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WELCOME!

   THANKS FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE!

     New News!   Mel Bay has agreed to accept assignment of my classical music book "Three String Orchestra" volume I.  It will be available with a new title as a download or print on demand with links to music files (which I could never do on GoDaddy).  This means that I can no longer sell this title so please don't order it through my site.  MB will give it a new title so heads up to those of you who have already bought 3SO.  3SO vol 2 is still available here.


 

          MAJOR CHANGES ARE COMING!  
DUE TO THE OUTDATED PLATFORM THAT I AM PAYING FOR ON GODADDY I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO UPDATE THE ARCHIVE PAGE OR MY STORE.  I WILL BE LEAVING ALL FUTURE MUSIC ON THIS PAGE FOR AS LONG AS I AM ABLE TO UPDATE THIS PAGE. 
IT WOULD COST SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REBUILD MY ENTIRE WEBSITE AND MIGRATE TO A NEW PLATFORM SO I AM CONSIDERING MY OPTIONS. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED. 

Things are coming to a head.  My pdf host will not open so I am using another site for now.  This may be close to the end. If you want any of the free music or to buy books or CDs now is the time .  I don't know how long I will be able to keep this site open.







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                    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

 

                         I want to thank each and everyone of you who have supported me over the past 19 years of web page and 40 years of dulcimer.  It has been a long musical journey  and I hope that you have enjoyed it as much as I have.    This will be the last update to the site.  I'm old, my computer is old (windows 7 updated to 10) and we're both tired.  Grab whatever music you want from here and play on!


In celebration of Mel Bay's publishing my classical music book I'm posting one that is not in any of my books.  I hope you enjoy this duet.


                     "Fuer Elise"   GET TAB





  

     HAPPY HOLIDAYS to EVERYONE - WHATEVER HOLIDAY YOU CELEBRATE!

                                       

              And now it's December.  Another year almost gone.   

           This month's tune is a Christmas song.  I hope you enjoy 

                     "The Seven Joys of Mary"  GET TAB                                        


Well, here it is November already.  Time to give thanks for all we have.  I, for one, am thankful that I'm still able to update at least this page.  Don't know how long it will be, so let me thank all of you for following me as long as you have.  Happy Thanksgiving!!
This month's tune is a the Thanksgiving Blessing also known as The Prayer for Thanksgiving.  I can't believe that I haven't posted this before now.  Such a lovely simple tune - I hope you enjoy it and incorporate it into your Thanksgiving celebrations!

                  Thanksgiving Blessing"   GET TAB

       




Weather is still good for now.  Only had my heater on a couple of times. " Winter is coming" 

This month's tune is a duet for baritone and soprano dulcimers.  The baritone is taking the lead and the soprano will be back up.  The tuning is AEA capo 1 for the baritone which puts it in Bm.  The soprano is tuned DAD - no capo.
Don't run away.    If you do not have a baritone dulcimer you can still play the melody as a solo.  On your DAD dulcimer simply capo at 1 - you will be in the key of Em.  
I hope you enjoy 

                                                 October 2023


                      "Wayfairing Stranger"  GET TAB






In 2003 for Ohio’s Bicentennial I arranged a limited edition book of tunes written by Daniel Decatur Emmett.  Emmett was born in Mount Vernon Ohio and became the “Father of Minstrelsy” .  He was the  author of “Dixie” “Blue Tail fly”  “Ole Dan Tucker” and “The Boatman’s Dance” among many others This is one of the tunes from the book long out of print.  While it is listed as a jig dance it seems to be a fingering exercise but still fun to play on the dulcimer.  I added some chords to make it more interesting.
                                                            September 2023

                            "Juba" GET TAB


       


                                          AUGUST 2023

 Well, summer is almost over. (where did it go?)  Our county and state fairs are going on and by coincidence I had a request from Peter Collins (from the Celtic Village Show Band) for a haunting Irish song "She Moved Through the Fair".   I worked it up two ways.  One using the 1+ fret and the other without.  This is a true Mixolydian tune.  It is played in D but is notated in G to reflect the lack of C# notes. The 1+ version is much more haunting with the suspended chords but the regular version I think works well too.  This is really a solo piece as the timing is very slow and the counting should be done in your head and not by filling in with strums.  There are many versions to listen to so google away and hear




             "She Moved Through the Fair"  GET TAB



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