Hammered Dulcimer (AdvancedBeginner/ Intermediate)
Moving Beyond A Beginning Mindset: Learning "How to Learn Tunes,"
As one becomes more proficient in the basic mechanics of playing (e.g., holding & using the hammers & accurately hitting the strings), it is fun to focus on growing an enjoyable repertoire of tunes to play. But what tunes, how to decide if they are "dulcimer friendly," & how to figure out the easiest path to connect the notes you need to play a tune on your instrument? This workshop will address such challenges by presenting you with a variety of tips & techniques to enhance your ability to learn tunes, arrange them on the hammered dulcimer, & even help your playing to "flow" better so it sounds more "musical."
You are welcome to bring a recording device. Please ensure your dulcimer is in tune.
Over the past four decades, Peter has arranged over 400 hundred tunes for the dulcimer, taught them to hundreds of students, and evolved a playing style that creatively expands the dulcimer tradition. He has recorded a number of CD's showcasing his eclectic musical tastes, and developed acomprehensive method of instruction entitled TeachYourself to Play the Dulcimer.