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Mel Bay's - You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer

Mel Bay's "You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer" by M. MacNeil is a comprehensive beginner's guide to playing the hammered dulcimer. Authored by Madeline MacNeil, this book covers every aspect of the instrument, from its layout and tuning to hammers, stands, and performance techniques.

With clear explanations and detailed performance notes for each tune, the book offers valuable insights for all dulcimer students. It includes popular songs like "Oh Suzanna" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," teaching beginners how to navigate and interpret music on the hammered dulcimer.

The book features 87 pages filled with photos, woodcuts, engravings, and pen and ink drawings that implement the instructional content. Additionally, the book provides access to online audio and video resources. These resources cover fundamental topics such as tuning, key signatures, duplicated and repeated notes, walking bass lines, chromatic notes, harmony, chords, and more. The online content also includes Madeline MacNeil's hammered dulcimer solos for 25 tunes.

The format of the book is a combination of written instruction and online audio and video materials. The notation used throughout the book is standard notation, making it accessible to a wide range of learners. The book is bound with square back saddle stitch binding and has dimensions of 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

"You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer" is an excellent resource for beginners seeking to learn and master the hammered dulcimer, offering a wealth of information and practical guidance.

Format: Book with Online Audio & Video

Skill Level: Beginning

Notation Type: Standard Notation

Pages: 87

Binding: Square back Saddle Stitch

Size: 8.75 x 11.75
Weight: .7 lbs.
Length: 11.75 Inches
Height: .5 Inches
Width: 8.75 Inches
Origin: US

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