A Southern Regional Dulcimer Club
Annual Mistletoe Jam at Mistletoe State Park near Augusta, Georgia
The Garden City Strummers will again be hosting the annual Mistletoe Jam at Mistletoe State Park near Augusta, Georgia beginning Friday evening, January 16, and go until around 1:00 on Sunday, January 18.
Cabins and camping facilities are available at this park. Bring all your instruments and come out and jam with the Garden City Strummers! A potluck dinner together is always shared on Saturday night too. For more information call Pat and Bill Colbert, 706-860-3437 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Two Websites that Deserve Your Attention
A website for trying to assimulate Irish tunes is http://www.toraigh.com/slowsessions.html . The tunes are played at three speeds, slow medium and fast. They are in the key most often used for the tunes, so you may have to tune the dulcimer appropriately to play along.
A website that has a backend database of thousands of tunes and that will create a simple dulcimer tablature is http://sniff.numachi.com . If the song is in the key of D, then you may select a DAD tuning and the tab is created instantly for you to save or print. If the song is in another key, then the instructions ask for you to choose the tuning of your dulcimer from a menu of tunings and the tab is created. Below is an example. The song, "Clementine" was in the native key of D. The tablature that is created is simple and basic, but sometimes that is all that one needs to learn a tune. When you print the page that is generated, it includes the lyrics, which I have not included here. Your own embellishments can be added later.
The Membership Directory
If you are a member then you may now view contact information of all members who have agreed to have that information available on the password protected area of our website. The text version is always up to date. The "pretty" version is updated on a yearly basis.
If you registered online for Fall Festival, then you already have a username and a password.
If you have forgotten the information then our automated system will send it to you.
If you have never registered, then you may do so at any time.
The procedure is fairly easy, but if you have a problem, then email the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Want A Quick NEW Way To Get Your Newsletter?
1. Go to www.ngfda.org.
2. Click the newsletter tab3. Enter your email address of record with the club
That’s all there is to it – you can print it out or read it online. If you’ve been getting a paper copy in the mail and decide to switch, please email Lynn McCollum at Lynnmccollum50@gmail.com and we’ll discontinue the mailed copy.
You’ll be saving the club the growing expense of printing and postage, and you’ll be easing the burden on our two stalwart volunteers who pick up almost 400 printed copies, apply postage and address labels, and mail them every month!