In this best-selling beginner mountain dulcimer book, Madeline explores the basics such as: holding the dulcimer, tuning, strumming, scales and even problems!  She continues with various important topics like: reading tablature, ringering, chord study, fingerpicking, singing while you play, retuning your dulcimer (and why), DAD tuning, using a capo, changing strings and playing with others.  Most of the songs are written in DAA tuning.  Tunes include:

  • Are You sleeping
  • Ode to Joy
  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • Simple Gifts
  • Amazing Grace
  • Golden Slippers
  • The Ash Grove 
  • Shady Grove
  • Greensleeves
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Harvest Home
  • Country Gardens

...and more!

Please note:  this book is no longer available with a CD/DVD. This book now comes with online audio/video.

Maddie's been teaching the mountain dulcimer for years and has been on the faculty of the Augusta Heritage Arts Workshops and the Appalachian State University Dulcimer Workshop.

You Can Teach Yourself Mountain Dulcimer

SKU: MacNeil - Book

    Song of the Wood

    PO Box 19112

    Asheville NC 28815

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