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The music of Ireland has inspired us for centuries. The DAD tuning is a favorite of mountain dulcimer players, and this book with accompanying audio combines beautiful Irish songs and tunes arranged for the dulcimer in DAD. Two melodies by the Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan are included, along with well-known songs like 'Down in the Salley Gardens' and more rare treasures like 'The Lark in the Clear Air.' Standard notation and backup chords are included with the tablature. The accompanying audio helps you play through each tune at a moderate tempo.

The music of Ireland has inspired us for centuries. The DAD tuning is a favorite of mountain dulcimer players, and this book with accompanying audio combines beautiful Irish songs and tunes arranged for the dulcimer in DAD. Two melodies by the Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan are included, along with well-known songs like 'Down in the Salley Gardens' and more rare treasures like 'The Lark in the Clear Air.' Standard notation and backup chords are included with the tablature. The accompanying audio helps you play through each tune at a moderate tempo. Includes access to online audio.

What could be more beautiful than mountain dulcimer arrangements of Christmas favorites spanning the centuries? This popular book brings the festive sound of the dulcimer to this joyous season. Creative, beautiful arrangements on 23 Christmas favorites, each with a notated melody line and tablature. Finger positions for each chord are included.

This book contains melodious and energetic music arranged for the novice to experienced player in traditional keys, with musical notation so the selections can be played with other instruments. Accompaniment chords are included.

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.

A chord book written for the young beginner (or even beginners of any age) showing a creative and simple way to learn and play dulcimer chords in DAD tuning. Chords are taught beginning with the most essential to more advanced. Chords are presented with exercises that build upon each other and eventually lead the student to playing logical and common chord progressions. Chords are shown in chord diagram form with photographs showing finger positions in relationship to the fretboard. Examples and exercises are presented in strum bar notation.

• DAD tuning
• Extra large chord diagrams and photos for easy learning
• Chords are taught beginning with the most essential to more advanced
• Chords are presented with exercises that build upon each other
• Great for dulcimer beginners of all ages

This chart features chords for three of the most dominant dulcimer tunings DAD, DAC, and DAA. The most pertinent major, minor, seventh and many other chords are given for each tuning. A diagram showing all the notes of the fretboard is also given for each tuning.

National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Mark Wade presents common jam tunes in a unique way that shows beginners how to play the essence of the tunes simply and the intermediate/advanced players the ornamented versions. Each 'Easy Does It' version of a tune is paired with the fancy rendition along with the chords. Now jamming is easier than ever for players of ALL levels!

Hammer Dulcimer Arrangements For Special Occasions - 67 tunes arranged for novice to advanced players, for use at a variety of special events. Most arrangements offer an uncomplicated version for less experienced players, and an embellished version for more advanced players. Includes Medieval, Renaissance, Old Time and Celtic music, and some rarely-heard tunes, as well as several Dulcimer Duo arrangements.

Mel Bay's Hammered Dulcimer Wall Chart contains a detailed picture of the instrument with bridges, string courses and notes clearly outlined. Locations of all of the notes on the sample 16/15 course dulcimer are presented both by music and in text. A hammering pattern diagram and photos of hammers and tuning wrenches are included. 35' x 24' durable coated paper.

The music of Ireland has inspired us for centuries. The DAD tuning is a favorite of mountain dulcimer players, and this book with accompanying audio combines beautiful Irish songs and tunes arranged for the dulcimer in DAD. Two melodies by the Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan are included, along with well-known songs like 'Down in the Salley Gardens' and more rare treasures like 'The Lark in the Clear Air.' Standard notation and backup chords are included with the tablature. The accompanying audio helps you play through each tune at a moderate tempo.

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