this is Jeff Foster I live in Oswego NY and if you know of any players in my area please help me find them if something dont come up should be at cranberry gathering if there is any way you can help let me know please!!! JEFF.
Hi Nina...not sure if this is where I message you...but yes..I would like that book...please direct me...Carol
Hello again Nina,
I receive email updates from the Pocono group regularly however I have not become a member of the group.I knew that you would be there teaching a master class and considering my interest in the finger picking style,I thought it would bea great opportunity to meet youand learn fromyou.
I am waiting for more updates from the Poconogroupin the way of a schedule of activities and classes. I will check to see if anything is new on their web site.
My husband and Iare discussing the possibility ofstaying in the Pocono area for the weekend of the festival.I have never been to a festival so I am really looking forward to participating inone.
Have a nice evening,
Thankyou for responding. I am familiar with your book Celtic Variationsand it is actually on my "wish list" I have a longlist! I really just needed some guidance as towhat may be the best to move ahead at this time on my learning journey.
I have downloaded "Annie Laurie" and "Will Ye No' Come Back Again" from your site and I enjoy playing those.
Weather permitting I may be able to make it to the Pocono Festival in January.
Have a wonderful day!
Hi Nina, p[lease see my message in your INBOX.
Oh good, I'll be sending my order in today
Nina, is the version you posted (Give me Jesus) the same on that's on your CD?
Read your reply to "Quitting" and looked you up. We have a similar musical background and Mr. Dulcimer certainly ws not my first instrument but it's the one I carry with me most often. Organization comes from a degree in medical record administration where they taught me the joys of ABC and 123.
You are soooo right. Every class is different. Every student is different as well and I marvel daily at how many ways there are to play the piano WRONG. (Teach that too)
My basic premise is that there is no wrong way to play dulcimer - just make your style fit you - if one fingering won't work, try another. If you can't reach that chord, well then skip it or leave part of it out. The most important thing is to enjoy making music.
I like the sound of chords but somehow, I have never learned to "think" in chords so I have to work them out and play them by rote. It's slower learning that way.
I wasn't sure to post this info, but wanted to let people know that I've just added some new FREE TAB on my website www.ninazanetti.com. Go to the free tab page, and then scroll down to the bottom. The tune is "Slane", a beautiful Irish hymn sometimes known as "Be Thou my Vision" or "Lord of All Hopefulness". I've provided two different versions of the tune, one simple and one more complex; they could be played together, to provide variation in a performance. Both arrangements appear in both PDF and tabledit formats. This tune is one of my favorites and appears on my newest CD, "Beside Still Waters".