Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day celebration and time of reflection.
Don’t forget about our rescheduled club meeting date. We will not be meeting on June 1st, but the club will meet on the second Sunday in June…the 8th. The June 8th meeting will be held at Bob Magowan’s house.
The meeting was rescheduled due to the workshops being offered by Erin and Amber Rogers on June 1st at the Howard Vance Guitar Studio.
See ya soon!
Keep on strummin’!
[originally posted in May 2008 on www.Memphis-Dulcimer.com , copied and reposted here on 4/11/2009]
Greetings fellow mountain dulcimer players,
The meeting WILL NOT be at Carla’s house; rather it WILL be at MY house in Memphis. For directions, phone # (901) 751-8306.
The reason for this change is so we will not conflict with the Sunday workshops given by Erin and Amber Rogers June 1 at Howard Vance Guitar Academy. Erin will be teaching workshops on Mountain Dulcimer, and Amber on Fiddle and Banjo. They will also have a concert at 8pm at the Academy on Saturday night and will be available for private lessons on both days. If you are interested in either the workshops and/or private lessons you must preregister by calling Anita Baker Sherman at (901) 761-0535. If you need a copy of workshop schedule, use the contact button on the left of this page to email me, and I will send you one. This is a great opportunity to get some personalized and group instruction by two very talented young ladies. I hope you will take advantage of it.
Our next MAMD Club meeting WILL NOT be on the first Sunday of June; rather, it WILL be held on the second Sunday, June 8 from 3-5pm.
At our our last MAMD Club meeting we learned a few ways to form chords for playing in DGd. The information came from a workshop I took at the Dulcimer Jamboree in Mt. View, AR under the instruction of Joe Collins. Joe gave me permission to share this information with you.
At the upcoming June 8 meeting I will share some things Joe taught us about playing “upside down”. No, it is not playing the dulcimer standing on your head, but come and see what it is!
I look forward to seeing you on June 8.
I’m experimenting again…
Posting a video of a peacock I enjoyed watching while I was in Cosby, TN, at the Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy. What’s the point? Well….the peacock was absolutely beautiful and I’m just happy to share it…but also…I’m hoping that if this works, we might post a video of our club meeting for folks to get a glimpse of our fun. Waddayathink?
See ya soon.
p.s. I took this video with my phone and transferred it to my laptop via a bluetooth connection.
As always, I’m looking forward to our monthly club meeting this coming Sunday, May 4, 2008, at my house.
I’ll be playing my mountain dulcimer in a group with some friends playing other instruments at 1:30 p.m. on May 3rd. On May 17th and May 24th, Marie Kirby will be on the porch with her hammered dulcimer.
See ya Sunday,