Saturday Session 1    10:00-11:00  EST
Session
Description
Brenda
Session 1
10:00 to 11:00
EST

    Silent Night, Holy Night   Intermediate (Double Bow)

    We are going to be learning some elegant embellishments using double bowing techniques:
    drones, a little harmony, and some frills.
Bill
Session 1
10:00 to 11:00
EST

    Unknown Christmas Repertoire – One

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to two unknown Christmas songs with music by Bill Schilling
    and lyrics by Mac Kelly. This workshop will include God’s Hand Moved from 2000 and Perhaps from 2003 using
    bowed psaltery for playing the melody.

Leah
Session 1
10:00 to 11:00
EST

      

       Irish Christmas Carols
         
    Irish carols have such beautiful melodies which sound lovely on the bowed psaltery.  Join us as we learn some of the
    following Christmas melodies from the Emerald Isle: Wexford Carol, Love Came Down at Christmas,
    and the Star Carol.
Tish
Session 1
10:00 to 11:00
EST

    More About Creating Harmony Novice/Intermediate.

    You will learn more about using the notes in chords to create your own harmony not just a drone part..  We will
    do this with “Coventry Carol”.
Saturday Session 2    11:15-12:15 EST
Brenda
Session 2
11:15 to 12:15
EST

    What Child is This? Play with 1 or two Bows

    Double bowing for the black notes. Black note alert! This song has accidentals, meaning you
    can not escape the black notes; there is no key you can play it in to avoid them. So let’s love on
    some black notes! With a bow in your left hand we can conquer the “black note anxiety syndrome”.
    Using your left hand bow for the black notes is a great way to begin being a double bower.
Bill
Session 2
11:15 to 12:15
EST

    Unknown Christmas Repertoire – Two

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to two unknown Christmas songs with music by
    Bill Schilling and lyrics by Mac Kelly. This workshop will include Is This the Child from 2001 and A King in
    Bethlehem from 2007 using bowed psaltery for playing the melody.
Terry & Sharon
Session 2
11:15 to 11:15
EST

    Don’t Know the Song-Drone!

    We will be playing on a Cello Psaltery and a Baritone Psaltery for droning instruments in this
    class but all range psalteries are welcome.  We will show the different octave options for droning while working through
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel and What Child Is This.
Leah
Session 2
11:15 to 12:15
EST

    Appalachian Christmas Carols
       
    Some of the best Christmas Carols were written right here in Appalachia. We will learn how to play some of these carols,
    including Winter Night,  Jesus Jesus Rest your Head, and As Joseph was A-walkin.
Tish
Session 2
11:15 to 12:15
EST

    Dance tunes that became Christmas Carols..  Novice/Intermediate.
       
     We will work through a couple 17th Century tunes that are now played as Christmas Carols.  Timing can be tricky..
    “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” and “The Ash Grove”.
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Lunch
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Saturday Session  3    1:30-2:30  EST
Brenda
Session 3
1:30 to 2:30
EST

      Infant Holy, Infant Lowly   Intermediate ( Double Bowing with harmony)
     
      We’ll be learning this lovely carol with harmony using double bowing.
Bill
Session 3
1:30 to 2:30
EST

    Unknown Christmas Repertoire – Three

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to two unknown Christmas songs with music by
    Bill Schilling and lyrics by Mac Kelly and Bill Schilling. This workshop will include Joseph’s Song from 2002 and
    Sleepless Dreams  from 2005 using bowed psaltery for playing the melody. These two come from a different
    approach than many other  Christmas songs.
K
Session 3
1:30 to 2:30
EST
Terry &
Sharon
Session 2
1:30 to 2:30
EST

    More Drone and Harmony Options!  

    You will learn more about what to play other than melody.  We will explore other choices while learning
    In the Bleak Midwinter using harmony and Up on the Housetop using staccato
Leah
Session 3
1:30 to 2:30
EST

    Get a Handel on Your Psaltery! (Double Bow)
        
    Handel's Messiah is one of the best known Christmas oratorios. Learn how to play some of excerpts from the
     Messiah, including  Comfort Ye, Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive,  or the Pastoral Symphony.
     Baroque ornamentation and playing your psaltery with two bows will be introduced in this class.
Tish
Session 3
1:30 to 2:30
EST

    Old English Folk Carols…  Intermediate.  
     
      Just to have in your Christmas play list.  These are fun to learn and play..
    “The Holly and the Ivy and Cherry Tree Carol
Saturday Session  4    2:45-3:45  EST
Brenda
Session 4
2:45 to 3:45
EST

    There’s a Song in the Air  Beginners Double Bowing

    We will be learning this lovely Christmas song
    using 2 bows to smoothly navigate up and down the psaltery strings.
Bill
Session 4
2:45 to 3:45
EST

    Unknown Christmas Repertoire – Four

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to two unknown Christmas songs with music by Bill Schilling
    and lyrics by Mac Kelly and Bill Schilling. This workshop will include Through the Darkness from 1999 and
    Crescent Moon and Shining Star from 2004 using bowed psaltery for playing the melody. Although they end
    with major chords and feelings, these two bring in more minor chords and feelings than many other Christmas songs.

Donna
Session 4
2:45 to 3:45
EST
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 4
2:45 to 3:45
EST

    The Nutcracker Ballet
         
    Tchaikovsky's music for the ballet, The Nutcracker, is filled with memorable melodies which remind us of Clara and her
    dreams. Put on your dancing shoes and play some of the tunes, including  the March,  Dance of the
    Reed Flutes, and the Arabian Dance.
Tish
Session 4
2:45 to 3:45
EST

       God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
       Will be worked through in this class to help bowing techniques.
Saturday Session  5    4:00-5:00  EST
Brenda
Session 5
4:00 to 5:00
EST

    O Holy Night  Double or single bowing. Beginners and up.
        
    Playing with smoothness to get that rich resonating sound of the bowed psaltery. We will
    focus on the importance of bowing through the full count of each note, using slurs, and smoothly
    bowing from one note to the next.
Bill
Session 5
4:00 to 5:00
EST

    Lesser Known Christmas Repertoire

      The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the participants to some lesser known Christmas for their repertoire.
    Depending on the desires of the participants, songs may include one of Bill’s Christmas medleys or
    The Cherry Tree Carol; Mary Had a Baby; Hush, My Babe, Lie Still and Slumber;
    or possibly even When Christ Was of a Virgin Born.
Leah
Session 5
4:00 to 5:00
EST

    Marian Music for Christmas
        
    Join this class to play music written in honor Mary, mother of Jesus. We will learn some chant tunes, such as
    Salve Regina Caelitum (Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above), and some Appalachian tunes,
    such as The Seven Joys of Mary, and The Cherry Tree Carol.
Tish
Session 5
4:00 to 5:00
EST

Cradled in a Manger and Joys of Mary

            Will be worked through to help with counting.
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