In this beginner's guide to the Dulcimer, acclaimed Dulcimer player, singer and storyteller Madeline MacNeil reveals some of the secrets behind her success with the instrument.
At the very start, she reminds the reader that the Dulcimer is not a toy or a stringed kazoo but a serious, expressive musical instrument capable of stretching as far as the imagination. MacNeil endorses both playing by ear and learning to read standard notation.
Using easily-understood language, You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer explores some very complex, even esoteric concepts, making this a particularly valuable book for beginners wanting a comprehensive introduction to the instrument.
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer contains twelve intensive lessons in 95 pages. The featured music is written in both standard notation and tablature and the book is illustrated with photographs and drawings. Access to online audio tracks and videos is also included.