Songs and Tunes Of The Wilderness Road Dulcimer Book

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96747

Songs and Tunes of the Wilderness Road 
Arrangements for Appalachian Dulcimer 
by Ralph Lee Smith & Madeline Macneil

Product Number: 96747 
ISBN: 078662972X 
Publisher: Mel Bay Pub., Inc. 
Difficulty Level: Beginning-Intermediate 
Format: Book

This collection of traditional music for the mountain dulcimer seeks to reunite this beautiful instrument with the people, the music, and the world from which it came. It tells the story of the Wilderness Road, a trail through the Appalachian Mountains from Gate City, Virginia, to Fort Boonesboro, Kentucky, blazed by Daniel Boone, and links it to the history and heritage of the mountain dulcimer. Numerous photographs and maps help tell the story, and each tune in the book includes a historical anecdote describing its origin. This book is a must for anyone interested in the history of the Appalachian Mountain region and its music. The sixteen tunes in this book are written in notation and tablature for the standard three-course mountain dulcimer (without the 6 1/2 or 1 1/2 fret in the fretboard), with chord symbols and complete lyrics. A knowledge of simple chording techniques is all that is needed to play the tunes. The tunings used are Ionian (DAA), Aeolian (DAC), and Dorian (DAG). 

CONTENTS

 

Song Title:

Composer/Source:

Bold Robing Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Cripple Creek Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Cumberland Gap Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
I Gave My Lone A Cherry (Version B) Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
I Gave My Love A Cherry (Version A) Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
I Gave My Love A Cherry (Version C) Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Old Man At The Mill Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Sailing At High Tide Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Shady Grove Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Sheep Shell Corn Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Sourwood Mountain Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
The Coo-Coo Bird Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
The Devil's Nine Questions Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
The Storms Are On The Ocean Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
The Three Babes Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
The Unquiet Grave Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
Three Nights Drink (Our Goodman, Child Ballad No:  Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil
When Are You Coming To See Me? Ralph Lee Smith W/ Madeline Macneil

 


Collections: Accessories

Category: Dulcimer Book

Type: Dulcimer Book


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