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Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People Paperback – Jan 1975

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corp (January 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825601428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825601422
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 21.8 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,727,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the cover: "A gathering of friends old and new, who here contribute their collective dulcimer experiences, news, memories, snapshots, playing styles, tuning and tablature methods, favorite songs, opinions, advice and information on where-to-buy, how-to-build, and where-to-listen-to the Appalachian dulcimer."

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Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People bridges the gap between the old0time players and the folk revival. For those of us who havbe a passion for this great instrument and the history that surronds it, Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People is an essential source. From J. Edward Thomas, to the Ritchie family, to Farina, to Lynn McSpadden, this book covers a lot of hallowed ground. History then gives way to playing styles and great arrngements, and from there it proceeds to dulcimer building. This is an all-around great resource. Don't pass it up!
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HASH(0x9d392594) out of 5 stars the Lap Dulcimer's First Lady doesn't Disappoint-- May 7 2001
By Erich Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People bridges the gap between the old0time players and the folk revival. For those of us who havbe a passion for this great instrument and the history that surronds it, Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People is an essential source. From J. Edward Thomas, to the Ritchie family, to Farina, to Lynn McSpadden, this book covers a lot of hallowed ground. History then gives way to playing styles and great arrngements, and from there it proceeds to dulcimer building. This is an all-around great resource. Don't pass it up!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d3a0bdc) out of 5 stars Not for Kindle Feb. 17 2015
By Chas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Do not order this for Kindle. It is illegible. The print is tiny and muddled. Have not found a way to return it.
It is unreadable on my Kindle Fire.
Tried to download it to my Windows computer and message said it is incompatible.
HASH(0x9d3a0e88) out of 5 stars Jean Ritchies Dulcimer People Oct. 3 2014
By C. Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book for the dulcimer minded, (Oak Publications) 1975 Tells the histories of different early dulcimer makers J. Edward Thomas, Will Singleton, Jethro Amburgy, Benjamin Hicks, etc. 59 b&w photos of the dulcimer people, places, and Instruments -as well as thier histories, (more photos of people then places or insruments) Tunings for Major (Ionian) Minor (Aeolian) Mixolydian, Dorian, Lydian, Phrygian tuning modes. 15 pages of dulcimer construction by Hank Levin with illustrations and advice. 30 pages of songs for the dulcimer -both in musical notation and some tablature, as well as tuning styles and playing styles of different players. 128 pages total. There is also advice on how to play the instrument with fiddles, mandolins, and banjos. 5 pages are dedicated to the related instruments, Epinette-with tunings, Scheitholt, and Langeleik from France, Germany and Norway respectively. This is a great early source book for reference use, includes discography, bibliography, and makers, but -this part- may be highly dated as the book is from 1975
HASH(0x9d3a0cb4) out of 5 stars Traditional Dulcimer May 1 2014
By Donald E. Kemper Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Not many new books on playing Mountain Dulcimers cover the old, traditional tunings and style of playing. This one deals with strictly diatonic fretboards and diatonic, modal scales- something that is becoming a lost part of Appalachian music. Now days dulcimers have chromatic frets added and some have completely chromatically fretted fretboards which was NOT how these instruments used to be. If you want traditional, old style, mountain music, this is one of the best resources. I re-bought it, loaned my cope several years ago, haven't seen it since...

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