Events

Learn To Play "Summertime" with Larry & Elaine

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7:30 EDT – Let’s learn “Summertime” just in time for the summer season! This 1934 Gershwin classic from the opera Porgy and Bess has become both a musical theater and jazz standard. The duet arrangement for standard and bass dulcimer is in the key of E minor and will require the use of a capo and a 1.5 fret for both instruments.

Due to copyright restrictions, participants must first purchase an authorized copy of the duet tab from our Sheet Music Plus page by clicking on the following link https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/summertime-duet-digital-sheet-music/21180672

After you have completed your purchase of the tab, you will receive an email from Sheet Music Plus that includes the link to download the tab. Upon downloading, you will need to forward that email to us at dulcimerican@gmail.com or elainekconger@gmail.com as proof of purchase before registering for the class.

Return here to register for the class itself. After registering, you will receive a receipt for the class with instructions and a link to the Zoom classroom. Don't lose your receipt.

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Learn To Play "The Sound of Silence" with Larry & Elaine

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7:30 EDT – “The Sound of Silence” is a Paul Simon classic which catapulted Simon & Garfunkel to major success in the 60’s.

The dulcimer class will focus on the trio arrangement of the tune: 1) Larry’s duet arrangement combined with 2) Elaine’s bass dulcimer part.

Due to copyright restrictions, participants must first purchase authorized copies of the tab from our Sheet Music Plus pages: Duet: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-sound-of-silence-duet-digital-sheet-music/20403486?narrow_by=sound+of+silence

Bass part: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-sound-of-silence-bass-part-only-digital-sheet-music/22017421?narrow_by=sound+of+silence

After your purchase, email a copy of the receipt(s) to elainekconger@gmail.com before registering for the class. Then, click on the GET TICKETS button below to register for the workshop from Elaine's website.

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Learn To Play "The Loco-Motion" with Larry & Elaine

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7:30 EDT – The 1962 pop hit, “The Loco-Motion,” was written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin. It became an American Top 3 hit in each of three decades!

The standard and bass duet arrangement is suitable for the intermediate into advanced dulcimer player. Due to copyright restrictions, participants must first purchase an authorized copy of the tab from our Sheet Music Plus page: Duet: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-loco-motion-standard-bass-duet-digital-sheet-music/22017380?narrow_by=the+loco-motion

After your purchase, email a copy of the receipt to elainekconger@gmail.com before registering for the class. Click on GET TICKETS below to reserve your seat in the virtual classroom.

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Learn To Play "Rock Around the Clock" with Larry & Elaine

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7:30 EDT – When Bill Haley and His Comets recorded “Rock Around the Clock” in 1954, little did they know their hit would become an anthem of the rock-and-roll cultural revolution.

This 4-part arrangement offers parts for two standards, a baritone (tuned ADA), and a bass dulcimer. It is suitable for the intermediate into advanced dulcimer player. Due to copyright restrictions, participants must first purchase an authorized copy of the tab from our Sheet Music Plus page: Ensemble arrangement: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/rock-around-the-clock-4-part-dulcimer-digital-sheet-music/22020597?narrow_by=rock+around+the+clock

After your purchase, email a copy of the receipt to elainekconger@gmail.com before registering for the class via the GET TICKETS button below.

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Duet Dulcimer Retreat

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Lake Barkley State Park, Cadiz, Kentucky

Registration is now open for this annual event. It will take place live and in person at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Kentucky. Register for the workshop here. Secure accommodations separately by clicking on the state park link above. If you register for this event and we are forced to cancel due to COVID-19, we will move your registration to the following week when we will host a virtual online version of this event.

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The "Virtual" Duet Dulcimer Retreat

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Your living room

Registration is now open for the virtual version of our annual Duet Dulcimer Retreat. Two days of online workshops, featuring duet arrangements for two standard dulcimers, designed for the Intermediate level player. Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount.

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Dulcimer U Winter Weekend

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Lambuth Inn Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Save the date. Plans are underway for hosting our annual Winter Weekend in person at Lake Junaluska. More details as they become available.

Gatlinburg Dulcimer Hymnposium

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TBA

The third annual hymn weekend with Elaine and Larry Conger will be dedicated to learning and playing great old hymn and gospel tunes on the mountain dulcimer. Designed for the intermediate level mountain dulcimer player. Multiple online workshops will take place throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, with breaks in between each session.

April 1 will be the last day to register for this event and still receive the souvenir tab book.

After that date, you may still register but will only receive a downloadable version of the tabs that you can print yourself.

Register by clicking on the box below.

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