The Hammered Dulcimers Companion Book

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The Hammered Dulcimer's Companion 
by Phillip Mason

Product Number: 94019 
ISBN: 0871666804 
Publisher: Mel Bay Pub., Inc. 
Difficulty Level: Beginning-Intermediate 
Format: Book

This book is a treasure-trove of information and music for all players of the hammered dulcimer. Phillip Mason has written the definitive text on the history, tuning, playing technique, harmonic dimensions, construction, and repair of the "sweet-voiced" instrument. In an extensive essay, he also shares his thoughts on the fundamentals of singing with the hammered dulcimer. Concepts revealed here would be useful to anyone who aspires to sing, or improve ones singing technique. Music and lyrics for 34 songs are included in the "Music Section" followed by construction tips and plans for building your own hammered dulcimer. 

CONTENTS

 

In this book, Phillip Mason shares the fruits of years of musical experience as a dulcimer builder and player. By 1985, he had built over 700 hammered dulcimers, founded a magazine called The Dulcimist, and authored many books and articles on dulcimer playing and construction. Phillip has also toured and taught extensively, performing at numerous folk festivals.  The Dulcimer's Companion is a comprehensive summary of his musical writings and experience.

Alphabetical Index of Songs and Tunes

America the Beautiful
Angels We Have Heard On High
Arkansas Traveler
The Ash Grove
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Boys of Wexford
British Grenadiers
Camptown Races
Church in the Wildwood
Country Gardens
Dwelling in the Beulah Land
Flowers of Edinburgh
Heavenly Sunlight
Irish Washerwoman
Lovely Nancy
MacPherson's Farewell
Marching Through Georgia
The Men of Harlech
The Morning Star
Morpeth Rant
Ode To Joy
Over the Border
Over the Hills to Glory
Petronella
St. Anne's Reel
Shandon Bells
Speed the Plow
Swannee River
Times Are Getting Hard
The Unclouded Day
The Wesminster Clock Chimes
The White Cockade
Wild Mountain Thyme
The Wind That Shakes the Barley



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