Kentucky Music Week
1999 Class Information
TIMEINSTRUMENTLEVELINSTRUCTORDESCRIPTION
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
BMark NelsonLearn how to play by ear, understand TAB, right and left hand techniques, different modes and keys and how easy it really is to sing with your dulcimer.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/IMaureen SellersBasic Jammin' skills, two jam tunes a day plus chords. All new music from last year.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
ISusan TrumpChords, Keys & Capos. You will learn how to arrange, add chords to melodies, learn chords up and down the fretboard and play in different keys.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
IFrank LedgerwoodPlay sounds and styles of the West Coast dulcimer revival of the early 70's-Richard Farina, Force & d'Ossche, etc. Explore their playing styles with emphasis on rhythm and the strumming hand.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
I/ASteve Seifert Tools of the Trade. Arranging, performing tips, sound pretty, sound wild! Well-worn fiddle tunes of the South, waltzes and the Blues will be covered.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
BLinda Thompson How to start, tuning tips, how to learn tunes (little bit of ear training, how to read music), learn the layout and play in all keys no matter what your musical background, how to begin to embellish.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
B/IEsther Kreek Playing back-up and learning to use chords.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
ITina Bergmann Intro Into Group Playing. Experiment with and discuss various roles used in group playing, accompaniments, counter-melodies, harmony and rhythm will be covered.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
I/AMaggie SansoneCool Celtic and Beyond! Learn how to get a "cool" contemporary sound to traditional music, including use of chromatics, syncopated rhythms, the Blues scale and improvisation.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
AutoharpINeal WaltersObscure waltzes, beautiful and often unusual, arranged for autoharp. Several will be covered in addition to playing techniques.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
Folk
Harp
BLorinda JonesLearn playing basics including holding, finger positions, warm-ups and simple melodies with easy accompaniment as well as the history of the harp.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
SingingallAubrey AtwaterSinging in harmony, rounds, call and response, plus singing techniques to improve your voice.
Session 1
9:00-10:00
BasketryallMary CartyAll levels welcome. Different types and styles of baskets from previous years will be made. No experience necessary. Bring your scissors, cloth tape measure, spray bottle, clip clothespins (10), an awl or screwdriver and a towel. Materials Fee.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
BFred MeyerLearn how to tune your dulcimer, some strumming patterns and easy tunes. Emphasis is in ease of playing with as much fun as possible!
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/ISusan TrumpA transition course from beginner to intermediate. Techniques will include right hand strumming, left hand fingerings, chords, hammer-ons and pull-offs. DAD tuning and others.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/IMaureen Sellers Beginning Performance Skills. Learn new songs for ensemble and solo performance; how to vary a tune each time through and how to put together a set. Slaying the Stage Fright Dragon!
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
IMark Nelson Flatpicking Fiddle Tunes. Play Old Time American fiddle tunes with all the fire and drive of a dance fiddler. Both noter style and single note flatpicking, tips for right hand technique, playing up to speed, gracing and more will be covered.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
ISteve SeifertTunings and More! DAD, DGD, DAC, DAA, AAD and 4 equi-distant strings will be covered.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
I/A Bill TaylorTaking relatively well-known tunes and some not so well-known and changing them around, rearranging, changing modes, styles and who knows what else! Example: Whiskey Before Breakfast as a waltz.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Hammered
Dulcimer
BEsther KreekLearning simple melodies and putting chords into those melodies to enrich them.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Hammered
Dulcimer
B/IMaggie SansoneEvolution of a Tune. We will take a simple melody and take it to the stars and beyond! Use of variations, ornaments, rhythmic effects, chordal harmony, hand separation, and dynamics.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Hammered
Dulcimer
I/ALinda ThompsonArranging, Embellishing and Performing Slow Tunes. We'll take one or two arrangements of each tune and work on how to make it sound great in performance. New tunes.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Hammered
Dulcimer
A Tina BergmannBarn O'Burnin' Tunes! Learn some of Tina's favorite tunes and techniques it takes to make them really sing.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
BanjoAAubrey AtwaterLearn the basics of playing Appalachian Clawhammer style, using banjo -accompanied songs learned in Eastern KY.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Tin
Whistle
ILorinda JonesInstruction will include ideas about ornamentation in playing airs, jigs and hornpipes of the Celtic repertoire. For the player with some experience playing tunes.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Contra
Dance
allGreg JowaisasContra Dancing from basic beginning on up. Everything you need to know, patiently taught in this fun class!
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Civil War
Doll
allRuth Ann WilkensBring your favorite pieces of material scraps and your sewing box to make this beautiful favorite doll. Materials fee.
Session 2
10:30-11:30
Civil War
Doll
allRuth Ann WilkensBring your favorite pieces of material scraps and your sewing box to make this beautiful favorite doll. Materials fee.
11:30-1:00LunchOn your own (maps provided) OR you may eat with teachers at the school for about $4.50 a day.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
BSteve SeifertThis class will include reading tab and playing by ear, basic chords and developing a good strum, basic jam repertoire, fiddle tunes and finger picking.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/IFred MeyerAppalachian fiddle tunes in DAD will be the focus of this class. We will learn the chords in several positions, work on rhythm, and try to get the tunes up to speed.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
IBill TaylorChords and accompaniment techniques with different kinds of music. Playing harmonies and some ensemble-type music.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
IJohn RenwickHog Wild On The Hog Fiddle! Intro into fiddle tunes and capo use, "A" tunes, "G" tunes, Bonapart's Medley "march, retreat, Rhyne and maybe Alps or Rockies", and more.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
I/ASusan TrumpRounds and duets, playing more musically, putting your own touch on your solos and improvising off chord progressions will be the hot topics for the week!
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
BMollie FreibertBasic beginning techniques including playing simple melodies, simple chords, tuning, and playing scales.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
ITina BergmannFilling Out Slow Tunes. We will take a waltz and learn how to add simple harmony, grab bass notes, add arpeggios, use flams and rolls.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
I/A Linda ThompsonArranging, Embellishing & Performing Lively Tunes. Taking one or two arrangements of each tune, take what you like from each one, working toward a great performance piece. All new material.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Ballad
Singing
allAubrey AtwaterLearn ancient ballads collected in Ireland and Appalachia, discuss the evolution of songs through time, share ballads from other participants. Lots of singing and sharing of "story-songs".
Session 3
1:00-2:00
Instrument
Building
allJim MillerMake a variety of projects including bones, kazoo, whistles, and much more, many new from last year! Materials fee.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
AutoharpBNeal WaltersDevelop and improve playing skills while learning a basic repertoire of classic songs. Accompaniment skills and beginning melody playing techniques will also be covered.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
SpinningallMartha RichardLearn this age old craft of drop spindle spinning of wool into yarn. Materials fee.
Session 3
1:00-2:00
BasketryallMary CartyAll levels welcome. Different types and styles of baskets from previous years will be made. No experience necessary. Bring your scissors, cloth tape measure, spray bottle, clip clothespins (10), an awl or screwdriver and a towel. Materials Fee.
2:00-2:45Jam TimeALL..
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/IMaureen Sellers Learn how to play smoothly, make chord shapes suit your hand, play technically as well as you can! Lots of tips and gentle help. All done with some fun and beautiful songs.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Mountain
Dulcimer
ISteve Seifert Explore flatpicking, finger picking, using a capo, chord work, fiddle tunes, melodies in different octaves. Free chord book.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Mountain
Dulcimer
I/A Bill Taylor Learn relatively obscure fiddle tunes and different styles of music from the waltz to Rock 'n Roll.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Mountain
Dulcimer
A Mark Nelson Tips and techniques toward a musical understanding of your instrument. Explore creative ways of playing, harmony and chord substitutions, improvising, "pedal steel" techniques, playing lead and back-up, ensemble playing and much more.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Hammered
Dulcimer
BJim Miller For students with little or no musical experience, learn to tune, play simple melodies and chords.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Hammered
Dulcimer
B/ITina BergmannBeyond Beginning! We will learn some good jam tunes and some of the techniques useful for filling them out and making them sound like music! Lead patterns, accents and rhythm as well as some different scales and helpful exercises will be covered.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Hammered
Dulcimer
IMaggie SansoneScottish Music. Slow airs and the "Scottish snap" of strathspeys to traditional tunes from the Highland pipers repertoire. Includes in-depth study of piping ornaments as applied to this instrument.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Hammered
Dulcimer
I/AEsther KreekSyncopation. A cakewalk, ragtime and fiddle tunes will be covered. Give a lift to the tunes with some syncopation!
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Folk HarpILorinda Jonesfor the harp player who has had some experience playing tunes with both hands. A variety of keys will be introduced and tunes from the Celtic repertoire will be taught, along with ideas for arranging.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Singing
Jam
allSusan TrumpBring your RISE UP SINGING books for an old-fashioned sing-along. We'll play chords in many keys to accompany singing, and learn some great new songs. All instruments encouraged to join in. Singers only and players only - this is your chance to get together!
Session 4
2:45-3:45
BanjoallNeal WaltersThis class is for all banjo players who want to learn claw-hammer or frailin' style. Class will include chording, tunings, backup and a variety of songs to increase your repertoire.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Flower
Craft
allColeen Walters Wire Edge Ribbon Flower Construction. Learn to create a veritable bouquet of wire edged French ribbon flowers. Embellish pins, jackets, hats, purses, etc. Kit fee includes all materials.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
Loom
Weaving
allMartha RichardLearn the basics of preparing the loom, and weave a variety of projets on four harness looms. Novices welcome! Bring scissors. Materials fee.
Session 4
2:45-3:45
CloggingallGreg JowaisasBasic beginning clogging steps and more. Syncopation and a few tricks to amaze yourself and delight your friends!
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
BMaureen SellersLearn to tune, strum, and play traditional Appalachian songs, as you fall in love with the dulcimer.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/IFrank LedgerwoodAn introduction to the playing styles of the West Coast dulcimer revival of the early 70's. Playing styles explained with emphasis on rhythm and the strumming hand.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
IBill TaylorBasic Repertoire for jam sessions. Learn chords and what to do when you don't know the melody.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
I/AMark NelsonCeltic Repertoire. Build your repertoire with a generous selection of Irish jigs, hornpipes, set dances and reels; Scottish pipe tunes and strathspeys; and Breton music.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Mountain
Dulcimer
"A"
Kids
Fred MeyerA class for young players with some experience. Strumming techniques, chording and some hot licks will be included. Lots of songs!
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
BMollie FreibertClass will cover tuning, scales and playing simple melodies. For students with little or no playing experience.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
IEsther KreekPlaying backup and learning to use chords.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Hammered
Dulcimer
I/AMaggie SansoneOrnamentation for O'Carolan and traditional dance tunes, jigs, reels and hornpipes; in-depth study or ornamentation from Baroque and classical traditions to ornaments played by traditional players today.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Building
Hammers
allJim MillerMake several sets of hammers using various woods. No woodworking experience necessary. Materials Fee.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Tin
Whistle
BLorinda JonesBasics will be taught including how to produce a pleasant tone, fingering positions, and reading simple notation or tab for the whistle. Easy melodies will be taught in at least 2 keys for the "D" whistle.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
FiddleallNeal WaltersLearn common bowing patterns and techniques, emphasizing the simple "Shuffle" bowing pattern, and learn some tunes to illustrate these techniques.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Group
Singing
allAubrey AtwaterClass will sing a variety of songs that lend well to group singing, call and response, harmony, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring songs to contribute.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Sock
Monkeys!
allRuth Ann WilkensMake an original red-heel sock monkey from your childhood. Great fun and easy to do! Materials fee.
Session 5
4:00-5:00
Pattern
Design
allColeen WaltersLearn to create original designs suitable for inlay, puzzles, and/or quilt blocks. It's all done with mirrors. Bring colored pencils and a creative spirit. Materials fee.
Session 6
6:15-7:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
B/I Frank LedgerwoodBeginning chording, basic harmony, hand positioning and much more.
Session 6
6:15-7:30
Mountain
Dulcimer
I/A Fred MeyerHot Licks! Work on playing faster, with more rhythm, and add extra touches, like hammer-ons and pull-offs. We'll explore tunings, capos and various string arrangements.
Session 6
6:15-7:30
Hammered
Dulcimer
B/IMollie FreibertLots of easy tunes, scales, beginning chords. Note reading is not a prerequisite.
Session 6
6:15-7:30
Hammered
Dulcimer
I/ALinda Thompson Arranging and Embellishing Waltzes and Jigs. Interesting arrangements of lesser-known tunes. Some tunes from PEI. All new material.

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