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Dulcimer Heritage

   

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SCDH AND DULCIMERS IN THE AGE OF
ZOOM & FACETIME!


Have you ZOOMED yet? If not, all of us in SCDH hope you will take advantage of these resources and learn how to access remote lessons, workshops, jams and festivals. This newsletter won’t focus on gigs. Instead, your SCDH Board - Bobbi, Lori, Teresa, Jim, Bob, Kathryn and yours truly, Barbara, want to help you enjoy music remotely until it’s safe to all play together again. It’s all up to each of us to find and make music any way we can and help others along the way!!

BASICS
Go to Zoom’s sign up page online to create a FREE account or go to the App store to download the FREE Zoom for iCloud Meetings App onto a device with camera and mic: desktop or laptop computer, iPad, iPhone or other type of tablet. Set up the program or App after downloading. As a PARTICIPANT, you must receive an invitation from a HOST by email. Click on the link included. Some hosts also provide a password and a waiting room for admittance into the event for security and management. HOSTS: Free accounts have a 40 min. limit. Pro accounts have unlimited time and include other features for a low monthly fee.

SETTINGS
There are many Youtube videos, tutorials and webinars on the HOW TO & set up.
Some have now come along that help to maximize settings for instrumental music rather than just talking.

 Audio settings, Advanced settings:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mEAb4G063sM

Explanation of why these settings need to be changed:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wkG7yOTRIAk

Info for Remote Music Lessons:
https://plgmusic.com.au/news/2020/3/23/best-zoom-meeting-settings-for-remote-music-lessons

External Mic
Some users benefit from adding even a simple external USB mic (not a speaker) if your device allows. This is especially helpful for the Host. Check out Amazon. Example - Conference mic, omnidirectional, for Computers, PC, Mac, streaming, Skype. Be sure to designate the use of this mic in your Zoom settings.

JAMS
The HOST admits everyone to the event through a waiting room. Everyone participating is shown on the screen so be mindful of how you want to look as well as your background. Fancy backgrounds are available, but they might have some distortion. Because of sound delay annoyance the HOST mutes all except whoever is leading the tune. It becomes a kind of a karaoke with each muted player only hearing the lead player and their own instrument. It helps to have a common repertoire to draw on or music at the ready – whether sheet music, tab or memorized.

LESSONS
Individual lessons can be very successful if the instructor and student each set up their instruments and communication devices to view each other. Facetime and Skype are other options besides Zoom. A call and response format works.

WORKSHOPS AND FESTIVALS
Many musicians and organizers are developing plans to offer distance learning and entertainment.

Dulcimer Players News – Dulcimer resources galore!!
https://www.dpnews.com

Nonsuch Dulcimer Club in the UK – Zoom Guidelines & Resources:
https://www.dulcimer.org.uk/online-events-resources/nonsuch-zoom-guidelines/
https://www.dulcimer.org.uk/online-events-resources/

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SO, WHAT NOW???
Jump into the Zoom experience. Find something you would like to try and do it!!
ZOOM CALENDAR!
Payment options often include PayPal or Venmo. Sign up.



26th Annual SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 - 9am-7pm
Riviera United Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Tina Bergmann - Hammered Dulcimer https://allroadsleadhome.com

Neal Hellman - Fretted/Mountain Dulcimer https://www.gourd.com/hellmann.html

 

Workshops, Jamming, Mid-Day Showcase & Twilight Concert

FOCUS WORKSHOPS
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 - 10am-2pm
Hammered Dulcimer & Mixed Instruments - Fullerton
Mountain Dulcimer - Lakewood area/ Long Beach

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Tina Bergmann - Hammered Dulcimer
https://allroadsleadhome.com

 
Neal Hellman - Fretted/Mountain Dulcimer
https://www.gourd.com/hellmann.html
 


Workshops, Jamming, Mid-Day & Twilight Concerts

FOCUS WORKSHOPS
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 - 10am-2pm
Hammered Dulcimer & Mixed Instruments - Fullerton
Mountain Dulcimer - Lakewood area/ Long Beach

Stay tuned for details!

Video/Sound Sample
Tina Bergman

'Apollo’s Fire
At Work on the Land from Sacrum Mysterium:
Celtic Christmas Vespers, Pt. 7/9'

At Work on the Land/ Tatter Jack Walsh
Traditional irish, arr. Tina Bergmann and Jim Moore



2014 Festival Photos
2015 Festival Highlights

2016 Festival Highlights
More Festival Highlights (coming soon!)

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Consignment Booth

 *CONSIGNMENT TABLE at our 2019 Festival.
Bring your instruments & music accessories needing new homes & $$ to buy other items!
Download Consignment Table2019.pdf (coming soon!) and bring with your items for resale.

Dulcimer Rescue

Check here for future offerings.
 


For Other Items Click above Dulcimer Rescue or under RESOURCES

Sample Listings
• D45 with TriStander System  - Needs New Home
• Dusty Strings D500 - Needs New Home
• ANTIQUE, possibly pre-Civil War HD
• Sold 5/27 - Dusty Strings D500 package

Get your unused Dulcimers back into circulation!
Sell them through Dulcimer Rescue
- or -
DONATE them to SCDH for resale & payments to SCDH
(Donation letter will be given for your tax records)

Renew Your Sponsorship

Have you RENEWED your ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP (think ‘membership’)?
SCDH WOULD NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.
Thanks.


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