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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.