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All Roads Lead Home: CD
  • All Roads Lead Home: CD
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$10.00

An eclectic mix of Tina and Bryan's concert material-early American jigs and reels, ragtime, traditional music from Mexico, South America and Cuba, Classical repetoire.

  1. Swinging on a Gate
  2. Spring Thaw/Hare in the Hat/Miss Grace Haye's Delight
  3. Hawkin's Rag/Rocking in Rhythm
  4. Karen's Theme
  5. Guige/Maggie Brown's Favorite
  6. Oklahoma Rooster/Hog Trough Reel
  7. Dusty Miller/Church Street-St Mary
  8. La Partida
  9. Drume Negrita
  10. Breiz
  11. La Llorona
  12. Galician Waltz
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Hu$hmoney: CD
  • Hu$hmoney: CD
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$10.00

high energy dance music with hammered dulcimer, fiddles, guitar, bass and some percussion.

  1. Appleknocker
  2. Swallowtial Jig/Haste to the Wedding?Marie's Wedding
  3. Cascade Road/Ships are Sailing
  4. At Work on the Land/Tatter Jack Walsh
  5. Waynesboro/Long Way Home
  6. Unreel/Tova Och Konugen
  7. La Petit fille de la Mer
  8. New Boston Hornpipe/Boatin Up Sandy
  9. Garfield's Blackberry Blossum/Big John McNeil
  10. Salty River Reel/ Pretty Betty Martin
  11. Donnez Moi Pauline
  12. Appleknocker Club Remix
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Shady Grove: CD
  • Shady Grove: CD
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$10.00

High energy dance music with hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo uke, harmonica and piano.

  1. Doctor Doctor
  2. Over the Water to Charlie
  3. Icy Mountain
  4. Honeysuckle
  5. Temperance Reel/Shenandoah Falls
  6. Spider bit the Baby
  7. Kitchen Girl/Cascade Road
  8. Pikes Peak
  9. Smash the Windows/Belman's Jig and Reel
  10. Combination Rag
  11. Frenchies Reel
  12. Paddy on the Landfill
  13. Southtown
  14. Valse Petit Dejeuner
  15. Shady Grove
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These Winter Joys: CD
  • These Winter Joys: CD
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$10.00

A critically acclaimed CD of seasonal music on hammered dulcimer and bass.

  1. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  2. Leaping and Dancing
  3. Sleigh Ride
  4. January Waltz
  5. Goddesses/Andropov 6.Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella/I Saw Three Ships 7.Waltz of the Little Girls
  6. Ode to Joy/Simple Gifts
  7. Carol of the Bells
  8. In the Bleak Midwinter
  9. What Child is This
  10. Joy to the World
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Retrospective: CD
  • Retrospective: CD
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$10.00

A remastered re-release of music from Strings & Things seminal LPs, Just Because (1983) and Going to Boston (1985.)

  1. Kiss me Quick
  2. Columbus Stockade Blues
  3. Harrison Town
  4. Lonesome Hill
  5. Soldier's Joy
  6. Ragtime Annie
  7. Just Because
  8. Schubert's Lullaby
  9. Cuckoo's Nest
  10. Wood Chopper's Reel
  11. Cold Frosty Morning/Drowsy Maggie
  12. Doctor Doctor
  13. West Fork Gals
  14. Sadie at the Backdoor
  15. Son of Chinese Breakdown
  16. Dulcimer Reel
  17. Wild Rice/Freckles and Fedora
  18. Daphne
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Fine Artiste: CD
  • Fine Artiste: CD
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$10.00

American Old Time and Old Country Blues on Hammered Dulcimer, Harmonica, Bass and Guitar. With a few vocals. 1. Langstrom's Pony 2. Tug River/Meg Grey 3. In the Pines 4. Snowbound Blues 5. Rip Van Winkle 6. Up Country Blues 7. New Waltz 8. Valse Petit Dejeuner-Far Away 9. I Had to Give Up Gym 10. Combination Rag-Control of Earth 11. La Partida 12. Banana Man 13. Swallowtail Jig-Bellman's Jig and Reel 14 Jim Shank 15. Old Hen Cackle 16. Brigg's Jig and Brigg's Reel 17. Soir et Matin 18. Fine Artiste Blues 19. Ships and Sailing

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tune books

Grooving and Growing Book
  • Grooving and Growing Book
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$15.00

A book of 20 unusual jam tunes with two arrangements each for a total of 40 arrangements.

The tunes in this book are: A Jenta A Ja, Appleknocker, Beaver Valley Breakdown, Combination Rag, Cowhide Boots, Dusty Miller, Glory in the Meetinghouse, Henry Reed’s Breakdown, Jump in the Well my Pretty Little Miss, Lazy Dave, Meg Grey, Old Man and Old Woman, Old Yellow Dog, Packington’s Pound, Poplar Bluff, Schottische du Stockfish, Snake River Reel, Tippin’ Back the Corn, Trouble Trouble, and Wes Muir’s Tune.

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Bells in the High Tower, book
  • Bells in the High Tower, book
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$15.00

A book of beautiful holiday favorites and many unusual holiday tunes from various cultures. Each tune has the unadorned melody with chords, an advanced beginner/intermediate arrangement and an intermediate/advanced arrangement. Helpful learning and performance tips are included in the introduction.

Tunes Include: Joy to the World, I Saw Three Ships, Away in the Manger (2 different settings), Silent Night, The Holly and the Ivy, The Snow is Quietly Falling, Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Bells in the High Tower, In the Bleak Midwinter, Leaping and Dancing, We Three Kings, What Child is This, Shalom Chavarim.

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Bells in the High Tower, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
  • Bells in the High Tower, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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$10.00

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: A book of beautiful holiday favorites and many unusual holiday tunes from various cultures. Each tune has the unadorned melody with chords, an advanced beginner/intermediate arrangement and an intermediate/advanced arrangement. Helpful learning and performance tips are included in the introduction.

Tunes Include: Joy to the World, I Saw Three Ships, Away in the Manger (2 different settings), Silent Night, The Holly and the Ivy, The Snow is Quietly Falling, Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Bells in the High Tower, In the Bleak Midwinter, Leaping and Dancing, We Three Kings, What Child is This, Shalom Chavarim.

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To purchase Tina's CDs with Apollo's Fire, visit their store.

Tina's discography with Apollo's Fire includes Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain, Sephardic Journey, Sugarloaf Mountain, Sacrum Mysterium, Come to the River, Scarborough Fayre (out of print). 

ONLINE LESSONS, WORKSHOPS & WORKSHOP SERIES

One hour Private lesson, online
  • One hour Private lesson, online
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$55.00

One hour private online lesson using Zoom or Skype. This is a great way to take lessons (a few or ongoing!) if you do not have a local teacher, if you'd like to try a different approach from your current teacher, if you'd like clarification or to advance in material you received from me in a workshop.

Email me at tina.allroadsleadhome@gmail.com to schedule lessons before paying.

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Two hour online Group workshop
  • Two hour online Group workshop
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$30.00

MINIMUM 5 people must sign up for a group workshop. If you're interested in a particular workshop but don't have other people/enough other people to fill the minimum, let me know and I will assist you in filling it.

We will work together to determine a workshop focus and determine a time /date. Along with the ability to explore chosen material in a group setting from the comfort of your home, you will have the ability to ask questions and will get some individualized attention in regards to technique and specific needs. Any music will be sent out in advance.

email me at tina.allroadsleadhome@gmail.com before paying. Get your friends involved as participants to allow the minimum participant number to be met quickly!

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Six-Week online workshop series, 6 hours total
  • Six-Week online workshop series, 6 hours total
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$90.00

MINIMUM 4 PARTICIPANTS If you don't have enough people/other people to fill the minimum, let me know and I will assist you!

This will be an ongoing 6 week series of one hour workshops. The group can determine the particular focus of the workshop or I can choose an over-arching topic on which to focus. The sky is the limit. We will have time for questions at the beginning & end of each session, you will receive a follow up email to aid with practice after each class and the lessons are never over---I am always open to help clarify if you have confusion/need assistance! Music will be supplied in advance.

email me at tina.allroadsleadhome@gmail.com before paying. Get your friends involved as participants to allow the minimum participant number to be met quickly!

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Videos and printed support materials from the QuaranTUNES Festival 2.0. **Video links will take a day or two to arrive in your inbox. Please be patient!**

*Printed Materials* All Levels-Hammer Dulcimer Ergonomics & Dealing with Performance Anxiety
  • *Printed Materials* All Levels-Hammer Dulcimer Ergonomics & Dealing with Performance Anxiety
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$5.00

PRINTED MATERIALS-ALL LEVELS:
Whether it be anxiety during lessons or during performance, performance anxiety can be frustrating and debilitating. This workshop explores how your body posture, dulcimer height & angle, and playing technique can affect your endurance, tone and feeling of comfort or fatigue while playing. We will discuss some of the physiological changes that create a ripe environment for performance anxiety and practice techniques that can give you much more control over the situation.

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*VIDEO* Hammer Dulcimer ergonomics & dealing with performance anxiety
  • *VIDEO* Hammer Dulcimer ergonomics & dealing with performance anxiety
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$10.00

Once you purchase the video I will send you a download link that must be redeemed within 7 days--

This workshop explores how your body posture, dulcimer height & angle, and playing technique can affect your endurance, tone and feeling of comfort or fatigue while playing. We will discuss some of the physiological changes that create a ripe environment for performance anxiety and practice techniques that can give you much more control over the situation.

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*VIDEO* Learning by Ear
  • *VIDEO* Learning by Ear
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$10.00

Once you purchase the video you will be sent a download link that must be redeemed within 7 days.

The ability to pick up tunes by ear is not only a great skill, it's a lot of fun! We'll discuss and practice techniques to improve your listening abilities and unlock the mysteries of playing by ear.

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*VIDEO* Using pulse to bring life to your playing
  • *VIDEO* Using pulse to bring life to your playing
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$10.00

Once you purchase the video you be sent a download link that must be redeemed within 7 days.

No matter how many notes you add, if it’s all loud or all soft it’s not musical. Use these fundamental techniques to change the way you hear and play music. This workshop also discusses lead patterns, their uses, and how to choose one

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*VIDEO* Two beat rhythm pods for variety and fun
  • *VIDEO* Two beat rhythm pods for variety and fun
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$10.00

Once you make your purchase you be sent a link that needs to be redeemed and downloaded within 7 days.

We’ll learn some simple two beat rhythm combinations that open up opportunities for variation and interest in even the most basic tunes. We’ll be using the tune Liza Jane as a vehicle to explore and experiment

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*Printed Materials* Hand separation and how to generalize your gaze. (intermediate-upper intermediate)
  • *Printed Materials* Hand separation and how to generalize your gaze. (intermediate-upper intermediate)
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$5.00

PRINTED MATERIALS If you would like to have more hand independence and feel more comfortable separating your hands so you can play those beautiful low bass notes this workshop is for you. We will learn exercises that are satisfying and effective and also discuss how to generalize your gaze instead of fixating on one hand or the other.

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*VIDEO* Hand separation & How to generalize your gaze
  • *VIDEO* Hand separation & How to generalize your gaze
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$10.00

Once you make your purchase you will be sent a link that needs to be redeemed and downloaded within 7 days.

If you would like to have more hand independence and feel more comfortable separating your hands so you can play those beautiful low bass notes this workshop is for you. We will learn exercises that are satisfying and effective and also discuss how to generalize your gaze instead of fixating on one hand or the other.

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*VIDEO* Mastering Rolls
  • *VIDEO* Mastering Rolls
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$10.00

Once you make your purchase you will be sent a link that needs to be redeemed and downloaded within 7 days.

Rolling well is a technique that can elevate your playing. We'll look at how rolls function, when to use them, learn exercises to help us gain facility in rolling well and consistently in either hand, and experiment with using rolls in different ways to enhance music making.

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*Printed Materials* Knuss Olles Life Music (advanced)
  • *Printed Materials* Knuss Olles Life Music (advanced)
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$5.00

PRINTED MATERIALS We’ll learn this fabulous and wide ranging piece of Swedish Music from 1796. It’s satisfying and fun to play with or without accompaniment, and is a wonderful vehicle to practice dramatic dynamics, rhythmic variation and feel. You will need a high G# (G#5, two octaves above middle C.)

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*VIDEO* Knuss Olles Life Music
  • *VIDEO* Knuss Olles Life Music
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$10.00

Once you make your purchase you will be sent a link that needs to be redeemed and downloaded within 7 days.

We’ll learn this fabulous and wide ranging piece of Swedish Music from 1796. It’s satisfying and fun to play with or without accompaniment, and is a wonderful vehicle to practice dramatic dynamics, rhythmic variation and feel. You will need a high G# (G#5, two octaves above middle C.) Handouts will be provided.

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*VIDEO* How to effectively learn chord inversions
  • *VIDEO* How to effectively learn chord inversions
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Once you make your purchase you will be sent a link that must be redeemed and downloaded within 7 days.

This workshop focuses on using two chord shapes as a jumping off point to learn major and minor chords using both bridges up your entire instrument, as well as a manner of practicing them that also provides a beautiful arranging element for you to begin adding to music from fiddle tunes to Bach.

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*Printed Materials* Carolan's Welcome (intermediate-upper intermediate)
  • *Printed Materials* Carolan's Welcome (intermediate-upper intermediate)
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$5.00

PRINTED MATERIALS Though O’Carolan wrote over 220 tunes we seem to hear the same handful played over and over. We will learn the lovely, lesser heard tune Carolan’s Welcome in an arrangement that can be played solo or with accompaniment. We’ll focus on split hands, open chord voicings, broken chords and flams, with opportunities for dramatic dynamic changes.

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*VIDEO* Carolan's Welcome
  • *VIDEO* Carolan's Welcome
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Once you make your purchase you will receive a link that needs to be redeemed and downloaded within 7 days.

Though O’Carolan wrote over 220 tunes we seem to hear the same handful played over and over. We will learn the lovely, lesser heard tune Carolan’s Welcome in an arrangement that can be played solo or with accompaniment. We’ll focus on split hands, open chord voicings, broken chords and flams, with opportunities for dramatic dynamic changes.

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*PRINTED MATERIALS* (novice-beginner) Tips and Techniques for Accurate Tuning.
  • *PRINTED MATERIALS* (novice-beginner) Tips and Techniques for Accurate Tuning.
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$5.00

Printed Materials Tuning well is important to not only get your instrument sounding as sweet as possible, but also to train your ears (and make you more welcome in group settings!) You’ll learn proper tuning technique, some suggestions for tuning apps and tuners, and techniques to train your ears as a tuning aid that results in faster tuning.

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*VIDEO* Tips and Techniques for accurate tuning
  • *VIDEO* Tips and Techniques for accurate tuning
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$10.00

*Once you purchase I will send you a link to download within 7 days.

VIDEO Tuning well is important to not only get your instrument sounding as sweet as possible, but also to train your ears (and make you more welcome in group settings!) You’ll learn proper tuning technique, some suggestions for tuning apps and tuners, and techniques to train your ears as a tuning aid that results in faster tuning.

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