Dave Haas

Friday 10:15-11:30 Session 2C Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate

                  The Art of Playing Slowly You can play songs by plucking but you want to play cleaner and smoother. Discover how to improve accuracy, clarity, volume fingerings, and chord formation. Learn to provide chordal accompaniment. DAD

Friday 2:30-3:45 Session 4B Mountain Dulcimer Novice

Playing Smoothly: Keys to Success. Discover tips to make you play smooth as silk! Improve your strumming and explore new fingerings to increase smoothness. Improve your confidence as you play faster and cleaner. You’ll be glad you took this workshop! DAD

Friday 4:15-5:30 Session 5D Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate

                  Taming The Wild Dulcimer-Banjo! Have you been reluctant to play your dulcimer-banjo with others? Discover how to control volume and improve your sound. Explore left and right-hand techniques, provide chordal accompaniments for all tunes. Your instrument will sound amazing after this workshop! DAD

Saturday 8:45-10:00 Session 6B Mountain Dulcimer Novice

Slow and Beautiful: An Introduction to Playing Arpeggios. Do you want to play slow songs with emotion and feeling? Explore a simple approach to facilitate plucking the strings one-at-a-time- playing the melody within the chords of the tune. Explore where to place your right hand to maximize accuracy, volume, and clarity. DAD

Saturday 10:15-11:30 Session 7E Mountain Dulcimer Advanced

                  Master Your Fretboard! Want to make your music more interesting for yourself and others? Explore how to add variety by moving the melody to other regions of the fretboard. Gain insights on how to simplify this and improve play. Both slow and fast tunes will be covered. DAD 

Saturday 2:30-3:45 Session 9A Mountain Dulcimer Beginner

Easy Peasy: You Can Do This! Get ready to begin a new adventure! Learn how to hold, tune, strum, and read tab. Tips for good fingering and how to play simple chords. You will have fun and gain confidence in your new abilities. DAD

Saturday 4:15-5:30 Session 10E Mountain Dulcimer Advanced

                  David Schnaufer’s “When Silence Was Golden” Learn David’s tune, “When Silence Was Golden.” Use advanced arpeggios to learn the melody and then move to the octave region of the fretboard. Explore techniques to improve fingering, volume, sustain, and clarity. This tune is sure to delight the listener! A capo is required. DAD