For complete beginners, new players with some experience or players who would like to move at a gentle pace.
This two-period course is intended for complete beginners, new players with some experience or players who would like to move at a gentle pace. No previous musical experience is required, and you do not need to be able to read music. This course is intended to launch your playing. We will PLAY tunes while learning the basic skills needed to improve: mapping of the instrument, hammering techniques, how to tune your instrument, how to locate all the notes on your dulcimer, play scales and arpeggios in the keys of D, G and A. Most of all, at the end of the week, you will be hooked on the hammered dulcimer! Expect lots of fun while learning.
Hammered dulcimers are available for rent from Common Ground on the Hill for students living in Carroll County and the Baltimore-Washington area. Contact the Common Ground on the Hill office for details.
Note: This is a 2-period class.