Music & Song Books for Appalachian Dulcimer

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Bud & Donna Ford A Dulcimer Christmas

What could be more beautiful than mountain dulcimer arrangements of Christmas favorites spanning the centuries? This popular book brings the festive sound of the dulcimer to this joyous season. Creative, beautiful arrangements on 23 Christmas favorites, each with a notated melody line and tablature. Finger positions for each chord are included.

  • £9.99
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Mel Bay Old Time Hymns & Gospel Favorites for Mountain Dulcimer

A delightful and extensive collection of dearly loved and time honored hymns and gospel tunes creatively arranged to be enjoyed and successfully played at any skill level. The tunes are written out in music notation and in standard dulcimer tablature that is clear and easy to read. Chord symbols are included for accompanying instruments as well as the lyrics for singing along. The thoughtful and intentional use of the Ionian (DAA,) Mixolydian (DAD) and Reverse Ionian (DGD) tunings will encourage flexibility and expand the use and understanding of different melodic modes and accompanying chord shapes. • Dearly loved and time honored hymns and gospel tunes • Creatively arranged to be enjoyed and successfully played at any skill level • Written in music notation as well as in standard dulcimer tablature • Includes tunes in DAA, DAD and DGD to expand the use and understanding of different tunings and modes • Includes lyrics for singing along

  • £13.99
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Mark Nelson Complete Book of Celtic Music for Appalachian Dulcimer Book/CD

Mark Nelson's knowledge and love of Celtic music is immediately evident through his choice of tunes for this comprehensive book. Harp music, the piper's repertoire, and fiddle tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Breton are all well-represented here, and a thorough historical foundation is carefully laid. Mark provides samples of Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Polkas, Mazurkas, Slides, Marches, Piobaireachds, Set Dances, Airs, Plaxties, Country Dances, Morris Dances, as well as music from Breton in northwestern France. The CD contains 20 of the 109 songs from the book.

  • £22.00
The Wonderful World of DAA

Madeline MacNeil The Wonderful World of DAA Book/CD

DAA is a beautiful tuning for the mountain dulcimer. This book contains 19 arrangements of traditional Irish, Welsh, French Canadian, Scottish, and American folk tunes and songs that are rich within their melodies, complemented by the DAA tuning. Although the DAA tuning results in predominantly linear movement of the fingers along the frets with jumps and runs along the melody or middle string, the richness of the DAA tuning more than compensates for extra finger movement.

  • £13.95

Maggie Sansone Maggie's Big Book of Celtic Tunes

This music book is a collection of 124 tunes arranged for the Hammered Dulcimer and other "C" melody instruments (recorder, pennywhistle, fiddle, mandolin, guitar). Chords are included.

  • £17.95
Bluegrass on Hammered Dulcimer

Page, Jeanne Bluegrass on Hammered Dulcimer

Bluegrass on Hammered Dulcimer is a collection of tunes commonly found in the standard bluegrass repertoire. Favorite vocal pieces such as "A Man of Constant Sorrow," "Angel Band," "Keep on the Sunny Side," and "Will the Circle be Unbroken," are included along side hot instrumentals such as "Jerusalem Ridge," "Rawhide," "Big Mon," and "Blue Grass Stomp." Even traditional tunes that you think you know already such as "Bill Cheatham," "Farewell to Whiskey," "Forked Deer," and "Salty Dog" are given a new twist when presented as a typical bluegrass 'break.' Intermediate players and above will enjoy the challenge of learning more complicated versions of common tunes and performing them at the high-speed tempo that is expected in bluegrass music. Players are encouraged to use these examples of bluegrass breaks merely as a starting point. Improvisation is a key component in playing bluegrass style and players will enjoy experimenting with their own creations. Each tune has guitar chords notated above the music staff. Standard notation only.

  • £10.95
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Thum, Rick Hammered Fiddle Tunes

A wonderful collection fo traditional American fiddle tunes arranged for the 12/11 hammered dulcimer. A working knowledge of the instrument is helpful in learning the techniques in this book. Selections include: Home Sweet Home; The Meeting House; Missouri; Soldier's Joy; Ragtime Annie; Blackberry Blossom; and more. Written in standard notation only.

  • £6.95
Southern Mountain Dulcimer

Erbsen, W Southern Mountain Dulcimer

The arrangements in this book are based on the sixteen tunes found on the recording Southern Mountain Classics and are designed to be used with the recording.

  • £13.95
Cripple Creek Dulcimer

Ford, B Cripple Creek Dulcimer Book/CD

This instruction manual and song collection is a well-crafted book of basic dulcimer technique and traditional songs that might have been popular in Cripple Creek, Colorado in the 19th Century. plus a few modern day tunes by its current inhabitants. CD INCLUDED.

  • £16.95
Fingerpicking Dulcimer

Janita Baker Fingerpicking Dulcimer Book/CD

A collection of 21 songs arranged in a fingerpicking style for the mountain dulcimer, this book offers a wide variety of musical genres and playing levels. Divided equally between arrangements for three and four equidistant strings, the songs progress in difficulty within each section from beginner to advanced level.

  • £16.95
Dulcimer Hymn Book

Bud Ford & Donna Ford The Dulcimer Hymn Book

This popular text blends the haunting, sweet voice of the mountain dulcimer with treasured gospel and sacred melodies. Contains 37 outstanding arrangements in standard notation and tab with lyrics and suggested guitar chords. Dulcimer chord diagrams are also shown.

  • £8.95
Cajun Favorites

Lois Hornbostel Cajun Favorites for Mountain Dulcimer Book/CD

This collection of sweet waltzes and lively two-steps presents an exciting new repertoire for mountain dulcimer players, with playing techniques for authentic style. A CD of all the music is included, and the notation and chords in standard keys can also be used for other instruments.

  • £13.95
Hammered Dulcimer

Sally Hawley The Hammered Dulcimer Treasury of Tunes

This sizeable collection of hammered dulcimer tunes brings together over 225 old-time and Celtic traditional tunes that are commonly heard at gatherings of old-time musicians. This is music that has been passed down vocally, or learned by ear instrumentally, and derived from countries where many of our ancestors originated.

  • £19.95

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