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Fingerpicking Dulcimer

By Janita Baker

Dulcimer - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Janita Baker. Squareback saddle stitch, Dulcimer: Mountain, Chord, Folk. Style. Book and online audio. 88 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #99537M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99537M).

Item Number: MB.99537M

ISBN 9780786689637. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A collection of 21 songs arranged in a fingerpicking style for the mountain dulcimer, this book offers a wide variety of musical genres and playing levels. Divided equally between arrangements for three and four equidistant strings, the songs progress in difficulty within each section from beginner to advanced level. Each piece is written in both standard music notation and dulcimer tablature, and is accompanied by performance tips for playing that song. Many arrangements utilize the 6 1/2 fret, and tunings range from standard modal tunings to four-string variations. The arrangements cover a wide range of song styles including traditional ragtime, blues, and classical standards. Songs include My Old Kentucky Home; Londonderry Air, All Through the Night, The Entertainer, Careless Love, House of the Rising Sun, Fur Elise, and Bach's Minuet in G. There is an extensive introduction on playing techniques for both left and right hands, tunings, reading tablature, and dulcimer embellishments. Includes access to online audio which is an instrumental recording of solo dulcimer, designed to give the student a note-for-note reference to each written arrangement while providing a performance-quality listening experience.

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  • January 09, 2020 Fingerpicking dulcimer book review

    I am new to the dulcimer but have played the banjo in the past. I found this book to be well written and very useful for anyone wishing to fingerpick songs on the mountain dulcimer, rather than just strum the tunes.

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