New to the mountain dulcimer or just want a review? Before you check out any of the other material on Dulcimer School, make sure you go through this first.
If you're new to chords, try this first. Is probably better for intermediates and up but is PERFECT for hungry beginners.
As you get better at reading hands, there's a world of really cool stuff you can learn from me and others. Don't doubt yourself. Trust me and give it a try. If you're having trouble with left and right, you're not alone. When you watch someone, instead of thinking of their left and right side, start thinking of their strumming side vs. their tuning side. This way, whether they're beside you or in front of you, the experience for you will more and more be the same.
Learn how reading hands leads to learning tunes.
While Mr. Moon is a great three-part round, it also stands on its own played straight through. We'll work on strumming, dotted rhythms, and fingerings as well.
A lovely Scottish lute piece from the 1600s.
A lovely Scottish lute melody from a 17th century manuscript.
Stephen introduces you to this series of classes, covers some basics, and gets you going with Amazing Grace.