Dulcimer Weekend for Intermediate and Beyond

In this intermediate and beyond class, 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.   These techniques will be presented in the contexts of both solo arrangements, as well as group ensemble playing.  Primary tuning used will be D-A-D, and a capo may be required for some of materials presented.

Please bring your own mountain dulcimer, a capo, a pencil and a music stand if you have one. 

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 13th: The “weekend” begins with an optional “jam” on the Cabin Porch in the Artisan Village, 3 Artist Circle from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Rain Site – Russel Acton Folk Center – 212 West Jefferson Street).
Friday, July 14th: Instruction 9:30am – 5:00pm; Break: 12:30pm – 2:00pm.  Free dulcimer concert open to the public, at the First Christian Church, 206 Chestnut Street from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Saturday, July 15th: Instruction 9:30am – 4:00pm; Break: 12:30pm – 2:00pm. Class will end with a group jam session from 4:15pm – 5:00pm. Beginners, Just Past Beginners and Intermediate and Beyond classes will all join together for this final jam.

SCHEDULE

 

Dates

Times Break Total Hours
July 14th AND July 15th 9:30am – 5:00pm 12:30pm – 2:00pm 12 hours

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

INSTRUCTOR Tull Glazener
LOCATION First Christian Church – 206 Chestnut Street
PRICE $83.00 (Includes copies of tablature.)
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 (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 tablature used in class.
NOTES

Please bring your own mountain dulcimer, a capo, a pencil and a music stand if you have one. 

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 a link to on-line cross-curricular connection possibilities, a resource list, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session and aligned with KY Academic Standards, and a certificate of participation for professional learning documentation.

Tull Glazener

Tull Glazener, from Indianapolis, IN, has been sharing the music of the mountain dulcimer through performances and workshops at festivals throughout the country since 1986. He enjoys adapting all kinds of music to the mountain dulcimer, including aires and waltzes, rag-time, traditional/old-time, contemporary, classical, and jazz. He has produced 5 recordings, is the author of 4 instruction books, and has produced a series of “learn-at-home” teaching CDs. He has served as a columnist for “Dulcimer Players News”, and has been included on 2 of the “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer” recordings produced by Susan Trump.

Instructors Website
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