Mountain dulcimer workshops at Dickson Mounds
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[April 16, 2012]
LEWISTOWN -- Beginning and
intermediate-to-advanced workshops on playing mountain dulcimers
will be offered on Saturday at the Dickson Mounds Museum. Well-known
folk musician Mike Anderson of Jacksonville will present two
workshop sessions, one for beginners and one for intermediate to
advanced players. This is the annual workshop where participants
will learn holiday tunes.
Beginners will learn basic strumming and songs in a session
scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Intermediate and advanced players
will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will include chording,
picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs. Dulcimers should be tuned to the
Mixolydian mode or DAD, for both the morning and afternoon session.
There is a $20 registration fee for each workshop. Registration
is to end today (April 16). For information, call Steven Endsley Sr.
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The Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds is located between
Lewistown and Havana, off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is
open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours
and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For
more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175 or visit
www.experiencedicksonmounds.com. Also check out weekly updates on
Facebook at "Illinois State Museum -- Dickson Mounds" and remember
to "like" the museum on Facebook.
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Dickson Mounds Museum]