Following on from the successful Zoom sessions we set up during the days of lockdown we have amalgamated the “drop in” music sessions run by Hilary Davies, the “Northern” Sessions run the Chris Nash and Chris Fitt and the “Slow Jam” run by Pete Bromwich. These new sessions will be hosted by either Pete Bromwich, Hilary Davies, Chris Fitt, Sandie Hudson or Chris Nash and will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 15:00 to 17:00 UK time.
During these sessions, we will have a chance to chat, and also to play music by taking it in turns to “lead” the session with only the leader’s microphone enabled and the rest muted. As usual with Zoom sessions everyone joins in together, though we can only hear the leader – it does work, and you can confidently experiment with backups and variations, etc without anyone hearing you. Different but still fun.
The first half hour of the session will concentrate on a few well-known relatively simple tunes that will give our less experienced members the chance to learn or improve their playing; more experienced players might use the opportunity to “play around” with the tune, improvising etc. These tunes can be found on Pete’s website, Dulcimer Heaven, click here.
The remaining time reverts to the original session format. Players may send in (to the session organiser) tunes they would be happy to lead, providing the music if it is a new tune, or perhaps choosing from an enormous bank of tunes that we will provided in Dropbox.
If you are new to zoom sessions in general, Click here for advice for how to participate.
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The dates so far:
- December 12th – Hilary
- January 9th – Chris Nash
- February 13th – Sandie
- March 12th – Pete
- April 9th – Hilary
- May 14th – Chris Fitt
- June 11th – Chris Nash
- July 9th – Sandie
- August 13th – Hilary