Make Music with Jeremy Seeger: Two New Classes

Your Musical Breakthrough

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Your Musical Breakthrough

Jeremy Seeger has been building and playing the Appalachian Dulcimer since 1968. He began with a repertoire of 5 or 6 of his favorite songs and became proficient after his son was born, when he started playing him to sleep (which required playing sometimes up to 1 1/2 hours per night). From the time when his grandmother took him on her lap and played music from the book that she wrote, American Folk Songs for Children, Jeremy has had a life long love affair with traditional folk music and its heartfelt expression. To read about Jeremy in The Boston Globe…

For information on Jeremy, dulcimers, qilauts, workshops and more go to www.jeremyseeger.com

Do you love making music but feel stuck as you try to master a musical instrument, or advance your technique? In this class, we’ll pinpoint your barriers to playing with ease and comfort. Through physical exercises— done individually and with partners—you will strengthen your eye/hand coordination and sense of rhythm and sound. You will learn an approach to making music that is in sync with your brain wiring and musical abilities and interests. Appropriate for all instruments and vocalists; no need to bring instruments to the first class. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. All levels welcome.

 

Play the Dulcimer

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Join the ranks of Joni Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, and other dulcimer-playing icons. Learn fundamentals of the instrument, including strumming techniques, and how to tune and replace strings. We’ll start with basic melodies and then build a repertoire of songs. You’ll experiment with composing your own pieces and we’ll make music together as a group. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class; this will cover a copy of The Dulcimer Book by Jean Ritchie, as well as picks and strings if you need them. Bring your dulcimer to class (you can purchase one at Music & Arts in Newton Centre if you choose but please call in advance to order). Beginners and novices welcome.

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