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Dulcimer Instruction

Learn how to play dulcimer with our great selection of dulcimer instruction books, videos and DVD’s. Every title is discount priced and most ship the same day. The mountain dulcimer is a very easy instrument to play. It has only 4 strings, and two of those are tuned in suing and used to play the melody, while the other two strings are strummed to provide a haunting mountain sound. Find the right dulcimer instruction method for you to get started on dulcimer today!

Dulcimer Books

Learn to play mountain dulcimer with a dulcimer book from PlayBetterBluegrass.com. The dulcimer is a very simple instrument to play and provides a haunting, mountain sound. The dulcimer only has four strings, with two of them being doubled and tuned to the same note. These double strings play the melody while the other two are strummed for a drone sound. All of our dulcimer books are written by highway qualified instructors using proven methods and techniques.

Dulcimer Books
Dulcimer DVDs

Have your own dulcimer lesson and take it right in your living room with a dulcimer lesson on DVD. You don't have to run across town to your instructors studio, provided you can even find a dulcimer instructor! A DVD is a great way to take a dulcimer lesson as you can freeze, replay and fast forward through sections. A dulcimer lesson on DVD costs much less than lessons with an instructor and you can view it many times over.

Dulcimer DVDs
Learn Hammered Dulcimer
Hammered Dulcimer
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You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
Madeline MacNeil brings her considerable expertise in teaching the dulcimer to this fine beginning text. Covers tuning, scales, strumming, fingering, chords, the 'noter', and the capo. Many dulcimer solos are also contained. The CD contains Ms. MacNeil's excellent teaching and is in stereo play-along format.
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First Lessons Dulcimer
First Lessons Dulcimer
This instruction book for beginning lap dulcimer in DAD tuning is unique in two ways. First, it instructs the beginning student in the popular DAD tuning. Secondly, the author has carefully and systematically layered the lessons to guide the student through familiar songs while teaching skills and musical concepts.
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Fun With the Dulcimer
Fun With the Dulcimer
This beginner's method presents clear, concise instruction for learning to play the traditional three-stringed mountain dulcimer. Thirty-eight songs are taught with notation and fret numbers for each note. Chord symbols are also included. Melody playing with drones and basic chord playing are both taught.
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Hal Leonard Dulcimer Method
Hal Leonard Dulcimer Method
A beginning method for the Appalachian dulcimer with a unique new approach to solo melody and chord playing. Includes tuning, modes and many beautiful folk songs all demonstrated on the optional audio accompaniment. Music and tablature.
Product# 697230
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How To Play Dulcimer Book CD
How To Play Dulcimer Book CD
A beginners guide to the Moutain Dulcimer by Larry McCabe. Easy to Read Tab Lessons, No note reading required, Lead sheets for note readers, solos and chords. Fun and relaxing to play!
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Mountain Dulcimer
Mountain Dulcimer
This book is a collection of traditional folksongs, Irish and American fiddle tunes, adaptations of classical pieces, and original songs. The songs combine melody lines in standard notation with suggested chords for accompaniment. Intermediate.
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Southern Mountain Dulcimer
Southern Mountain Dulcimer
Southern Mountain Dulcimer features vintage photos, history, instruction and accompaniment music. The CD includes the true classics of old-time mountain music. Note: Not every tune on the CD features dulcimer; however, the book teaches the dulcimer parts even on those tunes where no dulcimer is playing.
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The Dulcimer Book
The Dulcimer Book
A clear, basic instruction method on how to tune and play the dulcimer. Includes the words and music of 16 traditional songs, including Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Polly, plus tuning instructions for six modes.
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Complete Dulcimer Handbook
Complete Dulcimer Handbook
This book was written as a basic guide and source book for all dulcimer players, from novice to advanced picker. With its 53 songs in various modes and tunings, The Complete Dulcimer Handbook is a songbook, a lesson plan book, and a step-by-step guide from beginner to intermediate or advanced level.
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Cripple Creek Dulcimer
Cripple Creek Dulcimer
This instruction manual and song collection is a well-crafted collection of basic dulcimer technique and traditional songs that might have been popular in Cripple Creek, Colorado in the 19th Century-- plus a few modern day tunes by its current inhabitants.
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A Dulcimer Christmas
A Dulcimer Christmas
This popular book brings the festive sound of the dulcimer to this joyous season. Creative, beautiful arrangements on 23 Christmas favorites, each with a notated melody line and tablature. Finger positions for each chord are included.
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Complete Book of Celtic Music for Dulcimer
Complete Book of Celtic Music for Dulcimer
Harp music, the piper's repertoire, and fiddle tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Breton are all well-represented here Plus samples of Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Polkas, Mazurkas, Slides, Marches, Piobaireachds, Set Dances, Airs, Plaxties, Country Dances, Morris Dances, & more!
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Four And Twenty Songs For Mountain Dulci
Four And Twenty Songs For Mountain Dulci
Detailed instructions on both traditional and progressive playing styles, plus a clear explanation of dulcimer tuning. Includes traditional mountain dulcimer songs from the Ozarks.
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The Dulcimer Songbook
The Dulcimer Songbook
Thirty-eight favorite dulcimer solos penned by Colorado's Bud and Donna Ford. This text is a resource for any dulcimer player and an excellent supplement to any course of instruction. It includes melody lines, lyrics, and chord symbols plus a solo arrangement of each song in standard notation and tablature.
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You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer DVD
You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer DVD
Every aspect of the hammered dulcimer and its playing techniques is covered in this DVD.
Product# 95440DVD
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The Hammered Dulcimer
The Hammered Dulcimer
A handy, concise instructional text on hammered dulcimer. This book contains information on tuning, playing techniques, solos and even a reference section on music theory!
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The Hammered Dulcimer Treasury of Tunes
The Hammered Dulcimer Treasury of Tunes
This sizeable collection of hammered dulcimer tunes brings together over 225 old-time and Celtic traditional tunes that are commonly heard at gatherings of old-time musicians. This is music that has been passed down vocally, or learned by ear instrumentally.
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Learn the Hammered Dulcimer
Learn the Hammered Dulcimer
Dennis Lee has produced an outstanding video for the beginning hammered dulcimer player. Dennis teaches tuning, ear training, chord progressions, and tablature reading for this unique instrument. He also teaches several beautiful songs for the hammered dulcimer
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