This class is for students who took my Beginner 101 in Spring 2021. Classes run from 1-3pm Eastern Standard Time (12-2 CST) on SEPT 3, 10, 17, 24 and OCT 1 & 15.
CLASSES WILL BE VIDEO TAPED, so please don't let that stop you from taking the class if you have a date conflict or two!
Along with learning tunes that will teach you new skills and broaden your repertoire, we’re going to review, solidify, and deepen skills from the 101 class. You will further your understanding of HD layout, increasing your ability to find notes more quickly, leading to a more relaxed learning experience. In every class we’ll reinforce healthy technique so you can play without pain or fatigue. We’ll discuss effective and sustainable practice techniques, and you’ll learn how to tailor your practice to support growth instead of just learning tunes.
--Fun tunes --How to learn the map of your dulcimer --Tweaking your Tuning --Hammering technique --What are lead patterns and why they matter --Dulcimer ergonomics to avoid fatigue and injury --How to get the best sound out of your dulcimer --Chords, what, where, and how.
We'll be learning tunes both by ear and by music, and I will be providing resources in the form of targeted videos, sound files and handouts to help you along your journey and use after class has ended.