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Block Chords Celtic instruction pentatonic QuaranTUNE Virtual Dulcimer Fest

QuaranTUNE 7.0 is OPEN for Registration!!!

Here are the three workshops I’ll be offering: Peaceful Irish Airs and Lullabies (Level 3) Friday Session 1 (9-10AM EDT) Get totally enchanted with these slow, meditative airs from Ireland. “Báidín Fheilimí” (“Phelim’s Boat”) is a 3/4 time lullaby that we’ll be doing in a simple, sparse arrangement using a lot of open strings. “Eibhlí […]

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2021 NGFDA Virtual Dulcimer Fest Registration!

Registration for this wonderful online dulcimer festival is coming up today, Friday September 3rd, 2021. This event is put on by the hard-working and dedicated folks at The North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association. The festival itself will be held November 18, 19, and 20 of this year. So there’s plenty of lead time to make […]

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Pentatonic Tune No. 1

This one was the first successful original tune in the major pentatonic, using only the notes D, E, F#, A, and B. I am currently up to four of these tunes……I wonder if that means I’m on a roll???

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And Another Pentatonic Tune……

Here is the third tune in a series of D Major Pentatonic Tunes I’ve been messing with the last couple of weeks. Easy to play, for sure, but NOT as easy to write!! But I am getting better……

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Pentatonic Scales on the Mountain Dulcimer

Pentatonic just means “5 tones” !! The Major Pentatonic is a great one to get started with: it is FUN, it is HAPPY, and there’s no way of getting into trouble with “wrong notes!” For me, pentatonics have always meant FREEDOM: Freedom to Explore Freedom to Improvise Freedom to Try Something! On the DAD dulcimer […]