Squareback Saddle Stitched
8.75 x 11.75
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Beginning and Intermediate players who have developed a repertoire of melodies will be walked step by step through the process of arranging their tunes. Lessons provide a detailed explanation and numerous examples of root position chords and their inversions on the 12-11 and larger sized hammered dulcimer. Simple tunes are provided for the reader to incorporate newly acquired knowledge of chord theory. Descriptions of bounces, triplets, doubling, counter melodies, arpeggios, scale runs, extended chords, etc. are included as well as opportunities to create arrangements utilizing these techniques.
Before You Begin
Lesson 1 - Root Position Chords
Lesson 2 - More Root Position Chords
Lesson 3 - One More Right Flag Root
Lesson 4 - Adding Root Position Chords to a Melody Line
Lesson 5 - "Flipping" Root Position Chords
Review - Lessons 1-5
Lesson 6 - Rolling Chords in a New Song
Lesson 7 - First Inversions
Lesson 8 - Second Inversions
Review - Lessons 7-8
Lesson 9 - A New Tune
Lesson 10 - Irish Jigs
Lesson 11 - Hornpipes
Lesson 12 - Reels
Review - Lessons 10-12
Lesson 13 - More Fills
Lesson 14 - Counter Melodies
Lesson 15 - Using Your Bass Bridge
Lesson 16 - Four Note Chords
Lesson 17 - Chord Experimentation
Lesson 18 - Conclusion: Follow the Rules/ Break the Rules/ Make New Rules
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