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Funeral March of a Marionette-New DAC Lesson

Funeral March of a Marionette-New DAC Lesson

DulcimerCrossing is excited to announce a brand-new fingertyle lesson for advanced players in the DAC tuning on a standard mountain dulcimer.

“We are excited to be offering this lesson in DAC tuning, which helps people expand both their skills and their repertoire,” Eulberg said from his studio. “In addition, this arrangement requires some specific skills that put it in the advance category.”

Charles Gounod (1817-1893)

This tune was composed by the French composer, Charles Gounod, while he was in England in 1872. He later created an orchestration for full orchestra in 1879.

The main theme from this composition became well-known to the American public in the mid-20th century because it served as the theme music for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents which ran from 1955-1965.

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HYFRYDOL, new Mountain Dulcimer Lesson by Karen Mueller

HYFRYDOL, new Mountain Dulcimer Lesson by Karen Mueller

by Steve Eulberg

Across many Christian worship traditions, tunes from Welsh composers are favorites. The Ash Grove comes to mind, but from my survey, when researching and writing my book Dulcimer-Friendly Worship, Vol 1: the season of Advent, the tune that won the popularity contest of being the setting for so many hymns in so many ecumenical traditions is HYRFRYDOL by Rowland Prichard.

We are excited that our instructor, Karen Mueller, has provided us with both a strummed AND a fingerpicked lesson for our students. Watch as she introduces this tune and the lesson series:

This tune also appears on Steve’s Hark, the Glad Sound! recording which you can listen to here. (The 2nd tune in the Medley on track #12)

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Introduction to New Fingerstyle Lessons

Nina Zanetti, the 2008 National Dulcimer Champion, has provided us with a very clear and inspiring lessons on how to get started playing Fingerstyle Mountain Dulcimer.

Here is the Introduction to her Lesson Series on DulcimerCrossing.com:

 

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