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Understanding Your Hammered Dulcimer Chart 8" x 11 1/2" Laminated

Understanding Your Mountain Dulcimer Chart 8" X 11 1/2" Laminated

Hammered
Dulcimer
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 Accessories

Traditional Music
is My Happy Place Sticker

Mountain Dulcimer
​is My Happy Place
Sticker

Banjo
​is My Happy Place
Sticker

Harp 
​is My Happy Place
Sticker

Printed on white vinyl
​4.70" X 3.29"

Printed on white vinyl
​4.70" X 3.29"

Printed on white vinyl
​4.70" X 3.29"

Printed on white vinyl
​4.70" X 3.29"

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Banjo on Board Sticker

Hammered Dulcimer
​is My Happy Place
Sticker

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​4.70" X 3.29"

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Autoharp 
​is My Happy Place
Sticker

Bowed Psaltery
​is My Happy Place Sticker

Dulcimer on Board Sticker

Ukulele on Board Sticker

Printed on white vinyl
​4.70" X 3.29"

Printed on white vinyl
​4.70" X 3.29"

Printed on white vinyl
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Printed on white vinyl
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Traditional Music Magnet 


Traditional Music 
Iron-On Patch 


These magnets are strong and will stick on the back, sides of cars, or any metal surface
​4.70" X 3.29"

Great for soft-sided gig bags, totes, clothing, etc.

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Hammered Dulcimer CD Lessons

1. Introduction & Embellishment

4. devil's dream
over the waterfall

5. when i survey the wondrous cross

2. Cluck Old Hen

3. The first noel

This hymns is made up of only five notes, allowing you to quickly memorize the basic melody line allowing you to focus on the embellishment ideas of the first and third CD lessons. You will develope and learn techniques that will take the simple melody into a performance ready piece!

Two quick and easy tunes you will learn quickly and enjoy playing allowing the ideas of the first two embellishments CDs to sink in, allowing you to move on with more confidence. Both are performance ready pieces you will be playing by the end of the lesson.

The purpose of this lesson will build on the embellishment ideas learned in the first CD, beginning with the simple melody line and step by step instructions will teach you to embellish it into a performance ready piece. 

Using a simple tune as our first tool, this CD will introduce you to these lessons, explain the procedure, and provide some basic embellishment ideas as well as help you understand the layout of your instrument

A fun tune I guarantee you will be playing by the end of the lesson! Quick and easy tune to get you playing right away and will build confidence in your abilities as a hammered dulcimer player!

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8. Chords, Chord progressions & backup

6. John Ryan's Polka

7. morrison's jig

9. Soldier's Joy 101

10. Soldier's Joy 102

Soldier's Joy 101 teaches an infinite way to play this old fiddle tune, rather than simply memorizing an arrangement and playing it the same way over and over and over. The techniques and ideas learned can be applied to other tunes as well. These two lessons will help expand your horizons in playing

A fun and lively tune! Following the formats of the 2nd and 4th lessons, you will learn this tune quickly, building skill and confidence! One of my favorites!

Understanding basic chords, chord progressions, and learning how to play back-up to prepare you for jamming with others! This comes with an insert to help yu learn the shapes and ideas taught.

Soldier's Joy 102 is the second part of this in-depth workshop that will teach you improvisational embellishment The techniques and ideas learned can be applied to other tunes as well. These two lessons will help expand your horizons in playing

A hard driving Irish jig, easy to learn and a blast to play! This is one of my most requested tunes to play and teach!

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14. christmas carol repertoire

11. got rhythm

12. Miss mcleod's reel

13. rhythm revisited

15. hymn repertoire



Hymn Repertoire eaches the simple melody lines to four hymns: Sweet Hour of Prayer, Be Thou My Vision, It Is Well, andCome Thou Fount along with some ideas and embellishment from our previous lessons.



Christmas Carol Repertoire teaches the simple melody lines to four Christmas carols: Away in the Manger, Silent Night, Joy to the World, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing along with some ideas of  embellishment from our previous lessons. The CD is just over an hour long and broken down into 48 tracks.
​​


Using techniques taught on a previous lesson CD, we apply those same rhythm techniques to learn and play Whiskey Before Breakfast, an old traditional fiddle tune.

Fun tune, easy to learn, building confidence allowing previous ideas taught to sink in while allowing you to move forward with your playing!

Using rhythm techniques and ideas as a way to embellish a tune! Fun and simple ideas to "fancify" your playing!

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19. devil's dream
​the chromatic version

16. the rag lick

17. forked deer

18. Golden slippers

20. Sailor's hornpipe

​​

A very neat eight note lick that you can incorporate in almost any tune you know and really 'fancies up' your playing using only three positions on your instrument!

​​

​​
More than a "tune" lesson, you'll learn Forked Deer with a review of previous lessons with ideas ranging from rhythm techniques to the newly acquired rag lick along with a new technique. This one is a lot of fun! 

​​

​​
Teaches several variations of this old traditional tune, along with ideas to embellish it yet further. Also includes a guitar accompanied play-a-long 
      track!


​​

You DO NOT need a chromatic dulcimer to play this tune! This is a fun variation of an old tune that adds a real twist. The techniques learned can be applied to other tunes as well. Not difficult, but will definitely get your hands playing  independently and "outside of the box!" The ideas taught for playing chromatically are also applied to Cluck Old Hen, Over the Waterfall, and Forked Deer. 

​​This is a great lively tune to play as a medley with Devil's Dream and will touch lightly on right--hand-left hand lead.  Other than that, it’s just plain fun to play!

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21. hogeye

22. red haired boy

23. the rights of man

24. planxty irwin

25. cuckoo's nest

​​This old traditional tune, sometimes called, Sally in the Garden will help you to use both hands equally and independently. We take this tune and teach it with a right hand lead and then teach it again using a left hand lead! Which hand is most important in your playing? Both of them! Learn to find and use different patterns and note locations!

​​This traditional Irish tune will challenge you in strengthening your less dominant hand. We once again review the right hand vs. left hand lead in this lesson. This tune will help BOTH hands to be equally adept in their playing ability.
​ 

​​This beautiful tune written by Turlough O'Carolan. Planxty, which means "in honor of" and Irwin; this tune was written by O'Carolan in honor of Col. John Irwin. Its movement, and embellishment ideas are virtually limitless. This slow classical piece is perfect for weddings.

​​A lively upbeat traditional tune that incorporates several fun little runs. Includes several practice tracks to help develop your speed and accuracy. Briefly discusses right hand/left hand lead. A fun tune to play!

​This traditional Irish tune is a great addition to your repertoire. Straightforward, note for note instruction this lesson uses several practice tracks to help increase your speed and accuracy!

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26. chicken reel

27. soldier boy's dream

During the Civil War, many of the soldier's were mere children, enlisted as drummer boys and the youngest veterans. Many joine the war because they were bored or thought it would be fun, only to realize to late the horrors that would befall them. I wrote this tune focused on their false expectations so the tune is lively and fun...until the last note.

​This is a very cool and quirky little tune that you may remember from the older cartoons, usually anytime chickens were involved. And it is truly a traditional tune as well. It utilizes a "line" chord which is explained and used as an exercise at the beginning of the lesson.

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Hammered Dulcimer MP3 Lessons

1. Introduction & Embellishment

4. devil's dream
over the waterfall

5. when i survey the wondrous cross

2. Cluck Old Hen

3. The first noel

This hymns is made up of only five notes, allowing you to quickly memorize the basic melody line allowing you to focus on the embellishment ideas of the first and third CD lessons. You will develope and learn techniques that will take the simple melody into a performance ready piece!

Two quick and easy tunes you will learn quickly and enjoy playing allowing the ideas of the first two embellishments CDs to sink in, allowing you to move on with more confidence. Both are performance ready pieces you will be playing by the end of the lesson.

The purpose of this lesson will build on the embellishment ideas learned in the first CD, beginning with the simple melody line and step by step instructions will teach you to embellish it into a performance ready piece. 

Using a simple tune as our first tool, this CD will introduce you to these lessons, explain the procedure, and provide some basic embellishment ideas as well as help you understand the layout of your instrument

A fun tune I guarantee you will be playing by the end of the lesson! Quick and easy tune to get you playing right away and will build confidence in your abilities as a hammered dulcimer player!

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8. Chords, Chord progressions & backup

6. John Ryan's Polka

7. morrison's jig

9. Soldier's Joy 101

10. Soldier's Joy 102

Soldier's Joy 101 teaches an infinite way to play this old fiddle tune, rather than simply memorizing an arrangement and playing it the same way over and over and over. The techniques and ideas learned can be applied to other tunes as well. These two lessons will help expand your horizons in playing

Soldier's Joy 102 is the second part of this in-depth workshop that will teach you improvisational embellishment The techniques and ideas learned can be applied to other tunes as well. These two lessons will help expand your horizons in playing

A hard driving Irish jig, easy to learn and a blast to play! This is one of my most requested tunes to play and teach!

Understanding basic chords, chord progressions, and learning how to play back-up to prepare you for jamming with others! This comes with an insert to help yu learn the shapes and ideas taught.

A fun and lively tune! Following the formats of the 2nd and 4th lessons, you will learn this tune quickly, building skill and confidence! One of my favorites!

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14. christmas carol repertoire

11. got rhythm

12. Miss mcleod's reel

13. rhythm revisited

15. hymn repertoire


Using techniques taught on a previous lesson CD, we apply those same rhythm techniques to learn and play Whiskey Before Breakfast, an old traditional fiddle tune.

Christmas Carol Repertoire teaches the simple melody lines to four Christmas carols: Away in the Manger, Silent Night, Joy to the World, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing along with some ideas of  embellishment from our previous lessons. The CD is just over an hour long and broken down into 48 tracks.
​​

Hymn Repertoire eaches the simple melody lines to four hymns: Sweet Hour of Prayer, Be Thou My Vision, It Is Well, andCome Thou Fount along with some ideas and embellishment from our previous lessons.


Fun tune, easy to learn, building confidence allowing previous ideas taught to sink in while allowing you to move forward with your playing!

Using rhythm techniques and ideas as a way to embellish a tune! Fun and simple ideas to "fancify" your playing!

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19. devil's dream
​the chromatic version




More than a "tune" lesson, you'll learn Forked Deer with a review of previous lessons with ideas ranging from rhythm techniques to the newly acquired rag lick along with a new technique. This one is a lot of fun! 

​​

18. Golden slippers

20. Sailor's hornpipe

16, the rag lick

17. forked deer

​​

A very neat eight note lick that you can incorporate in almost any tune you know and really 'fancies up' your playing using only three positions on your instrument!

​​

The Chromatic Version: You DO NOT need a chromatic dulcimer to play this tune! This is a fun variation of an old tune that adds a real twist. The techniques learned can be applied to other tunes as well. Not difficult, but will definitely get your hands playing  independently and "outside of the box!" The ideas taught for playing chromatically are also applied to Cluck Old Hen, Over the Waterfall, and Forked Deer.

​​Teaches several variations of this old traditional tune, along with ideas to embellish it yet further. Also includes a guitar accompanied play-a-long track!

​​

​​This is a great lively tune to play as a medley with Devil's Dream and will touch lightly on right--hand-left hand lead.  Other than that, it’s just plain fun to play!

21. hogeye

22. red haired boy

23. the rights of man

24. planxty irwin

25. cuckoo's nest

This old traditional tune, sometimes called, Sally in the Garden will help
you to use both hands equally and independently. We take this tune and teach it with a right hand lead and then teach it again using a left hand lead! Which hand is most important in your playing? Both of them! Learn to find and use different patterns and note locations!

​​This traditional Irish tune is a great addition to your repertoire. Straightforward, note for note instruction this lesson uses several practice tracks to help increase your speed and accuracy!

​​This traditional Irish tune will challenge you in strengthening your less dominant hand. We once again review the right hand vs. left hand lead in this lesson. This tune will help BOTH hands to be equally adept in their playing ability.

​​This beautiful tune written by Turlough O'Carolan. Planxty, which means "in honor of" and Irwin; this tune was written by O'Carolan in honor of Col. John Irwin. Its movement, and embellishment ideas are virtually limitless. This slow classical piece is perfect for weddings.

A lively upbeat traditional tune that incorporates several fun little runs. Includes several practice tracks to help develop your speed and accuracy. Briefly discusses right hand/left hand lead. A fun tune to play!

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26. chicken reel

27. soldier boy's dream

During the Civil War, many of the soldier's were mere children, enlisted as drummer boys and the youngest veterans. Many joine the war because they were bored or thought it would be fun, only to realize to late the horrors that would befall them. I wrote this tune focused on their false expectations so the tune is lively and fun...until the last note.

​​This is a very cool and quirky little tune that you may remember from the older cartoons, usually anytime chickens were involved. And it is truly a traditional tune as well. It utilizes a "line" chord which is explained and used as an exercise at the beginning of the lesson. 

Add to Cart
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USD $8.50


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