Dulcimer a la Mode

Dulcimer a la Mode takes the mystery out of modal tuning and playing for the dulcimer player by presenting four common tunings (DAD, DAG, DAA, and DAC) with instructions for tuning, finding the  scales and chords, and learning traditional tunes in each of the four modes.  This book will encourage players to retune their instrument and learn more of its versatility.  Each is presented as a melody with a drone in the mode indicated with strumming and rhythm guides.  An optional arrangement, or accompaniment is also provided for most tunes that uses more complex chords and reflects more of traditional western harmony.  As a further learning tool, the accompanying CD allows the listener to play along with the melody or accompaniment.

Table of Contents

DAA Tuning
Rosewood Casket
Bendemeer's Stream
Careless Love
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Burden Down
DAG Tuning
Cluck Old Hen
Pretty Polly
Scarborough Fair
Drunken Sailor
She's Like A SwallowDAD Tuning
Hurree, Hooroo
Rock-A-My Soul
Little Maggie
Over The Waterfall
June Apple
DAC Tuning
Butcher Boy
Nine Hundred Miles
Wayfaring Stranger
Bound for the Promised Land
Shady Grove

The Celtic Collection

A collection of songs, jigs, hornpipes, airs, polkas, and marches from the Celtic lands of Scotland, Ireland, and England.  The songs are arranged for mountain dulcimer primarily in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian, DAD) tuning along with a few tunes in 1-5-5 (Ionian, DAA) tuning.  The arrangements make use of the capo as well as playing tunes in Em and Bm.  Two of the songs include a Part 1 and Part 2 as suggested harmony.  The book also features a CD recording of solo and mountain dulcimer playing each tune in the book through twice at a medium tempo.  The stereo recording allows the listener to learn the tune by ear, or follow along by tab, or traditional notation.

Table of Contents
George Brabazon
Irish Lamentation
Loch Lomond
Foggy Dew
The Minstrel Boy, (DAD/AEA)
Flowers of Edinburgh
Scotland The Brave
Hewlett
Off She Goes
The Dawning of the Day
Love Is Teasin'
The Irish Washerwoman
Farewell to Whiskey
The Wicklow Hornpipe
Sean Ryan's Polka
The Hills of Lorne
Shepherd's Hey
The Water Is Wide
Planxty Irwin
Star of the County Down
Country Gardens
The Girl I Left Behind
The Keel Row
The Last Rose of Summer

The Mountain Dulcimer: A Design for Success

ebook and digital music files

For Individual, Classroom, and Special Populations with Basic Playing Techniques, including Number and color song charts and Appalachian song tunes and lyrics. Suggested arrangements with rhythm, folk, and Orff instrumentation. Perfect for classroom instruction in school settings and for music therapists working with special populations. (children and older adults)

The Mountain Dulcimer

A Design for Success

  • ebook and audio files
  • For Individual, Classroom, and Special Populations
  • Basic Playing Techniques
  • Number and color song charts
  • Appalachian song tunes and lyrics
  • Suggested arrangements with rhythm, folk, and Orff instrumentation
  • Book and CD

Table of Contents

Colored Charts

Are You Sleeping?

Train Is A-Coming

Paw-Paw Patch

Hush Little Baby

Skip To My Lou

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

Mama Don't 'Low

Aiken Drum

Bile Them Cabbage Down

One For The Little Bitty Baby

Skip To My Lou

Tablature

Bile Them Cabbage Down

Goose Played The Fiddle

Ground Hog

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Hush Little Baby

Ida Red

Old Bald Eagle

Old Dan Tucker

Paw-Paw Patch

The Riddle Song

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