String Side Up: Mountain Dulcimer Novice and Up w/ Hunter Walker
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 12-2pm
Folk School, 3323 Washington Ave
This exploratory class will cater to beginning mountain dulcimer players as well as experienced musicians who want to add the dulcimer to their skill set. Simple, familiar melodies within Old-Time repertoire will be taught as a vehicle to approach technique and development of basic skills.
This class will be conducted in DAD tuning. A capo and 6+ is not required.
Southern West Virginia native Hunter Walker is recognized as a driving force in the Old-Time community for his innovation with the mountain dulcimer - as well as his skills as a banjo player. As a five-time WV state mountain dulcimer champion, Hunter has earned multiple blue-ribbon finishes at many prestigious venues, including the Appalachian Stringband festival at Clifftop, WV. His current work is with Long Point String Band and is a teacher of music at a center for disadvantaged youth in Beckley, WV.
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