We're starting a new dulcimer club

 

It's so new that it doesn't have a name yet. It's currently meeting on the First Sunday of the month, 1:00-3:00, (If you want some extra help, come at 12:30.) Next get-togethers (pending approval from the church):

 

April 5 -- MEETING IS CANCELED, DUE TO COVID-19.

 

May 3 -- Song choosers: Mark Collins, Stu Sharack. 

June 7

 

Location: Same as the festival.

 

Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

168 S. Broad Street, Milford, CT

 

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.

 

Assume that there will be instruction for those who need it, as well as opportunities for individuals to play a tune for the group.

 

The first get-together was in December 2019, and we've been getting 11-15 participants each time. We're off to a great start.

 

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

 


Tab for May 24, 2020 (Mountain dulcimer)

 

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Chord Boot Camp - Key of G
MD Chord Boot Camp - Key of G 2020-06.pd
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Unexpected Songs That Don't Require Extra Frets
Unexpected Songs 2020-06.pdf
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Tab for April 5, 2020

Song choosers: Mark Collins, Stu Sharack

 

(TBD)


Tab for March 2020

Song choosers: Britt Goodman, Alan Preliasco

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Ash Grove
Ash Grove D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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Bile Them Cabbage Down ("Cabbage")
Bile Them Cabbage D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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Mairi's Wedding
Mairis Wedding D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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Pretty Little Miss
Pretty Little Miss D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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Historical notes on the four tunes above
Tune notes - 2020-03 Alan.docx
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4 tunes for March 2020
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
> Scorland the Brave
> The Moon and Seven Stars
4 tunes - 2020-03 Britt.pdf
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Tab for February 2020

Song choosers: Bonnie Schneider, Mike Scofield

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Columbus Stockade Blues
Columbus Stockade Blues - 2020-02 Mike.p
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John Henry
John Henry - 2020-02 Mike.pdf
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Whiskey Before Breakfast
Whiskey Before Breakfast - 2020-02 Mike.
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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
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Auld Lang Syne
Happy New Year, everybody!
Auld Lang Syne DG 2020-01.pdf
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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
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Eighth of January
Commemorating the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.
Eighth of January D 2020-01.pdf
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Freight Train
Happy birthday, Libba Cotten, January 5, 1893.
Freight Train D 2020-01.pdf
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Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm
graycattennesseefarm.pdf
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June Apple
June Apple (D).pdf
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Sally Ann
SallyAnn(D)-Version2.pdf
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