This book contains the hammered dulcimer arrangements of Ruth Smith.  It's a collection of 27 tunes, sure to inspire the player to make music from the heart!  Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine says "Ruth's touch on the hammered dulcimer is absolutely magical with exquisite phrasing, highlighting the range of the instrument, expecially on her own pieces."  Dulcimer Players News says, "Listeners will be swept away by Ruth's lush and expressive hammer dulcimer performances.  Ruth's clear flowing style always modulates to create the perfect mood for a piece."  In this book you'll learn Ruth Smith Originals like:

  • An Appalachian Aire
  • An Appalachian Winter
  • Dancin' Cross the Strings
  • High Mountain Heather
  • Mountain Minuet
  • Snow Angels and more!

Other Favorites you'll learn in Ruth's style include:

  • A Fig for a Kiss
  • Come Before Winter
  • Farewell to Whiskey
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • One Wintry Night
  • Sleeper, Awake!
  • Southwind
  • St. Basil's Hymn and more!


Ruth is a wonderful teacher and has an honest, distinctive, pure and deeply passionate style of playing the hammered dulcimer.  We love how she welcomes the listener to become part of the music rather than just a spectator.


We now offer the accompanying CD for "From Heart to Hands" as well! Order the book, or the CD, or both!  There is a slight discount when ordered together.

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