The Complete Guide to Chord Theory and Mapping for the Hammered Dulcimer - ONLINE

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74 Lessons in The Complete Guide to Chord Theory and Mapping for the Hammered Dulcimer - ONLINE:

Introduction and Resources

Introduction

Calendar

Dates for the live classes in 2021

Asking questions and sharing discoveries

Share your Accomplishments!

Use our group Kudoboard to share videos

Coupons and Resources

Discounts and other resources

Contact Mary Lynn or Laurie

Sloth Speed!

Techniques to Practice

Organization of the Hammered Dulcimer

Week 1

pp. 2-5-Learning the Notes; Intervals

Week 1 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge

Week 2

pp. 6–9-The Circle of Fifths Organization of the HD

Week 2 Flashcards

Test your Knowledge

Week 3

pp. 10-13 - Scales and Duplicate Notes; Additional Scale Exercises

Week 3 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 4

pp. 14-16 - Thirds Scales; The "Chromatic" Trick

Week 4 Sloth Speed

An extra talk-through of thirds scales (sloth speed)

Week 4 Thirds Scales-Left Hand

Practice Thirds Scales starting with your left hand

Week 4 Thirds Scales-Right Hand

Practice Thirds Scales starting with your right hand

Intervals

Week 5

pp. 17-21 - Harmonic Intervals and The Rule of Nine

Week 5 - Sloth Speed

Harmonic Intervals Study Guide

Week 5 Flashcards: Harmonic Intervals

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 5 Flashcards: The Rule of Nine

Test Your Knowledge!

Triad Theory and Arpeggio Patterns

Week 6

Triads

Week 6 Flashcards: Triads-Key of D

Test your knowledge!

Week 6 Homework: Triads Key of G

Apply what you have learned

Week 7

pp. 26-29 Root Position Arpeggios

Week 7 Flashcards-Root Position Arpeggios

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 8

p. 30 Combining Root Arpeggio Patterns

Week 8 Sloth Speed

Combining Arpeggio Patterns in A minor

Week 9

pp. 31-35 Inversion Patterns

Week 9 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge

Week 9 Pachelbel Exercise - Shed

Plucking the shapes

Week 9 Pachelbel Exercise - Parallelogram

Plucking the shapes

Week 9 Pachelbel Exercise - Nevada

Plucking the shapes

Week 10

pp. 36-37 Derivation of 3 Note Chord Patterns

Week 10 Sloth Speed 1

Start from D on the right treble bridge

Week 10 Sloth Speed 2

Start from G on the bass bridge

Week 11

pp. 38-39 Duplicate Three Note Chord Patterns

Week 11 Flashcards

Week 12

pp. 40-44 Harmonizing a Major Scale (RLR)

Week 12 Sloth Speed RLR Patterns

Simon takes over!

Week 13

pp. 45-48 Harmonizing a Major Scale (LRL)

Week 13 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 13 Sloth Speed LRL Patterns

Simon takes over again!

Week 13 Gentle Maiden Homework

Homework for Harmonizing a G scale

Week 14

p. 49 Harmonizing a Major Scale with the Most Likely (Major) Chords

Week 14 Sloth Speed Summary

S L O W it down a little...

7th Chord Theory and Patterns

Week 15

pp. 50-51 7th Chords Overview and 7th Chords in the Key of D

Week 15 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 16

pp. 52-53 Major 7th Chords

Week 16 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 16 Practice

Practice Major 7th patterns

Week 17

pp. 54-55 Minor 7th Chords

Week 17 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge

Week 16-17 Review Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 18

pp. 56-58 Dominant 7th Chords

Week 18 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 19

p. 59 Dominant 7th Chords in Minor Keys

Week 19 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge

Week 20

Diminished 7th Chords

Week 20 Flashcards

Test Your Knowledge!

Week 21

pp. 64-66 Full Range 7th Chords

Week 22

pp. 67-69 Inverting 7th Chords; Confusions and Comparisons

Flashcards for ALL 7th Chords

Review for all 7th chords

Secondary Dominants

Week 23

pp. 70-75 Secondary Dominants (Part 1)

Week 24

pp. 70-75 Secondary Dominants (Part 2)

Week 24 Sloth Speed

Simon presents an extra chat about V of the V of the V

Week 25

pp. 70-75 Seconday Dominants Part 3

Week 26

pp. 70-75 Seconday Dominants Part 4

Flashcards for Secondary Dominants

Test Your Knowledge!

Additional Concepts Used to Create a Chord Progression

Week 27

pp. 76-77 Relative Minors; Parallel Majors and Minors

Week 28

pp. 78-79 Suspensions, Slash Chords

Week 29

pp. 80-81 Augmented Triads

Flashcards-Review of All Triads