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I'U8LIBHED BY till BWI: AIDGI DULCDCIR S}I)P. PIIO!ft' ROYAL. VDOInA Pleale a44rea, aU corH'poDd.enoe to: 'I'RI IM.CDCIII PlAtIRS IIVS P.O. 1101" 157 FRO1ft' ROYAL, VIRGDrlA 22630 f}l)g

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Each !tllue or the Dulc1lDer Playerl !'levI 11 Ulual..l3 _1led out dur1..Dg the !1:rlt week or the IDOnth ro r llbich that blue', tera begin. . 'n1e lI&nullcript. <:01'1. aDd advertilling dell4l1De ror ellch i'lue raul on the 10th or tbe .oath prior to itl publication. The four qusrt.er17 iI,uel tor ellch year are let up III foll.oll': WIIn'ER ISSUJ: January. I'ebruar:r &. March 8PROO ISSU!: AprU, May .. June SlMmR ISSUI Jul.,y. Auc.a:t .. Sept.-,er


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Vell. hert! _ lin! t'; up t._ t.h1.rd tu.U year or bJ'~ )IOU DDlet.e:r Playel'a !leva. Tbe rull erecUt to.. t.tlh .-.d.I'16 longerlt.:r and. 1IOl1da.r1t:r (tOl' a toll publlcat.1oft) ahould. be pftn to .,.ch and eTU7 .--del' vbo tw.a l"ree..lJ' abared t.heir "'-J.edse ot 6u.lea&ftu with IU. t.~ elld~ u.. a.ll. A.l..o . to re&de:r'a and ~ n- tr1enda e~r)'Yhe re vbo a upported thh abat'1ne; ert'ort t.hrou@:h t.helr direc:t. helP. 'lIbaerlpt.lona , and encouraa1na let.ten and ~nt.., TtWfKS: For t.he edlto ... . ttlh endeavor ""a been , and continue. to be, a ~t. warains ezpedenc:e . Ve're l.ooUng rorward to anot.her ezelt.1na reu :! So. keep rollin' in )'OUr art.lela., .torie •• lett.era . photo" ~nt • • lugaeat.1on • • 1OD81 . t.une., rev1~ • • • te •• ve 'U u •• t~ all. event.II&ll.,y .


One point ve'd 1U. to 1*" &1.01'16 to ~ C&na41a.n and Oft ....... reederl i . about. •• ndina _ , . t OI' booka. reeord., 01' .ub.c:rlpUona. There 11 no increaa. in etreet. on OW' booII., record. or .ub. ratea tor)'OU to.l.U (po.tap; .ither, unle•• air _ti) but. in order to t._ aDd ,.t.t.UI« JUW' t o relp bank ebec.k.l ret.urned , )'0\1. alat. do one ot two thiDa': 1. SeDd u. *5. 00 enra. Our bank ebat'ge' u. *5. 00 each to calh tOl'elp eheeu 10 c:an tt.t. a $6.00 INb.edpt..1.on eheek net.. U8 0nl7 'J..OO in the eDd.~. ReII1t. b,. U. S. Po.t.&l. Uonal.~,. Order which we are not. pe...u.zed fo l' < '!'beM.hou.l.d be • ...uable b,. J'OW' t.nker or ftMLal




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A eouple ot .or. polnt.. to pa•• on to re-derl vhe.N! applicable are tt-.t. we woul4 advise , t.t-.t. the U. S . Poll. Of1'ic:e will not. forward )'OUr D. P. /f . to )'OU if )'OU have ehan&ed )'OW' addH .. and not. not.itied u. ot the ehanp . In orde r to haft )rd Cla. . . n. torwarded you .It. lpec:1t1c:a.l.l,y note so on t.he c:ard )'OU till out. at. the local Po.t. Oft1ea vhen you let the. II.nov vbere to torward J'OUI' ordinary )rd Clau it the rat.e under vhlch the D. P. /f . 11 .!led. It it _ . back to UI ve • .,. to 1*1 ~ &pin, and wor M luck/ we dca ' t " ' - Vbere to .end JOUr D. P. '. Abo, _'d l.1ke to r..Ind thole vbo m.eed the notice 1n the lu-t 1.._ t . t D. P. ' . INb.c:r1pt.1on rate inc:JTeed to $6.OO.)'ell'q (IQ' trlenda at. t.he ftMt orfiee and print.1ne; plant. call 1t.· 1.nflat.I.on" t)



Inc:.l.dent.q, t.boae ot J'OU vbo keep a.kins are ad'rieed t.t.t. the ectJ.torlal pollc:,. ot t.he DIlle_r ~J" /fewa r_inl al no pelle,- at. all - we rlnd thll t.he .alt. revardin8 point. or view. The D. P./f. re-alnl open to .n;:r \'Olea o r point ot viev • • . atter all. it ' l your -.p:r;w:!: D. P. /f. von't be out &p1n Wltil Janua.r;r



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fbi!: eha.ra1n& cater dravina: in t.hll lillie wa. dona b1 one ot our Ca.nad1a.n trh nd. and r eader., Kichel Legare. s.y. Michel abeNt the coyer 1llu.t raUon , "Th.1.1 drllwinc Ulu.trat.el Itretched It.r1nc . tr.... a co-xa preble. t or dule1ae.r pla,.er.: will the atring brHk or YOn ' t It! that 11 the que.Uon." You vill r1nd more ot Miehel ' . draW1ng1 .cettered throughout thl. 111ue •• veIl . Mlchelv111 be rllitll18 In f'ranc:e tor the next. elaM .anth. or 110 tra'tel..l.1n& and It~ t.he CIOIIlIlruetion of t.he hu.tdy gurdy. ep1net.t.e. aDd. (IIbrett.e (baGdpe). MItIl' to Miebel tor t.heM MIlt. 11t.u. dnvlnaa Yhleb . vU.l. be u'1a&: .:Ire of in 1 . . . . to a.e. Ma)'be 1t v1ll lAIp1re ot.her r-Hder. to and in _ dnvinsa. M1ebel can be COGt.aet.ecl at: 927 DuBoll, RobeneJ., Prorlnce Ql:Mlbee. Canada c8R l!l'7. I ' . nre he 'd e.peclall.,y l..1.II.e to be&r rn- _ of ~ other dulc.1aoer/tolll. 1ut~lIt enthud..... in ~bee Prorlnee. AI we hel"!!: at D. P. ' . can tell rn- OW' oon.tantl.1 growill(l U.t. of CI.na41a.n .ub.criberl , bot.h the -.unt.ain " ~r dule_n ar. nl')' alch ali" and rlourllh1n& In canada . In an upco.J.f'IfI; 1.IIue we vU.l. be pI.linc on lo.e rrell _~ tolk 1Oni' .u~t.t.ecI by N1ehel.

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It. bal been _ t.~ .!nee I wrote :rou and tile D. P •• • • bDlte-ftr, • rew t.b.1.IIr&a Ia~ been "bugg1.nfj;" _ on t.he " , _ " . I DOW M'IlI over twentJ duleiJlen 1.n IQ' collect ion, rro. all J8,r h o r the lhIlt.ed State. . Fev of the'l!: ~ I rate ".,.eat." II an -edJ.core .t belt; BUf. the J.pane •• and I'ore&n 1n.t~t.. t..'ft! -.ny featurn all •• p1r1nf; player could vell ,do without: I've enelo.ed I broctJure (ve did not find. i t enclo.ed: o.we - Ed.) on the Ko r ean unit for JOUr In!on.t1on aM our CClllpany ba. dropped the teardrop due to "green" wood. I ' ore leen .t.1onal ad., (not in D. P••• ), for the iaported !n.trumenU .01 novben 11 it. _ntloaed theM are aported. Plea.e don't. t.hink I'. apin.t. lap::tl't" but I think reader •• hollld eoapu-e trerore put'ch.,lns. II per t.he old 1a)'1n6, "you Ie\. vMt you i8Y for."


Richnd Hut. or toile rolk and Baroque Shop 1n San 1'n.nelloo told ... how to _ke • ca~ tor 'I'U.e an' 'PlOl or thTead (wood t..)'l'Ie) .nd saw in ha1t. U.e I 2 3/.... - 3" bul.1. tbe d-"e of .pool wins ....1. to fit•. Place • • bort piece of tubing 10 between the _be' of the .pool and your at.po 11 ~. Place IN!rt to !'nt., pre.. and t1&ht.ell t.he vin6 nut .

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JUIt. a IDinor point. or erlt1c1I. but )'Our review on page 12 or la.t 1IIue


ail - lead1ns . AI I nail. it the end bloelr.l, nut, Md41e and nec:kjhHdpleoe were soUd wood: The aoWld. eI-.ber or bod)' val laai.nat.e. s.;.ehow thh reed. a. a plJltOOd du1c~r resardlel. or tone, (~bJective) , or 100.. , (I've leen ~ beaut.iea:). Ma)' I M)' "thanx" ror the lilt two and a halt :yean i ..ue' and I look torvard. to -I\}' .ore year. a. a lubac:ribe.r.

Dear PhU &. Maddie, Ju.t a note to sa,. th&nlt you tor the t.naeodoul ~-.nt. ot point line:. your Spr1ns i ..UII. Both the .ue &. el.&rit, are a _It ~nt. that .hoW.d bdll8 quite a tew lo.t readen that I know ot baell. to D. P . " . 'l'be content 11 UWIlJ'l IUper . 1'., oont.l.nuall¥ _ e d at. aU you've ae_plllhecl , vit.h t.he help or • lot. or volunteer_, in such a .hort. tt.. . Keep up the aood vorll..

Dear Phll. The te.tival. WIll a &real. IUC«": The veather va. great. Around 600 people attended. Tbil year _ Mel lever&]. '--red du1ci1ller player. and _kerl in addition to the clulciRr -.llerl and pla)'erl rro. Ala _ _ • Tenne"ee . Georgia. Ml.. l .. lppi and Vest Virg1llia . MalIerl inclJIded Bill 0. .11 ot Cat.l.1nbura. TI; Do.raey vu.u.a.. or JeN'er_ Cit,., ft; J . B. Ieith of cUnton. IU.I.; Bell&' Je&n1e W&cle of MIId.boll. TIt; Jia lII.rhell or, ft; AotholQ" Ritter or 1Doxrll.le . TIl; flaul ~

or s..J.ea, W. VA; 8111 Lee or Btr.ingtBa, ALi Charlell Elli. of Helena , AL; Joe Parll. or Signal Hountal.n. TIl; Robert. Diebold ot 'fal..laclega , ALi Joel H. Bowen or la G.r:~, GA. R. M. Azutrona or 8it'a1ngt._, AL; 8il.lJ Bogerl or Plelliant GTO"f'e, AL; plu. aJU .:)re playerl tl'o. ~ plaee •• We art! gl.acl to have you all a ~ and with that )'Oil bad. been able to _te it to the relti_1. We wllh )'Oil be here tor our aeet1n&l. 110011. rorvarcl to .ore edition' ot "Dulc~r a.yer, Iletfa" ! Ha"e a Bood . _r! Pe&17 Donaldloa, Pre_ideal. Southern Appalachian Dula-r Alsoc. Rt . 15. &ox 1012 8it'ah'ChM, Alabaaa, 35224

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IV good fri",nd l at. t.he 'olk 1.11'e Center or tbe s.olt1el, in Colby, Te.nnellee, got t.osether vith so.: folls ( _ new friendl) h'o. the Culld o f "-e.riClln w.t.hier l fond. the p.lbUlhers or Du.l~r PlAyers Mev l , and OO-Iponsored whllt I boPe wa l t.he t1.r l t. o f -.n::t duc!.er c:onYerrt.1~ 'nIe bHut.1t'ul wooded Poll Lite Centu l.&nd in eolby wal site f o r a _ken:! (June 10 - 12) 1'ull of ... sic and oUler d eUgh tl. Playerl, builderl, fond. lovers of both tbe plucked .ount.ain dulc!.er and the ~ed. dulcboer ca.: rro. neU' and h.r ('lorida , !lev York, Mi ch1pn, Ohio, Colorado, etc.) to cele brate t he dulc.1.11f!r. i'erfonIIU Bonnie CIu-ol WOII t.he uoderst.and1n& Uught.1t" o r t.he a\lll.1enee ate s.turd.t.y e vening, .,it.h a s.GrII (COIIpoled by friends or hers) t hat poked gentle run at people " ho Itill IIIllrIfI&e to hold on to t.he view of the dulciMr a. _ rely an unCOllpl1caLed traditional inlt~nt capable or only Lhe su.plelt It,le or playing. HII4 any of the se peopl", be",n rith us thll .,,_k end , 1'111 l ure t.his -:Jt.h vov1.d have been exploded . Wor k.ahopc Frid..,. afternoon and all day saturday covered an e nt icing varietJ or topic.: ~red - TUning and Playing wi t.h Str1ne; BluJdI (Terry Hi.ll), Beginner' . Tu.nin& fond. Playing Method s (PIIUllp Mason), Int.enoediat.e 'f'Ilnins and Playing MeLbod. (PII1111p Ma.on) , a..-red OulcUoer Hi.tory " Lore (Ph1lllp Ma IOll ), Building Lhe "'-er Du1~ (Joe Vadnorth) , " Du.lcl.llf!r Sbop-'I'IIll. Se.. 1oD _ - - and ror NouDtaUa Ou.l~ _ Slngin8 with the DIllciller (Medd.le Mac""'11 Muoa "lUck He.l..l-.n), Rend_uanee Music ror the DIllct.e r (Vl c lt1 Runnion) , Ionian Chording" Modal Mu lie (Zi J.een Ralra) , Pinge r- Picil.1n& Style. o r Paying (Oaron 00uglI.. ). Tunine: " Cho rding ro r the SlngleMelody I. _St ring Dule1.- r (Jean Sc hillln.:>, Fiddle T\m@1 on Dulei.-er (Hanll Arbaugh), Contnapora r J Sty1."" of Playing (BoMb Carol), Southwe.t.ern VirSinia Playing Style (Rllptl Lee SllIith), Musical Theory and t he Duleillier (BaMie Carol) . Playing the Chro_t.ically frett.ed Dulc1.- r (Jlick fl&l1M.n) Playing .,ith StJla: Hoot to Get Out or the Rut (Maddie Ma cNeU Ma.OQ " P11lll1p Mason), Beginner ' . Dulc1.-r (Alberta Brewer), and • Mountain Sho p-~lk Se .. i on . 11Ier e we re al.o vor k.ahop' on: Instrlllllent F1nilbe. (Kia Walker), Fr e t P1ae~nt. ; CoIIIpar 1l10n bet,,"n Typel or Scale. (Keith Yoone &. Vocxt)' ~tt). Pro. aDd Co_ or Moveable" rued Bridgel (Andy and Sue KardOI), Dulc1.-r • (Keith Young, \lQnn1e Carol). Ew..ryone round. vorbhop IUited to personal need. and Intere.t. , and a. they waved fro. one vorkaho p to anothe r, people were f!1I&f!r Iy dbcu .. hov pract.ieal. and 1n.sp1rine: the l •• t one had been. pertoJ'WUIee. in the _phit' were for the beoerit. of an audlenee hushed. and . till ~ to hellr the WIUopll1'1ed _lic o f t.he qu1ete. t d ul e1..... by .. • uperb perfOMlf!r' with a t"all8e ot styles that. l urpr ised even long-ti.-e dulc_r loYe .... We hetlrd eve r rro. the cont.e.porary Ityle. ot COIIpose......uch al Riehilrd Farllla, to COIIplex Irish J!&., to Elhabethan dance su.1t.e., t.o Renal","ce lute IlIUdc, al nll a. the well known .nd loved traditional folk '0rll', in .0IIe not. - eo - traditional, orl.sinal Ityles , and IllUch IIOr e that could be ritted. into thtl bro.d 'pectrUIII, all on one or tva ". iapl..e, UlIC011p11eat.ed, Halt.ed" l . &- of the neat.est thingl at an,)' rest.ival U'e tbe UlIlcheduled .pontaneou, happen lng l , alId. thi. "ee kend held ttl fair .hare o f thetll. Pe vith othe r lnet rWlll!ntl weloc.e, and the Raal and MU ltard Strlng Band (who play tor t.he tolk dll1lce' at. the Jubl1ee Center 1.0 ~) Md.e IIIC*e Uvely dance IlIUdc tor o n seve ral occa.1ona. The lnv130rating cool _ t her in l pired caaptil'e', " hlch in turn inspired C&IIprlre- J _ "" .. l on. t hat la l ted 1006 into the _rnin«, ve ry nearl.)' through •'ul, !a.t Te.nne,,_, oyer- the - .aunt.ain. lun.r lie . Golpel _li e , and _ l l new-tr1endl- Jll.a71n6- togethe r grouP' brought the corffention to a ci.o.e Sunday aft.ernoon . It. lee-ed that evuy tarewell I heanI lneluded _ ver lion ot "I ' . so excit.ed/enthuled/in'Pired: I can ' t. wait to get ~ and practice:" I'd "J it. vould be r1&ht to deseribe thll fil'1t. Ould_r Convention in Colby .1 an UlIf!.qutvocable I\lcee .. ! Viekt RuMion Newport, 'reM.


Ed. Hote:


Our graciOUl bolt.1 tor the Dulc1mer Convention , Lee a nd Jean ScMWns .

lnfor. us t.hat indeed we will bold t his e vent. ~1n next Jear d.urine; the . . . June wee.kend (June 9 , 10, 11 , 1978). More on thll will be upoo.1l18 1n the next ff!'ll D. P. " . i .. uel. Hope to lee you all there tor this wonCIertul evenL or dulcJ..-..r l In the Saoky MoWltaina .

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"PIC'nJRIS , POO4S AIm DUtCDCER PIECES- by Roth. Th1. new book h jll.t what the Utle 'U8Be.tI am contain. the -.tde and tablature to 13 tUfte. aM 8Ong. , MlIY of vh1eb. "-ve been reconted by !terin on one or another ot hh tour )l'olkva)'. alb\al.l". (lerl..n Roth Sins' " n..,. Du.le!.er, PI. 2)67; ac-boo.b·OiYe Me Direction . PT8 3l.O5O; '!'he other Side ot the Mouatain. ns 310.5; and. tbe Mountain DuJ.clae.r ~ PS 3570) . lerl.n cont.inlle' to be a rar ree.elt1ne: 1n1"luenee in .preadinl and. their . .ie and. endeu'Ori t.o .how toll. t.hllt. _th1n8 a litt.le ditrerent. or pe ...o_~ cae be doae vit.h the in.t.n.ent. . He u.o like. to be in_ .t.nmentally e ree.t.he a • •hovn th.roue:1'I _II¥ ot 1'111 COllI c:o.poait.1on. t or dllle.t.e.r. The t.ab. in t.1'I1. book are for interw.diate o r advanced pla)'erl on 3. 11, " 5 .tring dule1.erl . Into on t.he book can be had dil'1! rro. !tertn (Marlboro Spriftg Rd., unionville , PJ\ ~9375) or .M. the D. P. " . Bookll.t in t.1'Iia luue. Kevin. book .bo contain. a COIIplet.e Dileography I.nd. 1Ofl& U.t.ill& of all hi. recont •• Thh 11 anot.her book ve haye heard about recent.IT booka a" Ollt. at. a rapid nt.e t.he.e daya) . The book 11 by Bud Pord of CriPJlle Creek Ilulet..rI in Manit.ou Sflr.i.ns-. Colo. (740 Mo.n1t.ou Ave. and iI .aid to be an eatl' to lmIIeratand inatrucUon -..DlUll and 8011& book ror aDJ"OIle rro. bq:l.nner to advanced at.udent.a. The D. P. " . alI'rent..~ tr)'ins to rind eNt.. how to atoell t.hia book but. )'QU cae set. .ore lnt'o by vrit.ln& t.o the Pord.. Ioddent.lJr . . .k tor their nice lltUe ~tal.ogue ot du1e1-.rI Vld 'lIppl1e • • NEW RECORDS

"STRAWBERRY FAIR" by Mldeline MleHeU Mllon . Thil a.lbwa iI Maddie ' . roW'th, bllt. fi... t. lI.iftg t.he dule!.e .... an liP front. 1n.t... ~nt. t.o aeeo.pany he .. g .. eat.. vo1ce. The a~bllll iI hein& prodllced b)' Troubadour Record. (Troubadour Mlldc, 1)46 Conneet.icult. Ave . , N.W., 'iIa.hI.ngt.on, D. C. 20(36). The a~b. . feature' Maddie and he .. dUlet.e r on .l1eh fine cut. a. "Strawberry Fair", .!be Plower Caro~", "The Furry DI)' Caro~". "DoI:\a. Wob1l Pac-", - The Seed. or Love·, ·Be.nJaain ~r". "Blov An.)' the Morllin& Dew" and other fine 1008' to 80 &.lone v1th MIddle. tine dulei_r playiIlg. five of t.he can be found in Maddiea ..ecent book "S1na1n6 vit.h the p.ibll.bed b)' Prell . See D. P. " . Book ... Record either Maddie. new book or reeord.

",,1fE HA)Io!F.RED DUlCIMER STRlJa:S AGAIN" by Bill Spence vUh Geo"ge Wu..on,

Tob)' Fink, We bave not heard t.hi. a~bWa )'et. bllt. expect. itl releue about the tiMe thi. i •• ue reache. you 80 it. i. probably .ate to order it at Iny tLme . It. 1a not. hard r.o re~nd thia a.lbu. vLthollt fir.t hearin& i t to any t.n ot the kilId of .... de. lUll and hi. fr1.endl _ke teat.uring t.he ~r dll~e!.er. Should be another STeat. one a. Yell a. a ..... t one. t or all .uieN' R. D. fan •. Can be orde red dmet. trc. front. Hall Record., RD~, Road, Voorhee.vU.l.e, M.Y. l2lB6. Or, aee D. P •• • 800k .. Reeord 1htingl. litld Tt:. McCree.b.


I ree1eved . , new cataJ.o«ue ~at.erdq rn. the Sboppe (lpn Me Spaclde.n) and. al.t. sa)' it. 11 the .c.t well clone (co.lor picture. too) dllle!.e .. cat.a.logue I ever eeen - beauUtul.. 5<¥ rn. The Ilule.i.aIer Shoppe, Drawer !. Highvay 9 110 •• Mountain View, kka.naa. 72")60. We don't uaual.l,)' set ~re1aJ. in DPK but tbia catalogue entit~ed. "Mountain Du~et.u. in the Oze.rk." reall.,y 11 nice .



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Mln7 tht.nks tor ttMi bt.ek nuIIbe.u ot DUI£INER PLAYERS DIS and nr1ou. a.rt.lel.e •• I val 1nterlllted to read RoIer \l1eho1l0n ' . arUde ' The DIIle1lller ,. S1tar - A Coaparllon ' , a. I bad Wepe.nd.entlJ' .ade .1a1l&r co.parllon. I lone: vhll.e 1.&0. I c:ontrlbuted -A Letter rn. ~- to tbe ~r 1960 1 ..ue ot Mount.a1n Lite .Worll. (Cowlc11 Or Southern Mountain., Inc.), in vhleh I COIIparecl d.llle_r DoIdc and Hi.nd.u e!a.dea1 _dc, aDI1 tbere 11 u...o I pa."ln8 retuenee 1.Q . , SIll) a.rt.lcle or Oetober 1962. All or wbl eh soel to .bow tt.t vtw..teYe.r 11 true 11 .oooer o r later appuent 1ndependeDtlJ' to loti of peopl.e 1.Q dUterent UN •• Aet~ IV interelt.. In both and Ind.1&n cla. . 1Q11 ... lc hi.,. ruD dde b)' lide .iDee tbe 1940-, when I _ Icro.. the recorcU.lII' of JaM Jlcob tile., on wt.. I b4ve wrltteD ..... riou. I rUcle l. In 1958 I lpent I Jear In Indll, U"'ina l.n 1.11. old teIIple OG tbe b&DU of tbe G&np. iD tooth.Ul.l of tt-. tU...lI,.I, &net t.d &11 opportwlit)' to act .. Heretary . to Sv.a1 1'aTvat11t&r. one of Indll'. leld1n& rel1&J.ou • . .deian.. In 1959 I bro\l6ht . , own dtu ","ell. to lngllnd, al.though I regret to lIy tblt I baft .till DOt bid tt.e eDOUCb to .tud)' 1t properlJ'. I t-.ft had thrM Jethro Allburge)'', one of whi ch I pve to I friend 1n the U. S . who had Dever heI.rd. of the tnltruMnt: In raet, I de.anstrlted tbe du1claer 01:1 1.11. "-r1C1n te1eY1l1on p-ogr_ to "-.r1can. who Yere IUllvar\!l ot the1.r own _Ileal. tradition: I correlponded with J.J. IIlle. O'lV' • n~ ot Jearl &Ild .pent a lot ot t.t..e t.rT1n& to ilIt.ere.t OOQeert ~t.e..t I ill 8rltd.D 1.D 1)ItKlaOrin«' t.c:Nr. At. t.blt. t.t..e. onl7 .... roek--.nd - roll and )'OUt.h _lie generalJ.J'. &Ild DObod)' wal v1ll..1n& to 'p;xI.8Or I.D unconventional. elderlJ' folk 'inae ... and pla)'e.r. 1 t.d DO het.teT bell: rit.h t.elerll1on ~le.. Howe..-er, I bid tbe _,.,. IP'Nt. ~ure and prl...-1l.edce ot _Ung Mr • • Mr •• IIUel on one of., rlllt.. to t.he U. S . VbeD I wu llrln,g iD EDsland I co-pared note. on t.he du1.d_r w1th Ronald Robert. ot Lake'. Coll.ep, (Iuthor of tine book Musica1 In .t.~nt.l Dr)wl Pre .. , Lelce.ter, 1968) . He aub.CtqUoe1l.t.l)' produced. &11 .beet. tor c:on.truetin« an Appala chian DIIle_r, whl eh h. . been vid.elJ' uud in Britllb .chool.. He .... kind e.nough to _Ile _ an ep1net-te bod),. [ also hlYe an e.pinette ent.1que ot ~ avn. . AI a re.lIlt. ot ~ ut.1cle in SJlI:i 1 a lluabe.r of peopl.e Md ~ own rouah IIOte' and plan. tor _lI.ina an AIIb\u"gey type. and .ent _ photograph. of their co.pleted l.nltn.ent.. . Since thole day., there hive heeD .aJQ' . . t.eur _&ers in Br1tain, but. tev playerll •• _"elow a. Roser "lcbollon. '!'be pluclr.ed dulct..e.r h rlrtUll.lJ UI1knoom in IrdaDil, a.l.t.bough eftr)Qlllt! 1" ba" .bovn 1t to e:ltpre ..... great interel"t.. La.t.:rear' rldt.in8 A.e.riee.n announced a Or!. t.he 4ulct.e.r. but. 414 .DOt up ror It. . I an hoplns t.hIlt I . ) ' be atole to iDtroduc. tba 1nIt.~nt to .eboolebUdre.n, •• Ronald. Robert. Iw.. done 1D Srl t.a1.n. I . . ,.,. _m enjo)' DULCDO:A PLAtERS IQ)fS, and wllb )'OU eftr), .ueeell.


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S'tZRLlXl J«J8IC COIPAI'f, 501 Bo . Hllrri_ Rd.,, Va., 22170, • • rec:entl,y de.1&ned and pl.a<*l Oft the -.rut. a nice lit.tle pred.1oa LIlIl1n& aid. ca.lled the Pl'l"CH BOX. Pl'fCH 8IJI( la .1a!pl.e, portable, 1nu:pendn, aec:w-at.e and la the anaver to a aeed .lon4I; U]lIreued by pl.ayu. of .all¥-atr1n&ed f oll. wtn.enta (aut.obarp, t.-.r, etc.) wbich _tant attention to .a1ota1.n crlap cl.ear tone.. It. portability and life .tter,. pwer .upp.Q" v1ll allow )"OU to tIlDe up aD)'Vbere at aQl' tJ..e. doel ava,. nth .:;o.t of thoae upenlhe ellt.ra. found 1n .:;ore upend.... lM.... the ~parbon of reference to your ear. A It.ple r.uo-beat 1nc1tcator 1a prorided, and can be u.ect nth MIIy electronic inltn.enta or nt.b a sterlln& Nudc Tuning Mic.ropbone o r atO' h1&h level .aurce 11 a Tlaua1 1nc1icat.1on o f tun1ne; accuracy 1a alao del ired al.Qr\I vitb a reterence tone . Ilenerat.e. elght rull oet.aTel and 11 cryltal controlled ' t.o provide the tonel needed to perait. )"0\1 to tune an:t equal t.empered. inltru.ent q.uicUy and ea.U,.. It nI been udllll one for tunine; up _ _ r duld.-.ra lately and tlnd it. an·1nval_bl.e aid which I would not be without fl"Qll _ on. Pl'f'CH BCIl 11 1Ddeecl I neat little tWling aid for accurate, tt.e; tun.JJle:. Write to Sterl.1ng IWltc t o r so. ot tlleir literature.


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to Ralpb • State, %£rry. Jllldi. Beek)- • Betb Pratt, Robbie. Sarab au".ell and tbe otbu. vho dr1n.eCI lnto tbe Ellue Wee Duld_r Sbop to help u. fold ,

cou.te, .tAptl, Idtlrell, and ltup tbe 77 1I.u.e.

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.... PbU. A. a totalJ de-.oted pla:rer. I -.a.t ra.1.e a t.ople "hlc:h I r.. l JOU aodI JOU.t' reader. CUI help .boll.h . I ' ~ found tbat -.n.J 110ft dul~r ~ _dclazta dOft ' t t.ak.e dlllet.e.r' Mrtoulq . A eoupl.e ~ da,. aac> [ t.old an old tr1end that I w. de'fOtl..n& _ t of .., eae.rv t.o plaT1nc: and t.e.rn1n& to bIllld dlll.clau.. Hit '--d1.ate r..ct.ioa .... ODe of 'W'p'1ae. "cra.a JOU rMJ..l.,J _ke _dc with one of thole: tb1..ngl'" I ' Y1l found tba~ _IQ'• • bare tbll st\lt\.:le. In ~ .ltu.t1oru. st" girl .... tl)N. talk about .ode. alld .bovln6 • Uttle playlna. the,. let tbe feel.lIIa that ttlll th1qa 11 an lMtnDll!Dt. Sc:.e of thell ha.,. e"eD bousht duldlMlr. and have oc.e t.o _ tor lulOM. It .eeu that the gentle .ound o t tbe dulet.e r .ht•• -.n)' people _noy fr-oplayina it. In _ world t'UU of noise ' 0 . dulcet IllUtie 11 _ Mcellity. AlIo, tbe .. hole concept ot .od_l _de 11 .tran&e to -.n)' lll,ltidan•• and thoey don't find it ntr . .tU. eQOU&h to _1J.e • • le. t played pianO ""art before I hHrd of the and I .... l'II!'ler .ble to PPl"ell lQ'.elt a. tu.ll1 till I .tarted ell:piorinc .ode.. Folk -.a.le. ute anyt.hine: elle. Ifill ba.,e il. cl.1q\te., but to _Ir.e an outca.t of Ol'll! o f the _ I . bMutit'ul. traditional in.tnment. or tbe la.t two hundred yean 11 • c:r~ . I know.ll thie 1OWJd. a llttle bea'IY. but llYin6 in Me.. York City I of"Lan ha'le to lQ)Jr. tar and vicle for other pl.II,yera of t.r.dittc..l _tie. ane rM_ people who t."' newer betord a duld_r l.oIe re.peet. ror U - 11 tJIeCOIlI!.ant of it ' . t1.pl1e1ty. nu. 11 ot"t.en oyerplayed. Dulcau p.layins 11 . . eo.pll~t..ed •• the pLa,.er wi.he. it to be. I ' ft ~ a coaple of t.rlck. ,,!at I thinlr. vould int.eret!. _IQ' pl.a)'er. "heD theJ' pla)' ..itb o ther 1ll.trw.ent. that .\.:IdeD.l,y produc:e a eborcl JOU can't pit OD. dulc"-r. The theory o f . .lic: teu. u_ that an)' IJ"OIlp of tWl;) or .o~ notAl. 11 a C:horcl. Chance. are you c:an pt. at lellt one note rroll the chord the othe r rofu ue PlaJ'1n& • .a pla)' it. MI..nJ' ti.e. 1n Mh o4'tJlan ani Ionian tun1ftl. )'00.1 can Ju.t let the .t.r1ll&t droDt for a couple or . .a.ure.; t.h.1. v Ul add • nlc:a effect. t.o t.he _tic vbe.ther you 're totally in key or not. I lOt t.hl. idea fro. 11.t.enlnc w h1lh piper.. Learn1nc _tic theory can open De" door. t.o t.he when plaJiAa v1tb o1.ber In.tnlllentl. I vou.l.d'nt worry _bo\It t.hb cautiD8 "he duleiRr to lead it.eU aVllJ' rro. roll allie, )'Ou are J u.t. J'OUnelf .ore polllbWt.1e•. U aq dulciaer pla;ren would like to ell:change ideo... or happeD to " 1.0 the a.rH and feel lUe playinc. lId like t.o he&r rn:- t.~. I s.teo tel.c:h tr.dlt.ional and • ooat._JIONr)' .t,.lea it anyone 11 i.nt.ere_ted. I tbink tbit ..... tne h great. I wi.h )'00.1 _c:h ."c:ee.. and happ1ne1l vUb it. Tt.nir. )'00.1, Douc Berch l685 Elllt ,.trt.h St . BrooUyn, If. Y. l.l23O





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PICtures, Poems and

Clul1c:al L1JI8 MlIIP in "be t'in&er-plcklJle:; .~nL.

""le, -loos

To orde:r: pleue . .ad c:hedI. or ....,. order to:

wit.b t.ablaLW'c &lid p1uo

J:eri.a Rotb Product.lon.

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a. spe.c.inl coluMn fOr be9inning pla.yers 05 the tl'lou'ltrun dulcime,·



by Madeline)t . .M.a.son

Man.:t bepMins; pl.ate.ra ha", d1tti, '1..U)' dee.ldJJl& exae1.17 bow \.0 .tn. • tlllle. 8~ cml7 i.Q ODe direction .cwIIl, borillt; atte r all11lle. UntU JOUr ear. up..' r ieQQ8 NId pn.cUce ~ tc 1OIU" we ' ll tZ"J'


stYe :rou .c.a

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P1.nt ot all, tha pick Wit t ••l cc:.tortab1e to)"O\l. If tbe pick 11 too ahort. Of' heaYJ'. it 11 otten dU'f1cuJ.t to .lrua witb h~ or .aveant . CUt. pick rro. • plaatlc bot.t.le or ....reb aale or toll .tore. uatU )IOU rind the r1&ht one. I Ide a ~ Il7lon clulet.e.r pick obtained t'roa Here, IDe. &lid. tobat. _ru well tor _.

Pre.ctloe at~ aero •• the atr!n&' • fev U... . Ooo't e~ )'OUr &I'W and wrial rot' • "dainty" .trua. Be tree with .:)_nl _ ,,":h '1 an arU,t bru_he, .trlach ot color aero.. I eatJ..... in bold Itrokel.


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I,! J J l J J 1J J OJ 113 IJ;J J 1 nnt we _!.at eua1ne the rb,ytt.. It tblot up..t. )'0\1, 1'. aor...,.. But. little; w1l.l. bal.p later on . Tbe t~ l1gn&tlU'e 11 ..p.. The: top IUIbu - . . there are " beat, 1a Modi _UN . (A "'1\1.1'1 11 tbe apace betW~D two wUtlcal 1.1ne •• )

11le botu. Dlilber (It) ind1cat.e. tbat • quarter DOW ( ) } reed". ODe beAt. . A note doe.II't a1'IIaT. rltelti.. one t.e.t - althouah it u.u&ll,y doea.- M tbe t.i.e a1&n&tllre ia 1IIp:Irtant tor the intllr.&tien 1t gbe. . Other ti.e 11&n&tu.rea: 6/8 (an e1ghtta not. receivel ODe but) "/2 (a nal.t note receiYel one but) , etc.

'ol.l.owUg are n .. -tue. of otMr !IO\.e. i.t the q,uarter note ptl one beat.

IIbole IIolr _ ... '" Bi&bth !lot..



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. . . . tl 1/2 Beat

1/4 ...,

There lhoul4 be " beaU ill HdI "lure. Count t~ out . (Becauae of tbe e!&btb notel worth 1/2 beat.. OOWIt 1 and 2 and 3 and " and to .au ~ tor t.bea. Look at the tllrlol ap.1n.

IIow to It~ tM. tWie .

Firat, I.wIt _lIt1on that IQ' . d e Itr.. ia toward It)'OW' bal1e ItI'1a 11 a'IIaT rrc. lOU ( .,. ) . I1l1plJ reverie aU of tbe tortbooa.lDi arrowl. Oa the beat (1. 2, 3 . "J .trua toward J'O\I ( ", ). ott tbe (&1:17 o f tbe -aad..I-) JOU -7 Itn. aVll¥. It tbere ' . a note umler tbe ( ... the lUt 00\4 1D tbe tin1. DO o1.berrin J'OII ha.,. • choice . Hu. 11 the tune above with __ Itna .ut1ng.. 'lb1ak ot -1!uIIp D1M7.. JOU play. It rMlly hdp. !


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When do you UI. t.hoae optI onal .t.rwu on the "and. " whe r e e r e no noLes' Hot. all the t1ae. eert.&inly. tr you playJ.t.l.:t~t aU t.he t,1ae i t 8~U bor1ne; -.nd the r hyt, t. 'ee-I too get. Iloppy . Try t.o k~p t.he rhytt. c rhp .

Ibv to a Lune vUh â&#x20AC;˘ NI.IIe - "Are ,(OU Sleeping' ''. whi c h freh t.o play , vhi ch va)' to St.MUII.

All of t.he IIIIlrk1nga Ar e Lhere.

All of the following ..elodlel, by the vay, use the t.ypical lon1an tun11'l6 (Do Sol Sol). tr :rou are un. ure hov to t.une uP. Lune your ban string (rart-heres to _va,. rro. you) to a c:cato pitch (s tring not. loci l,a)se or too t,1ghL). Put.)'OW' tinter at. t he 11th fret. bu. string, pluck t. he aL r1ne:; and t.une your . t.ring' to t.hat. piLch.

The fief. nu.bert are ," it.t.en in for you . YOUR SAME iVli'IJI:: WILL BE P[ta: FOR AU. OF THE M!LOOIES even thoush you'll notice that t.hey a r e .,rit.l.f!fl, in 5evt"rill keys . I wrot.e t.hrII t. hh way because : 1. A, near as I ean dcterwine they at. \l IIUOll,y played in the .. keys by othe r In l tru.eo u and 2 . The noW'1 ac:t.ual.l,y fit. bC' on t.he . t.&1'r vrlt.L4!1I In 'ftU'lous kep rat.her t.han all. in t.he key of C.

Whole Note

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The ....t- t-\IM 1a t-he beaut-lt\1.l "A..h Qroye- rrc. Valea. All ve'" 41aeuaaeot prerl,oualy worn here. ~t.lee t.he t.i.e a1&nat.ure , hcNe¥er. 10 probl_. There vUl,y be 3 beat-a t.o . . . . .ur. In.t.eed or' ~ •





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ot whicb fret.

you're p~ and bow 1O'I're u., pick, vhJ' you aao be • _t.~t.1cal seniu.f A clot r_1 ... 5~ ot the Y&l.\Wl of the not.e 1t. tollOlt. ud WI 1a a44ed

onto the note. ~ltn .1owl¥, dotl Util't too bad . Tol.lowizIc are ~ not.e. plUJI cloU and tbe.1r Y&l.ue.. ('l'b1l •• au.el t....t • quarter no14 1a re<:.1v1nc one bee.t) .

A halt DOte

( J ) recdv. .

2 beet. • •

A dottecl Ml.t DOte ( d.) reee1"1 3

tlMt. (2 beat.. plua 1 beat)

A whole DOte ( 0 ) recd..... beAt... beat.. (a. beat. plu. 2 beata)

A clotted. whole not. ( ".) recehe.


Tbo.. aren ' t. too ba.d., but. look at the r'01l.ov1n&:


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A quarter note ( )

r eceives 1 beat.

A dotted quarter note ( ) .) r eceives

1 1/2 beats (1 beat plus 1/2 beat) An e1&htb DOte ( .1' ) receives 1/2 beat.. 3/~ beat. (1/2 beat. plus beat)

A dot.ted e13bth note ( )'. ) receives


tTy st~ ~ clott.e<1 rhyttaa. Stn . all or these witb your lett hand ( at the 3n1 t'ret - o r Bn¥ t'ret of your CbQollill41:.

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A. you can see , we're still alway• • trumming on the beat orf the beat (the "a.nd. " )

(I, 2, 3. 4) and sometimes

This nelct. tune - "Margaret ' s Walt r." - uses dotted. rhytt... This title dgna tur e 11 also 3/\. The quarter note still r eceives 1 beat but there are 3 beats ~ • .easure instead. 01 4.

Here ' s a hint to help wit.h tricky rhyttas - espec1all,y clott.ed rh¥tt.s . r..ced vUh this -..ure in a tune you ' d like to leaTn.



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Double t.he value 01 everything in the measure .uing t.vo lleasure' instead 01 one.

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n ... bad(' aLt'UU are Ibpl)' Lr.~ - Nile. :r.provlle vit t. IL~lne, but. be lure lot. Itronc rl ....,t. . 11 IItil~ If. t.UM .soundl vhh)t-valh¥ to you, ('heck tbe Itn.- . Are )'OU Flne unl)' 1n one d1.reetlon' eonltanUy co1nc Mek &nil fort.h1 8)' t.he V!l1, all or Lho: not.e rearl1ne; 11 filk'. Ilrt. If )'OU -1nl7 play by ear , t.hat.'1 fll'l(' too. f.J l t.fon ror lon& or .;!I.ort. not.el and alter )'Our accorcUngl)'. Re_.tI<r


"&"p DIJJ)'''.

The laAt. t.UJ'I('t for t.h.1I artlde 11 "OlJ MQll3 Hare" • • reel c:allH in :iC'otlan..1. Try to vork up ,..., IprN vith thh one . It ' l In ... ~ dot.t.ed notel.



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!lefor. t I..-vc )'OU vitI'; "014 Moll¥ Hare". I'd like to r,uge,," that )IOU t.ry "Barrel or ~r" in thh I ult or DPW. Alll couch stna .rUncl ~4't ,Iven. you I~d taW' no Pf'Obl_ playins It. U)"OU h. . • ide. . to 1U6P1t. for t.hh resular col~ . pl.eaR let. _ know. In .otItb.i t.o co.c '11 prC:Jt'nt 1d.ce.1 for I1nc1n8 vblle )'OU play , chordl t.o t.ry, wing oUM'r IL r ingll ror ~h<' _lod.1, and -ore. "Apt'Y STRlMUNC! Maddie




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J'SookS' &: l\tcorbS' PUASI ADD rosTAGIl 1'0 'fOU!I BOOk ORDERS (35t fot" one book -

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The toLlovins ~. repreaen~ a lJlt.1ng ot Just about OYer, book vblch h currentl,y a_llable. The recoNt Ihtq_ teature thole r ecord. available to UI vtllc:h belt. rerlect. and teat.ure .".Uy .,dc. We cont,lnu.a1..4' add to our record lilUnga so pleaat! .. k UI about. any record you alaht. be t.rying to locale . If ve don ' t. have it. lie ai&ht. be able to tell )'011 where to set. it . theM: .ter1all ..... .ade avallaba to OW' readers 1n • eont.1nul~ errort. to ~

of service and Icl .1 • reaource lor pllyerl. Proceed. Al. . IMIlp to lupporL the errorU or the Playen NeVI. ALL MATERIAIB LlS1'!D Off TfO!SI PAGES MAT HI ORDERID



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"80000 VITII THB APPALACKlAH DULCDCBR" by Madel.1ne MIIeleU MUGn .... second t;ener-

at.ion book rn:. ec-mleat,1on Prease_ ""-rlcan MIJ.,lc Serles". Cont.alna I r1ne varlet)' of aol'lflil ~ the BrlUlh r.le. am "-erlC*n t.raditionl arranaed in bot.h • chord1n& tablature fo,.. and relUlU .,de nout1on. Ext.efldve notel on 11ne;1na and phying the I0Il«1 are lnc:lwled. al are tor _ny ot the IOngl. Very tinO!' book !! $~ eac:h .

by Mark &. Carol Blair. Anot.her book Ill'I apt. delcript,ion ot t.hb book vhic:h c:ontainl -.ny tine l1Y-11 in both chord1n& tablat.ure and regular _sical notat.ion tora in an ealy t.o retld and tollow to~t.. NoLel on playlr1fl: t.he ~. and ot.her l'Ielpt'u1 intorwtt.1on i.a 1ncluded. $~ eae:h. 1a

"THE DULC~R BOOK" by Jean R1Le:hIe. The e:la'IIe: book on Lhe .ount.ain dule:~r by ot u. • .alt. taport.anL pleyerl. Containll aLIlJ' tine t.une • • $~ each .


by IN.n RU.e:hle. Should be J*rL Many reterencel. playing


ot every le riou. dule:1.-:r pla~rI hIILorical noLe., t.unes, and

dule:1aer buIlding intorat.1on . ~ eae:h . by Dr. Rle:bar<1 WllUe. Creat. book tor MlpirIfl: t.he ~IInn1ng get. Into t.M .are advanced and interelt.I"I ot chord;'~~~:~~i~~ co.bln.Uonl. Clear det.alled, innrue:t.1on1 . Ne:h .

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-TlIB RICHARD I"ARrliA DULCIMER BOOK" by JlJeaI & Sa.l.lJ Kdl-.n. WOrdl and pl.ay1nc tablat.ure tor tor 24 tn.t.ru8I!nt.al1 and tMIJ.ladl by RIc:hard and K1a1 rar1Aa. eo.plet.e vit.h a dilcullton ot t.he .adel Uled 1n t.he book and evea _ autolw.rp arra"le_ntl. CrNt. work Ind tine wde:! ~ eae:h. by Jqnn M("S~en &. Doro~hy hene:h. Cont.atnl wc:h helpful play1nl Worat.lon and inlt.rue:t.ion plu. 24 &l'Mt. tradit.Ional t.unel and bal.l..adl tor dulclaer in bot.h tablature and -.alieal notat.lon. ~ eae:h. -1QIJR Aft[) 'NE/fl'Y-

'l'',!''""by Mc:Spaclden .. French. ContaInl 30 traditional and. tablat.ure and aude not.llt.1on . 'tII.nina' and c:hord c:lw.rt.1 ~ each.

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($3 .50) by Jk)ger oontai.n tune. balleCl


alb~ dooI! 1D bi. great r1..nserpic:k1nra: .tyle. Sona- aDd. orJ.&1n&l. to tra41t1ooal &lid BlJ.ubetb1an. Very vorttwhile boob!!

9odger. r ecord

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"MOOlrrADI [J(J1ClX!R PLAYDIl T!CHJ!lClJIS: A S'lUDEJrr WORDOOIt" by Eileen Rd.l1II . A bow &Dd vtIy workboolr. Which t...Ir.e. taa1.liar tWM! ' to teach the bade. &lid .bow bow to &clapt the dulc1ae r to 0IIr .c:xlern ror. or -.Idc . rro. the badc. it .,ve. alon& to bow and v I\)' chord. are ror-ed , variQu • .:)de. are tWled, II.Dd bow to 1.dentity .. lIOCle in .ode.rn Balc. Much .ore h al.o ccmer ed in thi. tine vorkbook . $~ each .

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by A1bert OIuue. N1 ce book to get .t&rted wit.b. It ea.), in. truction. on .t~, chord ~1n8. p1ck1.n6 1"or tb. The KlIl& collection in .aple tablature h vorth the price alone . $~.


~~~~:.bY Mary catherine McSpadden. Tery 8Or\8' with . 1..n.tructlon. tor ~ eacb.


b)' lfovie Klt cheU . '!'his book on buildinfl: J'O'lI' own in. tru.ent t.o "',.,..... ,~ pl.ay1ng .t)"le ot fbwie ' . v hich he lpe to extend the dulc1Mr . $~ each. Wit. h a cco.pal'Q"inB r ecord ~.

" SDI4ONS PANny SCJIGBOOr' by ~ &. Jean S1aIo1\I. Contain. 33 nne t ollr. Il0l\8' II.Dd tunel nth tablature -.Del naull r .deal notation .y.te... PIJI! BOOk!: ~ each. "Ill SZAReH OF THE IfIll) [J(J1ClM£R" by Bob Fo r ce &. A1bert d' Ollcbl. WeU Ulu.trated book cove ring _eh intere.tinB inro~t1on 011 the .ore oontellporary .tyle • . .u.o covert lII.u::h ground about lIOCle. ancl .a4al plI.;r1lIa. Loaded. nth tl~. $~ each. ~"!,,,,

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PJle. A great handboolr. all plI.y1ns good pointer. to get. J'OI1 .tarted. . Miabt1'

helptul. tlpa -.Del tu.oe. are intertper.ed. throughout..



b)' A.W . Jettre1'" A tine 11ttle boolr. · chord. , counter- _l.od¥ plI.ftng. tun!n&' . and buw;my plI.)'ins . . . vell .. into on noting and. . t~. $3 . 00 each. "MXIDs OF TH! DULClMElI" b)' Virgil&, lforsan Illghe.. 55 101:18' aod. tune. , tWliDI' , .any playing . tyle. &. .thod. de,cribed. , plu• •ectlon on apedal attectl. Ma.rQt excellent photo. ot Mountain t olb and. ,cenea , and. ~ tine dlllclar tUDe' are included in tbi. very nice booIl . ~ eaCh .

'"'A .1AJICIPUL HI8'rORT OJ' THE DULCIMER" by V. I:. Hughe •• A collection tbe clulcilller. Indeed. tatac1.tul in ~ ea.e.. IIltereatin8!: On.l.)'

ot r olJr: tale. about $1.00 each.

"TlII APPALACHIAI' OOLClMKR BOOK" by Michael MurJlb¥. Contain. -.n)" intere. tins photo. o r old dulc1aeI'l, etc. p.abll.bed ror the r1r1t U_. Good pla:rine; 1..nro & inltruction t or beginner to .ore ad.allced . Loh ot .aurce and relOW'08 .ter1a.l. ~ each. -";l~~,::,JObD .,. Puton. An expanded. and tapro't'ed It



ot the Southern Mountain.". Ulu.trated

and play the dlll.ciller . Se-. lIell knOIIl1 tolk tune. in ...r iou. • .ode. and t.echn1que. . $.!..:jQ ea cb.

b1' Margaret Wintel'l. Hiltery, care. and. pla)'i.Jla: lt1'le. 10,,&1 with acco-panillent . $2 . 00 each.

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·OOIlS'rRUCTDfl nil )lJlJftAm DUlCIMER- b7 De&Q n.b&ll. 1'hU bantbound book ooat.a1u the 1nto~tlOD tM aTer1l.88 voo4vor' w1ll need to create ud t1n1ab a ~ta1n in ILIl1 ot aenral. I.pel a.a4 l1t.u. hi.. IOQCl U,. on ~ ao. of :JOUI' own tooI. tor the lOb. II YerT fp30d book 011 .,.,IMlne. ~



"'1'0 BIJlID II rou::DID" by Jau.l. Pyle . A be.t -1J.1nc llttl.e booklet wh1eh 11 • - U 1n abe but. ~ with intere.t.1.ns bui..1.d.1.n8 1nto "~. $4.00 eacb.

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conri.ruct1oa be on4ulct.r eTer)' builder. book

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·COISTRUCTIOif ar II IDJIrrAIII WLCIKER" b,. W1l.l.U.a M. Sctaltt . 10 page pl..aIuI .heat with detailed iDitruct10u &I)d c1n.v1naI to help )'OU eal1..l.7 bulld. :JOUI' own du.l.daer • .u..o lneJ.wi,1 helpfUl. .eet.ion on tra.nlp;.a1r!& -.adc rro the rn;. r1!!plar

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"101 '1'0 WIlD A .twf(ERIll' DULClXER" by 8Ull.1p Malon. !bil 26 Ne booklet &'I:ftl det.a1led pl&.o. &lid wtruction' which w1ll allow )'OU. to ...tlT _atruet I b4b q~llt1. ruge1l ~ duld... r w1t.b • •ln1 _ _ of r.nCJ' toola, etc . Include. aoureel tor wod, .trillA, hardotar., etc .• etc. 0n.l7 book avaUable which tallea )'OU ltep-byatep through tile co.plete conltruction proce. . ot • ~ . • ~ each. '7""~

by Ph1ll1p "'lion. Coven web into.--Uon intern.l type 1rutn.ent. bl.1 over 20 tWlflI ~~;.;~~:., MI,. tOni II ... 11 .1 in regular notation. K1Itory. and cU'ooc.rapby ot the ~r dulc1ller are el.Io tetlture. ot thh book. pase') $~ ... ch.



·THI IIA/4oIE:RID ClJ1ClMZR: IDI TO MAKE • PlAT rr· by Rovie MitcheU. liDt a li0ii-1'0-00It .anual 1n the .trlct .en•• . Relete. aDJ' ot Hov1e. upe.rlence. and eltpert.ent. in buUdins .everl! dOl.en Include. Ic.e helpful lntOr.t1011 to help )"OU set .t.a.ted plaJ1n&. and Ic.e helpf'ul _t.er1al tor tho'e who are pl.al1l'l1n& to bu1l4 their ow ... • . $.l!l2 each. Acoc:.~ reeord./book .et ~ .

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST ~~~: br Pete Seeser.


Fine oollectioo ot 100&' atld. bIlllad. $~ each.

. tolk -.allc perlOn. .

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COUIKRlAlmS" bJ' Jean Ritchie. Another book b), evel')'tw:lletl but not directed e.pec1llll1' toward. the dlll.cber. "datu the tint-baud acoount ot ot a tradlt10alll '1n&1n8: t'atl1l:f and the 1OI!4t' they dnc . Q\rer 40 aoop inc:.lwled. Mcb.

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by Jean Ritchie. Itot a dulciar book per word.., _lody l..1ne, chord. , atld. bbtorical.

'1n&ina ~r.;;-;~.

Ritchie J'aa1l¥.



b), Albert Gaah. 8)' the .... author . . "Be.t DIllct.l!r areat inltMlMDt to pley al.or!i; vlth dulciller ••~ each.

by (leQrp HH.~-!lellon • Barbara ~hlu. Thi. 11 the and 11 loaded with great tune. and -.ach tiDe iDltructioa _t.u1al tor beg1nn1n& or .ore ad.-,anced player" rnu: BOOK!: ~ each.

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~~~~'t,~~' b)' &ric MIlller Ao


{Qaded with .,od

Barbara Koehler.

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4.!!.:.21 each.

"ct.AWHAMCER MIUO· by Mile. Xr"-en. Yet. another ex<!ell.nt. book on old-U_ banJo iOided Wit.h sood t. ... ne • •nd in.t.rue:t.lon. eo... r • • tllf't on tretle.. banJo



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b,. cUne. An ezce.l..lent aM ~ _.It.y iJ\.t~nu or


t.une. llu::lvded. $1:.21 _eb. b)' John ' (1nal·1 Ih) .~ .cb.

~~~~~~~~~t,"":; work tor ~ Alexander

th.h In.t.Nllent. . $1.:..25. Bhe.l.J. DCELLEHT-=-TJ.:2l Nch.

Book I - C-80JW'&nO or C-Tenor *~ BooIr. II_ '-Alto, r-sopruo.'-B...-......


-AITII)LOGT ~ ANDIeAI' POLl: MJSIC· MoM,, Jo.h Oun_ • Ethel. RIlla


a:l~!(!l!El~!:' A _eebook or lut.bien


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•• -n:t or their .uppU.,.. _kere, .. ,.1n_,. et.c . $5;.00 e-ch.



"'tACIUBADIlIR- Doroe.b7 "'1')' un1.qut rtT ....

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l:I:oellen." MV DELIGHmJL



OInK IWtCIlUlD DUl.ClMD" Bill Spence nt.h 'en:tl1c"

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popuar _dew

.~ lada.

AU-Star Str1n& Band. Man.7 rolb we til. -.tI:1 jp'Mt.

to call thh t.be1.r hyorite ~r du.l~r dttu. or IIll t.t.. t.lln... aAd eo-e a1&bt.)' t1ne ~. ~ each.


-SAtuRDo\l l IGHT nr TIll!: PROVIM;ZS- 8111 Spence wit.h ?'eMi,'s A~-Bt&r Bt.rin8 8ancl. 'l'bh second Spence al.b,. h equ.ll1 .a FOd .. the tirat . A MUST:: ~ each.


Itluett.a, Pet.. V1.eDur, Paul. Reialer, Paul. leaton. A or 1"ow' (plaa otbe.r inatn-nt.a) 1.n the ha.Jlda ot tiDe pl..aJtoera oo.b1ne to prodllce a unique aouDd. tt-t. vUl. ha". )I'OQ taPlliAl; )'OW' toea rl.cbt. ave.)'. ~ each.


IilllJ.coa Da1&l1.ah • Ore)' A aupertt ..a.. or '--.r 10 eTe.r)'OnII'a col.Uct1oa. lDta or Irhh t-.a &lid abaol.uteq the .oat co,"-r I' .. ever aMD CD &Q;f record a.l.bwI. ~ eac:h.

"a«lftI ~TH REJf!'- Dou& leUr, JO)'c:. De-...1a, Rick. lDrra1ne Lee • Bob NeQIlUl.en. Mot.her new &fill-. tu.turll\& ~r dulc:aer II)' Dou.: &Cur, a p:lpular Boaton, Ma.. . atreet. ~a1c1an. Duets, aoJ,oa, anct .n __!e work Ill' tiDe ~ each . -GRJZlI ROCKY ROo\D- Ou:)' car.WUI • rrlenc1a. ~ ra.1.1.1&r with Ou.:Ja ~ dul.c.iMr ~ vUl. vant to bne thia OM. Man7 the ,unea • aoaca . GREAT :: ~ each.

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Round "l'r1e,ndl. A very pclp,llar record by . . . ry in'l'Olved vith the dllleaer. ~ each. "OOUlCllJS STOCKADE BUllS" J~ Round &. The W1lliau h.a111. JaJ'. lec:ond. dbua te.turel .any rine t.unel alone vith l..e eJloellent -.alidu. and J.,, ' I ulual tine plAy1nc. ~ eaeh. Jay vUl 1000 b . .~ a tbird albUII out. - VTlt.e UI .bout. ita ..... U1bllit.Y· ". ~ 01' roLl: IoIJSIC" Mitde Collinl. 'lhll rine albu. teaturel both u - r and .:Nntain dulelier 011. .oat cutl. It. 00-;1 with a rine booklet. with -.alie and "Ordl to all the IOngl and tunel pl"l -ueh ot.her t.nt'o,...t!.on. GREAT AU!OI:: ~ eaeb.

"Wnm THAT SHADS THE BML&Y" John MeCutebeon. A rine albua b" a gre.t r...-r duldMr player that bel.cncl in .,.eryone\: cou.etion. ~ Nch. PfZlSE ADO

sot poltage and. _cUna COlt. ror one record - 75t tor tvo or IIOre.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I t I I I I I I I I I I I I tt t t t


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-OOU:DIER, OlD 'f'lMB All) TP.ADITIOML JlJSIC· Ralph Lee Saltb "Mary wuhe Hal..lowell. bcellent record which ine1udel an 1nt'o,...tive booklet about the tunel .nd hoot t.o ph)' tbn , plUi loti ot other sood 1nfo,...Uoo. WORk:: ~ each. "DULCDIER . MORE DID tIMI AJCD 'l'RAlllTIOl&AL IfJSIC" Ralph LH Salth. A tollov-up to t.tIe above record which abo conuin. a very !lice little booklet. wit.h t.he albWl. Thele t.wo albuu are ...t wo,.t.hvhUe to,. pla"erl 0" ,1ult plain lineGeri. ~ Neh.

Jean SdI1l11ng. A tine alb. . reat.uring t.raditional Sout.bern played. on duleaer in JellD'l unique&. lOYel1 I t"le $~ "PORC1I£S 01'" THI POOR" Jean" Lee Sch1l.l.lng. Izeellint allt\a bl t.hele rolla vbo 11ve in Great s.oUel. "eatll.n' ...". ot Jean'. own C:OIIpoa1tionl. $~ eaeh.


"Tfm RUSSt:LL 'AND.'" Roac:oe, Roy&. Bonn.1e. Old t1ae -.alie t"t.urin8 played in the Galax Ity1e . r.o..ded with sood old. t1ddl.e tunel and toe t.apperl. ~ "ch.

"APPALACHIAIl ECKlES" Georp &. Nul' Wllliaaaon. Old-ti_ -ude vith .:>Untain dlllelMr reaturin8 '0101 and duetl. !fIe. tune lelection. ~ each. "S'roftE OOUNTY DULCIMER" 'tbe SiDmnl F. .Uy. Cont.ain. 18 014 - 1.1ae tunel and ballad. ph.1 notel on tWlIl\&I, el.c . Pine _Iidan. tro. the er.ark • • $ti.50 eaeh.

"WAIQlE:AIXi 1"H!IOUCH THE RACJC!lCSACX"The S~. haUl. Mo,.. ~htl fine "Ork by tM • ... t. Dllieal raa1l.y. Lot. or neat. tun. . 00 thil 0rM!! . ~ "eh. -""'lE NlTCHKLL" Molt people are taaU1ar with the exeel.le.nt playina: ot t.hi. -.n who bal done 10 _eh to tIlrther the caule ot dlllc1.erl. GREAT:: ~ each. -THE OU) $ORCS" Mar.....\. MacArthur. I'1ne alb,. tHoturine great. dille.,. and harp plalin& bl thll voodertul lad¥. MaD)' tine tunel and IOnsl. ~ "Olf THE MOUlI'TADS HIGH" Margaret MacArthur & Fa.tly, ot Mar.lbl)ro VeI"1llOnt. A " Q reeord teatW"Li& aa. ot Margaret'. tbe dllldlll!r play1na on ~ eutl. ~.


"LIVlXi Ilf THI TRDS" fliek &. Lorraine Lee. Lorr&1ne play. duleaer on ... t. eut. and 10und thel. telk. produce -.all. be heard to be bellend. GREAT :: ~ eaeb


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~1OTE3 Off DULCJ)4ER IlfIUlOO b)' Rodaer Hllrrh. An eJlcellent /Ww l1tLle book 01'1 the bu1l4ln& ot _t.ain dllle1.-r l vtUeh eoYer l around lett 0IIt. bYthe r elt. o r t.he bookl on dulc~r b111.l.d1nc. ~e d r l!tU'l)' lIIto dllle_ r build1nc wLU eapeelallJ want to M

_ore thh book to r 1tt weal t h o r DeWV" ide. . and I!'xeelle"t llaUJ'I&II or r e-.-eel. A IIJST BOOK rat SUDDERS':'':' ' 5 . 00 eub . MAlf I LI7ABETHA. SOIC8QOl" b)' Lor .... 1.Qe Lee. 'l'hh new book ,hou.ld be nallalJ.l.e bJ' the tu.e t.hla l ...ue h _lied out -.nd it. v1.ll be a good 0f'Ie tor lure. LorraiJ1e h ~ ' Te aU been vait.!.n& tor. Cont.a1n1 1 _ FtAt and lnnruC:1.1on tor Appalac:hian dlllc:_r b,. a nry aceo.pUlhed art1lt.

t1nal..l)r vrl1.1na t.he duld.-r book .r~ntl

*l:.2Lel c:h. "PICT\IRES, I'OOC3 AID OULCDIER PIECES M b,. ltevin Roth. .\not.Mr vell Ilnovn dulcwr artin hII. re«.nt.1)' Ihen II I anot.her book ve ' ft been ..alti", ror. 'J'he title h 1.1\ apt. duerlpUon ot tl'M! cont.ent. • .m it. cont.aina _IU' Lablat.urea ro r t.he int.el'1lediate 1.0 adv.need playe r · ao.e or which a r e on Ite"in, albuaa. *~ Mich . "PACI1 I C RIM PROJBCT M TABI~'NRI! ROOK AVAIlABtz .


He.l.l-..a. Bonnie Carol, M1chac:-l Ru&J. Robe r t. flIbbert . people .. 1ll .ur el,y r ecocnh.e areat IQ)/ Mount.aln Oulcwr albWII 0IIt. b)' albu. 'l9 aonal and t.UM" or a .. ide dlorerait.), . There 11 alao a t.ablat.\lrt book nanable "'perat.el), which dllld.-r players '1111 want. t.o have 1n orde r to learn and rollov t.he t.une. on t.he altn.. RECORI) $).2): TABlATURE BOOK *3 . 95

"STRA\ffiERRY 'AD!" Nade1ille MacNeil Mason. Maddie hal Una1lJ _ e a dulcaer neord and an,yone taa1.l..Ur .. it.h her p.l.a)'in& and aine:1n& (bot.h are up tront. on tUI alt.u.) ..1ll lurel¥ want to add 1.hh to their eoll~1.1on. Seycral o r t he IOft4tI on 1.hh Ilbllll can be found In her re«-nt du.lc1.-.r book "SOOlMl WITH TIlE APPA1ACKVJf DULCIXIJI" (aee in t~b balle) *l.:,2l each. ALL 8OOJC:9 AID



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Vehi ch nov oc:mt..iM ca r ry t.he double r eeord .. all but one or the 1.1IDI!. rARI. DULCIMER lOOK recently p.lbl1.hed by !leal • Ball)' wrote t.h1l book ..Uh 1.h1l neord in -.1nd a. a _paniOll piece. 2 reeord altru. *~ . (See booU1It tor "perate lnfo on the oo..panton book o r 1.\II'II!1 and inl1. Mlction). nIEMl- Ja)' Round. Jay ' . new record (hb third) 11 nov ..... ilabl. am it. 11 areal.. '"lurel loti .:Ire ot Jay ' l flne: na-r dlllu-r p..layine:. ~ each.


V. wiU lOOn hint 1.1'M! nev 'ront. ta1.1 releue ill bard. 'nib a.ltN. teaturel Bill SpeDce McCr euh. ~eac:h (wLU Ihlp Ju.t al lOOn aa VR I'rI 7'OR OUR CXICPInI CA'l'ALOWI OF roLl: IIJS I C (All) DULCDCIR) RItCORDS All) BOOKS. J'UA3I INCWbIt A lJf STAKI' WInI 100R CAVoLOOUl DqUtRY. t1IMf;S"


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Ttle Gui ld of 400erlC4ll u.Lhl, .. ro 1.......,_ protH Gro:an1,....Uon wt\!eh acta • • • n int _ _ lion ebartnl{ .:r.t.... Th. Old Id ' . ~ .. o _in aetirith,. are Hs nJ i t •

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Shape Notes and the Dulcimer by Dorot.hy May 7)24 canterbury Prairie V1llqe, ItS 66200

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You can eut out .hape. fro- ~"lU"e-.elUlhl~ paper and .Uek thea! on dlllc_r r1n&er~rd t.o \.two len. of tha corre 'pondine: fret, that la, wN!:re J'OU. would )"OUr finser. pu., tN!: shape a • • hovn by the _dc, am J'OU're in budne.. ~ You .t.ill ha~ to hold 0I0t. not.e. tvo ClOIlnU and llhether )'Ou .hould be pLaylna a h1&b or low ~.ol" or ..m.tever, but. there la no need t.o \lOrry about. key d~t.ure. . If t.he -elody end. Oft • t.r1&nc1e, 1t.'. _Jor. If it end. on • 'qllllTe, It.'. a1nor. (Tha ot.her .hapu ~ corre.pond to ot.her .ooea, but. t.he.e a r e quit.e rare . ) For a .unor you vUl have to t.une :tOUr in.trument to the a1..nor .ooe, but ot.lMrwhe the .hape. will 1IOrk, I1nce the alnor .eale (Aeolian) on "u" in either t.he o ld or nell .bape .,.I te-. The older type, round in .uch book. (lltill in print. . today rro- Brellen, Geora1a) 11 a little at have two "ra' I " in your dlatonlc .cale. Allo r t.he -elody or lead Hoe la rOl,Uld OIl t.he t.enor llne ~ If t.he so,.. 11 -Jor, whichever line or 'pace t.he _locty end. on h the "ra" Which oorreipond. to WI" lIOdern "do", or third fret. . '!'be ba~e. 1ft the.e old ''''~W'. an beauUf'u.1. You ~r o pen IOIIndI and .unor chord. when




and __ or t.he ODWIt.erwe.lod.le. rOllnd. in Iqnn Jelln RJt.chie ' l Ublat.ure or (Ould_r Shoppe, Jilt.. V1ew, Ark.) are enct. in I can ' t. .peak ror Sout.hern H!r!ony, I han not. leen one , . . . I be 11a11ar. The n~r .hape note. can be round in That. Old T1IIe ReUB10n (liuper &. Row) and _ny go.pel coUect.ion.. '[n t.bue t.he _lod.y 11ne 11 on the top , or soprano , 11M. Arter)'Oll. learn to play -elod.leB, t.ry '0IIIe t.wo, three, and even tour part. _.-.onJe. IIit h ,)'Ou r friend.. The ba. . sound. elpee1ally good It )'OU Ulle a church dulct..e r, o r t.une)'OW' far drone .t.rins down so 1t. ' . an oct... below)'OlU" _lody .-trine (u in Jilao.l)odlan) am het. t.hat one. I ~ t.b1n.t t.hat. "'--red dule1ller pla.,.erl coWd adapt. thb 1nfor.t.lon a. " ell.

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Thill verdo n o f "The Will.ow SoIl8~ (~o Willow. WillOW'") va l Ul ed by Wll..l1am Shakes peare aa De~eIIOna'. lOng in O'I'HEIJ.O. Another version • .nth a 111M a s the cent r al character is found in a -.r!ulcrlpt in the British MuaeUID. The sons __ parodied in PLAYfORD ' S PLf!ASAlI'l' MU SICAL C(l(PAlfION (l686) a s "A

poor soul a.t s ighing by • 81n8erbread at.aU" . The willow, by the way, is o rte n symbolic of unhappy l ove. """'" UP T\iiie""theba .. string to D - or a pitc h to luit )'OW' voi ce o r ins t r ument . atrin& is tWled to A or to t.he sound or the ban strina; at t.he 4th fr et. str ing 1, tuned to C or to the sound. or the ban str ing at t he 6t h fret. typical. aeolian tuning.

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BA.... EBEB BUI.eIIIIB PAGES MIJGIAMPS INS'l'RUMEN'l' HERAlD (12704 Barbara RoI.d, SHver Spring. Mal'ylartd 2()1)O6) hu r ecently publllhed a collect.ion of all the art.lcles on the huoered dulc1l11el' t.hat bave appeared 1n Mugwuaps -1ona with 110. updated material and Interestlnt1; photo· f"rII.phs. The booklet 11 cal..l.ed " THE IfAIoICERED DULCIMER CCMPEND~" and 11 avaUable fro. Ntke Hollla at HU8"\UIps tor $ 2. 00. .t..on& other thill6' it ns the SuI Rb.:cetta bullcilns plan. and playing t1~ art.1clea and the Paul C1troN hlltory and lore articles. Good Stutr~! ,\nJ'one looUng for a source of the Darld Kettlewell book on ~r d ulci-er . ..~ THI nnu:::s THAT £VER THERK VERl n mght try an inquiry to Andy' , Front Hall, RD I, Wone.r Ad •• Voorheeav1.l1e. !fY. I underaland _he !light have it 1n stock . JAY ROUND has a new alb. . out featurlll8 .ore or his tine _ _ 1' dulcimer play1ne: c.lled "ONE TIME YRIElQ)". and lovingly dedicated to lake Michlp.n . Some tine millie and great c ut s on thb albWII include 1n s ua: The LoJliI!.t Road is Qoing Batk, St. Anne ' s Reel , Red"'~ng. Oui e , I ' m an Old CQwhand ( from the Rio Grande), Jamutovn HoIIest.ead, One Time Friend, De vil' s Dream, Bot.tom Dollar, Tribute t.o Chet Parker (Irish medley) and When the Roll is Called up Yonder. The Round family also builds fine humer dul cu.e rl at a very reaaonable coat. They can be contacted at; 6410 8th Ave., Grandville, Michigan ~9418 .

ha a juat released a nne new albllDl of' ~r dulc!.e r music: by i l fantastic in .hoving how many usea the 4ulc1ee r can be put. with undenunding and effectiveness . Containa ever )'thinl; frw! ' Jes us , Joy of Nan ' . De.iring (J . S . BaCh) to sc:.e nice toe tappen llke Cricket on the liea r th , aDd. Kitchen Girl, a. well a. a fiDe rendition ot Greenllleeves. The album is titled "THE wnm THAT SHA!C!S TIDl BARIZY" Write: to J\Ule ApJlllI Recordinl;l (Box 7~3 , 'llhitesbura. !tentucky 4iB58) tor a list1n.g o r all their tine dulcimer dbuas. Dear Phil, Thanks t o r the quick r es ponse t.o lIlY reque s t for the catalogue. The Janos Hoss zu album in t.he Discography section ot )'OIU instruction book sounds s imilar to the "CymbaIOlll !.eke" albUIII (by saBle payer) on t.he requell t Record s label. (THE SOIJHD OF THE CYMBALCJ4, A CYMBALCJ4 IELKE, JANOS II)SSZIJ & EHSDlBLE. Reque s t Records, Inc . • 3800 S . Ocean Dr . (2nd tloor). lbllyvood, 111.. 33019. The audio qualit.y o f t.he alhUIII ia "c" to "D". Sc;.e or t.he phrasing is akYard. But, the paying technique ' s (especially speed '" rast. flourhhe s ) are int.ere,Ung to lie aa a studen t of ~r playing. (':)IUy Hungar ian folk _sic in albUIII) • ••. Her e ' .


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dulcimer players to be.eo-e aware of

how luCCellrully they are alte rMting bet.ween right and left. hands while playing:

Needed: 1. a tune (like Devils Dre. . , Irish, et.c . , et.c . 2 . one plain wooden haaner 3. one hamaler heavily padded with thick felt. JUIIt. play normally wood ri'ilht., felt. len., t.hen switch hanllen - - (tape r ecord both verllions if' poss i ble). If all th i s seemll silly just. uae one sott and one hard haOlDe r tor 1I0und va riati ons on your I'IalI:IIIered dulcimer. Thanks tor writing t.he two recen t. books, they are very helprul. Cordially, PhUMuehl Dear Madeline, Phillip and fl"iends, Thank.s t or Dorot.hy ' s piece "Aust.rian Melody" in the last. issue - very e.njoyable . I hope we. v1l1 see .ore cont r ibutions fro. her i.a t.he Mure . Kee.p up the sood work . Si.acer ely. Heat.he r Miller Please do not reprint or redistribute without permission. Contact


In pruenUnc thb tune ror _ _ .. dlllciaer ~n to tackle I han! ~ letter _ or each note (top or tbot tUuture). ~ a!lJ" ~r dulcs.-r ~r al.ready ~ the ..ole _ . or hU 01' ber .trine: cou.r~. (:rou to 1n order to be able to eftn tune the t.h1na to .tart with) • .ore ~l.ex nWlberill6 'Yltell . _ • bit. to _ell enra to .bout. Mowltaln dul.d_r p~n .lIo pl..t.y thh tune by tollorins the bot~ llne or tabl.turt 011 the _lody ItrLna. 'BIol'r.l or Supr ' it an old ...... 1..:an cent rad.nee tune Ilhich undoubtab,b be. ita cr1,ln. in the 8rl1.hh Ide.. U. 11 one of the -.n.:t countr)' d.&tle.. vb1ch _re verI popular durLna and JI,IIt. s..-dt.t.ely tol.low1nc: the "-riean ~lutlOQ. _____ PhU Mason ftOt.ed the



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I enjoyed 0..,", Taylor " article 1n D. P. " . (vol. 3. flo. 2, Spring 1m) about.-.y fat.her , J . B, Mat.beny . I hope he vrlt.e l ao.etb1n& IQ' tp"e-t..grandtaLber, Reub1n Sr . • wbo watI • dul~r .tF;er and plA7er. He YIU born 1D AU4lut.ll Count.,.. V1r£in1.a. 1D l809. Alao about. hi. son , Reuben, Jr . I t.._ • plct\U"e or Reuben, Sr. and alao pict.ure. or tbe duJ.~r sbops (tour) or Reuben, Jr" a. well a. pictures or M...


When 1 last. y:uited -.r tat-her, he neu i na hb 9J.rd b1.rthd,)'. He lived in t.he hUla o r West. Virginia. Be<:alae or the ..xl I cou.ld only «et. t,<) vilh1D • half aile or t.he place he eall.ed tw:.e. I parked. the car and walled through t.he tields and approached OD the ddt or the bouse t.hat had no v1ncIOWI, so be c:ouJ.d not. aee _ C<*in6. At the corner o r the houle I .t.opped to c.tch II;)' breath and heal"d .... sic c:oaUn& frc- witohin. Dad had jult. lo.t Il101" of hh Iw!arlng and could not. tune hh dlllcll1&r properly and it. took lie a..e time to make out what he ..... playing. I tinally rec:ognbed the tune. He ..... playing h1. IIOther ' . raVQrlte hymn, ~Who at ..., Door h St.andina.· I ...... _d beau.e t had tallen a!)li va. covered vith .ud and wondering why he continued to Hn there, alone . I thought abou~ that poor old _n Uvin& alone. old and eould .earcel)- hear. I have had a Job all IQ' Ute tt.t re quired a t.-rd - boUed attitude but at ttw.t _ n t I broke down and c r ied like a



When I entered , he told lie tt.-t the the only connection he had with hi, youth as all hi. r elatin. and rt-iend. ot thol4!! b,.e-sP"fI clay. were dMd . He it .... a lad t1.e in hi. u.te . He again .entloDed. the ract that he had onl.)' _de one in htl 11te, vhen be va. tit't.een.


Arter he von the Penn.boro conte.t vi th hh hammer dulc!.er, a coudn dad to I116ke hill an in.trument. That C:OUlin bad no child ren and died .hort ly Arter tMt. He had al..... y. wondered vMot happened to htl dulct.ler. Soon Arter dad " death a dtltant reh.tive CNIe by 1Q' ~ hunting geneaJ.oe;iCl.l .t.erlal. . When be o v 1Q' father " _ he- said he had receatly vilited • lady vho bad a ' - - r dll1ct.e r and .he .tated it ..... a l.on& tt.e aec by Ed Mathi!rQ' tor her lP'andratbe.r ' , brother, vho.e _ ...... Brake. That w. the dlllc!.er we had hunted 10 lona . t later sot the in,tru.ent . (t ltill bad hi. o r1f;1.nal tuning p1na and string" Ttlere were three dzea or pin,: z ithe r, mllllber one and. Du.ber two . I have no ide- wbere he got thell. The inltn.ent va. eMMie . HI! bad . .wed. -.1d..1.n8 rro. a picture rn.e to p,lt around the top . It had been ltallled with poke be rry juice and clear varnilhed OV1!r the top or that.

I knev that in that condition it vould not be preserved. I replaced the pins and .trings and _de IIOIIe othe r repairs bllt lert it In itl original conditlon a. III1lch al pollible. Aa I vaa varU", on it, I wondered what dad t/Olild have thought, at t he "310 ot l~. i t had told hi-. that hh IOn WOIIld repe1r it when the &on vaa 6~.


The dlllc1_r alsht be t/Orth *l~ but it tI one ot 1Q' prize tnltru.entl and I abou~ 25 ~r dulc1aer. and a 11ke ..aunt o t Appala chian 3- .tr ingert.

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BuU.den haYe •• ked _ _ n,y tiM' why I advoCA t e t IM u.e of oak a . a lIIll t.e r lal tor pin block. 10 lieu or t.he . .rd _pll. Man1 ral'" .... the al.t.aken belief u..t. au. corrode. t.un1ac piM 111 • tf!'ll 1'"r' t.s..e rende r 1Jlc t-' uele... I aboo botU...-ed l.Q t.h1a IlIILU I belJlloQ enCOWlt.erq ~ 1M1.~nt. Oft:r a hwldred J'!flr' old v1t.b 0.11. p1n b.l.ocu vbich we", 1n bot.h perfect. t.l,IlIll11 .nd ~ mndlUoa . I .... &1-0 seen -.n)' _w.POr&T,J lDat.~otl jWlt • r_ ye&r. old with oak pin bloelul wb1m _how DO l i p or probleM and tw)ld 10 L~ 'fery ll. So, I think that. ~ f'lrat. hand experience ple' to Illploch that. ~h prItt.,. vwU. Bed4el. -.11 11 • _ e h .cJre ree411¥ • ., .t.erlal 1a • locIl l\llber p..rd than 11 &OOd It. bal t.o be pad om1t.e ~k or Cn&lbh brovn c».k lbouCh: '!bat. .plitt,. old red _It won'", do "1"7 vell I don ' t, t.hink. Alvhow, I ' .,. No. .r ...0 a.k corroct• • pit! ")'Ond uae1'\l.UJae ••• Another que.t.lon ta: "Do )IOU rHl1¥ t.h1na it. _eh dltterenoe to ute .:Ire 1."n one .1.r1o& ~e t.hroughout. t.he counet... It. _aa Lo _ Lhere 11 • profound dirrerence both in t.he rIM.! .. on t.he r rUle " b,..ce . . . well •• LbI final. toone or 1. . . wt.~nt.. You refI..llJ can' to oM.•ln an leut.. enough dde brUp aaale to .c«*ldtlt.e both ~ pap or ILrlJ11, aOO .. r1nal lengt.h lone ~0IIlIUSb to proYide tor _dl Lt.bre. ... ebeet viLh any lone "Jle:r1~n~ bu1l.cler ot _ _ I' vU.l ahow Lhat. UteJ u _ _ _ U.I .1 auu' . . Ib d1tterent. Ibel ot at.rinp. tor FOCI reuon: Hew about. _ _ ot JOU H.lI . bll1ldetl vr1t.1nc. 1n nt.h 1de.1 oa t.be_ and ot.ber qlle,t.iona .bout. oonlt.ruct.1oa. et.c. U I bad to &in an;)'Ofte • t.ip on how to build. Fad 1tIlt.n..nt.. t.he n....r one .:IoIt. iaport&nt. t.hi. I WQUl4 Itrell 11 to bu1ld • 8~ AJII VZu. BRACJ!D f'naework to becUI wit.h. ",.,.. h • lot. ot Itrell on a t1nbMd no _Lt•• r how )IOU t\me It. Anot.her t.h.1l\i I han tound IIMt'Ill 11 to II" rel(\ tnt. vir. to cap t.he br1c1p1 with. Thll t.ype v1re 11 apeel.allJ dad.,. t.o .top Itr1nca with 1n t.he nut. place, and the r e 11 .1.o1t no Itlckins ot t.1wI at.rllls on t.he brldpi tapa bet.veer! bot.h dde' ot t.1wI t.reble b r iqe " hen t.\WIi",. lquaUuUon b _ch .1IIpler.




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1977-04, Dulcimer Players News Vol. 3 No. 4  

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