Softly and Tenderly

How to Play the MELODY, by Linda Thomas
Arranged for Hammered Dulcimer Players

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VideoAbout the Lesson

1. Demo Here is the demonstration of Linda Thomas playing "Softly and Tenderly."
2. Mapping the Tune and
Part A, Phrase 1
Linda first examines the signposts that help us to map this tune, then leads us through the first phrase of the A Part.
3 Part A, Phrase 2 Linda explores the 2nd phrase of the A Part, paying attention to long-held notes (ties) and syncopation.
4. Part B, Phrase 1 Now Linda takes us through the first part of the Chorus.
5. Part B, Phrase 2 Linda finishes her phrase-by-phrase introduction of the melody with the final phrase of the chorus.
6. Basic Melody
All Together
Now we put all the pieces of the Basic Melody together.

PDFSheet Music

  • Melody

  • Back Up

  • Embellished

  • Layout of Linda's Bass Bridge

AnimationAnimations

  • Melody, Part A
  • Melody, Part B

  • Melody, Part A
  • Melody, Part B

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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