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This book is a collection of traditional folksongs, Irish and American fiddle tunes, adaptations of classical pieces, and original songs for mountain dulcimer. The songs combine melody lines in standard notation with suggested chords for accompaniment. Unlike Mark Biggs' other books, Mountain Dulcimer is best appreciated by a player of intermediate to advanced capability who wishes to learn how to add chords behind a melody line, or how to use octave and rhythm changes in creating an effective arrangement. Contents: Introduction 1.To the read & fellow dulcimer player 2.No wrong or right way to play 3.A brief history of the mountain dulcimer 4.A few words about modes 5.A word about string gauges 6.How to read the numerical tablature in this book 7.Placing chords behind the melody line 8.Barre chording with your little finger Songs Part 1: From Not Licked Yet 1.Peppermint stick rag 2.Tomorrow today 3.Sonya's song 4.Wildwood flower 5.Old Joe Clark 6.Nobody home 7.The parting glass 8.Winter's lament to spring (& spring's reply) 9.Farewell & adieu ye fine Spanish ladies 10.The ashgrove 11.Soldier's joy 12.Greensleeves 13.Lord Lovel 14.Drill ye tarrier's, drill 15.Morning song Part II: Selected Songs 16.Ramble away 17.What do you do with a drunken sailor 18.The lass of Patie's mill 19.Poor wayfaring stranger 20.Andante grazioso (Mozart) 21.Minuet in G (Bach) 22.God rest ye merry gentlemen 23.Munga Laten 24.The touchstone 25.The rakes of mallow 26.Old Molly Hare 27.Star of county down 28.Sheebeg sheemore 29.Golden haired maid in the morning Farewell & adieu (All ye fine dulcimer players) Glossary of some important terms & symbols Reading time values Chord charts
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