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Appalachian Dulcimer Books

Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
#MB94304 Book Only   Price $9.95
#MB94304C Cassette Only   Price $9.98
#MB94304P Book/Cass Pkg   Price $18.95

By Madeline MacNeil.  This fine method book begins with tuning tips, and
scales, then continues with solor arrangements to help build your skills
progressively.  Some of these tunes are standards at old-time music
jams, while others are favorites of players of all kinds of
instruments.  Written in standard notation and tab for the 6-1/2 fret
dulcimer.

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Mel Bay's Cripple Creek Dulcimer
#MB93445
Price $9.95

Bud & Donna Ford.  One of the most popular dulcimer methods ever
written!  Bud and Donna explains the basics of playing the dulcimer.
Includes instruction on strumming, tunings and picking.  In addition,
interesting solos are offered in all of the various modes in standard
notation only with lyrics and chord symbols.  Features period
photographs and music of the famous Cripple Creek gold rush days.

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Mel Bay's The Dulcimer Hymn Book
#MB93622
Price $8.95

By Bud & Donna Ford.  This text has been a steady best seller since it
was first published.  Presents a clear, concise method for learning to
play the mountain dulcimer.  Includes 35 arrangement in standard
notation with lyrics and accompaniment chords.

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Mel Bay's The Irish Dulcimer
#MB93661
Price $9.95

By Lois Hornbostel.  Provides fretted dulcimer players with great
playing tips and an authentic Irish repertoire.  The 31 selections
include jigs, slides, hornpipes, polkas, reels, slow airs, harp tunes,
and songs - all in standard notation and tab with suggested guitar
chords.

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Mel Bay's Dulcimer Chord Encyclopedia
#MB93858
Price $10.95

By James Major.  A comprehensive chord encyclopedia for the mountain
dulcimer in the common mixolydian, ionian, aeolian, dorian, lydian, and
phrygian modal tunings.

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Mel Bay's A Dulcimer Christmas
#MB93816
Price $5.95

By Bud & Donna Ford.  This popular book brings the sweet voice of the
dulcimer to this joyous season with creative arrangements of 23
Christmas favorites.  Melody lines are shown in standard notation and
tablature.  Includes chord diagrams.

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Mel Bay's International Carols For Dulcimer
#MB95309
Price $7.95

By Laurel Benedict.  A collection of Christmas carols for many nations
arranged in standard notation and tablature for the 6-1/2 fret mountain
dulcimer.

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Mel Bay's Anthology For The Fretted Dulcimer
#MB93850
Price $17.95

By Lois Hornbostel.  A tour de force of mountain dulcimer playing
techniques, ranging from traditional southern Appalachian to Cajun
music, cowboy songs, sea chanteys, black spirituals, camp meeting songs,
and more.

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Mel Bay's Southern Mountain Dulcimer
#MB95274
Price $9.95

By Wayne Erbsen.  One of a series of books addressing the banjo, fiddle,
guitar, and mandolin.  Notation/tab.

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Mel Bay's Renaissance Dulcimer
#MB93841
Price $6.95

By Carrie Crompton.  A collection of Renaissance court and country
dances expertly arranged for the 3-string dulcimer for the intermediate
to advanced player.  Written in tablature only.  Includes generous
performance notes.

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Mel Bay's Mountain Dulcimer
#MB93859BCD Book/CD Pkg
Price $17.95

by Mark Briggs.  A collection of some of the finest mountain dulcimer
solos available!  This book presents a vast array of dulcimer moods and
stylings.  Highly recommended for the serious dulcimer player.  Written
in standard notation and tablature.  A stereo CD containing most of the
solos is included in the package.

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Mel Bay's Dulcimer Fiddle Tunes
#MB93713   Book Only   Price $9.95
#MB93713C   Cassette Only   Price $10.98
#MB93713P   Book/Cass Pkg   Price $19.95

By Lois Hornbostel.  Contains 40 favorite fiddle tunes that can easily
be played up to speed in dulcimer-friendly keys.  Written in standard
notation and tablature.  The stereo listening cassette features 24
fiddle tunes.

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Mel Bay's Complete Dulcimer Handbook
#MB94047   Book Only   Price $14.95
#MB94047C    Cassette Only   Price $9.98
#MB94047P   Book/Cass Pkg   Price $23.95

By Mark Biggs.  A comprehensive, popular text that serves as a valuable
guide and source book for all dulcimer players.  Increase your overall
knowledge of the mountain dulcimer as weel as your understanding of
modes and tunings.  In notation and tablature.

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Mel Bay's Dulcimer Chord Book
#MB94662
$5.95

By Neal Hellman.  Over 500 chords for the five most widely used dulcimer tunings:   Mixolydian, Ionian, Lydian, Dorian, and Aeolian - plus jazz and four-string chromatic tunings.  Includes an explanation and history of modes, and more - all in a handy, case size format.

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Mel Bay's Scottish Airs & Ballads For Appalachian Dulcimer
#MB96022BCD   Book/CD Pkg.   $19.95

By Mark Nelson.  This collection of great Scottish songs includes examples from a variety of sources - contemporary songs, old manuscripts, broadside ballads, and recordings.  All of the tunes have been expertly arranged to lie idiomatically on the Appalachian dulcimer.  Contains some songs composed by Robert Burns.  Written in notation and tab.

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Mel Bay's Blues & Ragtime for Fretted Dulcimer
#MB96754
$14.95

By Janita Baker.  A collection of blues pieces, rags, and more for dulcimer.    Arrangements vary in difficulty but all have the universal appeal of the unique rhythms that define this musical genre. In standard notation and tab.

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Mel Bay's A Dulcimer Christmas
#MB93816
Price $5.95

By Bud & Donna Ford.  This popular book brings the sweet voice of the
dulcimer to this joyous season with creative arrangements of 23
Christmas favorites.  Melody lines are shown in standard notation and
tablature.  Includes chord diagrams.

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Mel Bay's International Carols For Dulcimer
#MB95309
Price $7.95

By Laurel Benedict.  A collection of Christmas carols for many nations
arranged in standard notation and tablature for the 6-1/2 fret mountain
dulcimer.

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