The Mystery of Modes is coming to Downers Grove, IL - just west of Chicago, November 4-5!
This workshop will focus on really understanding the difference in sound and chord progressions between modes, how to take a tune and use it to transition into another mode, and improvising off the chordal structures of the different modes, plus a few good pentatonic scales and and use of a lovely ostinato bass. Mixolydian and Dorian modes (and comparing them to major and minor) will be the main focus, but there will be a brief overview of Lydian and Phrygian too.
This workshop will:
• help Celtic and Old-timey musicians understand the scales and chords used in traditional music
•give the musical foundations needed for aspiring therapeutic musicians
•further enhance the musical tools for certified therapeutic musicians
The workshop is geared to hammered dulcimer and harp, but other instruments are welcome. This will be a non-residential 2 day workshop for commuters. The workshop offers 10 CEUs for CMPs for a small additional fee.
Feel free to contact me with questions!
Karen Ashbrook, CMP