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If you just bought your dulcimer (or bought one and let it sit under the bed for a while) then this class is for you. Veteran player and instructor Joe Jewell will help brand new players get their feet off the ground by teaching the very basics of tuning, playing, and care for a hammered dulcimer. Joe is the perfect instructor for the brand new beginner. The class will be small in size so there will be plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor.

 

Ozark Roots Festival – Mt. View, AR    July 18-22, 2017

 

Hammered Dulcimer – Linda G. Thomas

 

SPECIAL CLASSES  –  Tuesday

 

10:00 – 11:30     Christmas in July – Session #1 – Title TBA

    **Sessions #1 and #2 will offer different song titles

This workshop will allow players to get a start on their holiday repertoire early!  Players will learn and develop a complete arrangement for a Traditional Christmas song to include: BASIC MELODY, EMBELLISHED VERSION and ACCOMPANIMENT/CHORDS.  The workshop is open to all experience levels and to both “readers” and “by ear” players.  Fee includes handouts.

 

1:00 – 2:30    Plays Well with Others – Session #1 – Acc. / Back-up Styles

This workshop is designed to offer techniques/styles for playing the Hammered Dulcimer in an ensemble or as an accompaniment instrument.  Specific topics will include: THE POWER OF CHORDS, RHYTHMIC STYLES and GOOD MUSICIANSHIP.  The workshop is open to all experience levels and to both “readers” and “by ear” players.  Fee includes handouts.

 

3:00 – 4:30    Embellishment Techniques for Hammered Dulcimer

This workshop addresses, “How do I add to or ‘dress up’ the melody?”  Participants will learn/practice different techniques for embellishing a basic melody.  Workshop open to all levels and to both “readers” and “by ear” players.

 

 

Special Classes – Wednesday

 

10:00 – 11:30     Christmas in July – Session #2 – Title TBA

 **Sessions #1 and #2 will offer different song titles.

This session is open to both “readers” and “by ear” players of all experience levels.  The workshop will offer BASIC MELODY, EMBELLISHED VERSION and ACCOMPANIMENT/CHORDS for a complete arrangement.  Fee includes handouts.

 

1:00 – 2:30    Plays Well with Others – Session #2 – Chords/Progressions

Session #2 of this workshop will offer instruction/hands-on practice in playing CHORDS FOR BACK-UP and ACCOMPANIMENTS. Focus for the workshop will be gaining familiarity/confidence in playing chord progression for familiar songs.  Both “readers” and “by ear” players and all experience levels are welcome.  Fee includes handouts.

 

3:00 – 4:30   Playing Old-Time Music By Ear

This workshop will be presented in the “old-time” way – learning to play a tune by ear!!  Focus for the workshop will be helpful hints to develop this learning style while adding a new song to the repertoire.  All experience levels welcome, as are “readers” and “by ear” players.  Fee includes handouts.

 

 

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