Classes

A reminder for those attending the Dulcimer Class: remember to bring a capo and have in mind a favorite song you would like to learn to play.

If you have the TAB for your song that's great as we will also cover how to memorize from TAB.

We will also be starting to learn the tune “Here Comes The Sun” arranged by David Schnaufer. If you would like to try the video slow-down trick, here’s a link to his video - note David plays an original tune then starts Here Comes The Sun at around the 2:55 mark - here is an embedded video at that time stamp.

Materials

Class meets every Monday at the Griffin Fire Station at 11AM to 1:30PM unless otherwise told. The final hour 12:30 - 1:30 will be used for anyone who wants extra help, get answers to questions or just to hang out.

NOTE: NO CLASS ON MONDAY, SEPT 2nd

Initial Class Notes

Here Comes the Sun Tab - 3 string - Link to Video

Here Comes the Sun Tab - 4 string equidistant- Link to Video

Hammer On's and Pull-Offs Tab - Link to Video

Arran Boat Arpeggio Tab - Link to Video

This is a link to an article by Bonnie Carol that I referenced in class. This is a wonderful explanation of the difference between Modes, Keys and Tunings. (It’s hosted by Bear Meadow dulcimers)

http://www.bearmeadow.com/smi/modes.htm

Part 1 of Here Comes the Sun

Part 2 of Here Comes the Sun

Hammer Ons and Pull Offs

Arran Boat Song

We will also be starting a brand new tune - and we are going to write it together! You’ll learn tips and tricks for writing your own tunes!

I will incorporate videos demonstrating things we cover in class so you can relax and learn at your own pace.

This is NOT an advanced class: it is simply another approach to learning the dulcimer and can be enjoyed by absolute beginners to advanced players. It can be as easy or challenging as each individual needs.

If you are interested in joining us for this class it’s not too late and there is no pressure to be at every class. Life happens and schedules conflict and it’s not a problem. This is intended to be long term class so come as often as you like. And of course it’s free.

If you would like to ask questions or make requests or suggestions please email me at dean@elvensong.com

Thanks to everyone who decided to "put themselves out there". We’re going to have a wonderful time!

And a very special thanks to Ellen for taking care of the scheduling and especially for creating this wonderful circle!

Keep strumming!
Dean