For Hammered Dulcimer Players by Bill Robinson
Played in the Key of C

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VideoAbout the Lessons

1. Demonstration This is an original tune by Bill Robinson, written in the key of C. He begins by playing through the tune one time.
2. Part A, Phrase 1 First Bill explains how his bass bridge strings are tuned a little differently from yours. However, you can still play this tune if you know where your notes are. Then he introduces the first phrase.
3. Part A, Phrase 2 The second phrase is very similar to the first one, except you will be using a minor chord as you move the pattern up one note.
4. Part A, Phrases 3 & 4 The second half of the A Part is just like the first two phrases except for the ending.
5. B Part Here Bill plays slowly through the B part, with the letter names superimposed over the strings as he demonstrates this section.
6. All Together In this video, Bill plays more up-to-tempo as he plays through the entire tune.
7. With Embellishments Finally, for the more advanced students, Bill adds embellishments to the basic melody. He encourages his students to create embellishments of their own and have fun with the tune.

PDFSheet Music

  • Basic Melody

  • Embellished



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  • Basic Melody, Part A
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  • Basic Melody, Part A
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Music GlobeExtras

  • If you haven't met Bill yet, watch this introduction and see him play the Festival Rag.

  • Click here to see Bill Robinson & Friends play a spirited rendition of the 12th Street Rag. Notice the way Bill set up his stand with the front lower than the side nearest himself, so that the audience could easily view the strings.

    If you sit to play with your dulcimer stand slanted up in front of you, I encourage you to try standing and adjust your stand so the dulcimer is level and your audience can see what you are doing.

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