|Time & Place|
|Saturday, February 5, 2011 @ 9:30 am
1965 Woodside Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
The same day as Kendra Ward & Bob Bence concert, There will be one 2-hour hammer dulcimer workshop and one 2-hour mountain dulcimer workshop. $25 for one or $40 for both. Workshop attendees will receive the TFFM member pricing at that night's Kendra Ward and Bob Bence concert with workshop receipt!
Hammered Dulcimer Workshop — Chord Mastery/Backup and Rythm
9:30am –11:30am — Registration @ 9am
The focus of this class is to provide each student with the tools needed to move beyond playing simple melodies. Students will begin to embellish the tunes they play and learn to become a supportive and interesting back up player! Conquer chord progressions and key changes. Construct both major and minor chords. Discover rhythmic variety. Understand and use the entire instrument.
Mountain Dulcimer Workshop — Traditional Tuning 'n Tunes
12:15pm – 2:15pm — Registration @ 12:00 noon
Starting in D–A–D tuning, we will learn how easy it is to tune between four common modes: Mixolydian, Aeolian, Ionian, and Dorian and learn a traditional tune or two in each tunings. Using the different tunings is the key to being able to play interesting and varied tunes in the traditional noter/drone style and it will give you that "sound" that you expect. This quick and easy way to tune will not only demystify modes, but will also allow you to tune without ever worrying about breaking strings.