Note the savings when purchasing large quantities - price drops when you purchase 4 or more!
By Backyard Music. The Simplicity dulcimer features a strong, 275-lb. cardboard soundbox with wooden fretboard (just like the Simplicity Kit, only pre-finished). Soundbox colors may vary. Includes pick, noter, rainbag, extra strings, a simple "Start Playing Today" instruction sheet, and a complete 28-page playing manual describing dulcimer parts, tuning, how to hold and strum the dulcimer, and more.
Meet the Friendly Dulcimer manual is 28 pages.
Getting Started: Why the Dulcimer is Easy, Holding the Dulcimer, Finding the Scale, Using the Major Scale- Songs on One String (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hot Cross Buns, Row Row Row Your Boat, This Land is Your Land, Mary's Little Lamb, Down in the Valley, Michael Row, On Top of Old Smokey).
Tuning & Strumming: Adding a Drone Harmony, Tuning 2 Strings, Tuning 3 Strings, Tuning Route 1- Get Help, Tuning Route 2- For Musicians, Tuning Route 3- Starting with the Bass String, Tuning Route 4- To Your Voice or the Melody String, Strumming (Hot Cross Buns, Happy Birthday, Rain Rain Go Away, Mary's Little Lamb, Frere Jacques, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Away in a Manger, Michael Row, I've Been Workin' on the Railroad).
Getting Fancy: Using a Noter Stick, Fingerpicking, Playing Chords on Your Dulcimer, Transposing Chords, Reading Tablature, Finding a Minor Scale (O Come Immanuel, Shady Grove, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Tuning for Aeolian Minor Mode, Minor Tuning- The Dorian Mode (The Drunken Sailor, Scarborough Fair), Mixolydian Mode, Tuning Theory for 4-String Dulcimers.
Useful Tips: Caring for Your Dulcimer, Dulcimers/ Books/ & Recordings, A Note to Parents & Teachers, First Notes of Familiar Songs.