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  1. Due to my own error, I did not give the instructions on how to purchase my CD on "How to Become A Better Dulcimer Player. The easiest way will be to go to Ebay and type in the search box: How To Become A Better Dulcimer Player Ebook Educational Informational CD $12.95Unit price $12.95 Item number:403886361985
  2. Ebook - How To Become A Better Dulcimer Player - $19.95 Ebook Title: How To Become A Better Dulcimer Player - In PDF format. Subject: This is an Educational, Informational, and How To Ebook. It is the Ins and Outs of Becoming A Better Dulcimer Player with written examples, sound files and bonus song files. (+ or -) 576) Author: Burt I. Kahn Description: The ideas and song files presented in this Ebook are of my own creation, based upon over 20 years of playing the dulcimer. The bonus songs, which are in the Public Domain, are all my own arrangements of songs that you may or may not know. There are some of my original songs contained in the bonus materials of which I give permission to play to all who have purchased this Ebook. The material presented is copyrighted to me. You have permission to print the articles and/or songs for your own use. Number of Pages: 73 plus 576 tabs of music in PDF format. Contents: 29 Chapters 16 Appendices 576 Bonus Songs in Tablature 11 Sound (MIDI) files What You Will Receive: A CD containing 29 chapters and 16 Appendices in PDF format. In addition you will receive Bonus Songs +/-: In PDF format • Capo Songs - 150 • Christmas Songs - 42 • Hymns - 56 • Patriotic - 7 • Standards - 315 Table of Contents Legal Disclaimers.............................................................................. 2 Preface...............................................................................................3 1Chapter 1 How To Buy Your First and Subsequent Dulcimers..........6 Chapter 2 How To Become A Better Dulcimer Player................8 Chapter 3 Finger Placements......................................................10 Chapter 4 The Bass Dulcimer – Do You Need One? ….................12 Chapter 5 Crooked Tunes...........................................................15 Chapter 6 Jigs.............................................................................16 Chapter 7 Guitar Chord Shapes..................................................17 Chapter 8 Harmony.....................................................................18 Chapter 9 The Pentatonic Scale.................................................. 19 Chapter 10 Intros and Outros........................................................21 Chapter 11 Backup Chords In The Key Of G...............................23 Chapter 12 Bending Notes............................................................24 Chapter 13 Finger Positions and Economy of Motion.................25 Chapter 14 Adding Variety to Your Playing.................................26 Chapter 15 Embellishments and Other Tips..................................28 Chapter 16 Three Approaches To Playing The Same Song...........29 Chapter 17 Don't Look..................................................................31 Chapter 18 How Can You Join The Jam If You Don't Know The Song?................................................................................................32 Chapter 19 Timing.........................................................................33 Chapter 20 Harmony On The Fly..................................................34 Chapter 21 Neighborly Playing.....................................................36 Chapter 22 Partner Songs..............................................................37 Chapter 23 Dulcimer Strings...........................................................39 Chapter 24 Sources of Dulcimer Tablature.......................................40 Chapter 25 Capos and How to Use Them….....................................41 Chapter 26 Dulcimer Picks and How To Use Them.........................43 Chapter 27 Dulcimer Pickups. Do You Need One?..........................44 Chapter 28 Dulcimer Care and Maintenance....................................45 Chapter 29 Writing, Arranging, and Documenting Your Songs.......46 Appendices: Appendix A - Fair Use Law Definition............................................46 Appendix B - Public Domain Definition........................................47 Appendix C - The Twinkling Stars of Sadness................................48 Appendix D – Guitar Chord Shapes................................................49 Appendix E – Amazing Grace Melody and Harmony.....................53 Appendix F – Finger Placement......................................................57 Appendix G – Jigs...........................................................................59 Appendix H – Capos........................................................................61 Appendix J - Neighborly Playing...................................................65 Appendix K – Sources of Dulcimer Tablature.................................68 Appendix L – Bonus Free Dulcimer Tab Standards.......................69 Appendix M – Bonus Free Dulcimer Tab Hymns..........................70 Appendix N – Bonus Free Dulcimer Tab Patriotic.........................71 Appendix O – Bonus Free Dulcimer Tab Rounds..........................72 Appendix P – Bonus Free Dulcimer Tab Christmas.......................73 Your Cost - Only $19.95 - Free Shipping The CD will be enclosed in a CD sleeve and shipped to you in a CD Mailer. THE EBOOK WILL BE SENT TO YOU ON A PHYSICAL CD VIA MEDIA MAIL. YOU WILL RECEIVE A PHYSICAL DISC TO PUT IN YOUR COMPUTER WITH ALL THE FILES Free Shipping: U.S. Media Mail - Allow 1-2 weeks for CD transit after shipping. Shipping to Continental U.S. Only!
  3. I believe that the song was originally written in the Key of Bb. My arrangement is in the Key of Bm in order for us to be able to play it. Ukranian National Anthem - D.pdf Ukranian National Anthem - D.mid
  4. Do You Need Tabledit Do you need the Tabledit program? The answer is: “It depends.” If you are just wanting to be able to read other people’s songs and arrangements, you do not need Tabledit. You can download a free program called “TEFVIEW” and it will permit you to download, view, and hear any particular file in the TEF format. You cannot change anything. If it is your desire to document your original songs, make your own arrangements of other songs, create conductor’s scores, etc., Tabledit is a good way to go. What the program will not do is to magically create a score for you. My personal opinion is that at the very least, you should be able to read music and have a good grasp on musical timing when beginning Tabledit.. I have, in the past, used other music notation software, including Finale. I have found that the Tabledit program the easiest to work with. Cost wise, you cannot beat the price. The program takes a lot of effort and time on your behalf to become proficient with it. Realistically it will take many months to become comfortable with it. The program was originally written for the guitar. Other stringed instruments were gradually add and then other than stringed instruments were also added. The dulcimer module is actually not that old. Using it will permit you to work in multiple tunings, i.e DAD, DAA, ADA, GDG, CGC, etc. As a matter of fact, you can work in about any key or tuning. You can also work with three or four strings. There is also a Chromatic Module. If you do have the Tabledit program, I would definitely download the user manual. It is quite lengthy with lots of good information. It is in no way complete and I personally feel that it could be more user friendly. With that said, it is a big help. The originator and owner of the software lives in France. He as well as his U.S. representative have been very helpful to me over the years. If at all possible, I would suggest that you take a course or two about Tabledit via one of the dulcimer festivals or on-line offerings. Hands-on is always the best way. Steve Seifert, Tull Glazener, and Terry Lewis have taught Tabledit in the past. You might do a Google search for “Tabledit Instruction”.
  5. Hopefully these will work for you. On your opening screen, first line, directly below the words "MIDI" and "Score" you will see a "checkmark". Left click on it. It will open your options menu. The attached PDF files should correspond with that menu. I would print out the attached PDF files to work with. In your "Options" menu the headings should correspond to your PDF files. Those are the settings that I currently use. Once you are familiar with using Tabledit, you can change any of those settings to suit your preferences. Advanced.pdf Display.pdf Fonts.pdf General.pdf Multitrack.pdf Page Layout.pdf Preferences.pdf Printing.pdf Screen.pdf Setup Master file.pdf
  6. A good practice song that can be used in the discussion, How to Become A Better Dulcimer Player - 22 "Don't Look" Arkansas Traveler - Low Melody only.pdf
  7. It is with great sorrow and heartfelt grief that I inform you all of the passing of my dear friend, Bill Taylor. Surrounded by his loving family, Bill passed quietly on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. We all learned so much about music and the dulcimer from Bill. Those of us who attended his classes walked away from each one of them, a better musician and dulcimer player. The hundreds, if not thousands of his student would attest to that. Bill was a gentle soul. It was one of his many qualities. As a musician and dulcimer player, he was one of the best. As a human being he was the Best! I consider Bill to have been a great dulcimer player, and yet he never sought the limelight. He was just as content playing backup for another musician as being a solo performer. I never heard one harsh or bad word about Bill. Everyone loved him. The guitar that accompanied so many performers was built by Bill - another of his talents. As a luthier, he was unsurpassed. He introduced a quality of dulcimer and design that has not been surpassed. Not only did his instruments sound great; they were beautiful to look at and own. If you were fortunate enough to have had Bill as a friend, he was a loyal, giving, caring man who treasured your friendship. He loved his family, music, the dulcimer, and fly fishing. There will be a memorial for Bill in the future. There is nothing firm about where or when. As his widow gives me that information, I will pass it along. The following is Bill’s obituary. “ William “Bill” Taylor passed away October 3, 2021 with his family at his side. Bill was born November 5, 1954 in Maryville, Tennessee. He graduated from Maryville High School and The University of Tennessee. He picked up the guitar at the age of 20 and quickly became an accomplished musician. He played with Citico Creek bluegrass band at Silver Dollar City and then Dollywood, and also many music festivals and competitions. The band performed on the Grand Ole Opry in 1983. He met his wife, Barbara in 1980, and they just celebrated 41 years of marriage on September 20th. He later became a skilled luthier and built over 1500 mountain dulcimers. He also taught music lessons and performed at festivals all over the eastern United States and helped found the Knoxville Dulcimer Club. He embarked on a new career later in life as a school teacher at Jones Cove Elementary School. He also shared his combined love of mountain music and nature with generations of Sevier County children at the Eugene Huskey Environmental Center. Bill will be remembered for his kind and generous nature. He approached family and friends with an impractical level of patience. He was an extraordinarily loving husband and father, as well as a supportive teacher, coach and scout leader. He had a lifelong love of fishing which he shared with family and friends. The trout of East Tennessee are the only ones not mourning his passing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Barbara Taylor, sister and brother-in-law Pat and Harry Dean, and sister Susan Hitch. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara Taylor of Pigeon Forge, daughter and son-in-law Emma and Michael Mealer of Richland, WA, son and daughter-in-law Brett and Kendra Taylor of Guam, grandchildren Euan and Vivian Taylor and Benjamin Mealer, and a host of other family members and special friends. A special thank you to UT Hospice for the comfort and support they provided. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather in his memory. Anyone wishing to honor his life, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
  8. This is as easy to play. To add some color to your playing, you might play the song on the melody string the first time through, the bass string the second time through and back to the melody string the third time through. Little Liza Jane - Bass.pdf Little Liza Jane - Bass.mid
  9. Many of the songs written in the 1600's and 1700's had unusual timing. This song was written in 6/4 timing (6 - ¼ notes per measure). Rock Of Ages.pdf Rock Of Ages.mid
  10. Ainsley's Waltz.pdf Ainsley's Waltz.mid
  11. "Yankee Doodle" is a well-known American song and a nursery rhyme, the early versions of which predate the Seven Years War and The American Revolution. It is often sung patriotically in the United States today and is the state anthem of Connecticut The melody is thought to be much older than both the lyrics and the subject, going back to folk songs of Medieval Europe. Yankee Doodle.pdf Yankee Doodle.mid
  12. Lucy Long.pdf Lucy Long.mid
  13. This song was written by St. Francis of Assisi as a poem, circa 1225. It was not put to music until, circa 1899 by William Draper. Like most of the older songs, the timing is unusual. The song is in 3/2 timing (3 half notes per measure or 6 quarter notes per measure). As in all songs, the timing is everything, i.e. look at the second measure. The 2-3-4 is a whole note (four counts) followed by 2-0-0 (two counts) for a total of six counts. The song is easy to play with only D, G, and A chords. Listen to the audio file for the timing. All Creatures Of Our God And King.pdf All Creatures Of Our God And King.mid
  14. Can one play Opera on the Dulcimer? Of course! Our instrument is very versatile. The attached aria from the Opera Rigoletto is in the Key of A. La Donna E Mobile.pdf La Donna E Mobile.mid
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