The Dulcimer Book by Jean Richie

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The Dulcimer Book

Jean Ritchie. Words and music for 16 songs from The Ritchie Family of Kentucky. How to tune and play and recollections of the dulcimer’s local history. Illustrations and drawings.

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The Dulcimer Book by Jean Richie

The classic mountain dulcimer tutor. Highly recommend.

This dulcimer method book offers clear, basic instructions for tuning and playing your instrument. There are sixteen traditional songs with lyrics, as well as tuning instructions for six modes. Included are chapters on playing countermelody, fingerpicking, and singing with the dulcimer, as well as historical notes and photographs. 45 pages.

Contains the Songs

Bachelor’s Hall
Barb’ry Ellen
Dear Companion
Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
Goin’ to Boston
Ground Hog
O Johnny’s on the Water
Old Betty Larkin
Old Joe Clark
Over the River, Charlie
Pretty Betty Martin
Pretty Polly
Pretty Saro
Shady Grove
What’ll Do with the Baby-o.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 45 × 35 × 16 cm

1 review for The Dulcimer Book by Jean Richie

  1. Jodi S

    This product is exactly what it says. Very good. I have had a lot of fun with learning out of this book. Not just how to play the dulcimer, but also about the instrument. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in dulcimers.

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