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Soprano and Baritone Mountain Dulcimer Duet Class

Workshop at upcoming Ohio Valley Gathering
March 15, 2014
1 pm
Hilton Hotel
Lexington KY 

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Beginning Dulcimer Class (DAD)

Eight weeks of one hour classes at the Music And Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown KY.
5:00-6:00 pm Tuesday 
Ongoing 

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Folk Harp Tutor

Folk Harp Tutor

Music and playing guidelines

  • Companion CD
  • Songs in keys of C, Am, and G
  • Playing tips and warm-up techniques
  • Arrangements for small and large harps
  • Beginning to intermediate playing levels
  • Solo, 2, 3, and 4 part arrangements for ensemble
Table of Contents
Down In The Valley
Long, Long Ago
McFarlane's Lament
Ar Serjant-Major
Chimes of London
Katie Bairdie
Hewlett
The Dark Isle
Come Thou Font of Ev'ry Blessing
Scarborough Fair
Mairis Wedding
Annie Laurie
Abide With Me
Star of the County Down
Barbara Ellen
My Deaer Irish Boy
Rakes of Mallow
Skye Boat Song
The Water Is Wide
Minuet in G
Amazing Grace
Christ Child Lullaby
Morning Has Broken
Down By the Sally Garden
$19.95

Sacred Music Collection

Sacred Music Collection

Hymns, spirituals, and gospels arranged for mountain dulcimer Mostly DAD tablature, with some duet arrangements.

A Collection of mostly well-known tunes arranged with a vocal staff and suggested chord changes.

Titles include Abide With Me, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Count Your Blessings, Precious Memories, Sweet Hour of Prayer, This World Is Not My Home, There Is A Fountain, thirty-one songs total.

Table of Contents
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
Balm In Gilead
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Count Your Blessings
Crying Holy
Deep river
Down To The River
He Leadeth Me
How Firm A Foundation
I Will Bow and Be Simple
In The Sweet By and By
Love Is Little
Lovely Love
Mary, Don't You Weep
Morning Has Broken
My Lord, What a Morning
Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
O Come, Angel Band
O, Dem Golden Slippers
Old Gospel Ship
Peace Like A River
Precious Memories
Simple Gifts
Steal Away
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
The Uncluded Day
There Is A Fountain
This World Is Not My Home
Where The Roses Never Fade
$19.95

The Mountain Dulcimer

The Mountain Dulcimer

A Design for Success

  • Book and Play Along CD
  • For Individual, Classroom, and Special Populations
  • Basic Playing Techniques
  • Number and color song charts
  • Appalachian song tunes and lyrics
  • Suggested arrangements with rhythm, folk, and Orff instrumentation
  • Book and CD
Table of Contents
Colored Charts
Are You Sleeping?
Train Is A-Coming
Paw-Paw Patch
Hush Little Baby
Skip To My Lou
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Mama Don't 'Low
Aiken Drum
Bile Them Cabbage Down
One For The Little Bitty Baby
Skip To My Lou
Tablature
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Goose Played The Fiddle
Ground Hog
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Hush Little Baby
Ida Red
Old Bald Eagle
Old Dan Tucker
Paw-Paw Patch
The Riddle Song
$19.95

Dulcimer A La Mode

Dulcimer A La Mode

Mel Bay Publication

Dulcimer A La Mode takes the mystery of out modal tuning and playing for the mountain dulcimer player by presenting four common tunings (DAA, DAG, DAD, and DAC) with instructions for tuning, finding the scales and chords, and learning traditional tunes in each of the four modes. This book will encourage players to retune their instrument and learn more of its versatility. Each tune is presented as a melody with a drone in the mode indicated with strumming and rhythm guides. An optional arrangement, or accompaniment is also provided for most tunes that uses more complex chords and reflects more of traditional western harmony. As a further learning tool, the accompanying CD allows the listener to play along with the melody or accompaniment.

Table of Contents
DAA Tuning
Rosewood Casket
Bendemeer's Stream
Careless Love
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Burden Down
DAG Tuning
Cluck Old Hen
Pretty Polly
Scarborough Fair
Drunken Sailor
She's Like A Swallow
DAD Tuning
Hurree, Hooroo
Rock-A-My Soul
Little Maggie
Over The Waterfall
June Apple
DAC Tuning
Butcher Boy
Nine Hundred Miles
Wayfaring Stranger
Bound for the Promised Land
Shady Grove
$19.95

Lullabies

Lullabies

Mel Bay Publication

Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies is a compilation of tunes designed to "soothe the savage breast." The contents of the book are divided, almost equally, under the heading of Lullabies, Classical Selections, and Folk Melodies. All are arranged for the mountain dulcimer in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian tuning). Along with the tablature notation, traditional music notation indicates the melody, suggested chords, and lyrics for many of the songs. An intermediate player should feel comfortable with the music as the songs are indicated for both strumming and some finger picking patterns, and do utilize chords on all 3 strings. The CD recording is very helpful to understand rhythms and expression.

Table of Contents
Lullabies
Rock-A-Bye Baby
The Cradle Song
Still, Still, Still
I Will Sing A Lullaby
Slumber Song
All The Pretty Horses
Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening

Classical
Ode To Joy
Andante
Serenade
Traumerei
The Morning Song
Dona Nobis Pacem
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Folk Melodies
Old Folks At Home
Annie Laurie
Wild Mountain Thyme
My Wild Irish Rose
My Old Kentucky Home
Darling Nelly Gray
Beautiful Dreamer
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Hard Times Come Again No More
$8.95

Lullabies With CD

Lullabies With CD

Mel Bay Publication

The CD is available for $6.95 when purchased with the book, for a total of $15.90.

Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies is a compilation of tunes designed to "soothe the savage breast." The contents of the book are divided, almost equally, under the heading of Lullabies, Classical Selections, and Folk Melodies. All are arranged for the mountain dulcimer in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian tuning). Along with the tablature notation, traditional music notation indicates the melody, suggested chords, and lyrics for many of the songs. An intermediate player should feel comfortable with the music as the songs are indicated for both strumming and some finger picking patterns, and do utilize chords on all 3 strings. The CD recording is very helpful to understand rhythms and expression.

Table of Contents
Lullabies
Rock-A-Bye Baby
The Cradle Song
Still, Still, Still
I Will Sing A Lullaby
Slumber Song
All The Pretty Horses
Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening

Classical
Ode To Joy
Andante
Serenade
Traumerei
The Morning Song
Dona Nobis Pacem
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Folk Melodies
Old Folks At Home
Annie Laurie
Wild Mountain Thyme
My Wild Irish Rose
My Old Kentucky Home
Darling Nelly Gray
Beautiful Dreamer
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Hard Times Come Again No More
$15.90

The Celtic Collection

The Celtic Collection

A collection of songs, jigs, hornpipes, airs, polkas, and marches from the Celtic lands of Scotland, Ireland, and England. The songs are arranged for mountain dulcimer primarily in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian) tuning, along with a few tunes in 1-5-5 (Ionian) tuning. The arrangements make use of the capo, as well as playing tunes in Em and Bm. Two of the songs include a Part II for a suggested harmony. The book also features a CD recording of solo mountain dulcimer playing each tune in the book through twice at a medium tempo. The stereo recording allows the listener to learn the tune, as written, as well as hear some ideas for rhythmic strumming. Harmony parts are also played on the two songs that include a Part II.

Table of Contents
George Brabazon
Irish Lamentation
Loch Lomond
Foggy Dew
The Minstrel Boy, (DAD/AEA)
Flowers of Edinburgh
Scotland The Brave
Hewlett
Off She Goes
The Dawning of the Day
Love Is Teasin'
The Irish Washerwoman
Farewell to Whiskey
The Wicklow Hornpipe
Sean Ryan's Polka
The Hills of Lorne
Shepherd's Hey
The Water Is Wide
Planxty Irwin
Star of the County Down
Country Gardens
The Girl I Left Behind
The Keel Row
The Last Rose of Summer
$19.95

Traditional Playing of the Mountain Dulcimer

Traditional Playing of the Mountain Dulcimer

A collection of old time tunes arranged in DAA tuning with song lyrics, tablature, chord arrangements, strumming patterns PLUS a play along CD and DVD.

This book is great for those learning to play, as well as those that want to develop their skills and try playing with a noter, as well as advanced chord arrangements.

Over 20 great tunes to learn in a variety of ways, making this a keepsake book for years to come.

Watch the Video

Table of Contents
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Down In The Valley
Waterbound
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Polly Wolly Doodle
Little Birdie
The Riddle Song
Handsome Molly
Careless Love
Banks of The Ohio
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
Long Journey Hoe
Nine Pound Hammer
Rosewood Casket
Pay Me My Money Down
John B.
Oh, Them Golden Slippers
Wildwood Flower
Cripple Creek
Fair and Tender Ladies
$15.95

Learn to Play the Mountain Dulcimer, Book I

Learn to Play the Mountain Dulcimer, Book I

This book is designed to help both children and adult beginners to understand the mountain dulcimer and how to make music quickly. As a self-instrucitonal book for learning basic music reading, the book also contains familiar songs with fret numbers, as well as strum indicators. Musical concepts and playing techniques are introduced as needed through the song literature. A sure and gentle way to begin mountain dulcimer playing!

Table of Contents
Twinkle Twinkle LIttle Star
Skip to My Lou
When The Saints Go Marching In
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
Hush Little Baby
Jacob's Ladder
Waterbound
Frere Jacques
Amazing Grace
Michael Row The Boat Ashore
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Fais Do Do
Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening
Baby
Friendly Beasts
The Christmas Star
$6.95

Learn to Play the Mountain Dulcimer, Book II

Learn to Play the Mountain Dulcimer, Book II

Book II follows the introduction of playing in Book I with introducing chord melodies in DAA and single line melodies on the melody and middle strings in DAD tuning. As in Book I, Book II includes song lyrics and chord accompaniment, familiar tunes, and large tab and illustrations.

Table of Contents
DAA Tuning
Tell Me Why
Polly Wolly Doodle
Hole In The Bucket
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Do Lord
Down In the Valley
Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
Long, Long Ago
All Through The Night
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
DAD Tuning
Old Joe Clark
Soldier's Joy
Pick A Bale Of Cotton
Cherry Tree Carol
Sail Away Ladies
Sourwood Mountain
Sally Goodin
Red River Valley
Turkey In the Straw
Arkansas Traveler
$6.95

Christmas Solos and Duets for the Mountain Dulcimer

Christmas Solos and Duets for the Mountain Dulcimer

  1. Melody, Chords, Song Lyrics and Tablature for Mountain Dulcimer
  2. Intermediate Level Playing Arrangements
  3. Including Appalachian Christmas Tunes
  4. All Through The Night
  5. Angels We Have Heard On High
  6. Away In A Manger
  7. Christmas Day In The Morning
  8. Deck The Halls
  9. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
  10. I Saw Three Ships
  11. In The Bleak Midwinter
  12. Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head
  13. Joseph Liver, Joseph Mein
  14. Jesus Born In Beth'ny
  15. Now the Holly Bears A Berry
  16. Still, Still, Still
  17. Star Of The East, Brightest adn Best
  18. The Snow Lay On The Ground
  19. Silent Night
  20. The Huron Carol
  21. There Was A Pig Went Out To Dig
  22. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  23. What Child Is This?
$10.00

Advanced Arrangements in DAA Tuning

Advanced Arrangements in DAA Tuning

  1. Tradition, Religious & Christmas Selections
  2. Arranged in DAA Tuning for an intermediate playing level
  3. Westphalia Waltz
  4. Santa Lucia
  5. Will You Listen To me My Brown-Haired Girl?
  6. My Wild Irish Rose
  7. Barlow Knife
  8. Daisy Bell
  9. 'Tis The Old Ship of Zion
  10. The Haven Of Rest
  11. Rock of Ages
  12. He Is Born, The Holy Child
  13. Jingle Bells
  14. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  15. The Cherry Tree Carol
  16. O Come All Ye Faithful
  17. Good King Wenceslas
  18. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
$10.00

Complete Package of Traditional Playing of the Mountain Dulcimer, Book/CD/DVD

Complete Package of Traditional Playing of the Mountain Dulcimer, Book/CD/DVD

A collection of old time tunes arranged in DAA tuning with song lyrics, tablature, chord arrangements, strumming patterns PLUS a play along CD and DVD.

This book is great for those learning to play, as well as those that want to develop their skills and try playing with a noter, as well as advanced chord arrangements.

Over 20 great tunes to learn in a variety of ways, making this a keepsake book for years to come.

Watch the Video

Table of Contents
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Down In The Valley
Waterbound
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Polly Wolly Doodle
Little Birdie
The Riddle Song
Handsome Molly
Careless Love
Banks of The Ohio
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
Long Journey Hoe
Nine Pound Hammer
Rosewood Casket
Pay Me My Money Down
John B.
Oh, Them Golden Slippers
Wildwood Flower
Cripple Creek
Fair and Tender Ladies

This DVD will provide step by step instructions not only in learning the basics of holding, tuning, melody making and strumming, but will go beyond the basics to include playing chords and adding rhythmic variations to your strumming.

Purchase the companion book with the same title, or use the DVD alone as a basic playing guide.

Over 20 classic old time tunes are played in both noter style, as well as instruction in proper fingering technique using chords.

Watch the Video

$25.00

Southern Harmony for Mountain Dulcimer

Southern Harmony for Mountain Dulcimer

Shape Note Singing Tradition Arranged for Dulcimer Players

3 part arrangements for mountain dulcimer based on the vocal arrangements of the shaped note singing arrangements in William Walker's Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, newly released and published by University of Kentucky Press.

Soprano, Tenor, and Bass parts for:

  • Holy Manna
  • New Britain (Amazing Grace)
  • Rock of Ages
  • Happy Land
  • The Promised Land
  • What Wondrous Love Is This
  • When I Am Gone
  • The Christian's Farewell
$10.00

Assorted Harp Arrangements (Solo and Ensemble)

Assorted Harp Arrangements (Solo and Ensemble)

A variety of songs for a variety of occasions in a variety of keys for the novice and intermediate player of folk or lever harp.

Folk, Christmas, Classical, Ensemble, Original, Sacred, Rounds, and Celtic

  1. Lady Owen's Delight
  2. Bridget Cruise
  3. Arran Boat Song
  4. How Can I Keep From Singing?
  5. After You
  6. Sheep May Safely Grave
  7. Christmas Day In The Morning
  8. I Saw Three Ships
  9. Auld Lang Syne
  10. Just As I Am
  11. Road To Lisdoonvarna
  12. Simple Gifts
  13. Breton Circle
  14. Good Night
  15. Parsons Farewell
  16. The Bard of Armagh
$10.95