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, F++r 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. The accompanying audio 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.
All Through the Night Traditional Welsh
Andante Fernando Sor
Aura Lee traditional
Bink's Waltz Scott Joplin
Careless Love traditional
Country Gardens traditional
Für Elise Ludwig van Beethoven
Grandfather's Clock Henry C. Work
House of the Rising Sun traditional
In Christ There Is No East or West Traditional hymn
Londonderry Air traditional
Medley: The Minstrel Boy / Scotland the Brave traditional
Minuet in G Major J. S. Bach
My Old Kentucky Home Stephen Foster
Ode to Joy Ludwig van Beethoven
Rondo Fernando Carulli
Spanish Fandango traditional
The Entertainer Scott Joplin
The Old Piano Roll Blues Cy Coben
The Ragtime Dance Scott Joplin
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
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