Dulcimer a La Mode

arr. by Lorinda Jones
sku: 02-20105BCD
Book/CD set. Takes the mystery out of modal tuning by presenting four common tunings (DAA, DAG, DAD, and DAC) with instructions for tuning, finding the scales and chords, and learning traditional tunes in each of the four modes. Each tune is presented as a melody with a drone in the mode indicated with strumming and rhythm guides. For most tunes, an optional arrangement or accompaniment is also provided using more complex chords and reflecting more traditional Western harmony. With play-along CD. 78 pp.   More Details...

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  • What is a mode?
  • Where is a mode?
  • 4 Modes for Dulcimer
  • How do I retune for each mode?
  • How to use the charts and symbols in this book
  • Notes on the Fretboard: Major Tunings
  • Notes on the Fretboard: Minor Tunings
  • Note members of the common chords
  • In both major and minor modes
  • Ready-made chord options in low, medium, and high positions in 4 tunes

Ready-made chord options in 3 positions

  • DAA Tuning
  • DAD Tuning
  • DAC Tuning
  • DAG Tuning


  • Rosewood Casket (Melody)
  • Rosewood Casket (Optional Arrangement)
  • Bendemeer's Stream
  • Bendemeer's Stream (Optional Arrangement)
  • Careless Love (Melody)
  • Careless Love (Optional Arrangement)
  • Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Melody)
  • Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Optional Arrangement)
  • Burden Down (Melody)
  • Burden Down (Optional Arrangement)


  • Cluck Old Hen (Melody)
  • Cluck Old Hen (Optional Arrangement)
  • Pretty Polly (Melody)
  • Pr(more...)