#1F 1:00 – 2:15 MD Advance
Beyond the Notes
workshop will explore a variety of concepts and techniques for expressing
yourself through your playing. Music is so much more than notes! We will focus
on ideas and techniques to help you play what you feel, and apply these ideas
to a variety of music. PLEASE BRING A CAPO!
#2B 2:30 – 3:45 MD Novice
Your Left Hand Skills
you want to improve the sound and fluidity of your playing, this course is for
you.! We wil focus on techniques and exercises for your left hand including:
getting good sound, improving your fingering, hammer-one’s and pull-off’s,
slides, and more! Even if you know some of these techniques, this workshop will
help improve and master them. And we’ll apply these ideas and techniques to
#4D 10:30 – 11:45 MD Intermediate
Notes And Variation To Your Music
you want to add some personal expression to the tunes you play and/or if you
want to play a tune differently each time through, this workshop is for you! We
will explore how to add notes, rhythm changes, and other variations to any type
of music you play. And we will apply these techniques to an Irish tune, a
Renaissance tune, a waltz, and an old-time tune! PLEAE BRING A CAPO!
#5D 1:00 – 2:15 MD Intermediate
class will present a number of tunes that are not in the key of D! Hopefully,
this will inspire you to expand your repertoire to include many types and
styles of music that are typically played in keys other than D. This will be
appreciated if you happen to play music with instruments other than mountain
dulcimers! Come with me as we explore the voice of the dulcimer in keys other
than D and learn to play some great tunes! PLEASE BRING A CAPO!
#7F 4:00 – 5:15 MD Advance
BACKUP / PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS!
music with others should go beyond just two or more people playing the same
tune at the same time! How can you make it better? This workshop will explore
concepts and techniques used to enhance the music when playing with others. In
particular, we will emphasize creating harmony and focus on listening while you
play! PLEASE BRING A CAPO!
#11F 2:30 – 3:45 MD Advance
Beauty And Power Of Stephen Foster
Foster remains one oof the most beloved and prolific American songwriters. This
workshop will explore some wonderful compositions not commonly heard or played,
but no less beautiful and enchanting. You will learn some more of Foster’s
timeless melodies, enchanting lyrics, and rhythmic variations. PLEASE BRING A
#12F 4:00 – 5:15 MD Advance
Tunes Not Traditionally Played in D!
of the traditional old-time tunes were played on instruments other than the
mountain dulcimer! Most commonly they were played on fiddles and banjos… and
they were not played in D! Sadly, many dulcimer tab writers just converted
these tunes to D to make them more accessible to dulcimer players. Well. I
think the dulcimer is very capable of playing these great tunes in their
traditional keys! This workshop will review some principles and techniques and
present some great old-time tunes that are in keys other than D! PLEASE BRING A