Cold Winter Night
An Original Tune by Bill Robinson for Hammered Dulcimer Players in D

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About the Lessons

1. Demonstration First Bill plays through his original tune for us. Bill wrote this tune in 2014 because there were a lot of cold nights that year.
2. A Part, Phrases 1-2 Here note that Bill uses a different tuning on his bass bridge. While most of us tune to G-A-B, Bill has tuned to D-F#-A. So when he strikes A on the bass bridge, he is hammering on the 3rd string above the marked place, but you and I will strike the string just above the marked place. Refer to the animation if this isn't clear.
3. A Part, Phrases 3-4 You will notice Bill is teaching the fancier version here.
4. B Part, Phrases 1-2 This tune gives you plenty of opportunity to practice your arpeggios - moving from a high F# to a low F#. Don't miss playing a C♮(natural) instead of a C#.
5. B Part, Phrases 3-4 This part is easy to learn quickly, because it is the same as the 3rd and 4th phrases of Part A. Then Bill talks us through the entire tune once more.
6. Using Chords Bill uses chords, arpeggios, and runs as ornamentation and to fill in where there are half or whole notes in the melody.

PDFSheet Music

  • Basic Melody

  • Fancier Version

MP3

  • Backup Tracks

AnimationAnimations

  • Part A, Basic Melody
  • Part B, Basic Melody

  • Part A, Fancier Version
  • Part B, Fancier Version

Music GlobeExtras

  • Bill Robinson is the recipient of numerous awards from the North American Country Music Assoc. as well as the Illinois Country Music Assoc. and he is an inductee into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame. Get to know Bill a little better here.

  • Bill's trademark is walking around with his strapped-on hammered dulcimer and playing with his VERY flexible hammers made from corset stays. See how much the audience enjoys Bill's unique style as he plays another of his original tunes, Festival Rag.
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