Jeff Furman
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Workshops I am pleased to announce the following scheduled workshops, concerts, and events for 20121. In addition to the events listed below, there are other events that are being considered and I will add those as they become finalized.

If there is one thing that the past year has shown us it is that we miss our new and old friends and music! Hope to see you down the road, either virtually or in person if possible!

3/5 -7/2021: Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest 2021
Put on by the Dulcimer Association of Albany, this wonderful festival will be virtual this year and will feature 20 outstanding players and instructors from across the country. I will be teaching 7 classes which will range from Beginner to Advanced levels. There will also be concerts on all three days of the festival! For more information about the festival, classes, instructors, concerts, and other activities please see the website at and click on the "Festival Page." I hope to "see" you there!

4/23 24/2021: Pocono Virtual Dulcimer Festival 2021
I am very excited to be an instructor this year at this workshop sponsored by the Pocono Dulcimer Club. I will be teaching 6 workshops over these two days: Right hand Essentials for Beginners; Improving Essential Left Hand Techniques and Fingering for Novice level; 2 classes for Intermediate players including Adding Notes and Variation to Your Playing and also Waltzing with the Dulcimer; a level 4 class of Tunes in G (DAd capo 3); and an Advanced class in "Playing Beyond the Notes" (Increasing Personal Expression). The classes are 75 minutes each. There will also be concerts and other activities associated with this festival. For more information, please visit the website for the Pocono Dulcimer Club at Come join in the fun and improve your playing at the same time!

5/16 21/2021: John C. Campbell Folk School
I am honored to be teaching again at the prestigious John C. Campbell Folk School this year. I will be teaching a week long class for Intermediate and Advanced dulcimer players titled "Beyond the Notes." This workshop will focus on concepts and techniques to improve your listening and the expression in your playing. Class size will be limited to 10 students. All safety protocols will be followed. This in-depth week in the wonderful environment will be a great chance to really work on improving the quality of your playing. And it will be great to get to know you better too! For more information and details, go to I hope to see you at that magical place!

Workshop/Class Topics
Advanced Master Class
Right Hand Techniques
Left Hand Techniques
Improving Your Rhythm and Strum
Basic Principles of Dulcimer Playing
Smoothing Out Your Playing
Expressing Yourself Through Your Playing
Making a Tab Yours
Improving Your Sound
Jamming Skills
The Wonderful World of Chords
Improve your Chording
The Circle of Fifths Made Easy!
Improving Your Ear - Hearing and Listening
Hearing Chord Changes
Intervals and Ear/Finger Training
Adding Notes and variability to your Playing
Playing Tasteful Back-Up
Playing Duets and Ensembles
Playing Dulcimer with Other Instruments
Playing With a capo
Playing Above the 7th Fret
Exploring Aeolian Tuning
Exploring Alternate/Different Tunings
Playing Clawhammer/Old-Time Banjo
Beautiful Celtic Airs
Embellishing Celtic Airs
Celtic Tunes
Songs of Stephen Foster
Waltzing with your Dulcimer
Lullabies from America and Around the World
Old Time Tunes in G, A, and C (as well as D)
Creative Old-Time Music
Expanding Your Old-Time Repertoire
Singing With the Dulcimer
Common and Not-so-common Old Time Songs

Arranging Your Music
Playing 5 Equidistant Strings
How to Teach the Dulcimer (or Banjo)

All classes/topics can be taught at all skill levels from beginner to advanced Master classes

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