Strings & Things

March 6, 2018

  1. Add Chords. Most music has chords written in. You simply have to find the best form of the chord to use to get the best sound & playability.

  2. Play the melody on the bass string. Because the melody & bass strings are the same note an octave apart, you can play t...

February 20, 2018

What do I know? That is the question that has crossed my mind every month for the past two years that I served as the President of our club. Don't get me wrong or take that question the wrong way because I have oodles of self-confidence. But, I am relatively new to thi...

August 14, 2017

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 Hellma...

May 25, 2017

The topic of PERFORMANCE has been on my mind a lot recently. GPDA had a very successful Spring Fundraiser – kudos to all who worked hard to prepare beautiful performances for it! My Northfield School students are preparing for their final performance tomorrow, and my h...

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