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The Mountain Dulcimer: How to Make It and Play It

The Mountain Dulcimer, How to Make It and Play It, LP artwork
The Mountain Dulcimer, How to Make It and Play It by Howie Mitchell, LP artwork
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An instructional recording for the basic construction and performance of the Appalachian lap dulcimer, a strummed and plucked zither common in the mountainous regions of the southeastern United States. 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: Demonstration Of The Dulciless Finger Exercise Howie Mitchell 5:28
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102
Tuning The Dulcimer: The Phenomenon Of "Beating" Howie Mitchell 5:36
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103
Tuning By Harmonics: The "Classical" Style Of Playing (Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, Study In Counterpoint) Howie Mitchell 7:56
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104
The "Bagpipe" Tuning And The Puill Technique (MacPherson's Lament, Flop-Eared Mule) Howie Mitchell 6:13
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105
The "Finger Style" Of Playing (In The Good Old Colony Days) Howie Mitchell 4:01
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106
Six Modal Tunings For The Traditional Dulcimer Howie Mitchell 6:11
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107
The "Double-Thumbing" Technique (If He's Gone, Let Him Go, Buckdancer's Choice) Howie Mitchell 6:08
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108
The "Three-Pairs-Of-Strings" Dulcimer (Frankie And Johnny, Two Sisters) Howie Mitchell 4:05
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109
The Double Dulcimer (The Ash Grove, Lady, Come And See, Babylon Is Fallen) Howie Mitchell 7:47
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110
The Double Psaltery (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring) Howie Mitchell 2:25