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The Hammered Dulcimer's Companion

By Phillip Mason

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Dulcimer (Hammered) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Phillip Mason. Perfect binding, Methods. All Styles. Book. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94019).

Item Number: MB.94019

ISBN 9780871666802. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book is a treasure-trove of information and music for all players of the hammered dulcimer. Phillip Mason has written the definitive text on the history, tuning, playing technique, harmonic dimensions, construction, and repair of the "sweet-voiced" instrument. In an extensive essay, he also shares his thoughts on the fundamentals of singing with the hammered dulcimer. Concepts revealed here would be useful to anyone who aspires to sing, or improve ones singing technique. Music and lyrics for 34 songs are included in the "Music Section" followed by construction tips and plans for building your own hammered dulcimer.

  • America The Beautiful  Performed by Samuel Ward
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain 
  • Boys Of Wexford 
  • The Men Of Harlech 
  • Marching Through Georgia  Performed by Henry Clay Work
  • Ode to Joy  Performed by Ludwig Van Beeethoven
  • The Wind That Shakes The Barley  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • Over The Hills To Glory 
  • Country Gardens 
  • Over The Border 
  • The British Grenadiers 
  • The Church In The Wildwood  Performed by William S. Pitts
  • Wild Mountain Thyme  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • Morpeth Rant 
  • The Unclouded Day  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • The Westminster Clock Chimes  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • Dwelling In Beulah Land 
  • Arkansas Traveller 
  • Speed The Plough 
  • Flowers of Edinburgh 
  • Petronella 
  • The Ash Grove 
  • Swannee River  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • The Morning Star 
  • The White Cockade  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • Irish Washerwoman 
  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Lovely Nancy 
  • The Camptown Races  Performed by Stephen Foster
  • Times Are Getting Hard  Performed by Rev. J.K. Alwood
  • Heavenly Sunlight 
  • MacPherson's Farewell 
  • Shandon Bells 
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