Erin Mae Lewis
On the Mountain Dulcimer
Erin Mae Lewis

Level 2 Angeline the Baker
Angeline the Baker is a song written by Stephen Foster for the Christy Minstrels, and published in 1850. The original lyrics lamented the loss of a woman slave, sent away by her owner. This lesson is available for both the standard mountain dulcimer and the chromatic dulcimer.
Level 3 Baritone Mountain Dulcimer
The baritone mountain dulcimer is a beautiful instrument with rich tones in the lower register. It is normally tuned to A-E-a, although A-D-a is also a common tuning. This introductory lesson is taught by Steve Eulberg and Erin Mae Lewis.
Level 4 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.
Level 1 How to Practice
Erin explains that when she was a music student, no one ever really told her HOW to practice. In this series, she gives us a few suggestions for a successful 30-minute practice session.
Level 3 Soldier's Joy - for standard & chromatic dulcimer
Soldier's Joy is quite popular with American fiddler players. According to documentation at the United States Library of Congress, it is one of the oldest and most widely distributed tunes and is rated in the top ten most-played old-time fiddle tunes in the U.S. However, Soldier's Joy was heard on both sides of the Atlantic in the late eighteenth-century. The tune actually traces its origin to Scottish fiddling traditions, and has been played in Scotland for over 200 years.
Level 2 Spotted Pony
Spotted Pony is a traditional Missouri tune from R.P. Christeson's book, The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory. First Erin Mae teaches both standard and chromatic mountain dulcimer players how to play this tune in the D-A-d tuning.
Level 3 St. Anne's Reel
St. Anne's Reel is played in sessions in Scotland, Ireland, New England, Canada, America and other spots around the world, and it has been claimed as a Shetland tune, an Irish reel, a contra-dance tune, a French-Canadian and an old-time American tune. Whatever its origins, one thing is for sure - this song is a lot of fun to play and guaranteed to get everyone's toe a-tappin'.
Level 3 St. Anne's Reel Back-Up
Erin and Amber Rogers together form the energizing acoustic sister duo, Scenic Roots. A hallmark of their sound is how they closely listen to and back each other up, trading solos, harmonies and melodies. In this lesson, Erin demonstrates her style of backup while Amber plays the melody of the tune on fiddle.



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