This classic exercise, often heard on other instruments, will help you improve your technique, give you something to warm up with, and will provide some cool licks that can be brought into other tunes.
While Mr. Moon is a great three-part round, it also stands on its own played straight through. We'll work on strumming, dotted rhythms, and fingerings as well.
In this class we introduce reference notes, picking patterns, and strums into a few flatpicked arrangements.
If you're new to flatpicking, make sure you've completed Part 1 and 2 of the Introduction to flatpicking - https://dulcimerschool.com/classes/1093/lessons/5244?locale=en and https://dulcimerschool.com/classes/1335/lessons/6146?locale=en
A few more simple flatpicked arrangements before we start to add some fancy tricks.
Make sure you've already completed Part 1 of this flatpicking lesson here: https://dulcimerschool.com/classes/1093/lessons/5244?locale=en
The following lesson on filling in space for a more full sound can be found here: https://dulcimerschool.com/classes/1336/lessons/6152?locale=en
Stephen answers many of the questions that people ask him. Ranging from how to hold the dulcimer, what dulcimer to purchase, if you should use your thumb and more.
The first in a series of flatpicking mountain dulcimer lessons. This lesson includes basic flatpicking technique, exercises, and two versions of Liza Jane.
Part 2 of this lesson can be found here: https://dulcimerschool.com/classes/1335/lessons/6144?locale=en
This is one of my favorite ways to come up with riffs and melodic ideas to make a tune you already play more uniquely yours.
*PREREQUISITE: Make sure you work the series of videos entitled Minimal Chord Melody.
This is a follow up to one of the topics that came up in "The Aaron and Steve Show" videos. In this lesson for Advanced players, Aaron breaks down a pattern for playing triplets in rapid succession and then applies it Whiskey Before Breakfast and Soldier's Joy.