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Mountain Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

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Christmas Mountain Dulcimer

14 Classes
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    Away In A Manger
    BEG | INT

    In this course, Stephen Seifert will walk you through all the key elements to help you play this song. You will learn some interesting techniques for strumming and different rhythm techniques including accurate playing of dotted quarter notes followed by an eighth note.

    12 Lessons / 38 Minutes
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    Angels We Have Heard on High
    BEG | INT

    Learn all the different parts of playing Angels We Have Heard On High

    5 Lessons / 15 Minutes
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    Deck The Halls
    INT | ADV
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    O Come All Ye Faithful
    BEG | INT
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    The First Noel
    INT
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    Silent Night
    INT
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    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    BEG | INT | ADV
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    In The Bleak Mid Winter
    INT | ADV
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    Joy to the World
    BEG | INT
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    We Three Kings, Solo Mountain Dulcimer
    INT | ADV
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    We Three Kings for HD/MD Duo

    Dan and Steve collaborate on this one to create an arrangement of a familiar Christmas tune. This is a great lesson for learning about the process of arranging tunes and working with other instruments.

    7 Lessons / 18 Minutes
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    Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
    INT | ADV

    8 Lessons / 18 Minutes
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    O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    BEG | INT | ADV

    4 Lessons / 13 Minutes
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    I Wonder As I Wander
    BEG | INT

    6 Lessons / 19 Minutes

Hammered Dulcimers General Instruction

16 Classes
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    Know The Circle
    BEG | INT | ADV

    In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) shows the relationships among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. More specifically, it is a geometrical representation of relationships among the 12 pitch classes of the chromatic scale in pitch class space. - Wikipedia

    In Dulcimer School we're going to use the circle of fifths to learn many important and useful things about not just theory, but our hammered dulcimers, which are mechanical representations of this important musical construct.

    10 Lessons / 01 Hour 02 Minutes
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    Humphries and Landrum Hammering Master Class
    BEG | INT | ADV

    Stephen Humphries and Dan Landrum take you deep into the philosophy of hammering, hammer motion, and demonstrate practical use of rudiments in developing your sticking skill.

    11 Lessons / 01 Hour 33 Minutes
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    Music Theory for Hammered Dulcimer
    BEG | INT

    Music Theory as it applies to hammered dulcimer

    13 Lessons / 47 Minutes
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    Adding or Replacing Hammer Leather
    BEG | INT | ADV

    If you no longer like the sound of your instrument the problem may be the hammers. The leather surface wears out, or at least it should if you're playing enough. I'll walk you through changing the leather.

    4 Lessons / 15 Minutes
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    Paradiddle-diddle all the day
    BEG | INT | ADV
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    Dampers
    BEG | INT | ADV
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    Chord Techniques
    INT | ADV
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    Fun at Your Fingertips
    INT | ADV
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    Hand Interdependence
    INT | ADV

    It's been written, 'don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing' and if you can master these techniques you will achieve just that! Enjoy learning patterns that will improve your playing no matter what level player you are.

    9 Lessons / 34 Minutes
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    Pivotal Hammering
    BEG | INT

    Set your hammer heads free to do what you want them to by developing a relaxed grip. This class teaches you a series of exercises designed to get the motion into the hammer heads where it belongs.

    8 Lessons / 35 Minutes
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    Rhythm
    INT | ADV

    It's hard to play it if you can't feel it. It's impossible to feel it if you're to busy thinking about it. These lessons will help you internalize rhythm, syncopation and timing.

    2 Lessons / 10 Minutes
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    Rudiments
    BEG | INT | ADV

    In this class, Dan demonstrates the Percussive Arts Society 40 fundamental rudiments that, if practiced, will improve your ability to play any song. Other videos in Dulcimer School will refer to these videos for understanding how to execute each rudiment.

    26 Lessons / 01 Hour 11 Minutes
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    Tips and Tricks
    BEG | INT
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    Tuning
    BEG
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    Timing Exercise
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    What Should I Do First?
    BEG | INT

Merry Christmas!

8 Classes
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    We Three Kings for HD/MD Duo

    Dan and Steve collaborate on this one to create an arrangement of a familiar Christmas tune. This is a great lesson for learning about the process of arranging tunes and working with other instruments.

    7 Lessons / 18 Minutes
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    We Three Kings, Solo Hammered Dulcimer
    BEG | INT

    Dan Teaches this popular Christmas tune. It's a simple version, but has moderately difficult hand separation. Great for beginners and intermediate players, but can also serve as a good foundation for advanced players.

    9 Lessons / 12 Minutes
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    We Three Kings, Solo Mountain Dulcimer
    INT | ADV

    Steve teaches the popular Christmas tune. This tune is a little challenging, but certainly appropriate for intermediate players.

    8 Lessons / 18 Minutes
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    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    BEG | INT | ADV

    I've got two arrangements of this classic Christmas tune, one for beginners and one for intermediates and up. I also improvise a performance at the end.

    6 Lessons / 19 Minutes
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    In The Bleak Mid Winter
    INT | ADV
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    Joy to the World
    BEG | INT
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    The First Noel
    INT
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    Silent Night
    INT