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Nina Zanetti - Winter Variations

Item Number 9111381

Regular price $15.00

This book includes selections chosen to celebrate the quiet joys and consolations of the winter season. The mountain dulcimer arrangements range from well-loved seasonal favorites to less familiar carols from a wide range of traditions, including European carols, Shaker music, shape-note tunes, and spirituals. Within the book, each tune is presented in at least two different versions ("variations"): the first version of each set presents a simple arrangement for less-experienced players; subsequent versions increase in complexity and more closely resemble Nina's recorded arrangements. The book also includes a background section, with history of the tunes, lyrics, and helpful playing tips. Tuning mostly DAD (some with capo), and some DGD.

76 pages.

Songs included:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (3 versions)
'Twas In the Moon of Wintertime (3 versions)
The Angel Gabriel (3 versions)
What Child Is This (3 versions)
In the Bleak Midwinter (4 versions)
When Christ Was Of A Virgin Born (3 versions)
Once in Royal David's City (3 versions)
Rise Up, Shepherds And Follow (3 versions)
Go Tell It On The Mountain (3 versions)
The Friendly Beasts (4 versions)
Come, All Ye Shepherds (3 versions)
Children Of The Heavenly Father (4 versions)
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (3 versions)
Tu Scendi Dalle Stella (3 versions)
Star In The East (3 versions)
Cradle Hymn (Restoration) (2 versions)
The Shepherd's Star (3 versions)
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (3 versions)
Silent Night (3 versions)

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Lori L
Nina Zanetti-Winter Variations

What a fun book! Each song's arrangements start out simple and them get more complex. Nina supplies each song with usually 3 versions, all well thought out and arranged. I'm really glad I bought this book. Nina Zanetti has definitely become one of my favorite dulcimer players and arrangers!

Julie Cross
Delightful and Accessible!

I'm a big fan of Nina Zanetti's arrangements, and this book is absolutely wonderful. I love how she chooses 3-4 of each carol. One can start with the more simple arrangement, and work toward the more intermediate and then advanced versions. It's so nice to be able to find a version that works for the player. I'm at the intermediate level, so find an option that works for me with each song. I also enjoy some of the carols that you don't see in every book, like "Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head" and "The Shepherd's Star." Perfect!

betty hecht
Winter Variations

I really enjoy Winter Variations arranged by Nina Zanetti. I also love to retune my dulcimer to CGC like Nina suggested. By next Christmas I should be able to play all the pieces with variations..

Gilson Waldkoenig
Nina Zanetti - Winter Variations

Winter Variations is a lovely set of arrangements by Nina Zanetti. She provides multiple versions of carols and hymns, some familiar and some that come out of her extensive knowledge of traditional music. Upper beginners would likely find challenging but satisfying versions of pieces to try, and advanced players will be able to work through all the versions. Anyone who is a fan of Nina's rich fingerpicking style and her CD "Winter's Light" may gain some perspective on how she does it from this book.

David HInes
Very happy with this tab book.

Very happy with this purchase. A great Christmas present from my wife. Lots of great tunes from Nina Zanetti for all levels of playing - I intend to purchase the CD "Winter's Light" too, as most of the tunes are on it. Nina has provided very helpful lyrics, history and playing suggestions for each tune. Great purchase.