After teaching and performing on hammered dulcimer for over 16 years, Mark Wade developed an exciting new pedagogy which builds 'classical' technique while enjoying fun dulcimer tunes! In May 2007, Tunes 'n' Techniques, 7th Edition was released with even more tunes and more techniques!
T.N.T. 7th Edition now includes transcriptions of Mark's playing from all six of Mark's CDs! There are an additional 16 songs not yet recorded that are Mark's favorites to play and teach. Almost every song is written for every ability level, from rank beginner to advanced. This is made possible by Mark's unique theme and variations form of each tune. Each new tune presents the melody in its simplest form (for beginners). Then a series of variations follow, each getting progressively more difficult. In this way, players can work up to their ability level and be able to enjoy every piece.
The 7th Edition includes additional features such as:
Spiral binding for easy page turns
Enlarged sheet music for easy reading
New user's guide with tips for self-teaching
A total of 120+ pages of "Tunes 'n' Techniques!"
Note: Click on the links for sample pages from the book...
Foreword / Special Thanks
How to Use This Book / My Approach
So Where Do I Go First?
Buying Your First Hammered Dulcimer?
Comparing Dulcimer Models
The Basics of Playing
Introduction to T'n'T Technique
Finding Your Way Around
Major Scales in 1st Position
Major Scales in 2nd Position
Major Scale Techniques
Common Minor Scale Patterns
Major Chord Exercises
Arranging and Embellishing
T'n'T: The Music