Dulcimer a La Mode helps players understand modal tuning and playing the Mountain Dulcimer by presenting four common tunings (DAA, DAD, DAG and DAC.) Complete with instructions for tuning, finding the scales and chords and starting to learn songs in each of the four modes. This book aims to inspire players to retune their instrument and master its versatility.
Each tune is complete with a melody and a mode accompanied by strumming and rhythm guides. optional arrangements or accompaniments are also provided with more complex chords following more traditional harmony.
The online audio accompaniment allows the listener to play along with the tunes as shown in the book, such as Scarborough Fair, The Butcher Boy, Rosewood Casket and Over the Waterfall amongst many more.
Arranged for the Mountain Dulcimer by Lorinda Jones.