Stephen Seifert

Thursday 2-9-2023

Class #1J 1:00 – 2:15 Tabledit


I’ll show exactly how I use TablEdit to create mountain dulcimer tablature. We’ll have time for questions, too.

Friday 2-10-2023

Class #5F 1:00 – 2:15 MD Advance

Introduction to the Chromatic Dulcimer Way of Life

Learn a number of ways to make use of the extra frets in a chromatic mountain dulcimer. I’ve got a bunch of tips and ideas to make your journey successful and unique to your own interests. Even if you don’t have a chromatic, you’re welcome to attend. DAD

Class #6F 2:30 – 3:45 MD Advance

Playable Fancy Tunes in the 1-3-5 Tuning

The 1-3-5 tuning allows regular dulcimers to play chromatic music. In addition to bringing some cool arrangements, I’ll give you some tips on how to make your own arrangements in this versatile tuning. DF#A Tuning

Class #7E 4:00 – 5:15 MD Intermediate

Fingerpicking is Beautiful

Think slow and beautiful. Also, think DOABLE! We’ll start with the easy stuff and move into something fancier. Beautiful is the goal! DAD

Saturday 2-11-2023

Class #9E 10:30 11:45 MD Intermediate

A More Fun Way to Flat-Pick – Makes Sense, Too

Flat-picking the mountain dulcimer doesn’t have to be complicated. I’ll show you how to take tunes you know and turn them into fun flat-picked versions. DAD

Class #10E 1:00 – 2:15 MD Intermediate

A Simpler Approach to Chord-Melody Style

I’m going to train you on how to use a simple chord melody style I learned from David Schnaufer. We’ll practice applying it to a number of tunes. Playing chords and melody at the same time doesn’t have to be hard. I’ll show you. DAD

Class #11B 2:30 -3:45 MD Novice

Beginning Jammers

This is for people who are new to jamming, especially beginning and novice players, but any level, really. Not only will we go slow, but I’ll have a bunch of ways to make this fun. I’ll bring the music, but you’re welcome to bring any you think will be helpful for you. DAD

Class #12A 4:00 5:15 MD Beginner

Sample Four Beginner Learning Styles

This class is a survey of four ways beginners can learn to play the mountain dulcimer. Find out which one works best for you. DAD