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    • Introduction: “That’s the way I learned it…” 
    • How to Play Old-Time Fiddle Tunes on the Dulcimer 
    • D Tunes in DAA Tuning
    • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss 
    • Fortune 
    • Jack Wilson 
    • Julie Ann Johnson 
    • Mississippi Sawyer 
    • Old Molly Hare 
    • D Tunes in DAD Tuning
    • Arkansas Traveler 
    • Avalon Quickstep 
    • Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies 
    • Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July 
    • Ducks on the Millpond 
    • The Eighth of January (2-part version) 
    • The Eighth of January (3-part version) 
    • Fisher’s Hornpipe 
    • Five Miles From Town 
    • Keep the Old Ark a’Movin’ 
    • Kilby Snow’s Shady Grove 
    • Little Bobby 
    • On Christmas Eve 
    • Rock the Cradle, Joe 
    • Step Around Johnny 
    • Sullivan’s Hollow 
    • West Fork Gals 
    • D Modal Tunes
    • Come Home With the Girls in the Morning 
    • Old Shady Grove 
    • Snake Chapman’s Tune 
    • Sally in the Garden 
    • G Tunes
    • Barlow Knife 
    • Devil Eat the Groundhog 
    • Drunken Sailor 
    • The(more...)

    The Complete Book of Old-Time Fiddle Tunes for Appalachian Dulcimer

    by Mark Nelson

    SKU: 02-30665M

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    With over 70 fiddle tunes arranged for Appalachian dulcimer, this book includes both common session tunes that everyone should know and a handful of obscure gems. The tunes include a representative collection of what people are playing in the current old-time music scene. The author has indicated the source of the tune when known, plus notes on achieving the proper feel and playing style.

    Although a few of the arrangements are real finger-twisters, most are well within the reach of the intermediate dulcimer player. Some tunes are written for old-time “noter” style playing, some are best fretted with your fingers. All of the arrangements include suggested chords for guitar or other instruments. One or two include lyrics; most do not.

    Old-time tunes tend to be played in fiddle-friendly keys like D, G, A (major and minor), and C. Although you can play in most of those keys out of DAD tuning, the music really comes alive when you re-tune and let those drones ring. Tunings include DAA, DAD, DGD, AAA and more. The author includes notes on how to re-tune your dulcimer, as well as alternative tunings for some of the tunes.

    The author says, “This book represents the fruits of over fifty years spent chasing down a good tune.”

    Includes access to online audio of all of the tunes played on solo dulcimer.
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    • Introduction: “That’s the way I learned it…” 
    • How to Play Old-Time Fiddle Tunes on the Dulcimer 
    • D Tunes in DAA Tuning
    • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss 
    • Fortune 
    • Jack Wilson 
    • Julie Ann Johnson 
    • Mississippi Sawyer 
    • Old Molly Hare 
    • D Tunes in DAD Tuning
    • Arkansas Traveler 
    • Avalon Quickstep 
    • Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies 
    • Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July 
    • Ducks on the Millpond 
    • The Eighth of January (2-part version) 
    • The Eighth of January (3-part version) 
    • Fisher’s Hornpipe 
    • Five Miles From Town 
    • Keep the Old Ark a’Movin’ 
    • Kilby Snow’s Shady Grove 
    • Little Bobby 
    • On Christmas Eve 
    • Rock the Cradle, Joe 
    • Step Around Johnny 
    • Sullivan’s Hollow 
    • West Fork Gals 
    • D Modal Tunes
    • Come Home With the Girls in the Morning 
    • Old Shady Grove 
    • Snake Chapman’s Tune 
    • Sally in the Garden 
    • G Tunes
    • Barlow Knife 
    • Devil Eat the Groundhog 
    • Drunken Sailor 
    • The(more...)