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All of our meetings are free to attend except for two special
events per year as noted below.
September 18, 2016, Trail-blazing – Dan Grimm will take the reins and steer us through a dozen songs from our new “Let’s Jam!” books. For those who want to work more slowly, Jackie and Diane will lead a slow jam group. This is a great opportunity to develop as a musician. Saddle up and ride your pony! (3rd Sunday of the month.)
October 9, 2016, Special Guest Artist, Dave Haas – Dave has taught at many well known dulcimer events including Kentucky Music Week, Ohio Valley Gathering and Dulcimer Chautauqua on the Wabash. He is the author of our new “Let’s Jam!” music book and we are delighted that he will be joining us for the day. Grab your instrument and head to Skokie for a mini-concert and workshop. Special event fee is $20 for members, $30 for guests.
November 13, 2016, Solid Mountain Dulcimer Techniques – Carole Ehrman, mountain dulcimer instructor, book author and workshop leader will teach chording and cross-picking, two important skills for mountain dulcimer players, using the fiddle tunes Mississippi Sawyer, Spotted Pony, and Billy in the Lowground. Arrangements will be available for hammered dulcimers to enjoy playing these tunes too.
No meeting in December - Happy Holidays!
January 15, 2017, Musical Splash – We will dive into the New Year with music from our “Let’s Jam!” books. Join in for a swimmingly good time. Dan Grimm acts as lifeguard. Sharks need not attend. Sunscreen is optional. (3rd Sunday of the month.)
February 12, 2017, Dig a Little Deeper – Janet Swartz, mountain dulcimer teacher and workshop instructor, will lead this meeting to delve into music that might be used for future club performance. Let’s polish up some gems and really make them sparkle.
March 12, 2017, Special Guest Artist, Dona Benkert, International Dulcimer Styles – Take a musical trip around the world - Celtic, French, German, South American and more. Learn varied styles of music - waltz, fiddle tune, polka - all fitting well on the dulcimers (both hammered and mountain). Work on varied rhythms, chords, dynamics and phrasing. We'll also discover helpful tips on learning a new piece of music. Special event fee is $20 for members, $30 for guests.
April 9, 2017 – To Be Announced
May 7, 2017 – To Be Announced (1st Sunday of the month.)
Players of all
acoustic instruments are welcome.
Standard music notation, mountain dulcimer
chord designations are provided so all can participate.
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