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Hammered Dulcimer Techniques

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In this series of videos, I present in detail many of the wide variety of the techniques that I use to embellish tunes. All of these ideas are described in The Sandbridge Tune Dance Collection. Working through these techniques will help you master the arrangements in the books and in the many videos presented in this series. There is a lot here!

Video Lessons Included:

  • Using the full range of the instrument
  • Hand separation
  • Two note chords
  • Three note chords
  • Tremolos
  • Hammered and bounced triplets
  • Valley rolls
  • Arpeggio fills and color notes
  • Drones ​/​ pivot notes
  • Melodic runs
  • Ghost notes
  • Note replacement
  • Melody replacement (using harmony)
  • Chord substitutions
  • Swing & accent Shifts

Rhythm Ideas:

  • Anticipation
  • Rag rhythm
  • Moveable accent pattern
  • 3 against 4
  • Syncopation

  • Borrowing from backup
  • Dynamics
  • Combining ideas and arranging

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Recorded June 2016 Fenchurch Studios, Baltimore MD

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