Harvest Home for Mountain Dulcimer
Mountain Dulcimer Demonstration in D-A-d by Steve Eulberg



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VideoAbout the Lessons

D-A-d Tuning

 
1. Demonstration Here Steve demonstrates the song for us in D-A-d tuning.
1. Chords Using the L-o-n-g, short strum that we explored for Hornpipes, let's play through the chords of this tune. 
2. A Section,
1st Part
We'll make use of the fingering exercises in learning this part of the tune. 
3. A Section,
2nd Part
This is a continuation of the lesson for the A Section.
4. B Section This tune recycles part of the A section in the B section--here we'll learn the one new line and put it back into the tune! 
5. A Section,
Lower Octave
Now we approach this tune in the lower octave, flatpicking across the strings in the first three frets. We'll have to make some choices about where to play some notes in order to play smoothly.
6.. B Section,
Lower Octave
Now we are adding the "new" piece that is played in the B section in the flatpicked style, with attention to the right hand technique also. 
D-A-A Tuning  
7. Chords Now let's look at the simple chord shape(s) that can be used to play this tune in the DAA tuning. 
8. Chord Variations These subtle variations in playing the chords add the spice of variety and support for playing hornpipes like Harvest Home. 
9. A Section Like the DAd version, lower octave, the melody is played in flatpicked style, but it can begin on the melody string, rather than the middle string. We'll make choices about moving our fingers in clusters of 3 or sliding. 
10. B Section Description: We finish up by learning the B part of Harvest Home in DAA tuning, making use of all of our flatpicking skills, including skipping over the middle string as we play the melody. 

PDFTablature
  • D-A-d Tuning

  • D-A-d Tuning, Lower Octave

  • D-A-A Tuning
AnimationAnimations
  • D-A-d Tuning, Part A
  • D-A-d Tuning, Part B
  • D-A-d Tuning, Lower Octave, Part A
  • D-A-d Tuning, Lower Octave, Part A
  • D-A-d Tuning, Part A
  • D-A-d Tuning, Part B
  • D-A-d Tuning, Lower Octave, Part A
  • D-A-d Tuning, Lower Octave, Part A

Music GlobeExtras

To further familiarize yourself with the melody, listen to Tony Pearson as he plays the tune through three times on hammered dulcimer.

Harvest Home

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