Friday, May 29, 2015

CTO ... Dulcimer Geek Podcast

Check This Out ... Stephen Seifert and Dan Landrum have been recording a podcast, and it was recently approved for iTunes!

Click on this link:  Dulcimer Geek Podcast 
Then click on the "View in iTunes" button
Then subscribe!  

"We'd be really happy if you'd subscribe and rate the show. There are 4 ready to go, though they're showing in reverse order. The one titled, "Beginnings", should be first.

We have more in the can, so if you subscribe, you can look for new releases every Monday. Please check it out and we hope you'll take a moment to rate the show. Good ratings are very important to a new podcast. Thanks, and enjoy."  ~ Dan Landrum

Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday's Muse

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday's Muse

"A day out-of-doors, someone I love to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be a rest."  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, May 8, 2015

CTO ... What's the most popular key in western music?

Analysis of every track on Spotify shows some interesting results.

Check This Out ... Most popular western contemporary music instruments are biased towards certain keys. We hammered dulcimer players certainly know all about that kind of bias! But guess what the top key for all of Spotify is? G major! Check out the entire story here ... Most Popular Keys

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Triangles of the Trapezoid - It really IS all about the chords!

It certainly has been all about the chords this week in the music room ... which thrills my heart!

It was great to see a crowd of my "advancing beginner" students at the Winston Salem Dulcimer Festival last weekend. They were meeting and greeting, soaking it all in, and striking out to find the meaning of life in the dulcimer world. I think they found it!

The topic of each of the three novice classes scheduled on Saturday was CHORDS. Three different teachers, three different approaches to the subject, and lots of questions afterwards. My students are on a quest to find the triangles of the trapezoid!

So, between now and summer break we will be tackling questions with gusto and thinking we should have paid more attention during geometry class ... just look at all those different triangle shapes!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday's Muse

 "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."
~ Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, May 2, 2015

CTO ... Winston Salem Dulcimer Festival

It's happening!Started last night with socializing around supper, fun "enrichment" classes, and student open mic. Today, classes 9am - 4pm, jamming before and after dinner, plus a concert at 7pm featuring the stellar line-up of instructors. Come on and check out all or part of the festivities!

Winston Salem Dulcimer Festival

Check This Out: A few familiar faces from Friday night's fun!