A Southern Regional Dulcimer Club
Joe Collins is coming to Hartwell in Northeast Georgia to teach and perform on Saturday, March 15, 2014.......
NGFDA - 2014 Official Music Presenter for the 5th Annual Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival
New Tab (Missing from the February Newsletter)
Three Websites that Deserve Your Attention
Sometimes it is good to be able to listen to a tune to "get it into your brain". You can know that this has happened when you find yourself humming it while driving or whistling it at the coffee machine at work.
Try this website. www.oldtimejam.com/Jam.html . Many of the tunes are recorded in the key of D, not very fast, making them easy to play along with. The songs in the key of G can be accompanied in a DGD tuning. Those in the key of A can be heard and learned "in your head" while doing the house chores. Some would retune the dulcimer in EAE and play along with these A tunes using DGD playing patterns.
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.
The Membership Directory
If you are a member then you may now view contact information of all members who have agreed to have that information available on the password protected area of our website. The text version is always up to date. The "pretty" version is updated on a yearly basis.
If you registered online for Fall Festival, then you already have a username and a password.
If you have forgotten the information then our automated system will send it to you.
If you have never registered, then you may do so at any time.
The procedure is fairly easy, but if you have a problem, then email the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Want A Quick NEW Way To Get Your Newsletter?
1. Go to www.ngfda.org.
2. Click the newsletter tab3. Enter your email address of record with the club
That’s all there is to it – you can print it out or read it online. If you’ve been getting a paper copy in the mail and decide to switch, please email Lynn McCollum at email@example.com and we’ll discontinue the mailed copy.
You’ll be saving the club the growing expense of printing and postage, and you’ll be easing the burden on our two stalwart volunteers who pick up almost 400 printed copies, apply postage and address labels, and mail them every month!