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The Hammered Dulcimer: How to Make It and Play It

The Hammered Dulcimer: How to Make It and Play It
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An instructional recording for the basic construction and performance of the hammer dulcimer, an instrument that makes sound when the performer strikes its strings with mallets. In this sense, it may be thought of as a de-mechanized piano. Originally released on the Folk-Legacy label, it is presented by frequent Folk-Legacy contributor Howie Mitchell. Included with this recording is a detailed booklet containing text and diagrams.

Track Listing

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Introduction - Three Tunes (When You And I Were Young / Maggie Cindy / Take Me Back To Renfro Valley) Howie Mitchell 5:45
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102
General Priciples Demonstrated - Strings Over Bridge / Intervals By Ear Howie Mitchell 4:14
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103
Tuning The Hammered Dulcimer Howie Mitchell 7:05
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104
The "Echo" Background - Abide With Me / St. Martin's Howie Mitchell 4:58
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105
The Drone Method - Sweet Betsy From Pike / What A Friend We Have In Jesus Howie Mitchell 2:39
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106
The Tremelo Method - Nearer, Oh, My God, To Thee / Sort Of Silver Bells Howie Mitchell 3:07
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107
The Arpeggio Method - Aunt Rhody / Merry-Go-Round Howie Mitchell 3:30
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108
The Hammered Dulcimer As Psaltery - Psaltery Piece / Aura Lee Howie Mitchell 4:30
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109
Introduction To The Rest Of The Record - Irish Washerwoman Howie Mitchell 2:32
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110
Buckdancer's Choice & Clogdancer's Inconsequential Selection Howie Mitchell 3:17
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111
Golden Slippers Howie Mitchell 1:20
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112
The Old Spinning Wheel & Redwing - Medley Howie Mitchell 2:33
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113
Ruffles Howie Mitchell 1:44
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114
Dulcimer Jig Howie Mitchell 0:50