Dulcimer a la Mode

Dulcimer a la Mode

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Dulcimer a La Mode takes the mystery of out modal tuning and playing for the mountain dulcimer player by presenting four common tunings (DAA, DAG, DAD, and DAC) with instructions for tuning, finding the scales and chords, and learning traditional tunes in each of the four modes. This book will encourage players to retune their instrument and learn more of its versatility. Each tune is presented as a melody with a drone in the mode indicated with strumming and rhythm guides. for most tunes, an optional arrangement or accompaniment is also provided using more complex chords and reflecting more traditional Western harmony. As a further learning tool, the accompanying CD allows the listener to play along with the song as presented in the book.All chords in the chart, and in the song selections, are listed from the BASS string to the treble string, in that order. ... You are given permission to copy, laminate, and cut and use these pages for a quick reference when playing in the various tunings. ... This is indicated by a repeat sign (a#39;H ), tWo dots followed by a double bar line. NOTE STRUM EQUIVALENTS GUIDE (page 77) This additional chart is not related to understanding the modes, but rather as an aid in reading the rhythmanbsp;...

Title:Dulcimer a la Mode
Author:Lorinda Jones
Publisher:Mel Bay Publications - 2010-12-17


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