Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer, Book 1 (eBook + Online Audio)

Spiced with humor, Anne Dodson’s Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer, Book 1 is a beautifully structured and organized guide, taking the beginning student step-by-step through a well-planned sequence of lessons. Friendly and encouraging, Book 1 covers tips on buying and maintaining the instrument, left and right hand techniques, chords, and accompaniment. Exercises, lots of fun tunes to play, and downloadable audio files to support the written in ...more

Product Number:
30608MEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
120
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
161911786X
ISBN13:
978-16191-1786-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/16/2018

Spiced with humor, Anne Dodson’s Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer, Book 1 is a beautifully structured and organized guide, taking the beginning student step-by-step through a well-planned sequence of lessons. Friendly and encouraging, Book 1 covers tips on buying and maintaining the instrument, left and right hand techniques, chords, and accompaniment. Exercises, lots of fun tunes to play, and downloadable audio files to support the written instruction all make Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer, Book I a lasting resource.

Dedication ...................................................................................................................................... 4

Acknowledgements and Credits .................................................................................................. 5

Introduction to Book 1

Background ......................................................................................................................... 6

How this book works .......................................................................................................... 6

Audio downloads ................................................................................................................ 7

Differences between instruments ........................................................................................ 7

Tuning ................................................................................................................................. 9

Styles of playing, and what makes this book unique ........................................................ 10

Buying a dulcimer ............................................................................................................. 11

Left-handed players .......................................................................................................... 11

Care and Feeding of Your Dulcimer: how to keep your instrument healthy ............................. 14

Blank TAB for three-string and four-string instruments .............................................................. 17

Level I – The Basics

Introduction to Level I: a pep talk .............................................................................................. 22

Chapter 1: The Basics: body position, fingering, first tunes ...................................................... 24

Chapter 2: Recognizing Frets: finding your way around the fretboard ..................................... 34

Chapter 3: Basic Right Hand Techniques: strumming, picking and plucking ......................... 36

Chapter 4: Playing on All Three Strings: becoming dimensional ............................................ 51

Chapter 5: Chords and How They Work on the Dulcimer:

positions, majors, minors, “undefined” chords and charts ............................................... 60

Chapter 6: Combining Chords with Basic Right Hand Techniques:

putting it all together ......................................................................................................... 84

Chapter 7: Basic Left Hand Techniques: pull-offs, hammer-ons and slides ............................ 91

Chapter 8: Take a Break – Level I: some tunes for you to play .............................................. 110

Index of Tunes and Songs ......................................................................................................... 119

About the Author ...................................................................................................................... 120

 
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