- Care and Feeding of a Hammered Dulcimer
Covers care and maintenance of the hammered dulcimer. Common problems such as bridge placement, changing strings, cleaning, and tuning are discussed.
- Hammered Dulcimer Road Map
Beginning/ Intermediate - Covers major/minor scales and major/minor chords. Includes hammer patterns for practicing both scales and chords.
- String Side Up Hammered Dulcimer
Intro to the hammered dulcimer including scales, chords, and hammer patterns. Several simple tunes are taught.
- Fun with the Uke
Beginning to intermediate - Covers tuning, chords and several standard uke tunes in the public domain.
- Beginning Autoharp
Covers tuning, chords, scales, and several simple melodies
- Fiddle Tunes Go South
Mountain or Hammered Dulcimer - Intermediate to advanced-Rhythmic and melodic liberties are taken on several common fiddle tunes. Rhythm patterns are tabbed out as well as alternate melodies. Rhythm instruments are provided or bring your own.
Chords and Embellishments for Hammered Dulcimer
Intermediate to advanced - Covers chords and how they relate to melodies. Takes several familiar tunes and adds embellishments to make them more interesting.
Old Time Hammered Dulcimer
Beginner to intermediate - Covers hammered patterns that lend themselves to the "Old Time" style of playing. Includes techniques to make your playing more rhythmic and danceable.
Fiddle Tunes for Hammered Dulcimer
All levels - Common and not so common fiddle tunes taught with basic melody and embellishments.
Fiddle Tunes for Mountain Dulcimer
Same as above but for MT. Dulcimer.
Hymns for Hammered Dulcimer
All levels - Covers hymns whose melodies are in the public domain. Basic melodies and embellishments are taught.
- Hymns for Mountain Dulcimer
All levels - Same as above for Mountain dulcimer
Intro to Ear Training (Aural Skills)
All levels and instruments - Covers intervals, scales and chords. Designed to help you hear melodies in order to become better at playing by ear.
Ear Training for Mountain Dulcimer
All levels-Same as above but for mountain dulcimer players exclusively.
Ear Training for Hammered Dulcimer
All levels-See above
Intro to Music Theory
All levels and instruments - Covers scales, chords, modes, intervals, and chord progressions. Helps explain why we do what we do when we play.
- Music Theory for Mountain / Hammered Dulcimer
Same as above but specifically for mountain or hammered dulcimer.
How to Jam
All levels and instruments - Covers the ins and outs of jamming. Why we do what we do when we jam. Includes tips on getting the most out of jam time as well as jam etiquette.
All levels and instruments - Covers Latin, African and Indian rhythms. Instruments are provided or bring your own.
Covers chords, scales, pick technique, and several simple melodies.
- Old Time Mandolin
B/I - Covers techniques and tunes found in Old Time music.
- Carter Family Tunes for Mandolin
B/I - Covers several tunes in the public domain that were recorded by the Carter Family
- Celtic Mandolin
I/A - Covers pick technique, rhythms, and melody for several common jigs, reels, and hornpipes.
Beginning Claw hammer Banjo
Covers the claw hammer lick , chords, and several simple melodies.
Covers tuning, scales, and chords. Discusses strums, bass runs, and pick technique.
Flat Picking Guitar
Intermediate to advanced - Covers pick technique, scales, and chords. Several common fiddle tunes are taught.
Intermediate to advanced - Covers chord comping, altered chords, and picking technique. Several standard swing tunes are taught.
B/I - Covers bowing techniques, proper tone production, and harmonization. Several simple tunes are taught.
- Bass Dulcimer
I/A - Play the bass dulcimer like a bass guitar. Covers alternating bass, bass runs, walking bass, blues, and boogie woogie.
- Dog House Bass
B/I - Covers basic upright bass techniques including alternating bass, bass runs, boogie woogie, blues and bowing