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  1. Russian folk song. Kalinka.pdf Kalinka.mid
  2. Botany Bay.pdf Botany Bay.MID
  3. Rest are put into a song to create momentary silence. In practical application what needs to happen is the dampening or silencing of the note/chord right before the rest. Using a finger or the edge of your hand as a barr to silence the sound works well. The attached song, Kazachok is both a song and a dance from the Ukraine, written in the 16th century. Pay attention to measure 12-13 and 20-21. After playing the 3rd note of measure 12, you silence that string, count your rest and then play the 4-4-6 chord. When played, it sounds like a hesitation. Do the same for measures
  4. Dave, The translation of the song that is on your learn list is translated from French as: Pavane(processional dance) for orchestra with choir. You can do an Internet search with the words: Pavane songs, Pavane music, Pavane MIDI, etc. for other Pavane music.
  5. This arrangement is a good finger exercise in practicing "not looking" at your fret board. The melody does not go above the 3rd fret. Yankee Doodle.pdf Yankee Doodle.mid
  6. Four parts of this lovely song. The melody can be played by itself. The Counter Melody can be played by itself. Harmony and Bass require the Melody. This is a nice way to add some variety to your club or group playing. You can play from 1 to 4 parts. The MIDI files contains all four parts. Pavanne d'anleterre - 4 parts.pdf Pavane d'Angleterre - Melody,Harmony, Bass, Counter Melodytef.mid
  7. There are many songs with the word, "Pavane" in them. A Pavane was a 16th Century processional dance. Pavane d'Angleterre.pdf Pavane d'Angleterre.mid
  8. A song by Turlough O'Carolan written in 1691. A good finger exercise. Lord Inchiquin.pdf Lord Inchiquin.mid
  9. One of Stephen Foster's songs. Only two chords, D&A. Easy to play. Listen to MIDI file for timing. Nelly Bly2.pdf Nelly Bly2.mid
  10. The words to the attached song, "Commin' Through The Rye" was written by Robert Burns from one of his poems. The melody is similar to the older versions of "Auld Lang Syne", whose author is unknown. Commin' Through The Rye - Melody and Harmony.pdf Comming Through The Rye - Melody and Harmony.mid
  11. The attached song was written by Turlough O'Carolan, the blind Irish harper. It is said to be his first song. Most of the really old songs are easy to play, in as much as they usually have no more than three chords (D-G-A) for this one. Notice that the chords are on the second, rather than the first notes. Si Beag Si Mhor.pdf Si Beag Si Mhor.mid
  12. Precious Lord Take My Hand - D.pdf Precious Lord Take My Hand - D.mid
  13. The lyrics to this song were written by Robert Burns. The melody was taken from an older Scottish folk song, author unknown. Pay attention to all the dotted quarter notes followed by eighth notes. It is straight forward and easy to play with just three chords, D-G-A. Auld Lang Syne.pdf Auld Lang Syne.mid
  14. Lyrics 1. We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens his will to make known; the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing. Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own. 2. Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine; so from the beginning the fight we were winning; thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be thine! 3. We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, and pray that thou still our defender wilt be. Let thy congregation escape tribulation; thy name be ever
  15. A new take on an old tune. Jingle Bells Waltz.pdf Jingle Bells Waltz.mid
  16. The First Noel.pdf The First Noel.mid
  17. How To Become A Better Dulcimer Player - 20 Embellishments and Other Tips Embellishments should be used sparingly. To many of them will spoil your song. The following thoughts are just that - my thoughts. If they work for you, great. The following suggested thoughts will be applicable to solo play and/or group play. They are not written in stone. 1. Hammer-ons and pull-offs. To be used sparingly throughout solo play. Yes, you can use them in group play; however, they will get lost by the sound of the other players. 2. Dynamics - These are very underused techniques th
  18. A traditional Irish jig. Emphasis on the first and fourth notes. The Road To Lisdoonvarna.pdf The Road To Lisdoonvarna.mid
  19. This is a hymn from the middle 1800's. The key to the song is the dotted quarter notes, followed by eighth notes. I Love To Tell The Story.pdf I Love To Tell The Story.mid
  20. This is an old Russian Folk Tune. If you do nbt have a 1½ fret on your dulcimer, you can play the F natural on the middle string, 5th fret. This requires a bend. The 4½ note, A# on the melody string requires a bend. Push the string in behind the fret. Bending strings is not that difficult. It does require some practice. Dark_Eyes.mid Dark Eyes.pdf
  21. I have been using Tabledit for a long time. Attached is how I setup my program. Hope it helps. Setup Master file.pdf
  22. Home On The Range - Melody.pdf Home On The Range - Melody.mid
  23. Tabledit file for finger positions and economy of motion. Finger Placement.pdf
  24. How To Become A Better Dulcimer Player - Part - 19 Finger Positions and Economy of Motion In my first article on “How to Become A Better Dulcimer Player - Part 1”, I briefly touched on the subject of finger positioning. A big impediment to smoother dulcimer playing is not using economy of motion and misplaced finger positioning. Are finger positions written in stone? Absolutely not; however, there are those combinations of finger positions that will result in economy of motion and smoother playing. As stated before, our instrument usually does not have much sustain or vo
  25. You can play the bass part on a standard dulcimer. Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Melody and Bass.pdf Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Melody and Bass.mid
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