Don't buy from this link!!! Please use this new link please to receive the new updated PDF version for the Complete Guide to Theory and Mapping for the Hammered Dulcimer
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Note for previous buyers of this book:
In the past, we offered free pdf versions of incremental upgrades as this book progressed from 9 pages up to 61 pages. These revisions (up to Edition 4) while significant, were relatively incremental compared to the new book. This was a generous offering because we wanted everyone to benefit from the improvements we were making in the book. This book represents a lifetime of Ken Kolodner’s unique contribution to the world of hammered dulcimer playing. Over time, we realized a much greater potential for the book. We have spent the last two years completely reworking the content and explanations for each chapter based on interactions with students. Mary Lynn Michal (van Deventer) is now a co-author and contributed significantly to the revisions. Mary Lynn teaches many Sandbridge students privately and helped revise problem areas. Together, with Laurie McCarriar, we added many concepts and new graphics to help clarify some of the more complicated aspects of music theory on the hammered dulcimer.
It has been an enormous amount of effort to produce this new complete guide and represents hundreds of hours for each of us. We hope that everyone appreciates just how much work has gone into making this book as comprehensive and helpful as possible. We apologize that it is simply not feasible to offer this as a free update.
There is a small discount for those who order the printed version prior to publication (up to Oct 1 - $33.50 + $6.50 shipping/handling).