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You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer

By Madeline Macneil

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Dulcimer (Hammered) - Beginning
Composed by Madeline Macneil. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Book/CD/DVD Set. 88 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95440SET).

Item Number: MB.95440SET

ISBN 9780786640751. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Another great beginner's book from Madeline MacNeil, explaining every aspect of playing the hammered dulcimer. From detailed discussions on dulcimer layout, hammers, tuning, and stands to extensive performance notes on every tune-this book provides a wealth of information for all students of the hammered dulcimer. From Oh Suzanna to Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Madeline shows the novice dulcimer player how to "map your way through" a new piece of music, finding clear, musical directions through what at first must seem like a maze of strings. All tunes are in standard notation. The book's 87 pages are illustrated with photos as well as quaint woodcuts, engravings, and pen and ink drawings. The companion 85-minute DVD contains essential basic information on playing the hammered dulcimer--such as tuning, major and minor keys, duplicated notes, repeated notes, modulations, walking bass lines, chromatic notes, drone harmony, back-up chords, interval harmony, and more! Also contains Madeline MacNeil's hammered dulcimer solos on 25 tunes. CD included.

  • Amazing Grace 
  • Annie Laurie 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Auld Lang Syne  
  • Deck the Halls 
  • Flop Eared Mule 
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody 
  • Golden Slippers 
  • Harvest Home 
  • Home on the Range 
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Liberty 
  • My Own House 
  • No Place Like Home 
  • O Susanna  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Off To California 
  • Over The Waterfall 
  • Planxty Fanny Po'er  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Santa Lucia  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Simple Gifts  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Soldier's Joy  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • Star of the County Down  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • The Ash Grove  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • The Hundred Pipers  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • The Lark In The Clear Air  Performed by Turlough O'carolan
  • The Parting Glass  Performed by Turlough O'carolan