Softly and Tenderly

How to EMBELLISH your arrangement, by Linda Thomas
For Hammered Dulcimer Players


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VideoAbout the Lesson

1. Demo of Techniques Here Linda discusses & demonstrates some of the techniques she'll use for the embellishment of this tune.
2. Measures 1 - 4 Linda begins with the first four measures of the tune, using Rolled Chords and Fill-in notes.
3 Measures 5 - 8 This part of the tune involves some interesting chord sounds, but utilizes the same techniques to play them.
4. Measures 9 - 12 The 2nd phrase of the A part repeats a lot of the first phrase, with some key differences.
5. Measures 17 - 20 Linda takes us through the beginning of the Chorus part of this song utilizing the same techniques she used in the verse.
6. Measures 21 - 24 Here Linda uses a descending pattern of thirds as the fill before the final phrase.
7. Measures 25 - 28 Here is the final episode of this e-x-t-e-n-d-e-d series!

PDFSheet Music

  • Melody

  • Back Up

  • Embellished

  • Layout of Linda's Bass Bridge

AnimationAnimations

  • Part A, Measures 1-8
  • Part A, Measures 9-16
  • Part B, Measure 17-24
  • Part B, Measures 25-32

  • Part A, Measures 1-8
  • Part A, Measures 9-16
  • Part B, Measure 17-24
  • Part B, Measures 25-32

Music GlobeExtras

  • Here is a sweet arrangement of Softly and Tenderly on mountain dulcimer by Benjamin Esh.

  • Read the story behind this great invitational hymn.

  • Lyrics to Softly and Tenderly

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