Classes

Room A First roomRoom B Lake corner (mountain dulcimer)Room C Stage area (mountain dulcimer)Room D Library (hammered dulcimer)
Session 1: 9 to 10
Alan Anderson, Beg.
Susan Trump, Beg.
Don Pedi, Adv.Beg./Int.
Linda Thomas, Beg.
Session 2: 10:15 to 11:15
Alan Anderson, Adv.Beg.
Susan Trump, Beg.
Don Pedi, Adv.Beg./Int.
Linda Thomas, Beg.+
Session 3: 11:30 to 12:30
LeAne Rutherford, Beg.
Susan Trump, Adv.Beg.
Don Pedi, Adv.Beg./Int.
Linda Thomas, Adv.Beg./All levels welcome
Vendors: 10:00 - 3:00
Lunch: 12:30, TBA, please pre-order
Concert: 1:00
Session 4: 3 to 4
Dan DeLancey, Adv.Beg.
Don Pedi, Adv.Beg.
Susan Trump, Int.
Linda Thomas, Adv.Beg./All levels welcome
Session 5: 4:15 to 5:15
Don Pedi, Adv.Beg./Int.
Susan Trump, Int.
Linda Thomas, All
Dinner: 5:30 - Open Mic. 6:00
Dinner by TBA
Concert: 7:00

Beg. Beginner, no experience necessary
Adv.Beg. Advanced Beginner, knows basics
Int. Intermediate, plays many tunes

Mountain Dulcimer

Mountain Dulcimer 101 - B1

From 9 to 10 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Susan Trump for Beg.

DAD Tuning - Get started the right way. We'll start at the very beginning - how to hold it, how to strum, how to fret properly for the best sound and how to have fun while we're doing all that!


Strumming Basics and 2-Note Chords - B2

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

Use two fingers to make some lovely chords while you play the melody too. We'll also discover some good techniques for strumming different rhythms.


Chords, Shapes and Fingerings Made Easy! - B3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Susan Trump for Adv.Beg.

Chords, Shapes and Fingerings Made Easy! (Advanced Beginner)


Traditional Mountain Ballads - B4

From 3 to 4 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Don Pedi for Adv.Beg.

Story songs from the Southern Appalachians.


Little Songs - B5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Lake corner (mountain dulcimer) with Don Pedi for Adv.Beg./Int.

These are fun, simple and clever songs from the Southern Mountains.


The Way of the Dulcimer / Dulcimer History - C1

From 9 to 10 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Don Pedi for Adv.Beg./Int.

A fun, informative, well researched, fact based history of the beginnings and evolution of the dulcimer. Antique, replica, vintage and modern instruments are employed to demonstrate the Who, Where, When, and Why of changes in the dulcimer's construction and the way it is played. While this workshop is mostly a lecture/demonstration format, instruction and Tab will be provided for a few songs ranging from early traditional to more contemporary chord based dulcimer arrangements.


Folk Songs for Dulcimer - C2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Don Pedi for Adv.Beg./Int.

Simple melody- drone, chord and chord-melody arrangements of songs from a variety of sources, that were popular during the Folk Revival. Includes 60's folk songs, cowboy songs, Appalachian and British Isles songs.


Old-Time Music Foundation - C3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Don Pedi for Adv.Beg./Int.

Strumming and Fretting techniques to develop economy of motion. Why and how of retuning to suite the piece being played.


Music from the Muse - Susan's Originals - C4

From 3 to 4 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Susan Trump for Int.

In the thirty years I've been playing, sometimes tunes just seem to fall out of the dulcimer. Several have been included in the Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer CD series. They are fun to play and I'd like to share them. DAD Tuning


Celtic Aires - C5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Stage area (mountain dulcimer) with Susan Trump for Int.

Susan Trump The dulcimer has its ancestry in the British Isles, which makes it perfect for playing some lovely tunes from "across the pond." We'll learn one O-Carolan tune and several others from Scotland or England.


Hammer Dulcimer

Intro to the Hammered Dulcimer - D1

From 9 to 10 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Linda Thomas for Beg.

This workshop will be designed for new players and will focus on: Layout of the Instrument, Tuning, Hammers, Care and Playing a Tune.


Come All Ye Fair and Tender - D2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Linda Thomas for Beg.+

Designed for players of ALL experience levels, this workshop will offer a traditional title, "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies"; players can expect to learn a Melody, Basic Embellishment Technique and Back-up, as time permits. Open to "readers" and by "by ear" players.


Minor key tune for HD - D3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Linda Thomas for Adv.Beg./All levels welcome

This workshop will offer Old Time fiddle tune, "Cousin Sally Brown"; this haunting melody allows players to use syncopated rhythms in a minor key! Open to "readers" and "by ear" players. Melody and Back-up as time permits. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.


Shape Note Hymn - D4

From 3 to 4 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Linda Thomas for Adv.Beg./All levels welcome

Players of ALL Levels are welcome to participate in this workshop; "Murillo's Lesson" is a beautiful Shape Note Hymn that will be presented as Melody, Embellished, Back-up parts, as time permits. Open to "readers" and "by ear" players.


Back-up / Accompaniments - D5

From 4:15 to 5:15 in Library (hammered dulcimer) with Linda Thomas for All

5. ALL LEVELS – Playing Back-up/Accompaniments on Hammered Dulcimer - Presented as DEMONSTRATION/PARTICIPATION, players should bring instruments to this workshop. Focus for the workshop will be techniques for playing HD in jam sessions and to back up/accompany other instruments and voices in a variety of rhythms and styles. Open to "readers" and "by ear" players.


Other Instruments

Ukulele for Beginners - A1

From 9 to 10 in First room with Alan Anderson for Beg.

Representing the THUGs from Two Harbors (Two Harbors Ukulele Group)


Ukulele II - A2

From 10:15 to 11:15 in First room with Alan Anderson for Adv.Beg.

Representing the THUGs from Two Harbors (Two Harbors Ukulele Group)


Hug a Harp (Autoharp) - A3

From 11:30 to 12:30 in First room with LeAne Rutherford for Beg.

Upright-Appalachian Style


Rhythm Guitar 2:30 START! - A4

From 3 to 4 in First room with Dan DeLancey for Adv.Beg.

This class starts at 2:30 This workshop is designed for players who want to play guitar in jam sessions and to back up dulcimer players and other instruments. Dan will explain and demonstrate good techniques for becoming a strong and tasteful rhythm player.


Song / Jam