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Jerry Rockwell's
Mountain Dulcimer Page

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Three Day Workshop with Stephen Seifert and Jerry Rockwell

October 12, 13, and 14, 2017 (Thursday through Saturday)

Lancaster Camp Ground
2151 W. Fair Avenue Unit 100
Lancaster, OH 43130

Working with Stephen is always a joy, and I learn as much as the students in his workshops if I'm participating. The last series of workshops and concerts we did together was May 2008 all over Ohio, and everyone had a blast doing a bunch of air-strums to get a better handle on rhythm, working on some essential flatpicking techniques, and much more. Stephen is undoubtedly one of the very best teachers of the mountain dulcimer ever, so this is a great opportunity to work with him closely.

from our May 2008 WKSU Folk Alley at Kent State:

For my part of the instruction, I have been developing very easy-to-play group arrangements: Rounds, Jam-A-Rounds, Descending Scales, Simple Chord Progressions, and more. I have published these in my biweekly email newsletter (and now at my Patreon Page) for about 3 and 1/2 years. These are great fun and enjoyable for players at just about any ability or experience level, and they are getting better all the time as I hone my composing skills. I have had very successful and enjoyable classes at Kentucky Music Week using these arrangements.

For more info and to get pre-registered, Stephen has a page on his web site dedicated to this event:

3-Day Workshop with Stephen Seifert and Jerry Rockwell

NEW!!! If you sign up for our free email newsletter, we'll send you a FREE pdf download of all the essential chord reference charts from the Music Theory and Chord Reference book!! In the newsletter we're learning all about modes and chord progressions, having some fun with our Rounds, Jam-A-Rounds, solo dulcimer tunes, and more. In every issue there is a link to some TAB or there is a link to an mp3 where you can listen. The newsletter is most often published on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

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