100 Park Blvd. Chillicothe, IL (just north of Peoria, RT 29)
Schedule 2018

Students should check in at the registration desk at Shore Acres
at
6:30 p.m., Friday, February 23.

Class begins Friday evening, February 23 from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Class continues on Saturday, February 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
and finishes on Sunday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Registered students receive one free admission to the Saturday
night concert, plus continental breakfasts and lunch
Continental breakfast will be available 1/2-hour prior to class time
on both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, February 23
Registration: 6:30 p.m. in the Shore Acres Park. 100 Park Blvd.,
Chillicothe, IL (just north of Peoria, RT 29)

7:00- 9:00 – Meet the instructors and begin class.

Saturday, February 24
8:30 – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30  Class time
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00  Class time
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and jamming
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Class time
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Concert


Sunday, February 25
8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Hymn Sing
9:45  – 11:00 am Class Time
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch, Jamming and Drifting Away

Level 2

At this level of playing we will continue to reinforce
the basics of good strumming and noting but  
moving  the focus to:

* Melody Playing:  moving from one note melodies
to melodies with chords and melodies across the
fretboard.  

*Rhythmic Concepts: playing tunes in different time
signatures (duple and triple)

* Chords: repeating shapes, both two and three
finger chords, both major and minor chords

*Keys: use of the capo to play in different keys

*Music Theory: deeper understanding of how the
music and tab is generated so you can play from
lead sheets

Level 3 - Intermediate

Are you ready to take your dulcimer
playing to a new level?

We will learn techniques to play both slow and fast
songs with greater smoothness and confidence,
while building your repertoire of old time, celtic,
classical, and sacred music.

We will begin with left and right hand techniques to
make your play faster, cleaner, and smoother. We
will add variation by moving melodies to the bass
and octave regions of the fret-board.

Finally, will learn backup chords in multiple positions
on the fret-board, and how to accompany others
with flair and style.

Then, we will move to slow and melodic playing. We
will work on left and right hand techniques to make
your play smooth as silk and your melodies beautiful.

We will discuss dynamics, introductions, endings
and performing. Things to bring to class: Lots of
enthusiasm, openness to new ideas,
a capo, music
stand, tuner
, pencil, and a smile!

The Basics with Mike Anderson

No experience required.

We will explore the dulcimer and focus on
strumming and coaxing melodies out of the
instrument. Lots of tunes! Becoming comfortable
with the mountain dulcimer will be a priority
including using different types of picks, keeping it
on your lap, and the feeling of “becoming one”
with your instrument.

Bring all the questions you've been afraid to ask!