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  • Welcome to the December ’11/January ‘12 Issue of DulcimerSessions®!

Welcome to the December ’11/January ‘12 Issue of DulcimerSessions®!

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  • November 30, 2016
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We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

 

Hammered and mountain dulcimers are different instruments with different playing techniques, but they have a lot of music in common, and many people play both instruments. Most of our mountain dulcimer music is presented in both tablature and standard musical notation, making the music accessible to hammered dulcimer players and those who play other instruments.

 

Our December ‘11/January ‘12 issue presents the following Holiday Season music, courtesy of Mel Bay:

 

1. “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Hawaiian mountain dulcimer player Ehukai Teves. Includes a sound file of the tablature.

 

Two Scottish Tunes for Christmas, arranged for hammered dulcimer by Maggie Sansone and Bonnie Rideout:

2. “Yeoman’s Carol”

3. “Sound of the Sleat.”

Includes sound file with both.

 

4. “Joy to the World” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Linda Brockinton. Includes a sound file.

 

We invite you to visit MelBay.com for a colorful collection of Christmas and other Holiday Season music books. You might like to also visit the following holiday music from our DulcimerSessions.com Back Issues, some of which are samplings of the Mel Bay collection of books:

 

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER ARRANGEMENTS (in tablature with notation & sound files as listed):

 

“Auld Lang Syne” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Madeline MacNeil (easy). Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’10 Back Issue

“Breakin’ up Christmas” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Lois Hornbostel. Includes sound file. Dec. ’07 Back Issue

“The Cherry Tree Carol“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Ralph Lee Smith & Madeline MacNeil. Notation included. Dec. ’07 Back Issue

“Christ Was born on Christmas Day” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Larry Conger. Includes sound file. Dec. ’08 Back Issue

“Christmas Eve”trad. Irish reel arranged by Lance Frodsham. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’05 Back Issue

“Cold Frosty Morning” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Lois Hornbostel. Includes sound file. Dec. ’08 Back Issue

“The Dreydl Song“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Joellen Lapidus. Includes sound file. Dec. ’05 Back Issue

“Good Christian Men Rejoice” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Larry Conger. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’08 Back Issue

“Greensleeves“ (melody of ‘What Child Is This?’) arranged for 4-equidistant-string mountain dulcimer by Janita Baker. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’06 Back Issue

“The Holly Bears a Berry“ arranged for mountain dulcimer in 3 parts by Lois Hornbostel. Includes notation. Dec. ’09 Back Issue

“I Wonder As I Wander“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Jon Kay. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’06 Back Issue

“Il Est Né le Divin Enfant“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Lois Hornbostel. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’07 Back Issue

“The Lonesome Scenes of Winter“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Ralph Lee Smith and Madeline MacNeil. Includes notation. Dec. ’08 Back Issue

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Bud & Donna Ford. Includes notation. Dec. ’06 Back Issue

“Patapan“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Lance Frodsham. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’05 Back Issue

“S’Vivon“ Hebrew holiday song arranged for mountain dulcimer by Joellen Lapidus. Includes sound file. Dec. ’05 Back Issue

“Silent Night” arranged for mountain dulcimer by Linda Brockinton Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’10 Back Issue

“Still, Still, Still“ arranged by Steve Eulberg for solo and trio mountain dulcimers. Contains notation & 4 sound files. Dec. ’09 Back Issue

“’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime“ arranged for mountain dulcimer by Steve Eulberg. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’05 Back Issue

“Walking in Snow“ written & arranged for mountain dulcimer by Jon Kay. Includes notation & sound file. Dec. ’06 Back Issue

“What Child Is This?” See “Greensleeves” above.

 

 

HAMMERED DULCIMER ARRANGEMENTS (with sound files as listed):

“Auld Lang Syne” arranged for hammered dulcimer (both Easy & Intermediate versions) by Jeanne Page. Dec. ’10 Back Issue

“Ding Dong, Merrily on High” from Cindy Ribet. Includes sound file. Dec. ’10 Back Issue

“I Saw Three Ships“ arranged for hammered dulcimer (both Easy & Intermediate versions) by Jeanne Page. Dec. ’09 Back Issue

“I Saw Three Ships“ arranged for hammered dulcimer by Linda Thomas. Dec.  ’06 Back Issue

“I Wonder as I Wander“ arranged for hammered dulcimer by Ruth Smith. Includes sound file. Dec. ’09 Back Issue

“In the Bleak Midwinter“ arranged for hammered dulcimer (both basic and with variations) by Ken Kolodner. Includes sound file. Dec. ’05 Back Issue

“Leading of the Star” arranged for hammered dulcimer (basic and ornamented) by Anne Lough. Dec. ’06 Back Issue

“Troika“ by Sergei Prokofiev, arranged for Jody Marshall for hammered dulcimer. Includes sound file. Dec. ’07 Back Issue

“We Three Kings of Orient Are” arranged for hammered dulcimer by Bill Troxler. Includes sound file. Dec. ’08 Back Issue

“Winter’s Run” arranged for hammered dulcimer by Jody Marshall. Includes sound file. Dec. ’07 Back Issue

 

 

Mel Bay Publications is the largest publisher of books for hammered and mountain dulcimers. You’ll find outstanding resources for playing techniques and many colorful music styles by visiting www.melbay.com.  Many of these titles are now available as eBooks. For a complete listing of dulcimer eBooks: Click Here.

 

Be sure to check our DulcimerSessions.com “Back Issues” that start with 2003 articles on the rudiments of playing both instruments. Many provide samplings of Mel Bay dulcimer books. You’ll find about 146 free musical articles in all – courtesy of Mel Bay Publications!

 

I invite dulcimer players to submit articles to me for possible inclusion in future issues of Dulcimer Sessions. We offer a small honorarium for those articles. Requests for articles on new subjects are also welcomed.

 

Enjoy! See you in our February/March ‘12 issue of DulcimerSessions.com!

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