Little Drummer Boy
Arranged for Hammered Dulcimer Players

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VideoAbout the Lessons

Teaching Hand separation skills utilizing contrasting rhythm patterns by combining multiple bounce rolls with a long/short rhythm pattern for this mixolydian tune.  A moving drone is an added variation.
1. Verse 1, Line 1 6. Verse 2, Line 1
2. Verse 1, Line 2 7. Verse 2, Line 2
3. Verse 1, Line 3 8. Verse 2, Line 3
4. Verse 1, Lines 4 & 5 9. Verse 2, Lines 4 & 5
5. Verse 1, Lines 6 & 7 10. Verse 2, Lines 6 & 7


PDFSheet Music

PDF Drills4Skills:

Contrasting Rhythm Patterns
For this exercise, the right hammer will play the D scale, striking each string twice, at a steady pace. The left hammer will drone in a long/short rhythm pattern.


 

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Music GlobeExtras

  • Story behind Little Drummer Boy

  • Lyrics for Little Drummer Boy

  • Students at The Oaks School of Leadership presented Little Drummer Boy with special arrangement done by Ross Fishburn at The Oaks Fellowship, in Red Oak, Texas.

  • MP3 rhythm back-up tracks for practice

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