It may seem like a simple thing, but when it comes down to it, how do we know what the best strum is for a song? Join Steve as he tackles this challenge with a couple different songs.
Taught by Steve Eulberg in Gospel Guitar seriesLength: 14:43Difficulty: 2.0 of 5
The word gospel is derived from Old English god-spell, meaning "good news." With history that can be dated back to the 18th century, gospel music's creation, performance and significance varies by culture and social context.
Steve Eulberg starts his new gospel series with a lesson that details what he plans to teach in the lessons to follow, a hymn called "What a Fellowship," and finally, what playing for worship means.Length: 34:18 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg talks about transposing to be compatible with other instruments and playing in the best key for singers.Length: 15:11 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Steve Eulberg emphasizes the importance of having a good, clear beginning and ending to your songs when playing for a congregation.Length: 8:26 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg discusses using the bluegrass style to relax the song and give the congregation time to sing comfortably. You will be looking at "Cwm Rhondda" as an example.Length: 9:33 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg continues his discussion on giving the congregation a comfortable amount of time to sing. This lesson focuses on tagging the last line, giving everyone a chance to breathe and start again...Length: 6:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg takes some time to talk about hymns. He discusses the importance of having a good message in your songs, as they tend to be "sticky" and a great way of getting your message across. He gives...Length: 8:32 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg takes a look at what happens when you reinterpret the meter of a song. He uses the hymn "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" as an example.Length: 7:23 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg takes a look at whether it's possible to play along with a hymn that is very complex harmonically. He uses the beautiful tune "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" as an example.Length: 8:17 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg takes a look at the hymn, "I Love to Tell the Story" in his newest gospel lesson.Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg takes the hymn you learned in the last lesson, "I Love to Tell the Story," and modernizes it by changing the rhythm.Length: 6:02 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Steve Eulberg takes a look at an old, beautiful American hymn tune called "Martyrdom."Length: 9:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve Eulberg looks at a fun, bluegrass arrangement of "Life Is Like a Mountain Railway."Length: 5:50 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Join Steve as he teaches a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of Amazing Grace.Length: 7:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Steve and take a look at the beautiful melody found in this familiar song.Length: 12:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Steve creates yet another beautiful fingertsyle arrangement for this classic hymn.Length: 13:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Steve as he discusses and models what it means to be the acoustic rhythm player in a worship band. He offers two of his own original worship songs as a great examples.Length: 18:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
It may seem like a simple thing, but when it comes down to it, how do we know what the best strum is for a song? Join Steve as he tackles this challenge with a couple different songs.Length: 14:43 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Sometimes chord charts are right on, but more often than not, those chords are misaligned with the words and the rhythm is left a mystery. Join Steve as he gives some practical advice on how to navigate...Length: 15:55 Difficulty: 2.0 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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