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.
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.
You Can Teach Yourself Lever Harp is an updated, step-by-step method for playing the Harp. Designed to be used alone, or with guidance from a teacher, this method produces results from musicians of all levels of ability, regardless of their amount of previous experience.
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.
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.
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.
Evoke the traditional sounds of the Celtic lands with these instrumental arrangements of songs for solo Celtic harp. These 25 tunes are Manx, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Hebridean, and Bretton, including pieces by Turlough O'Carolan and Robert Burns.
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.