The songs and carols in this collection were arranged for Steve’s students in my private studio to have enjoyable and celebrative musical ensemble experiences in my annual “Holiday Play Party” over the past several years.
Watch a mountain dulcimer trio:
He is sharing them here in both audio and visual ways so that players of both mountain and hammered dulcimers can have the same joy we have each year. And if, like him, you live where there are few or no other dulcimer players, you can play along with the demonstration CD and share at least some of the joy of playing your part in the ensemble!
A sample of Deck the Halls is provided in the images. (This sample is in DAA tuning, DAd tuning is also included)
This book is “bi-lingual”: Hammered dulcimer players use standard notation; mountain dulcimer players use standard notation and tablature.
The bold numbers refer to frets. If the number is without any parentheses, it is played on the melody string. If it is enclosed in [one] sent of parentheses e.g. (2) it is played on the middle string. If it is enclosed in a double set of parentheses e.g. ((3)) it is played on the bass string.
Deck the Halls to “Deck the Halls” from the accompanying demonstration CD.
Prefer the Physical Copy? Sorry, only downloadable is available at this time.
Tune List (Listen to some samples below):
Angels We Have Heard on High
Deck the Halls [by the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra (BDO) 2014]
The First Nowell
The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem
In the Bleak Midwinter
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Silent Night (Quartet)
Still, Still, Still
Watch a large mountain and hammered dulcimer ensemble play this tune also:
How can I use this with my group of dulcimer-playing friends?
In order to honor the work that goes into creating these arrangements, I respectfully request that if you’d like to make copies for your friends, please send me $1 per copy that you make.
If you wish to purchase additional copies, click this link or please send payment via Paypal to: steve (at) owlmountainmusic.com
I would like to purchase a Mechanical License to make a recording of my group playing this arrangement. Click the link above or please contact steve (at) owlmountainmusic.com to arrange this.