Steve will be teaching Hammered Dulcimer Workshops:
Workshop 1: How Do I learn (and remember) Melodies on the Hammered Dulcimer by
Ear and Eye? Saturday 8-9:45 am PST= 9 am MST = 10 am CST = 11 am EST
Using an understanding of how melodies are constructed, tips for how we can learn them,
AND a deeper awareness of how the Hammered Dulcimer is laid out in modal patterns, we
will have the tools we need to make the songs and tunes we are acquiring more sticky!
Successful students will bring 2 tunes to the class that they want to learn. PDF hand-outs are
Workshop 2: Now that I've Got the Melody, What's Next? Saturday 12-1:45 pm PST = 1
pm MST = 2 pm CST = 3 pm EST
The question I hear most from hammered dulcimer students is what we address in this
workshop. Beginning with playing in different registers and transposing to different keys, we’ll
move to some noodling-for-harmony positions, adding bass notes, experimenting with some
portable chord shapes to uncover and flesh out the options we can use to create our own
arrangements. Successful students will have a tune in mind to which these principles can
apply. PDF hand-outs included.