Madeline MacNeil: You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer

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Our Price: £16.99    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Dulcimer (DUL)
Catalogue #: MLB95440BCD
ISBN: 9780786648504


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.

The CD in the You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer book/CD package is a play-along recording of all of the tunes in the corresponding book. Each tune is counted-off and played at a moderate tempo on solo hammered dulcimer for easy play-along.

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Exeter GB
Progressive exercises gradually introduced to give confidence and improve competence. Good selection of tunes to play along with the CD. Would recommend. Introduces the theory without being too technical.
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Confirmed purchase: 22 July 2014
Published on: 07 August 2014

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Customer Rating I have, in the past, ordered Teach yourself books for different musical instruments mostly Mel Bay books and have always found them to be very beginner friendly, and this one is no exception.
The service received from Musicroom is first class.
Keep up the good work.
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 09/11/2006
Format: Backing Tracks
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Author: Madeline Macneil

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