#1A 1:00 – 2:15 MD Beginner
get tuned up, learn how to hold the dulcimer, how to fret, how to strum, read
basic tab, and we’ll work on a simple melody. You’ll also learn your 3 main
chords (in 2 ways) so you can start to play along with others.
#2A 2:30 – 3:45 MD Beginner
are not Fishy!
will learn your D scale in multiple places on your fretboard. I’ll show you
several exercises to practice your scales as well. Then we will put those
scales to use finding simple melodies by ear.
#3A 9:00 – 10:15 MD Beginner
will introduce you to the “back strum”… You will be learning a few strumming patterns.
We will continue working on our melody and add these patterns to them. We will
also work more with our main 3 chords.
#4A 10:30 – 11:45 MD Beginner
are Long and Short!
will be our music theory Lite class. You will learn note values, time
signatures, your octaves, how to make chords and find them anywhere on your
dulcimer. Time permitting we will do as much as we can here. And we will be
using our dulcimers here throughout the class so that you really understand it.
Bring a pen and paper.
#6E 2:30 – 3:45 MD Intermediate
class is all about adding what I like to call “spice”. We will explore all
sorts of embellishments with the fretting hand, and use our strumming/picking
hand to enhance those embellishments. We will also work on adding flare by
using adjacent frets, 2 finger chords, and more.
#8A 9:00 – 10-15 MD Beginner
our last day we will work on how to best learn and internalize songs. We will
work on a practice schedule for you so that your practice is always fun,
challenging, and keeping you moving ahead. Bring pen and paper for sure. This
will be full of tips and nuggets of great info. We will also play!
#12C 4:00 – 5:15 MD Intermediate
Tab is your Best Friend!
you find yourself stuck in a rut? Have you bought a bunch of tab books and can
play them all but are not sure what’s next? This is the class for you. I’ll
show you how I like to learn songs and take them to the next level.