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Soprano and Baritone Mountain Dulcimer Duet Class

Workshop at upcoming Ohio Valley Gathering
March 15, 2014
1 pm
Hilton Hotel
Lexington KY 

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Beginning Dulcimer Class (DAD)

Eight weeks of one hour classes at the Music And Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown KY.
5:00-6:00 pm Tuesday 
Ongoing 

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Celtic Passages CD/DVD

Celtic Passages CD/DVD

When Chattering Magpies decided it was time to start consideration for their first duo recording, fate connected them with videographer Dan Boone, who found the airy, celestial sounds of the Irish flute and harp, and the rhythmic combination of the whistle and mountain dulcimer a perfect match for his beautiful video collection of nature scenes, from waterfalls to icicles, shot from various locations across the state of Kentucky. This collaboration culminated in "CELTIC PASSAGES," a unique Celtic audio CD recording and relaxation DVD that treats the viewer to a sensory journey of all seasons. With backgrounds in music therapy, Lorinda and Greta are taking this product not only to Celtic music fans, but also to individuals and hospitals, and other places of healing in their ongoing efforts to use music as a catalyst for health and wellness. In addition, based on their own familial experience, they are donating a portion of each sale to colon and ovarian cancer awareness and prevention funding.

  1. Rose In The Heather/Tar Road To Sligo/Tripping Up The Stairs
  2. Battle Of Aughrim/Pretty Little Dog
  3. All The Way To Galway/Crucaharan Cross
  4. The Butterfly/Swallowtail Jig
  5. Bridget Cruise
  6. Chanter's Tune/Gunn Lament
  7. Cameron Highlander/Boys of Bluehill/Sean Ryan/Peg Ryan
  8. Easter Snow
  9. Pay The Reckoning/Munster Buttermilk/Munster Bacon
  10. Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow
  11. Maid of Feakle/Chattering Magpies
  12. The Morning Thrush
  13. Carolan's Concerto
  14. Last Pint
  15. Arran Boat Song
$20.00

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Traditional Playing of the Mountain Dulcimer

Traditional Playing of the Mountain Dulcimer

This DVD will provide step by step instructions not only in learning the basics of holding, tuning, melody making and strumming, but will go beyond the basics to include playing chords and adding rhythmic variations to your strumming.

Purchase the companion book with the same title, or use the DVD alone as a basic playing guide.

Over 20 classic old time tunes are played in both noter style, as well as instruction in proper fingering technique using chords.

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$15.95

Things About Strings

Things About Strings

Lorinda Jones is a nationally recognized folk music performer, recording artist, and music therapist, residing in Rineyville, Kentucky.

Based on her 13 years of teaching music in the classroom, and her lifelong interest in folk music, Lorinda has produced an educational video that is the most comprehensive of its kind.

The video not only allows the listener to hear the sound of each instrument, but also provides historical information, plus a visual and aural presentation showing the parts of the instruments:

  • Autoharp
  • Banjo
  • Bass fiddle
  • Mouth bow
  • Folk harp
  • Lyre harp
  • Hammered dulcimer
  • Mountain dulcimer
  • Fiddle
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Psaltery
  • Zither
  • Scheitholt

After viewing the video, students remarked how they enjoyed hearing the variety of instruments, how the conversation dialogue kept their attention for 30 minutes, and how much they learned about the roots of American music, including, mountain and Bluegrass music.

$15.95

Things About Strings Plus CD

Things About Strings Plus CD

Lorinda Jones is a nationally recognized folk music performer, recording artist, and music therapist, residing in Rineyville, Kentucky.

Based on her 13 years of teaching music in the classroom, and her lifelong interest in folk music, Lorinda has produced an educational video that is the most comprehensive of its kind.

The video not only allows the listener to hear the sound of each instrument, but also provides historical information, plus a visual and aural presentation showing the parts of the instruments:

  • Autoharp
  • Banjo
  • Bass fiddle
  • Mouth bow
  • Folk harp
  • Lyre harp
  • Hammered dulcimer
  • Mountain dulcimer
  • Fiddle
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Psaltery
  • Zither
  • Scheitholt

After viewing the video, students remarked how they enjoyed hearing the variety of instruments, how the conversation dialogue kept their attention for 30 minutes, and how much they learned about the roots of American music, including, mountain and Bluegrass music.

The Teacher's Edition CD-Rom is a valuable tool for the teacher as a comprehensive lesson plan as it includes:

  • Vocabulary list
  • Pre and Post Test
  • Matching word game
  • Historical timeline
  • Instructional content
  • In-depth history about the dulcimer and harp
  • Video script
  • Instrument pictures

The video and CD-Rom can be used as a total unit package, or as a preceding or follow-up activity in coordination with a performance visit.

$25.90