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. The accompanying CD 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.
How To Play Dulcimer by Larry McCabe published by Santorella Publications is a beginners guide in learning how to play the Mountain Dulcimer. Each lesson is written in easy-to-read tablature; therefore note reading experience is not required. We included lead sheets for those who may have some ability to read music, but the approach to this method is a simple one. Great care has been taken to anticipate any questions that may arise. This Santorella Publication is designed for dulcimer beginners of all ages and includes an instructional CD to make playing the mountain dulcimer a fun and exciting recreational hobby. Learn to play all these great songs in no time at all with How To Play Dulcimer. It’s a snap! Roll on the Ground - Old Joe Clark - When the Saints Go Marching In - Boil â€˜em Cabbage - Goin’ to Boston - Fais Dodo - Down in the Valley - Wausau Polka - Golden Slippers - Molly Malone - I Know Where I’m Going - Across the Western Ocean - Green Pastures Waltz - Shady Grove - Nine Hundred Miles - Nonesuch - Handsome Molly.
Music of the World for Mountain Dulcimer contains 38 beautiful songs from around the globe, all specially arranged for mountain dulcimer. This unique songbook features standard notation and tablature, song notes, a variety of tunings and styles, plus an audio CD with demonstrations of all the songs in the book.