Kentucky Music Week offers a full five days of instruction in a wide variety of traditional arts including all levels of fretted dulcimer and hammered dulcimer, classes in ukulele, guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, penny whistle, vocal classes, old-time craft classes, and much, much more! Over 150 class choices are offered this year with something for everyone
In this intermediate and beyond workshop, we will work on smoothing out your playing and playing more expressively on your mountain dulcimer. We will learn and use techniques such as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, harmonics, vibrato, dynamics, and more. We’ll also focus on playing in group and ensemble settings, with a special emphasis on building repertoire from a wide range of genres, such as waltzes and aires, classical, old-time, Tin Pan Alley, international folk music, and more, as time permits. Primary tuning used will be D-A-D, and a capo may be required for some of materials presented.
The 19th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at The Aptos United Methodist Church in Aptos, CA. This year's instructors include Tull Glazener, Neal Hellman, Peter Tommerup, Steve Eulberg, Janet Herman, Ron Beardslee, Laura Devine and Dusty Thorburn.
Tull will be presenting a day of workshops, followed by a concert, for the Blueridge Mountain Dulcimer Players at the Bridgewater Retirement Community in Bridgewater, Virginia. For more information, contact Dinah Ansley.
4th Annual Black Mountain Music Festival, held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. 6 days of workshops and concerts featuring over 20 instructors on mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele, autoharp, guitar, and banjo.
Participants in this immersive program will break into three groups based on skill level: Beginner, Basic II, or Intermediate. Each group will have three master sessions, led by each of the instructors. Then all participants will come together for an ensemble session. The day will close out with a special concert by the instructors for all participants.
Join mountain dulcimer performer, recording artist, and educator Tull Glazener in this afternoon workshop appropriate for players who are beyond beginner* to those at the level of intermediate or above. The first 90-minute session will focus on arranging - how to take standard music notation, in any key, and convert it to chord/melody style tab. No previous ability to read music is required. In the second session, Tull will guide and instruct participants as they learn some classical music, arranged for multi-part/ensemble playing. Different parts are suitable for a wide range of skill/experience levels. D-A-d tuning.
Tull Glazener will be leading a four-hour clinic, followed by an informal concert, here at the Folkcraft Instruments facility. We'll have a jam (open to all acoustic instruments) from 10:00 until 12:00, a clinic from 12:00 until 4:00, and a concert from 4:00 until 4:30.
We'll take a lunch break around 1:00.
The fee (which covers the full day, including lunch) is $30.00. No preregistration is necessary - just show up with your dulcimer, and prepare to work hard and have some fun.
The annual Dulcimer Jamboree is three days of classroom instruction for all levels of mountain and hammer dulcimer players. Featured instructors and performers include Aubrey Atwater, Larry Conger, Pam Setser, Tull Glazener, Judson Steinback and Duane Porterfield on mountatin dulcimer. Jess Dickinson, Ruth and Steve Smith, Joe Jewell and Rick Thumb our the featured hammered instructors.