Progression of Lessons
Recommended Progression of Lessons For Dulci-Bro Players

Absolute Beginners
Level 1
: Absolute Beginner

No previous dulcimer experience nor musical background necessary.

Dulci-Bro: Introduction

Dulci-Bro: Left-Hand Techniques
Dulci-Bro: Right Hand Techniques
Dulci-Bro: Using a Strap

Beyond Beginner
Level 2
: Beyond Beginner

You know how to hold your dulci-bro, and can strum and play some simple tunes. You may not feel confident yet, but you love the music that your instrument can make! These classes will help you learn some chords, gain more comfort with your instrument and your ability to find and play tunes by ear and from music and tablature.


Dulci-Bro: Intervals
Dulci-Bro: Blues Lick
Polly Wolly Doodle

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Chords
Swing Low, Swett Chariot: Melody

Intermediate Players
Level 3
: Intermediate

You have the skills of the previous levels and you’ve learned the basics of strumming and reading tablature, you need to expand your playing techniques and musical theory. Learn to embellish your basic music with hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides; to adapt an arrangement with different chord positions; to play in and modulate to different keys with and without a capo or retuning; to flatpick and fingerpick a tune. You can find play in different tunings.


Advanced Players
Level 4
: Advanced

You have the skills of the other levels plus the ability to play at least 4 chords in DAD or DAA tuning, to use 2-3 fingers (left hand), and be comfortable with at least 2-3 basic rhythms, utilize melody runs on all the strings using scales, then adding arpeggios and patterns from within chords, as well as a strummed chordal melody.
 

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