Joe Collins

Friday 8:45-10:00 Session 1D Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate

              Sweet and Gentle Tunes.  Slow paced Celtic tunes. Includes “Irish Lullaby”, “Green Grow the Rashes”, and a few more. Great songs to add to your repertoire.

Friday 1:00-2:15 Session 3E Mountain Dulcimer Advanced

               The William Tell Overture. This workshop breaks down how Joe plays the William Tell Overture on the 3 strings of a standard dulcimer. We will work with inverted chords, controlled picking, and strumming, bending strings and more. Whatever it takes to beat out that tune!

Friday 4:15-5:30 Session 5E Mountain Dulcimer Advanced

              Old Time Tunes. Old time Fiddle tunes are fun and bouncy and often require a degree of intricate, economical picking on the dulcimer. We will work on that. Tunes include “Done Gone”, “Buckeye Jim” and others.

Saturday 8:45-10:00 Session 6E Mountain Dulcimer Advanced

Getting Jiggy with It! Explore basic dulcimer techniques and strumming rhythms for playing Celtic jigs. It might not be as hard as you think.

Saturday 10:15-11:30 Session 7D Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate

              Multi-Part Celtic Tunes. This workshop will introduce you to Celtic pieces written in two or more parts. The lead can stand on its own, but other parts can be used to complement the lead or as accompaniment for singing.

Saturday 1:00-2:15 Session 8D Mountain Dulcimer Intermediate

              Multi-Part Hymn “Shall We Gather at the River”. Includes multiple dulcimer parts, sound files, and an accompaniment track in two different speeds, one for practice and one for performance.

Saturday 2:30-3:45 Session 9B Mountain Dulcimer Novice

              Finger Pickin’ Good. Play the sweet, gentle sound of finger -picking on the mountain dulcimer. This workshop covers the basics of finger-picking to get you started right!