In direct response to a common issue seen in his live Q&A, Steve crafted the following group of 9 lessons devoted to "thumb building". Learn all 6 variations of the exercise Steve teaches and practice them to start building up that thumb!
Taught by Steve Eulberg in Fingerstyle Guitar seriesLength: 16:38Difficulty: 2.0 of 5
Fingerstyle guitar is the classic art of playing the guitar solely with the fingers. Fingerstyle playing opens up a whole new realm of possibilities on the guitar.
Steve introduces you to the world of fingerstyle guitar by teaching a few exercises and an orignal tune called "Porch Swingin'."Length: 38:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches you to play Op. 60 (No. 1) composed by Matteo Carcassi.Length: 42:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve teaches a fingerstyle arrangement of "House of the Rising Sun" by Animals.Length: 29:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve covers some of the fingerstyle techniques created by Elizabeth, or "Libbis" Cotten.Length: 24:00 Difficulty: 3.5 FREE
Steve Eulberg teaches you how to play his original piece "Planxton's Farewell." This is part 1 of a 2 part lesson.Length: 34:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
This is part 2 of the fingerstyle song "Planxton's Farewell." In this lesson Steve teaches you the second half of this beautiful tune.Length: 22:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Steve discusses drop D tuning and how it is used. He also teaches an original song in this tuning called "Neither Lion Nor Lamb."Length: 30:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches the second half of his beautiful fingerstyle piece, "Porch Swingin'."Length: 30:21 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve teaches a fingerstyle version of the classic song "Five Foot Two."Length: 29:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson Steve shows how to play the introduction of the classic Jim Croce song, "Operator," in a fingerstyle fashion.Length: 22:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Steve returns to the beautiful Jim Croce song, "Operator," in this fingerstyle guitar lesson. This time around he demonstrates the verse.Length: 12:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve finishes up the Jim Croche song, "Operator." He covers the chorus and brings the entire song together.Length: 9:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve uses the classic childrens song, "Paw Paw Patch" to demonstrate how an alternating bass line can be played within a fingerstyle arrangement.Length: 15:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg teaches a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of his original song, "We Wanted a King."Length: 36:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg guides you through a series of exercises meant to improve the dexterity and independence of the thumb.Length: 12:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg mixes up the fingers to create a dynamic fingerstyle exercise.Length: 12:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg explains how to play the classic song "Chopsticks" using fingerstyle technique.Length: 12:18 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Steve Eulberg teaches an advanced version of "Chopsticks."Length: 8:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Welcome to the first lesson in a 3 part series on the song "Ode To Joy". Steve has arranged a very unique fingerstyle lesson that starts from square one. This 3 part series can really help any beginner...Length: 10:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In the midst of this three part lesson series, Steve continues his "Ode To Joy" song lesson by introducing a parallel movement. This will demonstrate a "skip a string" technique with the picking hand and...Length: 7:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In his final lesson in the three part series of the song "Ode To Joy", Steve adds a few more additional fingerstyle techniques to the mix. By adding a harmony and a D string drone note, this will complete...Length: 10:43 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In direct response to a common issue seen in his live Q&A, Steve crafted the following group of 9 lessons devoted to "thumb building". Learn all 6 variations of the exercise Steve teaches and practice...Length: 16:38 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
The second installment of Steve's Thumb Builder lessons continues to build your finger and thumb coordination with multiple pattern variations.Length: 8:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Join Steve for the third installment in his Thumb Builder lessons. Keep pressing on and you should be finding that the mechanical movements are becoming more and more natural.Length: 10:33 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
It's time to challenge yourself by adding more fingers to the mix! Instead of just responding to the thumb with one finger, you'll be using different fingers on different strings.Length: 8:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Things are getting a little more complicated and a little more challenging as Steve marches through some more thumb building exercises. Keep up the hard work and practice!Length: 6:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve continues to build up muscle memory and coordination. In these exercises, the thumb is gonna start jumping around along with the fingers.Length: 9:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Part 7 of Thumb Building Bootcamp! Good job for making it this far! Things keep getting more challenging, but you should definitely be noticing a marked improvement in your finger-thumb coordination...Length: 8:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve introduces a handful of new patterns to keep on building up that thumb.Length: 7:53 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Good work! You've made it to the final installment of thumb builder exercises. Learn some of the patterns that Steve commonly uses in his own playing.Length: 6:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Sometimes we hear the word exercise and it just sounds like work... That probably won't be the case when you listen to the exercise Steve teaches in this lesson. It will take some work, but you'll walk...Length: 19:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Steve takes the familiar Frere Jacque and teaches how to play it in a round on the guitar.Length: 6:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Turn this classic folk tune into a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement.Length: 13:24 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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