Mountain Dulcimer Weekend for Intermediate and Beyond
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Mountain Dulcimer Weekend for Intermediate and Beyond - Begins July 19th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Price: $83
Workshop Instructor: Tull Glazener

In this intermediate and beyond workshop, we will work on smoothing out your playing and playing more expressively on your mountain dulcimer. We will learn and use techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, harmonics, vibrato, dynamics, and more. We’ll also focus on playing in group and ensemble settings, with a special emphasis on building repertoire from a wide range of genres, such as waltzes and aires, classical, old-time, Tin Pan Alley, international folk music, and more, as time permits. Primary tuning used will be D-A-D, and a capo may be required for some of materials presented.

Prerequisites: Participants should already know how to hold, tune, and be able to strum basic chords, be comfortable with playing from tab, and have a working knowledge of chord/melody style playing (fretting all 3 strings) on their mountain dulcimer.

Schedule of Events for the “Weekend”:
Thursday, July 18th: The “weekend” begins with an optional “jam” open to the public, at the Russel Acton Folk Center – 212 West Jefferson Street from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Friday, July 19th: Instruction 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Break: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Free dulcimer concert open to the public, at the Berea Baptist Church, 310 Chestnut Street from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Saturday, July 20th: Instruction 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM; Break: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM. The “weekend” will end with a group jam session from 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM. Beginners, Just Past Beginners and Intermediate and Beyond levels will all join together in the Fellowship Hall at the Berea Baptist Church for this final jam.

• Location: Berea Baptist Church, 310 Chestnut Street

• Date/Time: July 19th AND July 20th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

• Break: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (1.5 hours)

• Total Hours: 12 hours

• Price: $83.00 (Includes copies of tablature.) (See Notes Below - Participants MUST bring their own mountain dulcimer and other items. Books and CDs will be available for purchase.)

• Age: 10 & Up (Youth 10 – 18 MUST bring an Authorization to Transport Form and an Emergency Medical Consent Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: Intermediate (Intermediate and Beyond – See Notes Below.)

• Class Size: 35 Max

• Take Home: Smoother playing and playing more expressively using techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, harmonics, vibrato and dynamics as well as copies of tablature.

• Notes: Participants MUST bring their own mountain dulcimer, a pencil with a good eraser, a capo, and a music stand (these items will not be provided). Please feel free to bring a digital recording device. It is best to wear pants/dresses that have a rougher (rather than slippery) surface, such as blue jeans.

The instructor’s books and CDs will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Prerequisites: Participants should already know how to hold, tune, and be able to strum basic chords, be comfortable with playing from tab, and have a working knowledge of chord/melody style playing (fretting all 3 strings) on their mountain dulcimer.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.