2020 Friday Sep 25th & Saturday Sep 26th
Jams & Playing Circles
FREE VIA ZOOM
Registration Required

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

1. Tune leader plays while all others are muted.
2. Players join in along with the lead.
3. Unmute self between tunes.
4. Rotate the lead around as desired or select a tune and another player will lead.

Friday Sep 25th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Pacific Time
(3 FREE To Choose From)

FRETTED DULCIMERS 1
Leaders: Bill Dempsey & Bob Palmer  
"Ease Into Jamming"

BEGINNERS/EARLY INTERMEDIATE
Tips covered on how to: join in on tunes; follow the rhythm; jam etiquette; simplify tunes on the spot; listen to other players; build a repertoire; suggestions for tune/song resources; start a tune when it’s your turn; counting in/ potatoes/ other starts. This special jam/workshop will include running through some simpler jam tunes!!
 

ALL INSTRUMENTS
Leaders: Barbara Gershman & Terry Gucwa  
“Mellow Jam”

ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Traditional jam tunes but not at breakneck speed…
Gather some resources such as Terry’s Jam Book, Fiddlers Fake Book, or other favorite music or “by ear” tunes. See the JAM TUNE LIST on the scdh.org website for ideas.


ALL INSTRUMENTS
Leader: Patty McCollom
“Up Tempo Jam”

ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Traditional jam tunes – at a faster tempo…
Gather some resources such as Fiddlers Fake Book, or other favorite music or “by ear” tunes. Patty leads a similar monthly Zoom jam, 4th Saturdays for TLT (The Living Tradition).

Saturday Sep 26th 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Pacific Time
(3 FREE To Choose From)



HAMMERED DULCIMER
Leader: Brenda  Hunter
"Playing Circle/Slow Jam"

BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Play along with Brenda as she leads the group through favorite tunes at a ‘friendly’ pace. Jamming has become a popular way to build your tune repertoire and enjoy playing with other hammered dulcimer players even remotely. It works using ZOOM.

ALL INSTRUMENTS
Leaders: Barbara Gershman & Terry Gucwa 
“Community Jam”

ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Join in for this SCDH Festival tradition – the Community Jam – but this year on Zoom. Traditional favorite tunes always surface. Gather some resources such as Terry’s Jam Book, Fiddlers Fake Book, or other music or “by ear” tunes. See the JAM TUNE LIST on the scdh.org website for ideas.


FRETTED/MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
Leader: Joellen Lapidus 
“Playing Circle” 

ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Join Joellen Lapidus in an old fashion playing circle. We sit in a circle. We go around the room and each person presents a tune. Those who know it join in. Joellen will tell you what key and chords to use. Guarantee you’ll learn new tunes and get experience playing in front of a group. Joellen has taught many SoCal mountain dulcimer players and guided her students to participate in local performances. She hosts her Zoom Mountain Dulcimer Club Meetings twice monthly to keep us all playing and to develop our repertoire. She makes it fun for all!!

Click Here For Explanation of Hammered Dulcimer Class Levels

 

Sample Tune:
"Keven's Coma
Composed & Performed by Joellen Lapidus on Mountain Dulcimer,
Yvette Devereaux on Violin, Gordon Peeke on Spoons on her NEW CD
 
‘Dulcimer Music for the Pelican Ballet’
www.lapidusmusic.com