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Birmingham Dulcimer Club Workshops

I will be teaching workshops in Birmingham AL on April 10.  All classes are designed for beginning to intermediate students, and, except for the DAA workshop, are for instruments tuned to both DAA and DAD.

For more information and to register,

please contact Bryant Nunnelly at (256) 892-3489.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and workshops start at 9:00 a.m on April 10.  Each class will last approximately 1.5 hours.  There will be a noon break for lunch and a short concert.

COST: $12.50 per workshop or $40 for all day.

LOCATION:  Metro Bank, 800 Martin Street South (Hwy 231), Pell City, AL 35128.

1.  Tips for Playing by Ear -- Tablature can be a wonderful teacher and guideline, but just how many books can we carry with us?  This class will help students begin to break away from dependency on tab.

2.  Moving Beyond the Bum Ditty -- This class is intended for players who know how to play but who are struggling with adding some personality to their playing through a more effective use strumming.  Using familiar tunes, we will look at techniques to help the student understand the use of strumming and how to advance their strumming to make their playing more exciting and enjoyable.

3.  Learning a DAA Jam Tune -- In this class students will learn a common jam tune in the DAA tuning.  This tune will be used to continue into our jam workshop.

4.  Getting the Most from a Jam Session -- Although it is not necessary to take the previous workshop sessions to attend, we will build on some of the lessons learned in the earlier classes to strengthen our confidence to join in jam sessions.  We will include playing with background chords and rhythm during a jam.

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