Kendra Ward - The Hammered Dulcimer Handbook, Book One

Item number 1320041, Regular price $24.00

Recognized as one of the best hammered dulcimer books for beginning players, "The Hammered Dulcimer Handbook, Book One" includes tips on playing, scales, basic melodies, harmony notes, and much more. Each lesson builds on the lessons that precede it, and makes it easy to master the fundamentals of playing this great instrument.

Knowing how to read music is not necessary. Kendra has developed a totally unique tablature system that helps new players learn to read standard musical notation.

An accompaniment CD containing all of the scales, exercises and other musical instructional material is included. Whether you learn best by reading the standard notation, following the tablature, or by ear, this book has has you covered. Begin a lifetime of musical enjoyment by mastering the hammered dulcimer with the help of "The Hammered Dulcimer Handbook, Book One."

87 pages.

Song list:

Hot Cross Buns (Key Of G)
Mary Had A Little Lamb (Key Of G)
Mary Had A Little Lamb (Key Of D)
Lightly Row (Key Of G)
Kumbayah (Key Of D)
Long, Long Ago (Key Of G)
Skip To My Lou (Key Of G)
Amazing Grace (Key Of G)
Down In The Valley (Key Of D)
Aura Lee (Key Of D)
Old Joe Clark (Key Of G)
Sourwood Mountain (Key Of G)
Southwind (Key Of G)
Hot Cross Buns (Key Of D)
Hot Cross Buns (Key Of G)
Mary Had A Little Lamb (Key Of G)
Mary Had A Little Lamb (Key Of D)
Old Joe Clark (Key Of G)
Flop-Earred Mule
Lullaby - Composed by: Johannes Brahms
Minuet - Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach
Planxty George Brabazon - Composed by: Turlough O'Carolan
Red Wing - Composed by: Kerry Mills
Sailor's Hornpipe
Scotland The Brave
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Simple Gifts
The Old Oaken Bucket - Composed by: George Klallmark
The Streets Of Laredo
Wildwood Flower - Composed by: Maud Irving and J. P. Webster

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Here's why: Folkcraft instruments are handmade in the United States of America, not in a cheap overseas factory. Our instruments are hand crafted one at a time, not on an assembly line. Our instruments are made of solid woods, not out of plywood.
dulcimer wall at folkcraft instrumentsFolkcraft instruments are made with pride and tradition, using the same methods as our founders used in 1968. Folkcraft Instruments is a family business, with a father/son team putting their skill and experience into every instrument they create.

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We put our heart and soul into every instrument we make – a technique that began nearly 50 years ago and is proudly maintained today. Go ahead and play one. We think you'll find your own heart and soul going into the music you create on a Folkcraft.

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