Dulcimer Ensemble

Molly McCormack

Dulcimer Ensemble

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Dulcimer Ensemble with Molly McCormack

Note: there will be no class on April 17th

Playing music in a group can be a valuable learning experience and a whole lot of fun. In this class, you’ll strengthen core playing skills while experiencing the joy of playing music with others in a supportive atmosphere. This is a mixed skills level class for students who have completed Dulcimer 1 skills and beyond. Throughout the 8 weeks, students suggest tunes for the group to learn and play. 

You will:

  • Practice learning tunes by ear, and explore variations on melodies
  • Practice playing backup chords, and hearing chord changes
  • Improve timing, strengthen strumming and flatpicking skills
  • Review familiar repertoire, and learn new tunes from traditional Appalachian tunes to the original Carter family repertoire
  • Arrange tunes for performing
  • Play tunes in keys other than D
  • Gain experience playing with other instrumentalists in a group such as penny whistle, hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar, mandolin, etc.
  • Improve confidence in playing in jams and small groups

Most of the repertoire for this session will be taught by ear. Dulcimer tab will be provided as a resource for challenging tunes and techniques.

This is an adult class open to students aged 13 and up.