First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer
by Linda G. Thomas
Product Number: 20066BCD
Publisher: Mel Bay Pub., Inc.
Difficulty Level: Beginning
Format: Book/CD Set
First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer is designed to instruct beginning players on the instrument. The melodies in this collection include a variety of hymns, holiday music and fiddle tunes written in standard notation, with instructions on how to read the notation. Lyrics and suggested chords for accompanying instruments are also included. The accompanying CD offers two tracks for each selection: a performance track with rhythm guitar and an instructional track with detailed phrase-by-phrase demonstration. The guided audio instruction at a slow tempo will prove invaluable for the "by ear" player. This method provides a "private lesson" approach for success on the hammered dulcimer.
• Designed to instruct beginning players.
• Includes a variety of hymns, holiday
music, and fiddle tunes.
• Written in standard notation.
• Lyrics and suggested chords included
Accompanying CD, including two tracks for
each selection: a performance track and
an instructional track.
About the Hammered Dulcimer
Tips for Playing the Tunes
Hammered Dulcimer Tuning Chart
Notes / Symbols / Techniques / Theory
All Through the Night
The Ash Grove
Away in a Manger
Children's Song of the Nativity
The Girl I Left Behind Me
In the Garden
St. Anne's Reel
Sweet By and By
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Linda Thomas's Discography
About the Author