March 11th 9-7:45 pm CST

(in Central Time)

9-10 am Forum: Introduction, Welcome and Teacher's Roundtable

10:05-11:05 am Workshop 1:  Thomasina Levy -  D-A-d-d 4 Equidistant strings

In addition to Ode the Joy, we will also explore the beautiful chords that emerge by just playing the L-shaped chords in this tuning. You will never go back to the DAd tuning again! Come tuned to DAdd.

Here is a link to the song on Youtube:

11:15-12:15 Workshop 2:  Robert Brereton  -   D-A-d-d Two Solo Pieces

Arpeggiated accompaniment for Salterello and Bridget Cruise.

12:30-1:30 pm Workshop 3: Sue Carpenter -  D-A-d-d Ragtime Fingerpicking: Arranging and Composing

Fingerpicking ragtime requires picking a steady alternating bass rhythm while also picking a syncopated melody. We’ll start out by playing a simple on-beat arrangement of “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” and then learn how to syncopate the melody. Next, we’ll add some extra melody notes and change some chord positions. Voila! We’ll have a new composition and you’ll have all the basic skills to play, adapt, and compose your own ragtime music.

Lunch / Student Sharing / Open Mic / Optional Break Out Rooms

2:30- 3:30 pm Workshop 4:  Leo Kretzner  - Exploring More Tunings

Alternate Tunings:  D-A-A-d, combines 'Ionian' and 'Mixolydian' tunings; D-A-d-C, on open flat-7 tuning, and D-A-d-e, each with new note and chord possibilities. 

3:45 - 4:45 pm Workshop 5:  Aubrey Atwater - -Incorporating Fingerpicking, Unusual Tunings, and the Dulcimer as a Harmony Voice

We will study three songs and explore these techniques and topics: "The Cuckoo" (C-G-Eb-Eb), "As I Roved Out" (D-G-d-d) and "Bonnie James Campbell" (E-A-e-D). (Intermediate/Advanced)

5:00 - 6:00 pm Workshop 6:  Grant Olson

Diatonic dulcimer Repertoire Piece in either A-E-a-E or D-G-A-d tuning

6:45 pm  Faculty Concert-Round Robin (live-streamed on the DulcimerCrossing Facebook page)