In this comprehensive and easy to follow beginner’s course, John McCutcheon brings his vast musical knowledge and experience to learning hammer dulcimer players. John guides you through the fundamentals of this beautiful and compelling instrument, and will have you playing exciting tunes almost immediately.
You’ll learn how to tune and set up your instrument, hold the hammers, find all the notes and chords, play scales, build coordination between your right and left hands and develop rolls, flams and other special hammering techniques. By the end of this 90-minute session you’ll be playing essential tunes and variations, including Golden Slippers, Liberty, Skip to My Lou, Lonesome John, Fisher’s Hornpipe, Scully’s Reel and Planxty Fanny Power.
In short, you’ll get everything you need to get your hammer dulcimer playing off to a great start!
“John McCutcheon is the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”–Johnny Cash