#1B 1:00 – 2:15 MD Novice
That Anchor for Novice Fingers (Repeat 3B)
focus of this workshop is to help improve left-hand fingering for the novice
player. Incorporating the technique of anchoring, especially with the ring and
middle finger, can enhance being able to play smoothly and with speed.
Anchoring is especially helpful playing fiddle tunes. We will practice some
anchoring exercises to apply in several tunes.
#2C 2:30 – 3:45 MD Intermediate
Capo? Using a Capo and Changing Keys
a capo can be a bit intimidating for some. But using it with your mountain dulcimer
can expand your ability to go beyond the key of D. We will explore playing a
tune in E minor, G, and A by placing a capo at different frets, as well as how to
place it on your instrument. Yes, you will need a capo.
#3B 9:00 – 10:15 MD Novice
Love Songs of the Appalachian Mountains
is the month we often think about love. What better time to come learn
traditional love songs of the mountains, including the Carter tune “The Storms
are on the Ocean”. These songs are arranged for the novice player in D-A-d, but
we will try one in the traditional mountain minor tuning of D-A-C. Have your
tuner on hand. Our hearts will be filled with stories of love.
#5C 1:00 – 2:15 MD Intermediate
of Deliverance Beautiful Lesser-Known Spirituals
of us know the spiritual He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. There are many
more that are just as fun and beautiful. We will learn to play a few as well as
some background history. Some three finger chords will be used. Also, we will
use the 1 ½ fret if you have one. If not, there are alternate chords and frets
for those who don’t have it.
#9B 10:30 – 11:45 MD Novice
And-Uh 2 And-Uh 3: ¾ Time Waltzing with the Dulcimer
will be waltzing on the strings in this workshop. We will practice and apply
strumming patterns in ¾ waltz time. The Fiddler Has Played His Last Waltz, and
a couple other well-known tunes and waltzes will be included in this workshop.
#10A 1:00 – 2:15 MD Beginner
Is the Way We Strum Along
starting out on the mountain dulcimer? Let’s learn about what our right hand
does strumming out and in as we begin playing the mountain dulcimer. We will
focus on basic strumming patterns as we learn to play a few easy traditional
tunes. Reading tab and a few right-hand fretting tips will also be included to
take your playing from beginner to beyond.