|Author||: Mark Nelson|
|Publisher||: Mel Bay Publications|
|Total Pages||: 88|
|Rating||: 4/5 (120 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Complete Book of Old-Time Fiddle Tunes for Appalachian Dulcimer written by Mark Nelson and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2022-03-09 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With over 70 fiddle tunes arranged for Appalachian dulcimer, this book includes both common session tunes that everyone should know and a handful of obscure gems. The tunes include a representative collection of what people are playing in the current old-time music scene. The author has indicated the source of the tune when known, plus notes on achieving the proper feel and playing style. Although a few of the arrangements are real finger-twisters, most are well within the reach of the intermediate dulcimer player. Some tunes are written for old-time “noter” style playing, some are best fretted with your fingers. All of the arrangements include suggested chords for guitar or other instruments. One or two include lyrics; most do not. Old-time tunes tend to be played in fiddle-friendly keys like D, G, A (major and minor), and C. Although you can play in most of those keys out of DAD tuning, the music really comes alive when you re-tune and let those drones ring. Tunings include DAA, DAD, DGD, AAA and more. The author includes notes on how to re-tune your dulcimer, as well as alternative tunings for some of the tunes. The author says, “This book represents the fruits of over fifty years spent chasing down a good tune.” Includes access to online audio of all of the tunes played on solo dulcimer.