoustic instrumentals.

Erin Mae Lewis Erin Mae Lewis Flatpicking
Erin teaches the technique of plucking individual strings with a pick. Erin discusses the thickness of the pick and whether or not to brace your hand, or post a finger for effective flatpicking.
Larry Conger Larry Conger Fretted Harmonics
Using "fretted harmonics" in your mountain dulcimer arrangement of a tune is a more advanced technique that will add depth to your playing, but may take practice to master. Larry begins by demonstrating how to touch the fret wire with the pointer finger of your right hand while plucking the string with your right thumb.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Funeral March of a Marionette
Funeral March of a Marionette (also known as the Theme for "Alfred Hitchcock Presents") is in D-A-C tuning. The storyline is about a marionette who has died in a duel.
  • The A Part, in D minor, represents the funeral procession.
  • The B Part in D major depicts the mourners enjoying refreshments before returning to the funeral march (A Part) again.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg I Wonder As I Wander
Few Christmas hymns capture the poignancy of Christ’s birth as well as this old folk song. It was discovered by John Jacob Niles, a historian and song-writer who spent most of his life traveling across the Appalachian Mountains in search of new folk music.
Butch Ross Butch Ross Instrument Bulder's House
First Butch plays a spirited arrangement of his original tune. Next Butch teaches the melody for each of the three parts. And finally he demonstrates several variations and embellishments.
Larry Conger

Elaine Conger
Larry & Elaine Conger Swingin' the Blues
In this original tune by Larry, Elaine plays a boogie-woogie, walking bass part on the bass dulcimer and Larry plays the bluesy melody on the standard dulcimer. Larry and Elaine each take turns playing their part, so you can hear what each one is doing.

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