Dirt Simple Hammered Dulcimer: Book And CD
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The title says it all: Dirt Simple. This book and accompanying audio has been designed for absolute beginner Hammered Dulcimer players that know nothing about the Hammered Dulcimer.
The book and CD provides the tools to make music right away. Starting with the fundamentals of how to hold Hammers and tune the instrument, it delves deeper into mastery with posture, stand height/angle and replacing strings to set up the beginner for a lifetime of good habits.
Every concept introduced is simultaneously presented with illustrations and songs that demonstrate and reinforce. Whether the student reads music or plays by ear, the result is the same, music making right from the very beginning.
The creator of the Dirt Simple Hammered Dulcimer: Book And CD is Dr. Mark Alan Wade, he is an experienced teacher with an undergraduate degree in music education and years of public school teaching experience. Now teaching music theory and Dulcimer at Denison University, Dr. Wade offers a unique perspective on teaching Hammered Dulcimer and has three students who have also won the National Hammered Dulcimer Contest as evidence of his master teaching.