SATURDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
1) Mini Workshop Schedule featuring four timeslots (90 minutes) covering 4 levels
of hammered dulcimer, 4 levels of mountain dulcimer, autoharp, and additional titles
2) On Saturday, there will also be longer term sessions for the following:
Beginners ... Mountain dulcimer, Hammered dulcimer, Autoharp
Introduction to: Clawhammer Banjo and Ukulele
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HEIDI MULLER: Fiddle Tunes and Techniques
Add some old-time Appalachian music to your repertoire! We値l play some lesser-known fiddle tunes while building skills in both left and right-hand techniques. Learn how to glide through the melody using hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides, at the same time we practice strumming and flatpicking.
Tunes will include several from legendary West Virginia fiddlers like Melvin Wine, Ed Haley, and Harvey Sampson, and some tune from other areas. We値l play in the keys of D, G, and A by using a capo, playing from the chord forms, and perhaps using an alternate tuning.
Ilace's Intermediate 2 class will seek to answer these questions:
Where do I find new material/jam tunes/ etc.?
We'll explore sources and try a few tunes. If you don't know "Roscoe," you will!
What can I do with this tune?
Building good arrangements begins with a well-equipped toolbox. We'll add some tools to yours to help you get more mileage out of tunes (like "Moses Hoe Your Corn) and
vary them harmonically, rhythmically, and decoratively (like "Southwind"). Most of our
time will be spent here.
What is this hand separation thing and why do I need to try it?
It's just another tool! Train your brain to achieve some independence and free your
hands for new playing adventures. You may not be able to play a round with yourself
right away, but you can make some beautiful music more easily!
PRACTICE PLOYS FOR POLISHED PLAYERS
After we can say that fast 10 times, we'll discuss, and try different ways of practicing to enhance our playing.
PLAYING WITH THE PENTATONIC SCALE
So much can be added to our tunes by using the 5-note scale. We'll discuss how to find a pentatonic tune, how to use it in our playing, and in our back-up.
tASTE OF IRELAND
I'll share an arrangement of a Celtic tune or two!
Dulcimer Duos: Playing and Arranging
This class will learn some interesting tunes in parts with both flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques, while focusing on fluid performance. We値l consider chord fingerings in standard and inverted chords, look at how to connect them smoothly, use ornaments to create a flow, and work with different picking patterns. (Please bring a capo.)
We値l also discuss how you can write your own duets and backup parts, while making tasty choices of chords, bass parts, harmonies, and picking patterns. Please feel free to bring along a tune that you壇 like some help with.
DEE DEE TIBITTS:
A TASTE OF IRELAND
After I got to visit Ireland, and got to jam with three pub bands, I have a new zeal for Irish music! We'll learn some ornaments to add to some lovely Irish tunes.I
USING RHYTHMIC ACCOMPANIMENT IN OUR ARRANGEMENTS
We'll explore some off-beat rhythms while playing beautiful tunes.
DUETING WITH DULCIMERS
Playing with others is so rewarding. We'll learn two and three part tunes to play solo, or with others.
Ilace's Advanced class will focus on honing skills such as:
Playing expressively: it's not just about dynamics. We'll explore the components helpful to really communicating through our music.
Adapting tunes for hammered dulcimer: the cool classical/pop/whatever tunes we want to play aren't always easy to find in dulcimer-friendly form. We'll walk through the process of how to make it work.
Stagecraft 101: performing like a pro requires more than self-confidence. We'll discuss how to be a star (more or less) on stage.
Playing together: We'll explore some three-part harmony arrangements that are triple the fun and discuss arranging for ensembles.
3) There will be several double mini sessions on Saturday(150 minutes) .. TBA.