DickinsonDulcimer's INSTRUCTION VIDEOS
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INSTRUCTION DVDs ARE HERE!!!
DickinsonDulcimer instruction videos are now available on DVD! To order, click the link on the HOME page, or CLICK HERE to visit my Dulcimer Shop.
Click the links below to watch videos. FOR HIGH DEFINITION VIEWING, move your cursor to the lower-right corner of the video screen, and click the icon to select the highest available resolution (720p HD or 1080p HD). Then, click the icon to view in FULL SCREEN. Use the PAUSE button to stop and restart the video as you learn. Please leave a comment after watching the video.
NOTE: We also post links to free instruction videos produced by other instructors. Scroll down and check them out!
Getting necessary accessories; Set-up and Get In Tune.
The Boxes on the dulcimer.
Basic Skill Development - Learning Scales
Playing Thirds -- Three Notes Up, One Back
Playing Simple Chords -- Naming the Boxes
1-4-5 Chord Progressions Using Simple Chords
Better 1-4-5 Chords in the Same Box
Embellishments, Decorations, and Ornimentation (PART 1)
Embellishments, Decorations, and Ornimentation (PART 2)
Playing an Irish Run, With Caps, in Mississippi Sawyer (PART 1)
Mississippi Sawyer - Part 2; More on Irish Runs and Caps
Learn Chord Structure and Patterns
Combine Arpeggios and Melody Lines
Finding and Playing Minor Chords
Learn to Play St. Anne's Reel
"Whiskey Before Breakfast"
"Joy To The World!"
"What Child Is This?"
"Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
"Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella"
"O Come All Ye Faithful"
"O Holy Night"
"Angels We Have Heard"
"In The Garden"
Playing the Blues on Hammered Dulcimer
"Milk Cow Blues"
"St. Louis Woman Blues"
"Send The Light"
"Power In The Blood"
"Sweet Hour of Prayer"
"Ole Joe Clark"
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DAN LANDRUM Beginning techniques
TED YODER Tuning
JOHN McCUTCHEON Basics
CHRIS FOSS Demystifying the Dulcimer
DULCIMER DAN Amazing Grace
We accept no fee or gratuity for posting videos, and we only post videos we have reviewed and think are helpful to beginners and advanced beginners.
Steve Eulberg Click here for a free sample from Steve Eulberg's "Absolute Beginner" video series. Steve is an excellent multi-instrument player and teacher. Click here for another of Steve's free videos that shows how to hold the hammers. Click here for Steve's video on tuning the hammered dulcimer. If you like Steve's approach, you can check him out at his website: www.dulcimercrossing.com.
Chris Foss Click here for a video lesson from Chris Foss. Chris and his wife, Melanie, make fine hammered dulcimers under the brand, Songbird. To see their line of dulcimers hammered dulcimers and psaltrys, go to their website at Songbird.com
To see Dan Landrum explain how to use the hammers CLICK HERE. This is an excellent introductory video to Dulcimer School, operated by Dan and legendary mountain dulcimer player Steve Seifert. Ulimited learning videos for $15/month. Great videos and a great deal, if you are serious about learning.