Hammered Dulcimer Classics

by Carole Koenig

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Publication Date: April 23, 2018

ISBN: 9781513419244

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Standard notation and a simple alpha-numerical tablature system are used to present this unusual collection of pre-18th Century tunes for the standard 12/11-course hammered dulcimer. Creating a hybrid of folk and classical elements, Carol Koenig has expanded the repertoire of the hammered dulcimer with melodies from France, Spain, England, and Scotland. The tunes are first presented in a simple melodic statement, then in a more complex harmonized version. The author insists that it is not necessary to be an outstanding sight reader to make beautiful music on the hammered dulcimer, or with this book.