School of Dulcimer: A Musical Notation Theory

by Madeline MacNeil
sku: 02-21815M
Book/Online audio set. The dulcimer is a unique instrument in many ways, with the modal layout of the fretboard prime among them. In the early days in the Appalachian Mountains players would retune a string, bringing the dulcimer from major to minor and other modes. Today's players work in different tunings also, and this book shows why and how all of this happens. Learn where the notes fall on the fretboard and how they fit into the modes most dulcimer players know: Ionian/Major, Aeolian/Minor, Mixolydian and Dorian. Scale variations, pentatonic and hexatonic, are also outlined. Fifteen songs and tunes are written in musical notation as well as dulcimer tablature. Audio, with the tunings and count-offs, let's you play all of the songs along with the recording. Beginning/intermediate. 32 pp.   More Details...
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  • All The World Is Sleeping
  • Angels Watchin' Over Me
  • At The Foot of Yonder Mountain
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Bethel
  • Blackbirds and Thrushes
  • Fortune My Foe
  • Geordie
  • Goin' To Boston
  • Greensleeves
  • John Brown's Dream
  • No Body's Jig
  • Spanish Ladies
  • The Rolling of the Stones
  • The Shepherd and His Fife