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Getting Into Hammered Dulcimer Book/CD Set Getting Into Hammered Dulcimer is designed as a "crash course" for hammered dulcimer enthusiasts of ALL experience levels. The fourteen song titles, in standard notation, offer a variety of styles and are presented in the following format; 1. Basic Melody, 2. Embellished/Variation and 3. Back-up Chords/Accompaniment. Additional topics include layout of the hammered dulcimer, tips for tuning, basic theory, major/relative minor scales, chords charts, and playing modulations. The companion CD is recorded to offer three tracks for each selection; 1. Basic melody, 2. Embellished Melody/Variation and 3. Back-up accompaniment. 20452BCD   $19.99  

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Middle Eastern Music for Hammered Dulcimer Middle Eastern Music for Hammered Dulcimer goes beyond the stereotypes of genies and Aladdin's lamp to illuminate the entire treasure trove of Middle Eastern music. The collection brings you the full bounty of the region: over 35 classical compositions, well-known folk tunes, and modern popular compositions by 'Abd al-Wahab, the Rahbani brothers, and other stars of the Arab world. In addition to the tunes, the book gives substantial information on traditional performance practices, common musical forms, and the unique qualities that define Middle Eastern music. Rhythmic patterns, semitones, modes, accompaniment, and improvisation in a Middle Eastern style are discussed in detail. There are numerous diagrams that explain Middle Eastern modes, and how to bring them to life on your Western dulcimer. Appropriate for players at any level. 20616   $14.99  

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Hammered Dulcimer Wall Chart Mel Bay's Hammered Dulcimer Wall Chart contains a detailed picture of the instrument with bridges, string courses and notes clearly outlined. Locations of all of the notes on the sample 16/15 course dulcimer are presented both by music and in text. A hammering pattern diagram and photos of hammers and tuning wrenches are included. 35" x 24" durable coated paper. 20625   $9.99  

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Tis the Season: Hammered Dulcimer Collection 'Tis the Season is a hammered dulcimer collection of tunes for holidays and other celebrations throughout the year. You may celebrate the New Year with "Auld Lang Syne," and Valentine's Day with "My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose." Play "St. Patrick's Day" in March, and for Easter you might choose the hymn "Christ the Lord is Risen Today." Show your patriotism on the Fourth of July with these versions of "America the Beautiful," or "The Star Spangled Banner." Complete the calendar year with the Thanksgiving anthem, "We Gather Together," and Christmas favorite "Deck the Halls." This collection will carry you through the entire year with options for all of your favorite holidays and celebrations. 'Tis the Season is accessible to all levels of players, including both a beginning "melody-only" version and an intermediate arranged version for each song. In addition, each tune has guitar chords notated above the music staff. Standard notation only. 20806   $19.99  

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Shall We Gather This collection of music conveys Madeline's love of hymns. Many of these arrangements provide a harmony part that may be performed on another instrument such as the flute, guitar, bowed psaltery, or mountain dulcimer. The majority of these tunes can be played on a 12/11-course hammered dulcimer (with G below middle C being the lowest note on the instrument). Selections include: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; All Beautiful the March of Days; Amazing Grace; Be Thou My Vision; Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing; Evening Hymns; For the Beauty of the Earth; He Leadeth Me; Here I Am, Lord; How Great Thou Art; and many more. Written in standard notation only with complete lyrics and suggested chord changes. 97204   $19.99  

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Hammered Dulcimer Notebook Excellent book and 2 CDs for the hammered dulcimer, including seeing a tune as patterns, transposing, ornaments, making your own arrangements, singing with the dulcimer, much much more. BOA038   $55.00  

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Hammered Fiddle Tunes Traditional American fiddle tunes arranged for the 12/11 hammered dulcimer. A working knowledge of the instrument is helpful in learning the techniques in this book. Selections include: Golden Slippers; Ragtime Annie; Circle Be Unbroken; plus much more. BOA907   $14.99  

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The Hammered Dulcimer Treasury of Tunes Arrangements by Sally Hawley. 256 pages filled with old time traditional and Celtic tunes. BOK398   $29.99  

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La Musica, Latin American Music Arranged for Hammered Dulcimer Author Bonnie Carol learned first hand about soulful Latin American music as she grew up along the Texas-Mexico border. In this book, she takes familiar and obscure Latin American tunes and pieces influenced by Latin music and arranges them for hammered dulcimer, and in some cases fretted dulcimer (with tablature) as well. She draws from a repertoire including Argentinean tangos, Andean panpipe music, Mexican Mariachi music, Central American marimba music, and music of the Chicano culture of the Southwest. BOK556   $14.95  

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You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer Book Every aspect of the hammered dulcimer and its playing techniques is covered in this comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand text. A masterful teacher, Madeline MacNeil exceeds the expectations of a beginner's book, providing a firm foundation for the development of a total musician while maintaining an engaging, informal tone throughout. With detailed discussions on dulcimer layout, hammers, tuning, and stands plus extensive performance notes on every tune, this book is a valuable asset to the beginning through intermediate player. From Oh Suzanna to Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Madeline shows the novice dulcimer player how to "map your way through" a new piece of music, finding clear, musical directions through what at first must seem like a maze of strings. All tunes are in standard notation. The book's 87 pages are illustrated with photos as well as quaint woodcuts, engravings, and pen and ink drawings. BOK583   $10.99  

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Maggie's Big Book of Celtic Tunes This 159 page book by Maggie Sansone includes 124 songs from Maggie's 8 CDs. It is written for Hammered Dulcimer and other Melody Instruments. The way the songs are written will let you play them on a smaller dulcimer like a 12/11just as easy as on the bigger 14/15. BOK588   $24.99  

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Hammered Dulcimer's Companion by Mason. Instruction & tunes for the beginning to advanced player. BOO331   $19.99  

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Beginning Hammered Dulcimer (Tunes For Hammered Dulcimer) by Linda Lowe Thompson. Excellent book and CD set for learning hammered dulcimer or improving your skills. Includes care, tuning, how to make music musical and many other playing tips, as well as tunes in standard notation and easy tablature. The companion CD is a recording of each tune played exactly as it appears in the book. BOO333   $25.00  

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All The Tunes That Ever There Were Published in 1975, this history of the hammered dulcimer in the British Isles stands as one of the earliest books and recordings of the hammered dulcimer revival. Techniques, photos, tunes, and historic field recordings with CD BOK333   $18.95  

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