DescriptionJean Ritchie. Words and music for 16 songs from The Ritchie Family of Kentucky. How to tune and play and recollections of the dulcimer´s local history. Illustrations and drawings.SonglistBachelor´s HallBarb´ry EllenDear CompanionGo Tell Aunt RhodyGoin´ To BostonGround HogO Johnny´s On The WaterOld Betty LarkinOld Joe ClarkOver The River, CharliePretty Betty MartinPretty PollyPretty SaroShady GroveWhat´ll Do With The Baby-o
Collection of Original Music for Hammered Dulcimer and Other Instruments: Sam Rizzetta
Media Type : BookLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : SacredSeries : Gourd MusicNumber of pages : 80 Simple and unpretentious, the diatonic musice of the Shakers lies well on the moutain dulcimer. The lyrics to these songs offer a universal message of love and understanding, often with a joyous sense of humor. The author provides historical insights and program notes for the 30 tunes included here. This delightful, informative book is illustrated with photos of craft work and period print reproductions depicting the Shaker way of life. Written in standard notation and mountain dulcimer tab.
Music of the Shakers for Mountain Dulcimer: Neal Hellman
Media Type : BookLevel : IntermediateMusical Genre : Acoustic MusicNumber of pages : 80Historically, music composed specifically for the hammered dulcimer has been rare. Here are 56 Rizzetta original pieces, including reels, waltzes, hornpipes, jigs, rags, blues, boogie, airs, and music for meditation and healing, that explore all the depth, power, versatility, and emotion of this ancient and expressive instrument. The book includes background about the people, places, and events that inspired each composition. While some pieces require a 16/15 chromatic dulcimer, many fit a 12/11. Melody lines are in standard notation with chord symbols. Many have variations with advanced ornamentation; some have alternate arrangements for four octave chromatic dulcimers. In addition to solos, there are six ensemble arrangements, including quartets, which are useful for groups and workshop teachers. While this collection is most appropriate for intermediate and experienced players, advanced beginners will be able to play some of the tunes. The collection includes originals from the Sam Rizzetta CDs Dulcimer Boogie, Saving Trees, Trapezoid, Flowing Waters, Ocean¹s Edge, Bucks & Does, and Seven Valleys.
Complete Book of Celtic Music for Appalachian Dulcimer: Mark Kailana Nelson
The Dulcimer, or the New York Collection of Sacred Music:Constituting a Large and Choice Variety of New Tunes, Chants, Anthems, Motets, Etc. From the Best Foreign and American Composers With All the Old Tunes in Common Use (Classic Reprint) Isaac B. Woodbury
The Dulcimer, or the New York Collection of Sacred Music:Constituting a Large and Choice Variety of New Tunes, Chants, Anthems, Motetts, &C. , From the Best Foreign and American Composers, With All the Old Tunes in Common Use, Together With a Concise Elem I. B. Woodbury
Media Type : BookLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : All StylesNumber of pages : 84 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.