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VideoAbout the Lessons

1. Demonstration The word "Lauda" means to give praise and, in 13th century Italy, there were at least 150-160 Laudas collected from both Florence and Cortona. Here Neal plays a beautiful arrangement of his favorite Lauda, Lauda di Maria Maddelenna, on mountain dulcimer.
2. About the Tune Neal explains that there are many versions of this tune, for exampe with regard to the tempo. This is a praise song, so Neal prefers to play it slower, holding the first note a little longer.
3. Bare Bones Melody In this video, Neal helps us get familiar with the melody by playing it alone, without accompanying chords or embellishments.
4. First Section Here Neal shows us how to add the chords, hammer ons, and pull offs to the melody, which adds color and texture to the arrangement.
5. Second Section In the second section, we stay in the key of B minor for a few bars. Neal shows us how to draw out the chord, picking each note individually, and how to add vibrato to your chords. Note how the last 3 lines of this section actually are a repetition of the last 3 lines of the 1st part.

PDFTablature

  • Lauda di Maria Maddalenna

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Music GlobeExtras

  • Neal Hellman followed several career paths -- cab driver, school teacher -- before deciding to perform on the dulcimer for a living. He made his first marks on the music scene in 1973 with two books on the dulcimer, and followed these up with two albums, Appalachian Dulcimer Duet and Dulcimer Airs, Ballads and Bears. These two recordings were cordially received and led Hellman to tour extensively, both in America and Europe. The culmination of this period of activity was his albumn "Oktober County" released by Hellman's own Gourd Music.

  • Listen to "Lauda di Maria Maddalenna" performed by Neal on the albumn Oktober County.

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