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2020 AUTOHARPS & DULCIMERS CYBER GATHERING STAFF
ANNE DILKER & RICH KUKLENTZ
SATURDAY, MAY 16 • All times in EDT Eastern Daylight Time, New York USA
|GARDEN ROOM||DISCOVERY ROOM|
Everyone is invited to say hello and check in to make sure their technology is working nicely. Friendly Zoom tech support will be available.
10am HAMMERED DULCIMER BASICS with Anne Dilker|
For beginners! Using BOTH hands, drones can be good & time permitting, harmonics and chords
10am AUTOHARP WALTZES with Neal Walters|
For intermediate players. We'll take a couple of simple waltzes and work on both accompaniment strums and learning the melodies...then explore filling in the “holes” with fills & flourishes.
11:30am-12:30pm OLD TIME MOUNTAIN DULCIMER with Don Pedi|
for Beginners. Have fun while developing a strong foundation for playing Old-Time Music. Strumming and fingering techniques applied to simple versions of mountain songs.
11:30am-12:30pm SO YOU’RE READY TO RECORD with Coleen Walters|
Coleen will walk you through all you need to know to get started on your own recordings. We will address preparation, recording, copyright, CD replication, and production. Bring your questions!
1-2pm AUTOHARP with John Cerrigone|
Accompaniment Strum Patterns, for players of all levels Chromatic harps welcome (keys of F, C, G, D) ¾ and 4/4 time to accompany voice and instruments.
1-2pm MOUNTAIN DULCIMER with Norm Williams|
Hand Skills or ways to make your fingers love you—in time tools to improve your playing great for novice – intermediate players
2:30-3:30pm WELCOME TO THE LOUNGE |
Rich & Anne invite you to join them in a sing-along and discussion using the book, Rise Up Singing.
2:30-3:30pm HAMMERED DULCIMER with Heidi Cerrigone|
Learn the lovely Shepard's Wife Waltz on phrase at time. For intermediate players.
4-5pm MOUNTAIN DULCIMER with Don Pedi|
Suggested techniques applied to a variety of Old-Time Songs & Fiddle Tunes from Western North Carolina & Eastern Kentucky. For intermediate players
4-5pm RUDIMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON! HAMMERED DULCIMER with Cliff Cole|
Applying some rudiments of percussion to enhance your playing. We'll cover “sticking”, Single & double roll strokes, paradiddles, and flams. It's fun! All levels.
5:30-6:30pm STEPHEN FOSTER MELODIES FOR AUTOHARP with Heidi Cerrigone|
Learn to sing and Play both the melody and harmony to Nelly Bly & Slumber My Darling Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Harp with Key of C required
5:30-6:30pm KNOW YOUR MOUNTAIN DULCIMER BEFORE USING WHISKEY (BEFORE BREAKFAST) with Norm Williams|
Understand the breadth of this simple instrument, explore 5 keys/5 tunings, using a capo and playing across the fretboard. Novice/Intermediate
7:30-9:00pm STAFF CONCERT|
featuring Don Pedi, Neal & Coleen Walters (half of Doofus), John & Heidi Cerrigone (the other half of Doofus), Norm Williams and Cliff Cole.
SUNDAY, MAY 17 • All times in EDT Eastern Daylight Time, New York USA
|GARDEN ROOM||DISCOVERY ROOM|
10-11am HAMMERED DULCIMER with Cliff Cole|
We're going to turn Whiskey Before Breakfast into a Whiskey Sour by playing it in a minor key. Time permitting, we'll do some other tunes as well. Intermediate & advanced players.
10-11am THUM LEAD AUTOHARP with Neal Walters|
Here's a way to play melody on the autoharp as an alternative to the pinch-pluck method of playing. This approach flows directly from a simple country accompaniment style.
11:30am-12:30pm BALLADS & SACRED SONGS with Don Pedi|
Join in to play and/or sing along with these traditional songs, mostly from the Southern Appalachian mountains. All levels and instruments welcome!
11:30am-12:30pm HOLD FAST TO THE RIGHT AND NEVER GROW OLD with Heidi Cerrigone|
Key of C, sing & play both melody and harmony. All levels and instruments welcome!
1-2pm FAREWELL JAM with ALL STAFF|
Everyone is welcome to play-along and sing-along one last time!
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