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Lunch    11:30-12:30 EST
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Friday Session 1     1:00-2:00  EST
Session
Description
Brenda
Session 1
1:00 to 2:00
EST

    The First Noel  Beginners and on. (Single bow.)
     
    A good song for beginners yet we’ll add a furbelow or 2 (some embellishments) so you’ll sound beyond beginner.
Bill
Session 1
1:00 to 2:00
EST

    Singing Accompaniment with Bowed Psaltery – Part One

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to ways to use the bowed psaltery for singing accompaniment.
    Beyond singing while playing the melody, participants will learn techniques to play bass parts as drones, one and five notes of
    chords with one or two bows, and arpeggios. Songs will include Silent Night and Go Tell It on the Mountain
Donna
Session 1
1:00 to 2:00
EST

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    Tired of dragging bags and carts of paper around with you at music events?    

    Frustrated by stacks and binders filled with paper sheet music and tablature? Own an android Tablet or Smart Phone?  This class
    could be for you.   In this class we will discuss the basic concepts of copying and storing your sheet music electronically (Windows PC,
    Android tablets). We will also learn basic use of an app called Mobile Sheets Pro.  Using this app you will learn various ways to
    import music to your device, title and label the music for ease in locating it, quickly find and display your music to play from.  
    Mobile Sheets Pro will make ALL your tablature and sheet music available to you ANYWHERE with only a couple swipes of your
    finger. You can also get to your chord charts, cheat sheets and lyric sheets just as easily. Please note that I have no affiliation with
    Mobile Sheets but have been using it since 2012.   Though this class will be specific to and demonstrate using android based tablets
    the concepts could be useful to iOS users. There are apps of this nature available for iOS as well but we will not cover those.   
    Requirements: Curious observers are welcome but to get the most of this class you should have a windows pc/laptop or an
    android tablet and be comfortable with basic use of your tablet including turning it on and connecting with the Internet as well
    as finding and maneuvering between applications. You should also have purchased and downloaded Mobile Sheets Pro ($14.99)
    from either the Google Play Store or Mobile Sheets Website.
Leah
Session 1
1:00 to 2:00
EST

    Gregorian Chants for Christmas  (How to read those little square notes)
     
    Learn how to play Gregorian chant tunes on your bowed psaltery, as you learn the basics of reading square notation.
    Veni, Veni, Emmanuel  (O Come, O Come Emmanuel), Corde Natus ex Parentis
    (Of the Father's Love Begotten), and Resonet in Laudibus will be some of the tunes we will study in
    both the original square notation on a four-line staff and in modern day notation. All of these chants are found in the
    modern day publication,  The Parish Book of Chants.
Tish
Session 1
1:00 to 2:00
EST

    Welcome to the Bowed Psaltery and music  "Beginner"
         
       This class will help you to learn how to play your Bowed Psaltery and to understand the music language.  We will work
       on options of playing styles and learn the basics of music theory.
      By end of class you will be playing a Mozart piece,
 Ring Out the Bells  
Friday Session 2     2:15-3:15 EST
Brenda
Session 2
2:15 to 3:15
EST

    Joy to the World   Beginners and on. (Single bow.)

    Slurring all the way! An easy song to learn, we’ll be learning the use of slurs as we play “Joy to the World” and then
    we’ll dress it up with some runs and frills.
Bill
Session 2
2:15 to 3:15
EST

    Singing Accompaniment with Bowed Psaltery – Part Two

    The purpose of this workshop is for participants to continue exploring ways to use the bowed psaltery for singing
    accompaniment. Beyond singing while playing the melody, participants will work on techniques to play bass parts as
    drones, one and five notes of chords with one or two bows, and arpeggios, and perhaps some bass runs, harmonies,
    and/or descants for those who can think of those parts while singing (although the instructor really can’t do that).
    Songs will include Jingle Bells and Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.
Leah
Session 2
2:15 to 3:15
EST

    How to count complicated Rhythms
        
    If  you have trouble figuring out how to play certain rhythms on your psaltery, then this class is for you. First we will
    explore how the meter of a tune can help you divide the measure into smaller parts. Then you will learn how to count
    the beats and how to subdivide the different parts or sections of the beat. At the end of the class, you will get some tips
    of how to play these rhythms on your psaltery.
Tish
Session 2
2:15 to 3:15
EST

    Can't Keep Up?  "Beginner"

    You will learn what “droning”  is and how to benefit from knowing why and which notes to drone on..  We will work through
    this skill while learning to play, We Three Kings
Friday Session 3     3:30-4:30 EST
Brenda
Session 3
3:30 to 4:30
EST

    It Came upon the Midnight Clear   Play with 1 or 2 Bows

    For those beginning with 2 bows. Extra black notes but we’ll learn to play this traditional carol like those black notes are
    no big deal! Come with your second bow and we’ll learn how using the left hand bow will make for some smoother playing.
Bill
Session 3
3:30 to 4:30
EST

    Variations on In the Bleak Midwinter for Bowed Psaltery

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to ways to use the bowed psaltery to add variations to the
    basic melody of a song, especially to make things more interesting than always holding out half notes and longer notes.
    We will use the Gustav Holst melody of In the Bleak Midwinter from which to create the variations for participants
    to add to the written music.
Leah
Session 3
3:30 to 4:30
EST

    How to arrange a Christmas Carol Duet (with a little help from music theory)
        
    We will work on duet arrangements by applying some easy music theory concepts, and learn which chords are most
    commonly used in a carol. You will learn how to write a harmony part, and a easier drone part that match the melody
    for See Amid the Winter Snow and Sussex Carol.
Tish
Session 1
3:30 to 4:30
EST

    More About Droning  Novice.  

    We will work on what makes up a chord and what choices you can use to play along and create
    harmony on “Auld Lang Syne”.
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