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You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer

By Madeline Macneil

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Dulcimer (Mountain) - Beginning
Composed by Madeline Macneil. Perfect binding, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Book and online audio/video. 95 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94304).

Item Number: MB.94304

ISBN 9780871662668. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Madeline MacNeil's performances are characterized by her effortless vocals and impeccable mountain and hammered dulcimer playing. In this book she reveals some of the secrets of her success with the mountain dulcimer. Early on, she reminds the reader that "the dulcimer is not a toy or a stringed kazoo" but a serious, expressive musical instrument capable of "stretching as far as the imagination". She endorses both playing by ear and learning to read standard notation. In easily-understood language she manages to explore some very complex, even esoteric concepts, making this a particularly valuable book for the beginning instrumentalists. You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer is simply a great fundamental book. Twelve intensive lessons in 95 pages. Standard notation and tablature. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.

  • Amazing Grace 
  • Are You Sleeping? 
  • Country Gardens 
  • Golden Slippers 
  • Hey Ho 
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Boil That Cabbage Down 
  • She'll Be Coming 'round the Mountain  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • The Ash Grove  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • The Willow Song  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Down in the Valley 
  • Goin' to Boston  
  • Home on the Range 
  • Simple Gifts  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Ah Poor Bird 
  • Shady Grove  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Soldier's Joy  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Au Clair de la Lune 
  • Oh, Susanna  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Greensleeves 
  • John Brown's Dream 
  • Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Away In A Manger 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Rose Red  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Bonnie Tyneside  Performed by Arr: Seth Austen
  • Waterbound  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Harvest Home  Performed by Arr: Seth Austen
  • Flop Eared Mule 
  • Ode to Joy  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven