Patti Amelotte brings beautiful music and harmonies to inspire you. Jeff Furman brings his favourite ways of teaching you how to vary and make the music your own. Come and join us online for a musical treat, and get a peek at what these two tutors will offer at our Annual Weekend in October. These online workshops are aimed at a range of players above and below intermediate level. Advanced beginners will enjoy guidance to help them progress, whilst more advanced players will be appreciate additional techniques and insights.
Here’s what’s in store:-
- Afternoon Mountain Dulcimer Workshop with Jeff Furman (USA)
- Afternoon Hammered Dulcimer Workshop with Patti Amelotte (USA)
- Online Social Hour and Jam Session
- Online Concert with our two Tutors
All events will be delivered via zoom.
Social Hour & Online Session (Free to participants)
“Meet” up with fellow participants for an hour or so. We may play a tune or three for you to join in with.
Workshops (Cost £25)
Jeff Furman – Mountain Dulcimer
Time: 3:00 – 5:45 pm UK (10:00 – 12:45 EDT)
Adding Notes/Variation to the Tunes You Play!
If you don’t want to play a tune the same way every time through, this workshop is for you! If you want to play “beyond the tab” and add your personal expression and flavor to the tunes you play, this workshop is for you! And, if you want to improve the overall quality of sound of any music you play, this workshop is for you!
In this 2-part workshop we will explore concepts, techniques, and skills to help you add notes, rhythm changes, ornaments, dynamics, and other variations to any type of music you play while still being true to the melody. The results for you will be more interesting music, more freedom, and more fun! I hope to “see” you in July!
Patti Amelotte – Hammered Dulcimer
Time: 4:00 – 6:45 pm UK (11:00 – 1:45 EDT)
Bringing expression and harmony to a beautiful Irish Air
Discover new ways of bringing expression, different harmonies and more feeling to your playing as we explore the beautiful Irish Air “Úr-Chnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte”. In our first session we will learn this beautiful melody and then add simple harmony. In the second session will we explore more colourful chords, we will add in dynamics to play more expressively and learn ways to let the air breathe.
Listen to our course tutors play some traditional music for this concert hour.
- Jeff Furman
- Patti Amelotte and Brenda Hudson
The registration deadline for workshops for Nonsuch Summer Online is Friday July 15th. Concert tickets may be purchased until Tuesday July 19th.
Please note that registration fees for workshops and for the concert are non-refundable. If you have made a booking error in the workshop that you have chosen and wish to correct it, please contact the event organisers before July 14th.