Venue Address (Get Directions)The First Presbyterian Church
Date and Time
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 8:00am
We are excited to have Bing Futch coming thru the area and will spend the day with us. The day of workshops is open to NGFDA members, the concert is open to the public. Your cost is $60, it will include 3 workshops, breakfast, lunch and supper (provided by the Yonah Pickers) and a concert (love offering will be taken). We request that you send in the registration form by Sept. 15, so we know how to plan for the meals.
> 9am-10am: lite breakfast: fruit, juices, coffee, danishes also sign and- get name tags.
> 10-11:30: Mountain Dulcimer Boot Camp
> Everything you've always wanted to try on a mountain dulcimer but were afraid to attempt. This is a comprehensive session of exercises involving right-hand rhythm training, major and minor scales, chord shapes and performance techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, accents and harmonics. We'll introduce and play through some tunes that will utilize these tips and tricks.
> 12-1: lunch- soups, lunchmeat to make sandwiches, salad & desserts.
> 1:30-2:45: Two Crooked Fiddle Tunes Walk Into A Bar
> Crooked tunes drive dancers crazy, because those off-kilter bars of beats throw them off their groove. But they are great fun to play. In this workshop, we'll tackle two crooked fiddle tunes; tunes in 4/4 time that feature strange little extra measures of 2/4 thrown in. They're highly addictive and usually have killer riffs that make for lots of fun jamming, once everyone gets the hang of it. We'll engage ear-training through learning the tunes by hearing and imitating at first. Then, we'll look at the music and see what makes each tune crooked and why.
> 3-4:15: Rockin' and Rollin' With Mountain Dulcimer
> Are you ready to ROCK?! After this workshop, you will be! Learn the basics behind one of the most popular forms of music on the planet, starting with the power chord. That's right! The power chord is the key to freeing your dulcimer from the confines of a diatonic fretboard. Once we explore a variety of familiar chord progressions, we'll turn it up to 11 and learn how to get in the groove with a solid right-hand rhythm, use a combination of palm mutes, accents and finger lifts to shake things up, explore extended chords for added color, learn about playing in different keys and stage-dive right into the secrets of successful solos. Besides working through some old-school rock 'n' roll and some new-school rock. Not for the faint-of-heart or folk purists. This WILL get loud!
> 4:15-5:15- JAM!
> 5:30-6:30- Supper- meats, casseroles, veggies, bread & desserts.
> 7-8: CONCERT! Love offering will be taken.
> Please fill out registration form below and payment made out to Lynn McCollum, by Sept. 15th. Send to Lynn McCollum, 445 Long St. Demorest, Georgia, 30535. If you have any questions, please call Lynn at 706-499-3212.
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