100 W Washington St., Mountain View, AR 72560

Ozark Roots Hammered Dulcimer

Ozark Roots Dulcimer Festival – Hammered Dulcimer

July 16th to 20th, 2019

Back by popular demand, Linda Thomas is returning to the Mountain View Meeting Place for another great round of classes and her wonderful workshop.

Linda and her husband Dan will also be playing at the Ozark Folk Center Thursday night and in Blanchard Springs Caverns Friday and Saturday night.

Workshop fees include free admission to the Ozark Folk Center Dulcimer night Thursday night, July 18th. Tickets to Dulcimer in the Caverns performances are $20 and can be purchased at the Dulcimer Shoppe.

As part of the annual Ozark Roots Dulcimer Festival, Linda will be teaching special classes, and three day workshop, and performing at several venues around Mountain View.

She will be teaching several special classes on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as a three day, all-levels workshop Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.



Beginning and Beyond – $99

Tuesday, 10 to 11:30 am                Class #1
Tuesday, 1:30 to 3 pm                   Class #2
Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 am           Class #3
Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:00 pm              Class #4

This 4-Part class, designed for both the “new” player and those who want to “continue growing” on the instrument, is open to both readers and by ear players; participants will benefit by attending all 4 sessions, making the experience cumulative and providing more knowledge and playing experience for the 3-Day Workshop.  Players that are not comfortable with tuning their instrument should plan to arrive at 9:00 am on the first morning (Tuesday) for help with tuning.  Players that took this class in 2018 will benefit by returning to the class for continued experience in learning/familiarization of the instrument layout, building repertoire, learning/playing chord structure and more.  2019 Class will present new Repertoire.

Specific topics covered in this class:  Layout/Tuning, Instrument Care, Playing Technique, Learning/Building Repertoire (different styles), Playing Chords/Rhythms and Hands-on Playing Time.

Helpful Things to Bring to Class:  Instrument/Hammers, Tuning Wrench, Electronic Tuner, Music Stand (if you have one) and the Love of Music!!  Fee includes all handouts.

Playing Chords on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

This Special Class will focus on learning to play Chords as Back-ups/Accompaniments and as the basis for Embellishments.  Open to both readers and by ear players, the class focus will be Chord Structure, Playing in Different Keys, Playing in Different Rhythms and Hands-on Playing Time.  Bring your recording device!

Jam Session Etiquette and Repertoire- $49

Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

This Special Class, open to both readers and by ear players, will focus on playing in Jam Sessions – how, when and what.  Hand-outs (music) will be provided for learning some commonly played tunes along with the practice of learning a tune “by ear”;  although players’ repertoire may vary by region and country, this class will focus on tunes that will be a welcome addition to any Jam Session.  Bring your recording device!

Hammer Dulcimer All-Levels Workshop -$159

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

10 to 11:30 am, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, 3:30 to 5 pm each day

This 3-Day Workshop is designed for ALL LEVELS playing experience and is open to “readers” and “by ear” players;  offered in a relaxed and beautiful setting, the class focus will be:

*Slow-paced Presentations, *Extensive “Hands-On” Playing Time, *Repertoire Building (variety of styles), *Good Musicianship, *Chords for Jam Sessions, Embellishments, Back-up/Accompaniments and Suggestions for Playing Well w/Other Instruments.  Repertoire will include: Old-Time, Hymns, Celtic, Waltzes and more, as time permits.  Includes all handouts.

All classes and workshops will be held at the newest event center in Mountain View, the Mountain View Meeting Place, 106 E. Washington, right off the court square, next door to the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast.

Attendees get a discount on lodging at the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast.