eBook + Online Audio
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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 techniques and songs have been transcribed from the performances of Bud and Donna Ford who have been collecting songs for their favorite instrument for some time. Bud and Donna explain the basics of playing the dulcimer, including instructions on strumming, tunings, and picking. Solos are offered in all of the various modes (Ionian, Dorian, Locrian, etc.) in standard notation only with lyrics and chord symbols. The end result is an attractive yet pragmatic book that offers a solid grounding in the art of dulcimer playing. The recording features verbal instruction and performances of most of the tunes in the book on solo dulcimer, making learning easy and fun. The recording used tunings which are lower than those in the book, but this will not affect players reading the tablature. Includes access to online audio.
Applesauce Les Slaughter
Black Is The Color Of My True Loce's Hair
Daddy's Little Helper
Down In The Valley
Gentle Thoughts Meditative Chant Les Slaughter
Hush Little Baby
In The Good Old Colony Days
Let Us Break Bread Together
Nearer My God To Thee
Ode To Joy Ludwig Van Beethoven
Old Dan Tucker
Old Joe Clark
Phary's Song Les Slaughter
She'll Be Comin' Around The Mountain
Simple Gifts Slaughter
Skip To My Lou
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Sweet Hour Of Prayer
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
The Ash Grove
The Boll Weevil
The Holey Leg Band Les Slaughter
Turkey In The Straw
When Jesus Wept Billings
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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