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Mark Wade - Hammered Dulcimer Player


Welcome to the Official Mark Wade Web Site!


Mark is a multi-instrumentalist that has performed and recorded on Piano, Trumpet, Classical/Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Pennywhistle, Hammered Dulcimer, and Mountain Dulcimer.


Mark was the first place winner in the 1998 National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas, and is one of America's premier Hammered Dulcimer Soloists and Clinicians.


(More about Mark can be found by clicking here.)


  • New Book Coming Soon: Sounding Irish: Tunes and Ornamentation  New!!!
    Arriving by the end of June!
    I am really proud of this new book/CD for beginners and I am confident that new players will go far with it! The title says it all: "Dirt Simple." This book and accompanying audio are designed for a rank beginner who knows nothing about the hammered dulcimer, providing them the tools to make music right away. Starting with the fundamentals of how to hold hammers and tune the instrument, it delves deeper into mastery with posture, stand height/angle, and replacing strings to set up the beginner for a lifetime of good habits. Every concept introduced is simultaneously presented with illustrations and songs that demonstrate and reinforce. Whether the student reads music or plays by ear, the result is the same - music making right from the beginning! This will be a real asset for teachers too. Inquire for wholesale rates. Check it out!
  • Mark's NEW BOOK is hot off the press! Check out "Killer Technique"!  New!!!
    Master rudiments, improve dexterity and form all in one book!
    Killer Technique
  • NOW SHIPPING: Mark's NEW CD, Grass Roots!  New!!!
    The NEW CD IS IN and Already in many mailboxes! This CD is a return to my roots and features traditional American music. I am joined by some of the best musicians in the country, including Mark Schatz, Andy Carlson, Tom Carroll, Casey Cook, Craig Markley and Sid Omasta.
  • Harmony Time Book/CD NOW SHIPPING!  New!!!
    Harmony Time is an entire book dedicated to answering the question, "What and How do you add accompaniments to melodies on hammered dulcimer." This great resource is full of illustrations, examples, preparatory exercises and easy-to-play arrangements to get you from Theory to Practice!