49th Walnut Valley Festival

September 15 - 19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

49th Walnut Valley Festival has been postponed to September 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns

All tickets previously sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021. Tickets are also currently available for purchase.

2021 Spring HAMMER DULCIMER Workshops

Steve Eulberg- How Do I Learn (and Remember) Melodies on the Hammer Dulcimer; by Ear and Eye?

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 10am to 11:30am CDT

Using an understanding of how melodies are constructed, tips for how we can learn them, AND a deeper awareness of how the Hammered Dulcimer is laid out in modal patterns, we will have the tools we need to make the songs and tunes we are acquiring more sticky! Successful students will bring 2 tunes to the class that they want to learn. PDF hand-outs are included.

Maximum 25 Participants

Steve Eulberg - Now that I've Got the Melody, What's Next?

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 2pm to 3:30pm CDT

The question I hear most from hammered dulcimer students is what we address in this workshop. Beginning with playing in different registers and transposing to different keys, we’ll move to some noodling-for-harmony positions, adding bass notes, experimenting with some portable chord shapes to uncover and flesh out the options we can use to create our own arrangements. Successful students will have a tune in mind to which these principles can apply. PDF hand-outs included.
Maximum of 25 Participants

Steve Eulberg- Hammer Dulcimer Joy (using Beethoven's "Ode to Joy")

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 10am to 11:30am CDT

Using Beethoven‛s familiar “Ode to Joy” tune, we‛ll explore some examples of hammering exercises that let us play mechanically, but musically at the same time. This features examples from Steve‛s new Hammered Dulcimer Joy book/CD. The complete text for this class (both downloadable and physical book/cd) will be offered at a discounted rate for students. Students will develop facility, accuracy, moving toward hammer independence.

Maximum 25 Participants

Steve Eulberg - How Do I Play Hammer Dulcimer with Others?

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2pm to 3:30pm CDT

The joy of playing solo is multiplied when we can support and play back up for others. This class features in-depth use of chords, timing of back ups, moving bass lines, some suggestions for damper use and twinning harmonies. PDF hand-outs and play-along sound samples included.

Maximum of 25 Participants
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