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
Bob, Beginner
Aaron, Beginner
Karen, Intermediate
Kendra, Beginner
Session 2: 10:15 to 11:15
Bob, Advanced Begginer
Wendy, Beginner
Aaron, Intermediate
Karen, Beginner
Kendra, Advanced Beginner
Session 3: 11:30 to 12:30
Bob, Advanced Beginner
Kendra, Beginner
Aaron, Intermediate
Karen, Intermediate
Kari, Advanced Beginner
Lunch: 12:30 - Concert: 1:00
Session 4: 3 to 4
Bob, Beginner
Karen, Advanced Beginner
Aaron, Advanced Beginner
lead by participants,
Kendra, Advanced Beginner
Session 5: 4:15 to 5:15
Bob, Beginner
Karen, Advanced Beginner
Aaron, Intermediate
Kendra, Advanced Beginner
Dinner: 5:30 - Open Mic. 6:00 - Concert: 7:00
Dinner: Asian (please register)

Mountain Dulcimer

Intro to the Mountain Dulcimer - B1

From 9 to 10 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Aaron for Beginner

Introduction to the Mountain Dulcimer


Simple Holiday Tunes - B2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Wendy for Beginner

Some easy holiday tunes for the Mountain Dulcimer


Galax style on the Mountain Dulcimer - B3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Kendra for Beginner

Galax Style Dulcimer: All levels. Tuning: d-d-d (or D-A-d) How is the Galax style of playing and tuning different? We will explore the tuning and noter style of playing by learning several fun tunes. Tune your dulcimer to all Ds and by ready to play! Dulcimers tuned to D-A-D are also welcome.


Intro. to finger picking the Mountain Dulcimer - B4

From 3 to 4 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Karen for Advanced Beginner

Introduction to Fingerpicking. Learn the essentials of fingerpicking technique while playing some lovely tunes. You should have some knowledge of chords and chord-melody style playing.


Experienced Fingerpicking - C1

From 9 to 10 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Karen for Intermediate

Experienced Fingerpicking. If you already are comfortable with fingerpicking techniques and reading fingerpick tab, come and learn some beautiful new tunes.


Left Hand Exercises - C2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Aaron for Intermediate

Things to do with the left hand.


Creative Accompaniment - C3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Aaron for Intermediate

Accompaniment on the Mountain Dulcimer


What the Tab doesn't tell you - C4

From 3 to 4 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Aaron for Advanced Beginner

Things to know that don't come from the numbers.


Playing with variety on the Mountain Dulcimer - C5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Aaron for Intermediate

Adding variation


Hammer Dulcimer

Building a Foundation - hammered dulcimer - E1

From 9 to 10 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Kendra for Beginner

Building a Foundation: Beg./Int. Develop the essential foundation skills and habits needed to master the hammered dulcimer. We will learn scales, hand coordination exercises, tunes and basic embellishments.


Art of Appreggio - E2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Kendra for Advanced Beginner

The Art of Arpeggios: All levels. Arpeggios do it all! We will define arpeggios and play them on the entire instrument. Next, we will put them to work as fill-ins, harmony notes, harmony lines, and back-up. By the end of the class you will be more confident embellishing with arpeggios, and using your whole dulcimer!


Simple Holiday Tunes - E3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Kari for Advanced Beginner

Holiday tunes on the Hammered Dulcimer


Licks and Tricks on the Hammered Dulcimer - E4

From 3 to 4 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Kendra for Advanced Beginner

Coloring Outside the Box: Int./Adv. Licks and tricks will add variety and interest to all your old, tired and worn out tunes! Become less dependent on the notes on the paper! We’ll see how arpeggios, pentatonic notes, rhythmic variations and even some basic improvisation can be used to play with more spontaneity and confidence!


Creative Backup Rhythm Hammered Dulcimer - E5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Kendra for Advanced Beginner

Creative Back-Up: Int./Adv. This is the workout you are looking for! Basic chord structures and arpeggios will be reviewed, but this is a very ”hands-on” class. We will focus on developing rhythmic skills and using the entire dulcimer by creating back-up parts for a number of common tunes.


Other Instruments

From the beginning - Guitar - A1

From 9 to 10 in First room with Bob for Beginner

From the Beginning: Pre Beginner/Beginner. This is a workshop for new players or for those who want to learn another instrument. We will learn the strings, tuning, finger positions, and learn a few simple chords to get you started.


Rhythm, Bass, Runs and Fill Licks - A2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in First room with Bob for Advanced Begginer

Rhythm, Bass Runs and Fill Licks: Beginner. Learn to play interesting rhythm guitar. This class covers the techniques, subtleties and intricacies necessary to develop a complete rhythm guitar style. We'll learn to keep better time, outline chords and chord changes, use bass runs to add momentum to the music and provide texture, dynamics and interest to all our rhythm parts!


Carter Style Lead Playing - A3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in First room with Bob for Advanced Beginner

Carter Style Lead Playing: Intermediate. For that essential old-time sound, nothing beats a Carter style solo! If you can already play rhythm, and want to learn to play lead, this class is the perfect introduction. We will learn to play melodies on the bass string of the guitar, and fill in with chord strums.


Ukulele - A4

From 3 to 4 in First room with Bob for Beginner

Ukulele - Let's play some tunes on the Ukulele.


Juggling (really!) and performance skills and copyright - A5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in First room with Bob for Beginner

Juggling. 1st half. Then we'll discuss music performances tips and copyright information.


Sing and Strum, Mountain Dulcimer, others welcome - B5

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

Sing and Strum. Strengthen your knowledge of chords and strumming patterns by playing fun songs using backup chords in several positions.


Space for tuning / jamming - D1

From 9 to 10 in Other side for

Space for tuning / jamming.


Autoharp for All - D2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Other side with Karen for Beginner

Autoharp for All. Introduction to all things autoharp, to get you in tune, playing backup strum pattern, and understanding how melody picking works.


Continuing Autoharp - D3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Other side with Karen for Intermediate

Continuing Autoharp. If you know the basics of tuning and strumming, and have tried melody picking, we'll take your next steps with rhythms,melody, and reading tab.


Favorite Tune Exchange - D4

From 3 to 4 in Other side with lead by participants for

Exchange your favorite tunes.


Song / Jam

Sing and Strum, Mountain Dulcimer, others welcome - B5

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

Sing and Strum. Strengthen your knowledge of chords and strumming patterns by playing fun songs using backup chords in several positions.


Space for tuning / jamming - D1

From 9 to 10 in Other side for

Space for tuning / jamming.


Favorite Tune Exchange - D4

From 3 to 4 in Other side with lead by participants for

Exchange your favorite tunes.