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Aaron O'Rourke - Tunes And Techniques - Cripple Creek

Item Number 90218202

Regular price $18.00

When a renowned dulcimer player puts out instructional materials (small books, with audio samples, for example) the dulcimer community takes notice. Nothing new here, except that the renowned player in this case is Aaron O'Rourke. He's created five books, each using a "core" old-time tune as the vehicle for teaching some fundamental (and some advanced) dulcimer techniques.

Learn to play better, and have more fun, while studying with one of the best teachers and performers to be found anywhere!

This amazing book includes free downloadable audio files that you can use to teach your ear how the tunes and exercises should sound. Here's a link to the page with the audio files.

This book is published by Folkcraft® Instruments, under the Fingers Of Steel® imprint.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lori L
Aaron O'Rourke - Tunes And Techniques - Bile 'Em Cabbage Down

This book seems incredibly easy to play through, which I did. But that's not the point of it. The techniques Mr, O'Rourke is teaching may come naturally to some players but for the rest of us not so much. I plan on going back and carefully studying the techniques he presents and incorporating them into my practice until they are firmly cemented in my mind. Good stuff.

Julie B Blanton
Excellent Tutorial

Aaron explains how to take a simple melody and add layers of complexity to produce variation, while also introducing the higher fretboard positions. This book took my playing to a new level; this was for me a study in melody dynamics.