"Hi! Steve Eulberg here with a Habit for Your Healthy Music Habitat.
Immersing yourself in something new is something that can be very helpful for developing your musicality.
The mountain dulcimer is normally something that I have tuned in a 1-5-8 or 1-5-5 tuning, but 1-3-5 tuning now in this electric dulcimer. I could do the same on an unelectric dulcimer, but I just like this for the jazz sound.
What it does is it changes all my orientation of where things are.
But what I do is try to immerse myself in this. And sometimes I do this, like, for a whole day.
Or a whole week.
Or I'll take a month where I'll just focus on: This is what I want to do with my creative time, with my practice time, with my expanding my boundaries time. I'm going to focus on this one thing.
And you know what? Over time it gets to be more comfortable. It gets to be one of the things I want to GO to, right away.
That's what I encourage you to do."