2:30pm – ND1 Music & Healing All
Levels - Everyone
of music and how to use it for different situations in a person’s health.
This will be
discussion class, feel free to bring and ask questions.
4:00pm – ND2 Native
Novice & Up
Become part of the beautiful native flute. Realize that it is
truly infinite in its
simplicity. We will play and create
together using the techniques used on all instruments of breath. Use repetition
and variation to help find and
vary colors in sound. Play using heart
instead of head. Learn relation of flute
to player and surroundings. Immerse
yourself into sound, space and time.
Learn to play a simple native song; Apply variation and nuance
to touch on:
Breathing, using diaphragm, dry breath; Tonguing; Fingers’ relation to
holes; Trills, vibrato; Dynamics; Playing with your surroundings; Allow
emotions to paint with sound; Imitation of birds; Variation in all its forms
Appalachian “Crankies” (Appalachian Folk Art: the art of the
moving picture) All levels
This workshop is all
about art and
music combined. We will illustrate a favorite ballad on a hand held cardboard
“crankie” and make the ballad come to life. Bring your favorite ballad-with the
lyrics (I will also have copies of several ballads with me). Everything you
will need to create a miniature Crankie will be provided. No dulcimer required
for this class! (1 to 1+ hours).
9:00am - ND4 *Duet Playing - Guitar and Hammered Dulcimer
Learn to play with a
partner. In the first half of this workshop, the guitar players will learn the
backup part to a tune while in a separate concurrent session the hammered
dulcimer players are learning this tune. In the second half of the workshop,
the hammered dulcimer and guitar players join together to play the tune,
focusing on techniques to help the instruments complement one another and
making the results more musical by use of dynamics and expression.
10:30am – ND5 Songwriting
All Levels - All Participants
Steve, an ASCAP award winning songwriter, shares the steps
and methods for creating a well-crafted song, both lyrics and music. Students
will learn where to start writing a song from just an idea, how to then build
that idea into a complete, well-structured song, and finally how to rewrite and
rewrite until the song is all that it can and should be. The crucial art of
creating music that sets the right emotional platform for your lyrics will be
explained and demonstrated.
2:30pm - ND6 Ukulele
Beginner / Intermediate
Learn the variety and styles of music that can be played on
the ukulele with an assortment of chords, melodies, strums, rolls, and
fingerpicking patterns. You’ll learn to use these techniques on both vocal songs
and instrumental tunes.