Classes

Room A First roomRoom B Lake corner (mountain dulcimer)Room C Stage area (mountain dulcimer)Room D Other sideRoom E Library (hammered dulcimer)
Session 1: 9 to 10
Bill Cagley, AB
Peggy Carter, Beg.
Karen Mueller, Int.
Lisa Ellsworth, All
Stu Janis, Beg.
Session 2: 10:15 to 11:15
Bill Cagley, AB
Peggy Carter, Beg.
Karen Mueller, AB
Alan Anderson, All
Stu Janis, Beg.
Session 3: 11:30 to 12:30
Bill Cagley, Beg.
Peggy Carter, AB
Karen Mueller, Int.
Lisa Ellsworth, All
Stu Janis, All
Lunch: 12:30 - Concert: 1:00
Session 4: 3 to 4
Bill Cagley, Beg./AB
Karen Mueller, AB
Peggy Carter, AB/Int
Alan Anderson, All
Stu Janis, AB/Int
Session 5: 4:15 to 5:15
Stu Janis, All
Karen Mueller, AB
C5 Jam
Bill Cagley, All
Peggy Carter, Int.
Dinner: 5:30 - Open Mic. 6:00 - Concert: 7:00
Smashed Potato Topping Bar

Mountain Dulcimer

Celtic Airs on the Mountain Dulcimer - C1

From 9 to 10 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Karen Mueller for Int.

Learn some lovely airs and walzes in the chord-melody style, arranged for fingerpicking and flatpicking. DAD.


Fun with Chords on Mountain Dulcimer - C2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Karen Mueller for AB

Learn and practice basic chord shapes and strumming patterns that you can use for playing backup (accompaniment) for your singing with others, as well as work into your solo playing.


Irish Dance Tunes on Mountain Dulcimer - C3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Karen Mueller for Int.

Toe-tapping jigs, reels and polkas all have their own unique rhythms. We'll cover some fun tunes as well as their backup strumming patterns. DAD.


Fiddle Tunes on the Mountain Dulcimer - B4

From 3 to 4 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Karen Mueller for AB

Classic Appalachian dance tunes, as well as newer tunes written in the old style, that sound great on the dulcimer. DAD tuning.


Familiar Favorites/Mountain Dulcimer - B5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Karen Mueller for AB

Smooth out your strumming and strengthen your left-hand fingerings while playing songs from a variety of genres including folk, pop and country.


Intro to Mountain Dulcimer - B1

From 9 to 10 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Peggy Carter for Beg.

Learn the basics of strumming and fretting, and go away with some tunes you'll LOVE! Gray Cat In A Bog, What'll I Do With The Baby-O and Birmingham Jail.


EZ Tunes on Mountain Dulcimer - B2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Peggy Carter for Beg.

Work on 3 strumming patterns and learn (using melody/drone left hand technique), Little Brown Jug, Blue Bells Of Scotland, and Short'nin' Bread in DAD.


Mountain Dulcimer Chords - B3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Peggy Carter for AB

Learn some “All-Purpose Chords” to play in any key, at any level, and then learn 4 basic chord shapes (in 4 different positions for advancing players). Going Home (From The New World Symphony by D'vorak): This is a gentle tune in DAD that uses on 3 chord-shapes, but its really beautiful…. it has words, and could be used as a lullaby, or as a special for church. Uses a slow bum-biddy strum. Little Brown Jug: A lively tune in DAD that uses only 2 chord-shapes. The strumming is basic – just a straight on-the-beat strum, Blowing In The Wind: A song from the Early Folk Movement that can be played in the chord-melody style using 4 chord-shapes, or accompanied with just one chord-shape. This is a good tune for a group with new players plus advancing players. Uses a bum biddy strum throughout, but beginners can do a plain melody-strum. If time permits we'll learn a chord backup for Whiskey Before Breakfast in DAD, using ONE chord shape and a bum-biddy strum.


Hymns on Mountain Dulcimer - C4

From 3 to 4 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Peggy Carter for AB/Int

No, Not One and Angels Watching Over Me. Easy enough for new players, but chord-suggestions and a nice introduction are given for advancing players. We're tuned to DAD, but you’ll need a capo. (I’ll have some to lend.)


Hammer Dulcimer

Intro to the Hammered Dulcimer - E1

From 9 to 10 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Stu Janis for Beg.

It’s got lots of strings. How do you keep track of them? Where are all the notes? Which hammer should I start with? Get answers to your questions and learn a simple tune or two.


Easy Hammered Dulcimer Tunes - E2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Stu Janis for Beg.

You don’t have to be a musical wizard to sound good on the hammered dulcimer. We’ll learn a few simple tunes that everybody knows and some tips to make them sound like more than just a string of notes.


Embellishing on the Hammered Dulcimer - E4

From 3 to 4 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Stu Janis for AB/Int

A tune is more than just a collection as notes and there are countless ways to embellish. We’ll touch on block chords, broken chords, fillers, flams, rolls, bounces, and more.


Hymns on Hammered Dulcimer - E5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Peggy Carter for Int.

Learn to play Shall We Gather At The River (Easy for inexperienced players, but with challenging embellishments for advancing players.) and a duo arrangement of On Jordan's Stormy Banks that uses 2 different tunes with parts written especially for a group that includes players on all levels.


Other Instruments

What is a Bowed Psaltery? - E3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Stu Janis for All

A bowed psaltery can be much more than a pretty wall ornament. Learn how it differs from a violin, where the notes are, and try your hand at a simple song.


Tips on Performing - A5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in First room with Stu Janis for All

Does the thought of performing in front of an audience make you tremble? What if I make a mistake? What do I say between songs? Get answers to these and your other performance questions.


Guitar: Playing Rhythm and Bass Runs - A1

From 9 to 10 in First room with Bill Cagley for AB

While singing a song, a guitarist hits a bass note and strums. The bass line can also connect the chords with a succession of ascending or descending notes. This dresses up the accompaniment to the song. It also can be considered simple lead playing


Guitar: Lead Playing - A2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in First room with Bill Cagley for AB

Letting the instrument sing the song is always exciting. Most folks thinks that playing melodies is an impossible task. I will show that it can be done in a simple and straight forward manner. With a few simple techniques that can be used on other songs quite easily.


Mandolin Workshop - A4

From 3 to 4 in First room with Bill Cagley for Beg./AB

Let's do some picking!  We'll learn a few tunes that you can add to your repertoire.


Bodhran (Irish Drum) - A3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in First room with Bill Cagley for Beg.

It's easier to play than to spell!  The bodhran is the backbone and foundation of the tune. With a few simple steps the key to the bodhran is unlocked.


Jam - C5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Bill Cagley for All

Just what it says! Let's share a few tunes. I'll help keep things rolling and yell out keys and chords when I have to. We'll let folks choose their favorite tunes to add to the mix


Singing with Lisa - D3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Other side with Lisa Ellsworth for All

Songs To Sing And Play: Bring nothing but your voice, or you can bring any instrument and sing-along. We’ll use a song-sheet for words with chords that can be used with guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, or ukulele etc.


Singing with Lisa - D1

From 9 to 10 in Other side with Lisa Ellsworth for All

Fun and challenging vocal warm-ups to sing in the shower or any time to get your voice ready. Then we'll sing a few folk songs for fun or performance.


Ukulele-I - D2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Other side with Alan Anderson for All

For the absolute beginner. We'll start from the very beginning and have you playing and singing some old favorites by the end of the hour.


Ukulele-II - D4

From 3 to 4 in Other side with Alan Anderson for All

Picking up where Ukulele-I left off. We'll learn some more strum patterns, try some finger-picking, and see how Clapton and The Grateful Dead sound on ukulele!


Go to the Jam in C5 - D5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Other side for All

Head over to the Jam class in stage area.


Song / Jam

Jam - C5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Bill Cagley for All

Just what it says! Let's share a few tunes. I'll help keep things rolling and yell out keys and chords when I have to. We'll let folks choose their favorite tunes to add to the mix


Singing with Lisa - D3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Other side with Lisa Ellsworth for All

Songs To Sing And Play: Bring nothing but your voice, or you can bring any instrument and sing-along. We’ll use a song-sheet for words with chords that can be used with guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, or ukulele etc.


Singing with Lisa - D1

From 9 to 10 in Other side with Lisa Ellsworth for All

Fun and challenging vocal warm-ups to sing in the shower or any time to get your voice ready. Then we'll sing a few folk songs for fun or performance.


Go to the Jam in C5 - D5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Other side for All

Head over to the Jam class in stage area.