First Lessons Dulcimer (Book + Online Audio)
DAD Tuning
This instruction book for beginning lap dulcimer in DAD tuning is unique in two ways. First, it instructs the beginning student in the increasingly popular DAD tuning. Secondly, the author, a classroom music teacher, has carefully and systematically layered the lessons to guide the student through familiar songs while teaching skills and musical concepts. This not only enables the student to enjoy the lap dulcimer but also enhances total music understanding and participation. Includes access to online audio ...more
Product Number:
98388M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
32
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8749-5
ISBN13:
978-07866-8749-7
Series:
First Lessons
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/25/2015
This instruction book for beginning lap dulcimer in DAD tuning is unique in two ways. First, it instructs the beginning student in the increasingly popular DAD tuning. Secondly, the author, a classroom music teacher, has carefully and systematically layered the lessons to guide the student through familiar songs while teaching skills and musical concepts. This not only enables the student to enjoy the lap dulcimer but also enhances total music understanding and participation. Includes access to online audio that provides instructional dialogue and demonstrations of the techniques and songs included in the book. Additional hints and exercises are presented in an inviting and encouraging conversational text.            

Introduction
Elements of Music
Holding Your Dulcimer
Illustration / Parts of the Dulcimer
Tuning Your Dulcimer to DAD
Bass String D
Middle String A
Melody String D
Strumming Across All Your Strings
The  / Fret
Basic Techniques

LESSON ONE
Reading Dulcimer Tablature
Strumming Note Values
Quarter Note Practice
Half Note Practice
Whole Note Practice
Eighth Note Practice
Melody
D Major Scale
Boil Them Cabbage Instruction
Boil Them Cabbage Melody
Hot Cross Buns Melody
Go Tell Aunt Rhody Melody

LESSON TWO
Three Very Friendly Chords/D Chord
Basic A Chord Instruction
A Chord Practice
D Chord/A Chord Exercise
G Chord Instruction
G Chord Practice
D Chord/G Chord Exercise
Embellishing Tunes with Chords
Boil Them Cabbage w/Chords, Instruction
Boll Them Cabbage Practice
Boll Them Cabbage w/ Accompaniment
Hot Cross Buns Practice
Hot Cross Buns w/ Accompaniment
Go Tell Aunt Rhody Practice
Go Tell Aunt Rhody w/ Accompaniment
Merrily We Roll Along Practice
Merrily We Roil Along w/ Accompaniment
London Bridge Practice
London Bridge w/ Accompaniment

LESSON THREE
Dipping Down to the Middle String
Dipping Down Exercise
Frere Jacque Practice
Frere Jacque w/ Accompaniment
Skip to My Lou Instruction
Skip to My Lou Practice
Skip to My Lou w/ Accompaniment
Down in the Valley Instruction
Down in the Valley Practice
Down in the Valley w/ Accompaniment
Adding the Dum-diddy Instruction
Dum-diddy Practice
Three Jolly Fishermen Practice
Three Jolly Fishermen w/ Accompaniment
Polly Wolly Doodle Practice
Polly Wolly Doodle w/ Accompaniment
Simple Gifts Instruction
Simple Gifts Practice
Simple Gifts w/ Accompaniment

LESSON FOUR
A New Look and Slightly Different Sound
High G Chord Practice
Sliding Down the Fretboard
F# Minor Chord Practice
E Minor Chord
G/F# Minor/E Minor Slide Practice
Kum Ba Ya Instruction
Kum Ba Ya Practice
Kum Ba Ya w/ Accompaniment
This Old Man Practice
This Old Man w/ Accompaniment
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore Practice
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore w/ Accompaniment
Oh! Susanna Instruction
Oh! Susanna Practice
Oh! Susanna w/ Accompaniment
When the Saints Go Marching In Practice
When the Saints Go Marching In w/ Accompaniment
Little Liza Jane Instruction
Little Liza Jane Practice
Little Liza Jane w/ Accompaniment

LESSON FIVE
A Few More Chords
The A Chord
A Chord Practice
The E Chord
E Minor Chord Practice
The B Minor Chord
B Minor Chord Practice
Old Joe Clark Practice
Old Joe Clark w/ Accompaniment ..
Camptown Races Practice
Camptown Races w/ Accompaniment
Inverting Chords Instruction
Inverting Chords Practice
Embellishing Our Music With Plucks!
Fingering the Frets (One Last Thing to Think About!)
Amazing Grace Practice
Amazing Grace w/ Accompaniment
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Practice
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot w/ Accompaniment
Home On the Range Practice
Home On the Range w/ Accompaniment
Closing Comments

 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Series: First Lessons
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