The formerly-still-unnamed dulcimer club is now

the NUTMEG DULCIMER SOCIETY

 

It usually meets on the First Sunday of the month, 1:00-3:00, (If you want some extra help, come at 12:30.) 

 

In-person meetings are cancelled, due to Covid-19, until further notice ... but SEE BELOW about online meetings.

 

Location (in normal times: Same as the festival ... Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church 168 S. Broad Street, Milford, CT . but via Zoom during the pandemic.

 

Mountain and hammered dulcimers are welcome. All levels of players are welcome. We'll have two rooms at the church, so the group can be split as needed.

 

There will be ensemble playing, with pieces/tunes chosen in advance.

 

Questions? You can email us at info@nutmegdulcimer.com or through the Contact Us page on this website.


Next get-together of the still-unnamed dulcimer club:

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 1:00-3:00 EDT -- Online again

 

Mountain and hammered dulcimers are welcome. All levels of players are welcome. During the second hour, we have separate rooms for hammered and mountain dulcimers, with at least one guest instructor.

 

There will be ensemble playing, with pieces/tunes chosen in advance.

Tab for April 2021 (Everything is ready EXCEPT the hammered dulcimer handouts.)

Two tunes from this time last year.

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4 tunes for April 2021 (held over from last month)
These are music notation and chords only, with hammered dulcimer embellishments, but most of the tunes are familiar,
> Sheebeg and Sheemore
> The Year of Jubilo
> Scotland the Brave
> The Moon and Seven Stars
4 tunes - 2020-03 Britt.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 243.6 KB
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Oh, Lady Be Good!
(Couldn't recall whether we actually did this song last month.)
Oh Lady Be Good.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 271.6 KB
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Want to have more fun with Pachelbel's Canon in D? Click to Download tab for some excerpts. (Sam)
You also can download free sheet music for the piece at:
http://cantorion.org/music/4389/Canon-in-D-Arr.-Lee-Galloway
Pachelbel Canon in D excerpts.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 273.1 KB

 

Also in the first hour:

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God Save the Queen
God Save the Queen (chorded).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 269.6 KB
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Star Spangled Banner - easy
Star Spangled Banner easy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 297.9 KB
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Star Spangled Banner - advanced
Star Spangled Banner Adv2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 275.7 KB
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Star Spangled Banner - advanced - revised
Standard clef, chords added, larger type
Star Spangled Banner Adv2b.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 275.7 KB

 

Second hour - separate rooms for Hammered and Mountain dulcimers

 

Hour 2 - Mountain dulcimer - Guest leader: JOE ROSOLEN

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Hard Times
Rosolen 2021-04 Hard Times with chords.d
Microsoft Word Document 14.9 KB
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Oh, Susanna
Here's one we didn't do last month.
Rosolen 2021-04 Oh Susanna with chords.d
Microsoft Word Document 14.2 KB
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Old Joe Clark
Here's one we didn't do last month.
Rosolen 2021-04 Old Joe Clark tab.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.1 KB

 

Hour 2 - Hammered dulcimer - Guest leader: DAVID NEIMAN

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Backing Up
Backing Up Chord Charts - club 2021-04-1
Adobe Acrobat Document 90.4 KB
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Inside-Out Chords
Greensleeves - harmonized.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 41.3 KB

Some old tab

Tab for March 2020

Song choosers: Britt Goodman, Alan Preliasco

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Ash Grove
Ash Grove D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 36.3 KB
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Bile Them Cabbage Down ("Cabbage")
Bile Them Cabbage D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 33.5 KB
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Mairi's Wedding
Mairis Wedding D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 40.8 KB
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Pretty Little Miss
Pretty Little Miss D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 28.6 KB
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4 tunes for March 2021
These are music notation and chords only, with hammered dulcimer embellishments, but most of the tunes are familiar,
> Sheebeg and Sheemore
> The Year of Jubilo
> Scotland the Brave
> The Moon and Seven Stars
4 tunes - 2020-03 Britt.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 243.6 KB
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Historical notes on the four tunes above
Tune notes - 2020-03 Alan.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.9 KB

Tab for February 2020

Song choosers: Bonnie Schneider, Mike Scofield

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Columbus Stockade Blues
Columbus Stockade Blues - 2020-02 Mike.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 581.8 KB
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John Henry
John Henry - 2020-02 Mike.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB
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Whiskey Before Breakfast
Whiskey Before Breakfast - 2020-02 Mike.
Adobe Acrobat Document 796.8 KB
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5 Tunes
These are music notation and chords only, with hammered dulcimer embellishments, but most of the tunes are familiar.
> Over the Waterfall (D)
> Possum on a Gum Stump (D)
> Red Wing (G)
> Soldier's Joy (D)
> Simple Gifts (G)
5 tunes - 2020-02 Bonnie.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB

Tab for January 2020

Song choosers: Barbara Patterson, Sam Edelston

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Mountain Dulcimer chord chart
Some of these chords use a 1+ fret (1 1/2 fret), for those who have one. If you don't have a 1+ fret, ignore those chords.
Some simple chords in DAD.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 257.1 KB
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Aura Lee
Happy birthday, Elvis Presley, January 8, 1935. This Civil War song became the melody for his hit, Love Me Tender.
Aura Lee G 2020-01.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 263.7 KB
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Eighth of January
Commemorating the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.
Eighth of January D 2020-01.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 247.9 KB
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Freight Train
Happy birthday, Libba Cotten, January 5, 1893.
Freight Train D 2020-01.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 255.2 KB
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Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm
graycattennesseefarm.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 44.4 KB
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June Apple
June Apple (D).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 11.0 KB
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Sally Ann
SallyAnn(D)-Version2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 22.2 KB