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Friday, November 27, 2015

Invitation to Advent Dulcimer Devotions

Here is an Invitation for you!

I have put together some Advent Dulcimer Devotions, delivered weekly to your email inbox for the 4 weeks of Advent.  

These are instrumental recordings of Advent hymns, played on various ensembles of mountain and hammered dulcimers, sometimes with additional accompaniment.  

They can be just what your centering practice desires for the hectic days and weeks before Christmas actually arrives:

You can sign up here:

or go to my website and sign up in the middle of the page:


Steve Eulberg

PS I will also be giving a Concert Window Concert of Advent Tunes on Monday, Nov 30 at 5:30 pm PST, 6:30 pm MST, 7:30 pm CST, 8:30 pm EST

Monday, November 23, 2015

Patreon Campaign Progress
Since beginning this project in January to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Owl Mountain Music, Inc. I am now (drumroll please!) 

76% of the way to reaching my goal of 30 patrons in my first year!

This has resulted in our reaching 3 Milestone Goals and being only $8 a month away from reaching the 4th Milestone Goal.  
(Each goal results in additional special rewards for Patrons).

Now here is the real deal, or why I started this project:

9 Projects Completed:

1. Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude arr. for Mountain Dulcimer

4. Another Jig Will Do digitized

5. Dulcimer-Friendly Worship Vol II digitized book and CD

6. Soaring SongBook created, digitized

7. a piece of it all Chord Chart Book created, digitized

9. First Snow for Mixed Dulcimer Quartet Video

New Work Created/Begun:

Traded My Thyroid In (Guitar Tablature)

2 New (unnamed) hammered dulcimer compositions

Progress on 3 new Dulcimer Orchestra Arrangements

The strongest impact for me, however, has been to have this community of support (whose presence challenges me to keep focused!)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

(After the) Concert Window Show

Now THAT was a lot of fun!
Pre-Show set up

I had done a Concert Window Show with my trio, S.E.A (Erin Mae Lewis and Amber Rogers) last month, but this week was the first one I did as a solo, and it was a blast.

Lots of folks tuned in from several different time zones and were very active in posting while I played and sang Gratitude-Themed songs and tunes.

Pre-Show Selfie
While preparing for the show was very much like any other concert, choosing the tunes, designing the Set List, deciding which instrument would play which tune, doing the publicity and reminders about the show, making postcards for my local classes and friends; the real difference is after the show.  Connecting with the people joined in, those who had comments during the show or who left comments afterwards.  Those who chose tips which need rewards sent to them.

All of this is the connection that is sometimes missing after a live concert when I have to pack up my gear and drive back home.

Some of my friends ask if I think the 70/30% split with Concert Window is a fair one.  My answer:  yes.

Not only is the interface and the publicity and the accounting and the follow-up quite intuitive, the quality of the video and sound is higher than some other platforms, AND there is a highlight video created immediately, AND I am able to save an archival copy of the show, provided I make no commercial use of it.   Furthermore, this is a better percentage in favor of the artist that other platforms that I've used in the past.  Finally, your tips and tickets and support was deposited into my bank within 4 days.

Here is the highlight video from the concert:

Ungrateful to These Teachers is the first concert performance of this tune, inspired by a poem by Kahlil Gibran.

I will be giving other Concert Window Shows.  If you want to follow me on Concert Window  here is My Channel.

The next one will be an ADVENT-themed show with tunes from my first all-instrumental recording, Hark, the Glad Sound!  so mark your calendar!

Monday, November 30, 5:30 pm PST, 6:30 pm MST, 7:30 pm CST, 8:30 pm EST