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First Lessons: Hammered Dulcimer by Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas has put together a nice introduction to the first lessons a jazz musician would need to learn to play the hammered dulcimer. Compact, easy to read and learn, this book will be invaluable to those jazz artists wanting to add a new instrument to their performances.

The paperback comes with a play-along CD which contains 21 tracks. Some of the tracks include "All Through The Night," "The Ash Grove," "The Girl I Left Behind," among others.

This is a nice & easy way to learn to play the instrument. Also comes with a tuning chart for 15/14 hammered dulcimer and tips for playing. A listing for workshops and festivals, including dulcimer clubs, is listed on paged 32. Correspondence for additional information to Linda Thomas is at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at telephone (816)763-5040Jazz musicians have discovered the dulcimer in world music, and here is a quick & easy way to learn to play one quickly so you can perform with it!

Additional Info

  • Book Title: First Lessons: Hammered Dulcimer
  • Author: Linda Thomas
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Book Type:: Musical Instruction
  • ISBN: 786662905
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 32
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