This book is designed to help fretted dulcimer players at all levels grow in their technical abilities by developing strength, precision, control and flexibility in both the right and left hands. Acquiring a solid technical foundation provides a base upon which to build strong musicianship, enabling one to play more satisfying music regardless of style.
This beginner's method presents clear, concise instruction for learning to play the traditional three-stringed mountain dulcimer. Thirty-eight songs are taught with notation and fret numbers for each note.
Designed for anyone just learning to play the autoharp, this comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide serves as an introduction to the autoharp and its techniques. The accompanying videos, available online for download or streaming, feature demonstrations of songs and exercises throughout the book. Topics covered include: tuning · strumming techniques · beginning melody playing · chord-hand positions · right and left hand exercises · major scales · melody aids · and much more.
Madeline MacNeil's performances are characterized by her effortless vocals and impeccable mountain and hammered dulcimer playing. In this book she reveals some of the secrets of her success with the mountain dulcimer. With online Audio and Video download.
Thirty-one Christmas songs from all over the world arranged for autoharp or chromaharp. The arrangements in this book assume that the player had mastered simple strumming techniques and knows the fundamentals of autoharp playing.
This book is intended to be an introduction to a style of music which has a long and noble history that is inextricable intertwined with that of the ancient harp. The tunes contained in this book were chosen for their playability on the folk harp as well as for ease of separating into categories of skill.
The harp is the quintessential wedding instrument. Its romantic image and sound make it ideal for the special day which represents a landmark in the life of the bride and groom and their families. The music they choose will stay with them in memory and meaning for a lifetime. This book contains a variety of classic, traditional, and ethnic music, some pieces you will recognize as "standards," and some you may never have heard before.
A step-by-step, self-instruction method. Includes care of the Autoharp, playing positions, chord changes, back-up strums, arpeggio strums, melody picking, rhythm picking, and much more. Each song teaches something new and each strum pattern is built on the previous one.
A hand picked collection of the finest old airs and dance tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, England, Wales, Cornwall and The Isle of Man. Arranged for easy harp by Christine Martin and Siobhan Breathnach. Selected by John Loesberg.
This is the Complete Method For Autoharp Or Chromaharp currently available. Teacher and author Meg Peterson presents a diverse array of songs and styles as well as a myriad of strumming patterns in an easy-to-understand manner. This self-teaching course features Meg's highly acclaimed and easy-to-use system for teaching melody solo performance on the Autoharp, alongside access to downloadable audio that demonstrates many of the strum patterns and tunes included.
First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer is designed to instruct beginning players on the instrument. The melodies in this collection include a variety of hymns, holiday music and fiddle tunes written in standard notation, with instructions on how to read the notation. Lyrics and suggested chords for accompanying instruments are also included. The accompanying online recording offers two tracks for each selection: a performance track with rhythm Guitar and an instructional track with detailed phrase-by-phrase demonstration. The guided audio instruction at a slow tempo will prove invaluable for the "by ear" player. This method provides a "private lesson" approach for success on the hammered Dulcimer. Designed to instruct beginning players. Includes a variety of hymns, holiday music and fiddle tunes. Written in standard notation. Lyrics and suggested chords included accompanying online recording, including two tracks for each selection: a performance track and an instructional track.
This unique book of 14 lever harp arrangements includes excerpts of some of the most famous French works by Debussy and Ravel, including Clair de lune, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, and Pavane. The book features classical excerpts but there are five folk tunes and a medieval melody. The level of difficulty ranges from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate.
The Autoharp Owner's Manual covers autoharp maintenance, conversions, tuning and string schedules (both diatonic and chromatic), building your own instrument, playing techniques, evaluating instruments, chord bar setups, amplification, history, and much more.
This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal gatherings of musicians in pubs, community halls, and homes.