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Neal Hellman Workshop Descriptions

Here are detailed descriptions about Neal Hellman's workshops on October 10th. Please RSVP to Erin Mae if you plan to attend any of the workshops --- this allows us to have plenty of chairs and handouts ready! WORKSHOP 1 - 10:00-11:30am Aeolian Mode for Beginners & Sing A Simple Song With the Dulcimer: (Beginner) Students will tune to the Aeolian mode of D (D-A-C where D is the bass string). This is both a simple and rewarding workshop, especially for beginners. Students will be taught basic melodies as well as how to utilize the dulcimer to back up the voice. Selections include The Praties, Kojo no Tuski, Goddesses, Breton Tune and Nonesuch. We will also tune back to D-A-D and illustrate h

Neal Hellman Workshops & Concert

Neal Hellman is a world-renowned mountain dulcimer player from Santa Cruz, CA. GPDA is delighted to welcome him to Kansas for a series of workshops and concert on Tuesday, October 10th! A nationally acclaimed performer and teacher of the mountain dulcimer, Neal Hellman has been active in performing, writing, teaching, and recording acoustic music for the past 30 years. Neal’s latest recording, Emma’s Waltz, is a colorful dance through traditional and contemporary acoustic music styles. Featuring seventeen different musicians playing compositions from Ireland, Scotland, Finland, America and France. As founder, director and one of the primary artists of the Gourd Music record label, Neal

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