‘Mountain Dulcimer Fingerpicking Workshop’
with Nina Zanettiin SE Portland, Saturday May 25 6:30-9 pmLearn to finger-pick and how to make this style of playing sound pretty. We’ll start with an overview of right-hand technique for fingerpicking, and then will work on reading tab for fingerpicking arrangements and on interpreting this tab with respect to chord structure. We’ll explore the different patterns of fingerpicking and will learn some tunes to gain practice with these patterns. Once we have the basic patterns down, we’ll continue learning some pretty tunes and use them as examples for how to play fingerstyle arrangements with grace and expression. We’ll also explore how to take tab arranged for strumming or flatpicking and turn it into a fingerstyle arrangement.Nina Zanetti is the 2008 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion and has taught at dulcimer festivals throughout the country. She is especially fond of the “softer side of dulcimer” and brings a varied background in choral and instrumental music to her playing and arranging. She has produced ten tablature books and three CDs. Nina resides in New York. This is a rare opportunity to study with her. Find out more about Nina at ninazanetti.comWorkshop fee: $35 Open to all levelsTo RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgLocation of the workshop will be emailed to you after registration.
Where We Meet To Practice
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
We generally meet the 1’st and 3’rd Wednesdays of every month at the Milwaukee Center. The hour we meet changes from time to time. Here are the dates and times for out next few meetings.
If you have never been to one of our practices, please try to let us know ahead of time that you may be coming. Use our contact form so we can answer any questions or let you know of any changes to our schedule that don’t get posted here in time. If you have a dulcimer, please bring it along. The center supplies us with a room and chairs. We pay $1.00 per person each session if you live in Clackamas County and $2.00 if outside Clackamas county.
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