The Hammered Dulcimer Treasury of Tunes arranged by Sally Hawley. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Perfect binding, SongBook. Acoustic Music. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 256 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99528).
ISBN 9780786651450. Acoustic Music. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This sizeable collection of hammered dulcimer tunes brings together over 225 old-time and Celtic traditional tunes that are commonly heard at gatherings of old-time musicians. This is music that has been passed down vocally, or learned by ear instrumentally, and derived from countries where many of our ancestors originated. Trying to separate American and Celtic traditional music is an impossible task, as so many of the tunes we consider our own are adapted versions of tunes passed on to us from other countries and would fit into either category. This book therefore features favorite selections from both American and Celtic traditions. These instrumental arrangements are written in standard notation only with chord symbols.