#4G10:30 – 11:45 HD Beginner
of the Trade
this workshop you will receive handouts highlighting 10 KEY faucets of playing
the H.D. – and we’ll discuss each one – but mostly we will explore the Hammered
Dulcimer with our hammers and try to get a good “ground base” understanding
that will apply to future skills, learning & playing – including a beginner
#7I 4:00 – 5:15 HD Advance
Backup on the Hammered Dulcimer
beyond the melody line (or rather behind)… Performing with a band, I play
plenty of backup. This is one of the aspects of playing the H.D. I am asked
questions about the most. Let’s take a look at “weaving” in and out of playing
the main melody – intentional backs up “tools” and thoughts on interpretively
playing back up.
#8H 9:00 – 10:15 HD Intermediate
this workshop we will discover, review several tools in out hammered dulcimer
“arsenal” used for “ornamentation” – “beautification” = “interest”… in the
songs that we play. We will learn some ways to apply several of them to the
songs that we’re already playing and to songs that we’re learning!
#9H 10:30 – 11:45 HD Intermediate
Bells of St. Mary’s”
FUN this song is! Written in 1917 – made popular by Bing Crosby in a film of
the same name – is sometimes associated with Christmas because of the movie,
but is actually a love song and the words reference – red leaves. Come and
learn this song that really “fits” – the Hammered Dulcimer. Arranged with
embellishments using hammers AND plucking! (The plucking “implements” will be
provided in class.)
#10G 1:00 – 2:15
Beginner Beginner Tunes!
and learn. 2 “beginner” songs with the main melody line plus a couple of “basic”
embellishments. The music handouts will include my personal TAB for hammered
dulcimer – that helps you to know which bridge we’re playing on, and which side
of the treble bridge to play each note. I will have several songs for the class
from and if time, we’ll learn a 3rd!
#11I 2:30 – 3:45 HD Advance
Eye is on the Sparrow”
the framework (arrangement), of this inspiring, gospel hymn, we will work on an
intro & outro, variation, dynamics, octave change, a few triplets, and
playing with FEELING!