Embellishments for Hammered Dulcimer (eBook + Online Audio)
This book and accompanying audio present a comprehensive array of ideas intended to add interest and decoration to basic melodies. Mastery of these embellishment techniques will also help in the development of complete arrangements. This project offers some familiar and possibly unfamiliar song titles. The accompanying audio is a valuable tool for learning both the melodies and embellishments, containing two versions of each song. The included techniques progress from basic to more challenging, and are vari ...more
Product Number:
30478BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
72
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1475-5
ISBN13:
978-16191-1475-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
1/1/2015
This book and accompanying audio present a comprehensive array of ideas intended to add interest and decoration to basic melodies. Mastery of these embellishment techniques will also help in the development of complete arrangements. This project offers some familiar and possibly unfamiliar song titles. The accompanying audio is a valuable tool for learning both the melodies and embellishments, containing two versions of each song. The included techniques progress from basic to more challenging, and are varied to enhance the contrasting musical styles presented across eighteen songs. A variety of styles are covered, encouraging the player to apply new embellishment techniques to familiar repertoire.For someone who has completed Thomas' First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer (MB20066BCD), this would be a good next step. Includes access to online audio.
Embellishments For Hammered Dulcimer

Acknowledgments.....................................................................................................................................................3

Introduction...............................................................................................................................................................4

About the Hammered Dulcimer................................................................................................................................5

Tips for Understanding the Layout...........................................................................................................................5

Layout for the Hammered Dulcimer.........................................................................................................................6

Tuning the Hammered Dulcimer..............................................................................................................................7

Tuning Chart for the Hammered Dulcimer...............................................................................................................8

Tips for Playing Major Scales/Chords......................................................................................................................9

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of C Major...................................................................................................................11

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of A minor....................................................................................................................12

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of G Major...................................................................................................................13

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of E minor....................................................................................................................14

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of D Major...................................................................................................................15

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of B minor....................................................................................................................16

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of A Major....................................................................................................................17

Scale / Chord Chart – Key of Fs minor..................................................................................................................18

Notation Symbols...................................................................................................................................................19

Notes / Symbols / Techniques / Theory..................................................................................................................19

Embellishments.......................................................................................................................................................21

Tips for Playing the Tunes – Melody......................................................................................................................24

Tips for Playing the Tunes – Embellished..............................................................................................................27

Away in a Manger..............................................................................................................................................30

The Ash Grove....................................................................................................................................................32

The Girl I Left Behind Me..................................................................................................................................34

St. Anne’s Reel....................................................................................................................................................36

Sweet Hour of Prayer.........................................................................................................................................38

June Apple..........................................................................................................................................................40

Temperance Reel................................................................................................................................................42

Midnight on the Water........................................................................................................................................44

Angeline, the Baker............................................................................................................................................46

Seamus O’Brien.................................................................................................................................................48

Squire Parsons...................................................................................................................................................50

In the Garden.....................................................................................................................................................52

Shenandoah Falls...............................................................................................................................................54

We Three Kings..................................................................................................................................................56

Softly and Tenderly.............................................................................................................................................58

In the Bleak Midwinter.......................................................................................................................................60

Swinging on a Gate............................................................................................................................................62

Lord Inchiquin....................................................................................................................................................64

Discography............................................................................................................................................................66

About the Author.....................................................................................................................................................69

 
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