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You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer MB95440BCD $19.95

Every aspect of the hammered dulcimer and its playing techniques is covered in this comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand text. A masterful teacher, Madeline MacNeil exceeds the expectations of a beginner's book, providing a firm foundation for the development of a total musician while maintaining an engaging, informal tone throughout. With detailed discussions on dulcimer layout, hammers, tuning, and stands plus extensive performance notes on every tune, this book is a valuable asset to the beginning through intermediate player.

Shall We Gather MB97204 $12.95

This collection of music conveys Madeline's love of hymns. Many of these arrangements provide a harmony part that may be performed on another instrument such as the flute, guitar, bowed psaltery, or mountain dulcimer. The majority of these tunes can be played on a 12/11-course hammered dulcimer (with G below middle C being the lowest note on the instrument). Selections include: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; All Beautiful the March of Days; Amazing Grace; Be Thou My Vision; Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing; Evening Hymns; For the Beauty of the Earth; He Leadeth Me; Here I Am, Lord; How Great Thou Art; and many more. Written in standard notation only with complete lyrics and suggested chord changes.

Hammered Fiddle Tunes MB97206BCD $22.95

A wonderful collection fo traditional American fiddle tunes arranged for the 12/11 hammered dulcimer. A working knowledge of the instrument is helpful in learning the techniques in this book. Selections include: Home Sweet Home; The Meeting House; Missouri; Soldier's Joy; Ragtime Annie; Blackberry Blossom; and more. Written in standard notation only.

First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer MB20066BCD $7.95

First Lessons Hammered Dulcimer is designed to instruct beginning players on the instrument. The melodies in this collection include a variety of hymns, holiday music and fiddle tunes written in standard notation, with instructions on how to read the notation. Lyrics and suggested chords for accompanying instruments are also included. The accompanying CD offers two tracks for each selection: a performance track with rhythm guitar and an instructional track with detailed phrase-by-phrase demonstration. The guided audio instruction at a slow tempo will prove invaluable for the "by ear" player. This method provides a "private lesson" approach for success on the hammered dulcimer.

2000 Hammered Dulcimer MB98375BCD $24.95
Mel Bay's 2000 Hammered Dulcimer anthology is designed to enhance the repertoire of the intermediate to advanced hammered dulcimer player with a generous collection of challenging pieces. Contributors include Karen Ashbrook, Nicholas Blanton, Jane Chevalier, Mitzie Collins, Carrie Crompton, Brenda Hunter, Carole Koenig, Ken Kolodner, Madeline NacNeil, Dave Neiman, Jeanne Page, Robin Petrie, Lucille Reilly, Sam Rizzetta, Maggie Sansone, Linda G. Thomas, Linda L. Thompson, Rick Thum, and Beverly Woods. Written in standard notation only for the 12/11 to 15/14 hammered dulcimer.
Hammered Dulcimer Chords MB96675 $12.95
This book was written to aid the dulcimer player in playing as a backup musician. It provides the tools necessary for musicians who are seeking to go beyond simple melody lines. The majority of chords diagrammed are those most commonly used, and those whose notes are clustered on the instrument in six repeated shapes. Diagrams are shown for the 15/14 dulcimers.
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