Monthly Archives: October 2006

November 2006

[originally posted in October 2006 on, copied and reposted here on 4/11/2009]

Christmas is a-comin’ and we are going to get ready!


During our November meeting, Sunday afternoon the 5th at Carla’s house
we will, from 3-5pm, play Christmas music.  We hope you have tab
for the following:

All Through the Night
What Child is This (Greensleeves)
In the Bleak Midwinter
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Silent Night
Over the River and Through The Wood
Up on the Housetop
Sussex Carol
Carol of the Drum
The Coventry Carol
Jingle Bells
Cold is the Morning
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Oh Christmas Tree (Tab will be provided)

You may have an opportunity to “perform” this Christmas season, and, if
so, you may want to include some of the above in your
performance.  Mary Nell, Linda and I played for an hour for some
of the folks at Cordova Rehab and nursing Home on Monday morning,
October 23.  The folks seemed to enjoy our playing and invited us
back to play Christmas music sometime in December.  If any of you
would like to join us we would be glad to have you.  The more the

Hope to see you at the November Club Meeting.


October 2006

[originally posted in October 2006, on www., copied and posted here on 4/11/2009]

Congratulations to Memphian Bob Hastings who attended workshops at the
second annual Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival and won a
Rick Thum hammer dulcimer in a drawing at the concert Saturday,
September 30, 2006!

Bob Hastings wins hammer dulcimer

And, thank you to everyone who brought snacks to the October
meeting!!!! They were delicious and we enjoyed them during our break!

In our October meeting we enjoyed the practice of  playing chords
in different octaves to accompany our singing.  Finding the right
octave for the accompaniment is something that just takes a little
practice.  If blend of your singing and playing don’t seem to
match, try changing the chord location on your instrument. 
Sometimes playing an octave higher than your singing sounds better and
sometimes it’s the other way around. . . just keep trying!!

See ya in November!