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Field Guide To The Mountain Dulcimer, Book 1

Instrumental Tutor | Tuition
Instrumentation Mountain Dulcimer
Composer Anne Dodson
Publisher Mel Bay Publications

Spiced with humor, Anne Dodson’s Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer, Book 1 is a beautifully structured and organized guide, taking the beginning student step-by-step through a well-planned sequence of lessons.

Friendly and encouraging, Book 1 covers tips on buying and maintaining the instrument, left and right hand techniques, chords, and accompaniment. Exercises, lots of fun tunes to play, and downloadable audio files to support the written instruction all make Field Guide to the Mountain Dulcimer, Book I a lasting resource.

Language ENG
Difficulty Beginner
Store Tuition
Product Format Instrumental Tutor
Genre Tuition
Release Date 2018
Pages 120
ISBN 9781513460666
Edition Number MLB30608M
Catalog No. MB30608M
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  1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgements and Credits
  3. Introduction to Book
  4. Background
  5. How this book works
  6. Audio downloads
  7. Differences between instruments
  8. Tuning
  9. Styles of playing, and what makes this book unique
  10. Buying a dulcimer
  11. Left-handed players
  12. Care and Feeding of Your Dulcimer: how to keep your instrument healthy
  13. Blank TAB for three-string and four-string instruments
  14. Level I – The Basics
  15. Introduction to Level I: a pep talk
  16. Chapter 1: The Basics: body position, fingering, first tunes
  17. Chapter 2: Recognizing Frets: finding your way around the fretboard
  18. Chapter 3: Basic Right Hand Techniques: strumming, picking and plucking
  19. Chapter 4: Playing on All Three Strings: becoming dimensional
  20. Chapter 5: Chords and How They Work on the Dulcimer:
  21. Positions, majors, minors, “undefined” chords and charts
  22. Chapter 6: Combining Chords with Basic Right Hand Techniques:
  23. Putting it all together
  24. Chapter 7: Basic Left Hand Techniques: pull-offs, hammer-ons and slides
  25. Chapter 8: Take a Break – Level I: some tunes for you to play
  26. Index of Tunes and Songs
  27. About the Author
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