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  • First Lessons Dulcimer
    Item # QIU205938
    | Mfg # 98388BCD
    | UPC # 796279065221
    This instruction book for beginning lap dulcimer in DAD tuning is unique in two ways. First, it instructs the beginning student in the increasingly popular DAD tuning. Secondly, the author, a classroom music teacher, has carefully and systematically layered the lessons to guide the student through familiar songs while teaching skills and musical concepts. This not only enables the student to enjoy the lap dulcimer but also enhances total music un...
  • You Can Teach Yourself Autoharp by Meg Peterson - Book w/ CD
    Item # QIU191669
    | Mfg # 95024BCD
    | UPC # 796279061025
    A step-by-step, self-instruction method. Includes care of the autoharp, playing positions, chord changes, back-up strums, arpeggio strums, melody picking, rhythm picking, and much more! Each song teaches something new and each strum pattern is built on the previous one. When you have practiced each selection and perfected each strum, you will have the necessary foundation to go on to more advanced styles and more intricate picking. The songs in t...
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  • Dulcimer Chord Book
    Item # QIU205929
    | Mfg # 94662
    | UPC # 796279012195
    Over 500 mountain dulcimer chords for the five widely used modes-- Mixolydian, Ionian, Lydian, Dorian, and Aeolian--plus jazz and four-string chromatic tunings. Includes an explanation and history of modes, transpositions, using a capo, playing dulcimer in jam sessions, and more. Special case size. By: Neal Hellman Difficulty: Multiple Levels Length: 64 pages
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  • You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer by Madeline MacNeil
    Item # QIU170440
    | Mfg # 94304
    | UPC # 796279007603
    Madeline MacNeil's performances are characterized by her effortless vocals and impeccable mountain and hammered dulcimer playing. In this book she reveals some of the secrets of her success with the mountain dulcimer. Early on, she reminds the reader that the dulcimer is not a toy or a stringed kazoo but a serious, expressive musical instrument capable of stretching as far as the imagination. She endorses both playing by ear and learning to read ...
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  • First Lessons Banjo
    Item # QIU205934
    | Mfg # 99799BCD
    | UPC # 796279032896
    First Lessons on Banjo is an ultra-easy instruction manual for beginning five-string banjo played in the three finger style in G tuning. It can be used by those with no previous experience with the banjo or music of any sort. It is so basic it can be used even by small children. The book features very detailed descriptions of even the most basic aspects such as wearing the picks properly, the correct picking motion, and noting the strings properl...
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  • You Can Teach Yourself Banjo
    Item # QIU191673
    | Mfg # 94429BCD
    | UPC # 796279058827
    Written in tablature, this straightforward, easy-to-understand method teaches rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic style banjo. A great beginner's text. The companion stereo play-along CD features Janet Davis' teaching and lively banjo performance. By: Janet Davis Difficulty: Beginner Length: 116 pages
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  • Banjo Chords
    Item # QIU205861
    | Mfg # 93267
    | UPC # 796279000826
    This handy book shows all of the basic banjo chords in photo and diagram form. The front of the book contains a section of bluegrass G-tuning chords, and the remainder contains C-tuning. Difficulty: Multiple Levels Length: 32 pages
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  • Christmas Songs for Harmonica Book/CD Set - Harmonica Collections Book
    Item # QIC235923
    | Mfg # 95156BCD
    | UPC # 796279040761
    Christmas Songs for Harmonica Book/CD SetChristmas Songs for Harmonica Book/CD Set by Phil Duncan. For Harmonica (All). Solos. Christmas. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95156BCD). A collection of Christmas and Hanukkah songs arranged for chromatic, diatonic, and cross harp. A unique, must have book for the harmonica enthusiast. The CD is a stereo recording of Chromatic and diatonic harmonica ...
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  • Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo - Book & CD
    Item # QIC225404
    | Mfg # 95759BCD
    | UPC # 796279086073
    Series:Complete  Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.  Format: Book/CD Set  Skill Level: Intermediate  Notation Type: Tab  "An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a comprehensive, scholarly treatise on the history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition. Includes segments on tuning, pick preferences, and tablature reading followed by 101 jigs, sli...
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  • Complete Tenor Banjo Method
    Item # QIU197624
    | Mfg # 93236
    | UPC # 796279000536
    The finest tenor banjo method available, this text represents Mel Bay's own approach to fundamental musicianship for those desiring to play tenor banjo. This book is the standard by which others are judged. Easy-to-understand and thorough in its approach, this method addresses both melody playing and chord strumming. Through numerous studies, folk songs and several duets, students are systematically introduced to the various notes and positions o...
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  • The American Fiddle Method Volume 2 - Intermediate Fiddle Tunes and Techniques
    Item # QIU205963
    | Mfg # 99472BCD
    | UPC # 796279066846
    Designed as a follow-up to Volume 1, Volume 2 addresses such important skills as: 1) expanding a basic repertoire of common intermediate-level tunes, 2) learning to use low first position, 3) mastery of bowing down on the beat and corrective slurring, 4) artistic slurring, 5) understanding basic music theory, and 6) learning double-stop backup combinations. Some students who have studied violin or fiddle music before may be able to skip Volume 1 ...
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  • Ukulele Bluegrass Solos Book
    Item # QIU306666
    | Mfg # 22203
    | UPC # 796279111768
    The ukulele has had a place in American acoustic music for decades; recently, however, interest in the instrument has surged. Historically overlooked by traditional bluegrass groups, the ukulele - an indispensable component of many newgrass bands - is becoming increasingly featured in bluegrass-at-large, often performing the roles traditionally associated with the mandolin. Ukulele Bluegrass Solos will teach you how to use the uke in any bluegras...
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