The North Harris County Dulcimer Society
Ordering Information: North Harris Dulcimer Society Website.
Pickin' in Texas
Yellow Rose Of Texas -- Julianne Johnson -- Huntin' The Buffalo -- Where The Soul Never Dies -- Wayfaring Stranger -- Barlow's Knife -- Storms Are On The Ocean -- Hangman's Reel -- Life's Railway To Heaven -- Ceildh -- Sandy Boys -- Ridin' On A Load Of Hay/ Pigtown Fling -- Sweet Pepper -- Leaving Lismoor -- Carter Creek Stomp -- Shove That Pig's Foot A Little Further In The Fire -- When The Fiddler Has Played His Last Waltz For The Night -- John Stinson's # 2
Joyce Ochs, 7403 Wolf Pen Woods Court, Prospect, KY 40059
Strum Along With Joy
Boil Them Cabbage -- Go Tell Aunt Rhody -- Frere Jacque -- Merrily We Roll Along -- Skip To My Lou -- Make New Friends -- You Are My Sunshine -- This Old Man -- London Bridge -- Old Joe Clark -- Down In The Valley -- Simple Gifts -- When The Saints Go Marching In -- Oh! Susanna -- Camptown Races -- I've Been Working On the Railroad -- Home On the Range -- Red River Valley -- Down in the Valley -- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- Soldier's Joy -- Rosin the Beau
"Joyce is a music teacher with an undergraduate degree in music and a Master's in Music Education. Her new book, subtitled "Lap Dulcimer Lessons for the Beginner, Book One DAd Tuning", is designed to be a self-instruction book specifically for the student with little or no music training. Her goal is to teach new dulcimer students in the same way that she would teach new musical concepts to children in the classroom. In fact, she tested her method on eight beginning dulcimer classes over a ten-month period and revisied accordingly. So it is truly student tested. Topics range from basic tuning, strumming and fingering to improvisation, with many stops in-between. The book is easy to read and nicely laid out and should be of significant value to brand-new players."
-- Neal Walters
-- Dulcimer Players News
Joyce's Students are saying . . .
"It speaks in a language the non-musician can understand. It is THE beginning instruction book . . . and I own several!"
-- Sarah Renolds
"With a love for music but absolutely no music training, I decided to try these ten lessons . . . and have now begun to fulfill a dream I've had for many years."
-- Lucy Leaf
"There is such pleasure in success and, step by step, this book leads the student through self-directed and carefully explained lessons."
-- Karen De Vries
"The lessons in this book make the dulcimer a very friendly instrument to learn."
-- Pauletta Matthews
Book & CD ........$7.95
First Lessons Dulcimer
"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 understanding and participation. The accompanying CD provides instructional dialogue and demonstrations of the techniques and songs included in the book. Additional hints and exercises are presented in an inviting and encouraging conversational text."
-- Melbay Productions
Boil Them Cabbage -- Hot Cross Buns -- Go Tell Aunt Rhody -- Merrily We Roll Along -- London Bridge -- Frere Jacque -- Skip to My Lou -- Down in the Valley -- Three Jolly Fishermen -- Polly Wolly Doodle -- Simple Gifts -- Kum Ba Ya -- This Old Man -- Michael, Row the Boat Ashore -- Oh! Susanna -- When the Saints Go Marching In -- Little Liza Jane -- Old Joe Clark -- Camptown Races -- Amazing Grace -- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- Home on the Range
E-mail Don Pedi
Bound To Have a Little Fun
Rare old tunes chosen for their rhythmic beauty, played with a clarity of melody that translates well to fiddle, banjo, etc.
Don Pedi - dulcimer
Dulcimer in a stringband. Beautiful and driving arrangements of American and Irish tunes.
Don Pedi - dulcimer, Keith Zimmermann / Drew Paton - guitars, Alex Demas - banjo, Skip McKinly - flute, Robin Warren, Andy Woolf, and Andrew Hanley - fiddles
Twenty popular fiddle tunes for dulcimer, with guitar accompaniment.
Don Pedi - dulcimer, Hilary Dirlam - guitar
Tunes for dulcimer, including: Old-time, Bluegrass, Irish, English, Scottish, and New England.
Don Pedi - dulcimer, Bruce Greene - fiddle, Larry Unger - guitar, Peter Barnes- piano, Timmy Abel - Concertina
The Hog Went Through the Fence, Yoke and All
Old-time tunes and two songs featuring Mountain Dulcimer.
Don Pedi - dulcimer, Bruce Greene - fiddle, Steve Millard - guitar, John Herrmann - bass, Barry Benjiman - banjo, Hellen Stewart - clogging
Southern Tunes of the Civil War Era
Archaic and popular tunes from the time of the war between the states.
Don Pedi - dulcimer, Bruce Greene - fiddle, John Herrmann - fretless banjo, Ira Bernstein - clogging
Mountain Dulcimer Christmas
Traditional and popular tunes of the Christmas Season in delicate and timeless arrangements.
Don Pedi - dulcimer, Bruce Greene - fiddle, Robin Hinson - mandolin, Tom Draughon - guitar
A Southern Christmas
Patrick Sky and Don Pedi team up for an unforgettable holiday treat.
Don Pedi - dulcimer / thumb symbols, Patrick Sky - guitar / banjo / mandolin / whistle
Front of card
Back of card
Set of four Art Cards........ $6.50 each + Shipping & Handling
Fiddle Tune Note Cards
with Dulcimer Tab
Each card contains Music Notation, Guitar Chords and Dulcimer Tab on the back.
"Fiddle Tune Art Cards" are a collection of full color illustrations by Western North Carolina's old time mountain dulcimer virtuoso, Don Pedi.
They are inspired by the titles from a selection out of the hundreds of old time fiddle tunes he's collected and played on the dulcimer for nearly thirty years.
To see the complete line of cards, visit Don Pedi's Website.
Lyric's Mama Music, Debbie Porter, 246 CR 2127, Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Dulcimers for David
NEW CD !!!!!
The new CD has about 5 unreleased cuts of David himself. 100 per cent of the sales proceeds will go toward buying dulcimers for children in David Schnaufer's name. What a great group of musicians ... David himself, Sarah Elizabeth, Debbie Porter, Lee Rowe, Adie Gray, Butch Baldassari and others.
Book with CD........ $20.00
Carter Family Tunes
Includes tablature arranged for the fretted (mountain) dulcimer. Also includes back-up chords and lyrics.
Are You Tired of Me, My Darling? -- Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow -- Can the Circle Be Unbroken -- Give Me the Roses While I Live -- Gold Watch and Chain -- Happiest Days of All -- Keep on the Sunny Side -- I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes -- Little Darling Pal of Mine -- Storms Are On The Ocean -- Wabash Cannonball -- Worried Man Blues
Video........ $20.00 each
Debbie Porter Teaches Mountain Dulcimer
(with tablature book)
Designed for beginners
90-minutes instructional videos for fretted (mountain) dulcimer.
"Debbie Porter Teaches Fretted (Mountain) Dulcimer" is designed for beginners. Video features "bird's eye view" camera angle and a real jam session of all songs at the end. You have a "teacher in a box", along with a dulcimer club to play with any time you wish. Featuring a new improved tablature book with sheet music for all the tunes.
Video........ $20.00 each
Building Your Repertoire
(with tablature book)
Now available as DVD/Book set
For novice/intermediate players
90-minutes instructional video for fretted (mountain) dulcimer.
"Building Your Repertoire" is designed for novice/intermediate players. Video features "bird's eye view" camera angle and a real jam session of all songs at the end. You have a "teacher in a box", along with a dulcimer club to play with any time you wish. Featuring a new improved tablature book with sheet music for all the tunes.
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