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The Yonah Pickers at Play

 

The Yonah Pickers are having a special concert on May 19th at 7:00 PM. The location is the Skylake Community Center which is near Helen, GA. 

Directions: http://www.skylakecommunity.com/mapsdirections.htm#347689724


This concert will be a "pass the hat" event. All donations are appreciated. The purpose of this event is to help raise funds to send our leader, Lynn McCollum, to "Dulcimer U" this summer for specialized training in teaching mountain dulcimer.  There will also be 2 door prizes. Each one is for a one hour professional photo session with professional photographer and owner of "Iconic Images by Lynn", Lynn McCollum. All images will be given on a CD for the winner to use as they wish.  The approximate retail value of each session is $150.00. Please share this event with anyone you know who would be interested.  For more information please contact Linda Riddle at lmriddle3@gmail.com. We hope you can join us for some good time playing and singing!

 


Two Websites that Deserve Your Attention

A website for trying to assimulate Irish tunes is http://www.toraigh.com/slowsessions.html . The tunes are played at three speeds, slow medium and fast. They are in the key most often used for the tunes, so you may have to tune the dulcimer appropriately to play along.

A website that has a backend database of thousands of tunes and that will create a simple dulcimer tablature is http://sniff.numachi.com . If the song is in the key of D, then you may select a DAD tuning and the tab is created instantly for you to save or print. If the song is in another key, then the instructions ask for you to choose the tuning of your dulcimer from a menu of tunings and the tab is created. Below is an example. The song, "Clementine" was in the native key of D. The tablature that is created is simple and basic, but sometimes that is all that one needs to learn a tune. When you print the page that is generated, it includes the lyrics, which I have not included here. Your own embellishments can be added later.

Clementine (DAD)

Enjoy!