Susan Trump

Friday 2-10-2023

Class #4E 10:30 – 11:45 MD Intermediate

Singing with the Dulcimer – Fun for All

It’s great fun to sing with the dulcimer. To get us started we’ll go through basic chords, and then chords in different positions, which makes instant harmony! Then we’ll have fun singing some songs together. I’ll have some and you can bring your favorites to share also.

Class #5A 1:00 – 2:15 MD Beginner

Front Porch Strumming and More!

We’ll work on developing a good right hand strum, learn how strum direction can help you with counting and rhythms and explore some basic ideas about chords and left hand fingering. AND, we’ll learn some really fun tunes for your repertoire. DAD Tuning

Class #6C 2:30 – 3:45 MD Intermediate

Gorgeous Tunes in E minor

This tuning is great for lute tunes, international tunes and lovely airs. It gives the dulcimer a wonderful medieval sound. DAD Tuning and a capo

Class #7D 4:00 – 5:15 MD Intermediate

Sea Shanties

These robust work songs have strong rhythms are great fun to play on the dulcimer. We’ll learn a few and the history behind these songs of the sea. DAD Tuning, and maybe a capo. New Repertoire for Mt. Dora

Saturday 2-11-2023

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

Play Along Without Panic – Join the Jamming Fun

Use eyes, ears, TAB and musical understanding to play along and join in! We’ll learn simple techniques to help you learn new tunes quickly and painlessly. DAD tuning

Class #11C 2:30 – 3:45 MD Intermediate

Flat picking to Bluegrassy Fingerpicking

We’ll take a tune or two and by varying your right hand technique we’ll play it with the basic strum technique, then substitute the bum-daddies for bluegrass style fingerpicking/ I’ll show you how. Earl Scruggs and Nashville….Here we come! DAD Tuning

Class #12 D 4:00 – 5:15 MD Intermediate


That lovely step-hop rhythm of the sailor’s dance makes Hornpipes some of my favorites to play (and they don’t go to fast) Learn the right hand technique you’ll need to enjoy them too. (Great to pair with sea shanties!) DAD tuning