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Tunes to Learn Next

By now, you have the skills of the previous levels and you can play some simple chords. These lessons will help you with ornamentation, finding those occasional weird chromatic notes, and hammering techniques.

Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Another Jig Will Do
This a fun Celtic slip jig based on the mixolydian scale. The term "slip jig" refers to both an Irish style of music and an Irish dance. The slip jig is in 9/8 time, traditionally with accents on 5 of the 9 beats.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Barlow Knife
The Barlow knife design dates back 400 years, and is a type of folding pocket knife that features double or single blades that open at one end only. The song about the Barlow knife is an old-time southern Appalachian tune. Unlike other traditional tunes, Barlow Knife has 3 parts.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Blacktail Weasel & the Ground Squirrel Clan
This is an original modal tune by Steve with the feel of old-time music. This tune has a short-long rhythm like a Strathspey. The lesson also includes a twinning harmony, so you could perform this with a friend in two parts.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Brachanloam
This is a Scottish air in 4/4 time. Mountain dulcimer players will enjoy the articulations of slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Breaking Up Christmas
The tradition of partying for 12 days, and the song, Breakin' Up Christmas, came from the Appalachian mountains. Party hosts would move furniture out of the house to make way for the festivities. The celebration lasted from the week before Christmas through the week after, usually winding down after those two weeks. Toward the end, they’d always play this tune.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Caledonian Club
Caledonian Club is is a Celtic Strathspey dance tune in 4/4 time, easily recognized by the Scotch snap. A Scotch snap is a short note before a dotted note, a short-long rhythm, with the pulse on the shorter beat. In traditional playing, this rhymic pattern is generally exaggerated to enhance the musical expression.
Bill Robison Bill Robison Cold Winter Night
This is an original tune by Bill Robinson - written in 2014 because there were a lot of cold nights that year.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Crested Hens
The composer of Crested Hens is the French hurdy-gurdy player, Gilles Chabenat, and he wrote the tune when he was only 15 years old. Crested Hens is usually played as a waltz, but was actually written as a bourree - a French dance in 3/8 time.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel
Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel is a fishermens' dance from Bridport, England. Steve learned this tune from the first band in which he ever saw a hammered dulcimer player (Burr Beard was his name; Devilish Merry was the band's name) back in the 1970s.
Matthew Dickerson Matthew Dickerson Fisher's Hornpipe
Fisher's Hornpipe" is an old fiddle tune well-known in many folk music circles, from American Old-Time Music to Bluegrass. It was composed by J. Fishar and published in 1780. The hornpipe is an Irish, Scottish and English dance done in hard shoes so you can hear the rhythms. 
Linda Thomas Linda Thomas Girl I Left Behind Me
This is a long-standing popular folk tune and song, dated by most authorities to the late 18th or early 19th century. In the last video, Dan Delancy joins Linda, playing the melody on his guitar while she plays backup on her hammered dulcimer.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is an English traditional Christmas carol. It is also known as "Tidings of Comfort and Joy," "Come All You Worthy Gentlemen," "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen," God Rest Ye, Merry Christians," or "God Rest You Merry People All." It is one of the oldest existing carols, dating back to the 16th century or perhaps earlier.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Higgedy Jig
This tune was composed by our own Vi Wickam in the key of G. It is a double jig in 6/8 time with the accent on the 1st and 4th beat. Steve teaches the melody, the chords, and the twinning harmony.
Linda Ratcliff Linda Ratcliff Holy, Holy, Holy
"Holy, Holy, Holy" was written around 1850 for use on Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. After teaching rolled chords and arpeggios, Linda incorporates the technique in this flowing arrangement in the key of D.
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.
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Joy to the World
Linda introduces the hammered dulcimer version of this wonderful Christmas carol with a multiple-bounce roll, follwed by a simple 4-note descending scale that brings to mind the sound of Christmas bells calling people to come worship the newborn King.
Linda Thomas Linda Thomas June Apple
June Apple is an old time dance tune most often associated with the musicians of southwestern Virginia and the area that borders with North Carolina.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Lullaby of Muffe
The Lullabye of Muffe, also known as La Berceuse de Muffe, is a traditional Belgian tune. Muffe was a small town in Belgian that was devastated during World War Two.
Linda Ratcliff Linda Ratcliff Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The character Rudolph was created by Robert L. May in 1939 in response to Montgomery Ward's request for a new Christmas coloring book. Almost a century later, Rudolph is still loved by millions, we're still singing Rudolph's song, and children are still reading Rudolph's story and coloring his nose bright red.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Sarah Armstrong
This tune is known by the name of the person who played it, Sarah Armstrong. Sarah Gray Armstrong (3/18/1883 - 8/12/1957) was a well-known fiddle player. She began playing the fiddle when she was five, and learned most of her tunes from her uncle and father who were also accomplished musicians.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Soaring
Soaring is a tune that was born when Steve was trying to learn another tune, but the melody kept coming out with its own voice. Steve originally wrote the tune for mountain dulcimer, but he has also adapted the tune for hammered dulcimer players.
Linda Thomas Linda Thomas Softly & Tenderly
This is a classic invitational hymn from the 19th-century revival tradition, often played at the conclusion of the service when people are invited to make either a profession of faith or a recommitment of one’s life. In this three-part series, Linda teaches us how to play melody, backup, and how to embellish your arrangement.
Linda Ratcliff Linda Ratcliff Star-Spangled Banner
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in the Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Su La Li
Su La Li is played in A minor. It was composed by Bonnie Light for Music Together, an internationally recognized music program for children from birth through age 7. It is a classic example of a “song without words.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Using a familiar nursery rhyme tune, we explore 10 different variations that are tools for learning how to arrange and embellish any tunes that we wish to play—a transferable skill!
Steve Eulberg

Vi Wickam
Steve Eulberg

Vi Wickam
Versuvienne is a slow, graceful dance in ¾ time with an accented downbeat in alternate measures. It combines elements of the waltz, mazurka, and polka. The dance originated around 1850 in Warsaw, Poland, but American cowboys also sang this tune and they called it "Put Your Little Foot."
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
We Three Kings
Mountain dulcimer players will learn this minor-mode Christmas song in D minor using the D-A-C tuning. Hammered dulcimer students will play in E minor, and learn how to add drones to the melody on both the treble and bass bridges.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Wild Rose of the Mountain
This is an old traditional fiddle tune played in the key of A. Legend has it that a certain fiddler fell in love with a young lady whom he saw repeatedly at the local dances. As he was providing the music, the fiddler could never seem to strike up an acquaintance with her. He noticed, however, that the girl would stray from one fellow to another, so he likened her to a 'wild rose of the mountain' and composed this tune for her.
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Wind That Shakes the Barley
This traditional Celtic reel also goes by the names An Ghaoth A Bhogann An Eorna and Little Pack of Tailors. Note that the A part is 4 measures repeated, but the B part is 8 measures long and played only once. The tune also challenges us by ending on the IV chord, rather than at home!
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg You Are My Sunshine
This is a popular song written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell and first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana.The song has been recorded so often that it has been named "one of the most commercially programmed numbers in American popular music."

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