Gardner Winter Music Festival

* Last Year's GWMF WORKSHOPS Feb 22, 2014 *

** Check back in January 2015 for New Workshops! **

No cost and no pre-registration!    (pdf version here)

Please check near the entrance for workshop rooms and last-minute changes.

11am-12:30 Hammered Dulcimer (Beginner): Learn anatomy and care of the dulcimer; tuning; note layout; playing "in the box" and jam etiquette. Also learn some tunes and play them in different keys.Pat Harper
11am-12:30 Lap Dulcimer (Beginner): Learn to play some simple, but fun, songs. Some dulcimers will be available to borrow. Judy Werner
11am-12:30 Fiddle (Beginner) Rob Rhamy
11am-12:30 ClawhammerBanjo (Beginner) Mitch Hall
11am-12:30 Mandolin (Beginner) Carl Lipscomb
11am-12:30 Pennywhistle (Beginner): Some whistles will be available to use or purchase. Rick Snider
11am-12:30 Touch the Instruments  
12:30-1:30 Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing Charlie Burton
12:45-2:15 Fiddle (Intermediate): Learn a "crooked" tune and use alternate fiddle tuning. Jeanne Sutton, Scott Radabaugh
12:45-2:15 Hammered Dulcimer (Intermediate) Jeff Fedan
12:45-2:15 Vocals – Old-time Singing Travis Stimeling
12:45-2:15 Harmonica (in C): Some harmonicas will be available to purchase. John Lozier
12:45-2:15 Clawhammer Banjo (Intermediate) Vince Farsetta
12:45-2:15 Music Theory for Barbarians: Basic music theory - how scales, major, minor and seventh chords are formed on stringed instruments, and how to guess what chords are being played in jam tunes. No math needed; bring your instrument! Elliott Kennel
12:45-2:15 Touch the Instruments  
2:30-4:00 Lap Dulcimers (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate): Using "Watkin's Ale," and "All in the Garden Green", explore rhythm and melody of old English tunes. Tuned DAA. Have fun with these jolly old tunes. Robert Lackey
2:30-4:00 Slow Jam: Learn to Play in Jams; Lap Dulcimers and all other acoustic instruments welcome. Judy Werner
2:30-4:00 Autoharp Rosemary Furman
2:30-4:00 Harps (Introductory, beginner, intermediate): Some harps will be available to use. Katie Sutton, John Lozier
2:30-4:00 Old-Time Guitar (Beginner) Rich Eddy
2:30-4:00 Irish Fiddle: Learn some of the dance forms within Irish music and what should be done to achieve an authentic Irish sound from the fiddle. Mike Attfield
3:00-4:00 Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing Charlie Burton
4:30-6:00 Slow Jam: (Learn to Play in Jams; Lap Dulcimers and all other acoustic instruments welcome) Judy Werner
4:30-6:00 Bowed Psaltery (Beginner): Learn bowing techniques and melodies in key of C. An easy instrument to play; you'll leave being able to play a few tunes. A few instruments available to use. Norma Rittenhouse
4:30-6:00 Stand Up Bass Jim Kumquat
4:30-6:00 Bluegrass Banjo (Intermediate): Apply basic banjo techniques to learn songs and take breaks. Identify chord changes and learn melodies, and use them for breaks, up and down the neck. Seth Wiggins
Thanks to all of the workshop leaders. We couldn't do this without you!
fiddle workshop

Fiddle Workshop taught by Chris Haddox in 2009

The Gardner Winter Music Festival is run by PattyFest Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operated by volunteers and funded with contributions.
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