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Mountain Dulcimer: A Survival Guide for Beginners

By Lorinda Jones A perfect book for the beginning mountain dulcimer player.  Learn the parts of the dulcimers, how to tune, strum, play from traditional notation, as well as tablature, and discover how easy it is to play chords and your favorite tunes! Contents   Equipment:  parts of the dulcimer, strings, picks, straps, etc   Tuning:  explanation of how to tune the dulcimer in order to play in both Mixolydian and Ionian modes   Song Approach:  how to play by ear, by traditional notation, and by tablature designed for the three string dulcimer   Appalachian Strum:  how to incorporate a “bum-diddy”strum into tunes   Chords:  I, IV, and V chords for accompaniment   Melody Playing:  how to place fingers on the fretboard for melodic playing on 1, 2, and 3 strings   Tunes: lots of traditional tunes in tablature and traditional notation   Chord Index: major and minor chord positions   Songs: hymns, folk songs, fiddle tunes, songs of Appalachia

By Lorinda Jones, MA, MT-BC

Mountain Dulcimer:  A Survival Guide For Beginners is a 75 page document complete with  playing instruction and traditional tunes designed to give the beginning dulcimer player a solid foundation in playing the mountain dulcimer.  I meet many music therapists that tell me they own a mountain dulcimer, but don’t really know what to do with it.  After  25 years of teaching dulcimer to students in the public schools and adults at music festivals and camps, I have compiled a text that is very sequential and builds on previous learning before adding more skills (Just like a good music therapist would do!!) This is a great resource that music therapists can use for their own personal skill building, and implemented directly into session planning. I love using the mountain dulcimer as my primary accompanying instrument, and you will too!

 

Take warning…this just may get you started on a path of “dulcimer addiction.”

 

Equipment, Part of a Dulcimer, Tools, Strings, Picks,Tuners,  Straps, Fret Markers, Tuning

1-5-8 or Mixolydian Ear vs. Electronic

Notes Scales

Mixolydian vs. Major First Songs

By Ear and By Tablature (Fret Numbers) By Notes

Rhythm Hand and Strumming Fingerpicking

Introduction to Chords Two Chord Songs Three Chord Songs

Finger Positions, Getting around the melody string

Melody Across the Strings

Picking the middle string

More Chord Theory
I- IV- V Chord Progression

Chords in D Major

Combining chords and melodies

Song Titles Include:

Buffalo Gals
Going to Boston
Gray Cat on a Tennessee Roof
Home on the Range
Old Joe Clark
Oh, Susanna
Soldier’s Joy

 

$12.00

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Richards’ Modified Tuning for Adapted Guitar​

This comprehensive E-book outlines how to use the Richards’ Modified Tuning (an alternate tuning designed for students with special needs) and teach basic and extended chords step by step.  Most chords can be executed with one or two fingers. Discover how to play simplified pentatonic scales and selected modes.  Also included: song suggestions for each chord presented, chord reference chart, skill stand model to outline goal areas and measure progress, fretboard chart, and blank lesson forms.

This comprehensive E-book outlines how to use the Richards’ Modified Tuning (an alternate tuning designed for students with special needs) and teach basic and extended chords step by step. Most chords can be executed with one or two fingers. Discover how to play simplified pentatonic scales and selected modes. Also included: song suggestions for each chord presented, chord reference chart, skill stand model to outline goal areas and measure progress, fretboard chart, and blank lesson forms.

$25.00

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Music Therapy and Memory Care: Handout for Facility Staff

The MMT PayPer Memory Care Handout for Professionals is a clean and professional one-page handout perfect for any staff member at the facility in which you are pursuing a contract or are already working with.  The information is similar to what is listed on The MMT PayPer Memory Care Fact Sheet, but the terminology and information are tailored to speak directly to the facility staff.   

By Mallory Even, MT-BC, and Certified NICU Music Therapist

All MMT PayPer materials are informative, professional and concise – and are customized to fit the needs of YOUR company!  After you complete your purchase, MMT PayPer will contact you to begin your customization process.

The MMT PayPer Memory Care Handout for Professionals is a clean and professional one-page handout perfect for any staff member at the facility in which you are pursuing a contract or are already working with.  The information is similar to what is listed on The MMT PayPer Memory Care Fact Sheet, but the terminology and information are tailored to speak directly to the facility staff. 

$15.00

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Music Therapy in Hospitals: Handouts for Medical Professionals

The MMT PayPer Hospital Handout for Professionals is a clean and professional one-page handout perfect for any staff member at the facility in which you are pursuing a contract or are already working with.  The information is similar to what is listed on The MMT PayPer Hospital Fact Sheet, but the terminology and information are tailored to speak directly to the facility staff. 

By Mallory Even, MT-BC, and Certified NICU Music Therapist

All MMT PayPer materials are informative, professional and concise – and are customized to fit the needs of YOUR company!  After you complete your purchase, MMT PayPer will contact you to begin your customization process.

 

The MMT PayPer Hospital Handout for Professionals is a clean and professional one-page handout perfect for any staff member at the facility in which you are pursuing a contract or are already working with.  The information is similar to what is listed on The MMT PayPer Hospital Fact Sheet, but the terminology and information are tailored to speak directly to the facility staff. 

$15.00

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