This fantastic lesson explains that the strum hand determines when we hear the sound, and the "what" hand creates what we hear.
Taught by Steve Eulberg in Kids and Guitar seriesLength: 8:15Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Playing the guitar can be a fun, educational, and productive activity for children of all ages. Introduce your child to the wonderful world of music with this lesson series.
In this lesson, the first in the Kids and Guitar series, Steve Eulberg introduces the guitar and its many wonders.Length: 7:23 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg talks about the parts of the guitar and how they function. You also get to see some of his wonderful artwork.Length: 7:30 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Steve explains how to properly hold your guitar. He also explains how the strings are named.Length: 8:54 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve prepares you to play your first notes in this lesson. Get ready for some fun!Length: 13:12 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve explains finger placement and proper playing technique. He also teaches a fun new song.Length: 14:12 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Learning how to properly tune the guitar is an absolutely essential skill. In this lesson, Steve walks you through the tuning process.Length: 8:30 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Steve Eulberg provides a new exercise that will challenge your mind and hands.Length: 8:07 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
Steve introduces some basic chords. Then, he teaches the classic song "Hot Cross Buns."Length: 14:48 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve explains proper picking hand technique.Length: 9:34 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg covers the classic children's song "Mary Had a Little Lamb."Length: 6:37 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve teaches an easy children's song called "Aunt Rhody." We've all heard the song. Now it's time to play it!Length: 10:59 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve teaches a classic song called "Paw Paw Patch" in this lesson.Length: 10:50 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches the popular kids song "The Wheels on the Bus."Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Steve Eulberg teaches the song "The Wheels on the Bus" in a different key.Length: 14:11 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve teaches the popular kids song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" in this lesson.Length: 11:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve teaches "Ode to Joy," a catchy and highly recognizable tune.Length: 20:52 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve demonstrates techniques to accomplish the ability to move your fingers independently.Length: 6:54 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve teaches the E minor chord. This chord was first introduced in the song "Ode to Joy" and serves as an introduction to the remaining minor chords that will be taught in this series.Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Steve introduces the A minor chord. You have an opportunity to compare and contrast the difference in sound between major and minor chords in this lesson.Length: 9:16 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Steve breaks away from left hand positions to focus on picking hand technique.Length: 6:44 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Steve adds yet another chord for your fingers to enjoy. In this lesson, he teaches the B minor chord. Steve teaches the proper fingering for this chord and incorporates it into a few chord progression...Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Give your fretting hand a workout with this 4 fret exercise!Length: 9:24 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg explains an exercise that will develop your ability to perform position shifts.Length: 11:11 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Steve shows how to "monkey around" with a fret hand exercise designed to develop creativity and proper technique.Length: 4:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve demonstrates the D minor chord.Length: 3:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve uses the new D minor chord from Lesson 25 in the classic song "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho."Length: 9:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve demonstrates some techniques that help transition smoothly between chords.Length: 9:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
This fantastic lesson explains that the strum hand determines when we hear the sound, and the "what" hand creates what we hear.Length: 8:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve breaks explains how notes are laid out in first position and how the 5th fret is used to shorten up the work needed to play full scales.Length: 8:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Welcome to the first installment of a series that details how various chords are formed! Get started by learning some "G" chords.Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Steve moves from room to room in the house of chords. This lesson features the room of C.Length: 5:01 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Steve continues through the House of Chords. In this lesson, he has found himself in the room of A.Length: 14:18 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Steve welcomes you to the room of E as he continues to take you on a tour of the House of Chords.Length: 5:01 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Steve finally completes his tour of the House of Chords with the room of D.Length: 3:39 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
It's time to introduce a new strumming technique commonly referred to as the "boom-chuck." This lesson will help develop more advanced picking hand skill.Length: 6:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve continues with part 2 of his advanced strumming techniques.Length: 4:16 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Diving more in depth and getting a better grasp on the alternate "boom chuck" style of picking, Steve continues with part 3 of his advanced strumming techniques.Length: 2:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve introduces full chord strumming techniques in part 4 of his advanced strumming lessons.Length: 3:50 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve demonstrates how to "alternate the boom" to a different string in this Advanced Strumming Pt. 5 Lesson.Length: 3:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Welcome to part 6 in a series of advanced strumming techniques. This lesson demonstrates how to "alternate the boom" on two different strings.Length: 4:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Breaks down what the D chord looks like when applying the "boom chuck" strum technique.Length: 2:33 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve finishes off his strumming sessions by demonstrating additional alternating bass patterns within the context of the "boom chuck" strum pattern.Length: 6:00 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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