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Dulcimer Instruction Album

Dulcimer Instruction Album

In 1979, Folkways released this instructional album by Kevin Roth on playing the Appalachian or mountain dulcimer. In the recording, Roth instructs his student “Herman Klutzmeyer” in the art of tuning and playing both the three- and four-stringed dulcimer. The final ten tracks are a demonstration of the dulcimer playing solo and with other instruments. Selections in this grouping include “Ola Belles Blues,” “Duncan,” “Old Joe Clark,” “Shady Grove,” and “The Patriot Game.”

A 54-page instruction book is included with the album. The book shows chord charts for both the three- and four-stringed dulcimer and music notation for five songs.

Track Listing

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First Lesson; holding the dulcimer,description of the instrument and introduction to tunings Kevin Roth 3:19
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102
Ionian Mode Kevin Roth 1:24
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103
Dorian Mode Kevin Roth 1:01
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104
Phrygian Mode Kevin Roth 1:11
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105
Lydian Mode Kevin Roth 1:08
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106
Mixolydian Mode Kevin Roth 0:54
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107
Aeolian Mode Kevin Roth 1:00
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108
Bagpipe Tuning Kevin Roth 1:13
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109
Review of tuning and introduction to mode demonstrations Kevin Roth 1:08
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110
Ionian Mode demonstration Kevin Roth 0:49
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111
Dorian Mode demonstration Kevin Roth 1:09
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112
Phrygian Mode demonstration Kevin Roth 1:31
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113
Lydian Mode demonstration Kevin Roth 1:25
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114
Mixolydian Mode demonstration Kevin Roth 1:27
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115
Aeolian Mode demonstration Kevin Roth 1:24
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116
Bagpipe Tuning demonstration Kevin Roth 1:10
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201
Strumming the 3-string dulcimer Kevin Roth 1:20
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202
Finger-picking the 3-string dulcimer Kevin Roth 1:40
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203
Introduction and strumming, 4-string dulcimer Kevin Roth 2:20
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204
Finger-picking the 4-string dulcimer Kevin Roth 0:51
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205
The Extra Fret Kevin Roth 0:50
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206
Simple Gifts and variations Kevin Roth 2:58
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207
Introduction and demonstration of electric dulcimer Kevin Roth 2:30
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301
Introduction to mixed instrument demonstration and: "Olabelle's Blues" Kevin Roth 2:58
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302
Duncan Kevin Roth 3:35
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303
Dry Bones Kevin Roth 2:29
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304
Kelefaba Kevin Roth 3:35
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401
Old Joe Clark Kevin Roth 2:11
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402
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad Kevin Roth 2:52
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403
Shady Grove Kevin Roth 1:57
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Patriot Game,The Kevin Roth 2:04
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405
Unicorn,The Kevin Roth 4:01
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406
Rooster Song,The Kevin Roth 4:25
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