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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 north-western France. The audio download available online contains 20 of the 109 songs from the book.
This instruction manual and song collection is a well-crafted collection 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.