Celtic music is a rich, diverse style filled with hundreds of years of culture and beauty. This style of guitar attempts to capture the rich cultural heritage of the music and transfer it into the world of guitar. From reels to jigs to horn pipes, Steve will get you well on your way.
Steve Eulberg introduces Celtic guitar in this lesson. He will talk about the history of the music and cover some basics such as rhythm and timing.Length: 16:11 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg talks more about the reel rhythm and teaches "The Rakes of Mallow" as a demonstration.Length: 39:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Steve Eulberg ventures into the exciting world of the double jig. As a demonstration, he teaches a song entitled "Irish Washerwoman."Length: 27:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson Steve Eulberg talks about the single jig style of playing and teaches the song "The Road to Lisdoonvarna" as an example.Length: 29:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson Steve Eulberg teaches a classic Celtic song entitled "Air Fa La La Lo." This song is heaps of fun to play and sing along with.Length: 26:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches a hauntingly beautiful Celtic song called "O Waly, Waly" in this lesson.Length: 19:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches a classic Celtic piece entitled "Rickett's Hornpipe."Length: 24:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve takes you into the world of slip jigs using the song "Another Jig Will Do" as an example.Length: 36:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve explains and demonstrates the double jig. He uses "The Lilting Banshee" as an example.Length: 34:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve talks about some great resources for learning Celtic songs and lyrics.Length: 12:47 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Steve teaches the Celtic tune "O'Keefe's Slide."Length: 27:47 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches a classic Celtic tuned titled "Rock Road to Dublin 1."Length: 32:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve teaches a great Celtic tune called "The Rose Garden Reel."Length: 19:02 Difficulty: 3.0 FREE
Steve Eulberg presents his second installment of "O'Keefe's Slide." Here he demonstrates melodic embellishments known as ornaments. Steve explains two new ornaments that can be incorporated into the melody....Length: 23:20 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Steve completes "O'Keefe's Slide" by demonstrating the final ornaments. Studying this lesson will leave you with a better knowledge of how to add ornaments to a Celtic style song.Length: 25:17 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches a Celtic song entitled "Kesh Jig." Here Steve provides a demonstration of both the rhythm and melody parts. The song is presented in standard tuning as well as open G tuning.Length: 20:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg breaks down open G tuning and demonstrates how it it can be used in Celtic music.Length: 11:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve revisits the Celtic tune "Kesh Jig" now that he has covered open G tuning. Working in conjunction with lessons 16 and 17, this lesson explains how the tune can be played by a multiple guitar ensemble....Length: 21:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve teaches an old Celtic song entitled "Swallow Tail Jig." Here you will learn the chord progressions that harmonize the A and B sections of the melody.Length: 13:24 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve presents a lesson on an old Irish song called "After the Battle of Aughrim." In this lesson you will learn the chord progression and three different ways to play the melody.Length: 25:23 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
How does a pocket full of nickels and dimes help teach you an old Scottish song? Find out how in this lesson on the strathspey "Brachanlom."Length: 22:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Steve presents another great Celtic guitar lesson. He covers "The Wind That Shakes the Barley." Enjoy!Length: 23:53 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Welcome to this unique Celtic song lesson entitled "Reluctant Bus Boy!" This song was written by Steve Eulberg himself and was inspired by his son.Length: 16:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Steve Eulberg
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An Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Steve Eulberg weaves mountain and hammered dulcimers with a variety of unusual instruments to create thought-provoking, smile-inducing, toe-tapping acoustic experiences.
He has sung and composed for religious communities, union halls, picket lines, inter-faith retreats, mountain-top youth camps, as well as the more familiar venues: clubs, coffeehouses, bookstores, festivals, charity benefits and showcase concerts.
Born and raised in the German-heritage town of Pemberville, Ohio, Steve was exposed to a variety of music in his home. Early piano lessons were followed by trumpet in school band, and he became self-taught on ukelele and guitar and harmonica. Mandolin was added at Capital University where, while majoring in History, he studied Ear Training, Voice and took Arranging lessons from the Conservatory of Music.
While at college, he first heard hammered and mountain dulcimers, building his first mountain dulcimer just before his final year. Seminary training took him the west side of Denver where he built his first hammered dulcimer. With these instruments, he was able to give voice to the Scottish, English and Irish traditions to which he is also heir.
Following marriage in 1985 to Connie Winter-Eulberg he settled in Kansas City, Missouri. There he worked cross-culturally in a church of African-Americans, Latinos and European Americans, with music being a primary organizing tool. He moved with his family in 1997 to be nestled beside the Rocky Mountains in Fort Coillins, Colorado.
Founder of Owl Mountain Music, Inc. he teaches and performs extensively in Colorado and Wyoming with tours across the US and the UK. He delights in introducing the â€œsweet musicâ€ of dulcimers to people in diverse settings and in addition to his own recordings, has included dulcimers in a variety of session work for other musicians.
In 2000 he was commissioned to create a choral composition featuring dulcimers for the Rainbow Chorus in Fort Collins. It was recorded in the same year (BEGINNINGS). He is currently at work on a commissioned symphony that will feature hammered dulcimer and Australian didjeridu.
Eulberg passionately believes that music crosses cultural and language barriers because music builds community. Influenced by a variety of ethnic styles, his music weaves vital lyric with rap, rock, folk, gospel and blues. Audiences of all ages respond well to his presentation and to his warm sense of humor.
Steve is a member of Local 1000 (AFM), The Folk Alliance, BMI and BWAAG (Better World Artists and Activist's Guild).
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