Cripple Creek Dulcimer

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This instruction manual and song collection is a well-crafted collection of basic dulcimer technique and traditional songs that might have been popular in Cripple Creek, Colorado in the 19th Century-- plus a few modern day tunes by its current inhabitants. The techniques and songs have been transcribed from the performances of Bud and Donna Ford who have been collecting songs for their favorite instrument for some time. Bud and Donna explain the basics of playing the dulcimer, including instructions on strumming, tunings, and picking. Solos are offered in all of the various modes (Ionian, Dorian, Locrian, etc.) in standard notation only with lyrics and chord symbols. The end result is an attractive yet pragmatic book that offers a solid grounding in the art of dulcimer playing. The recording features verbal instruction and performances of most of the tunes in the book on solo dulcimer, making learning easy and fun. The recording used tunings which are lower than those in the book, but this will not affect players reading the tablature.


  • Amazing Grace
  • Applesauce
  • Ash Grove, The
  • Barbry Ellen
  • Battle Mountain Meditations
  • Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
  • Boll Weevil, The
  • Buffalo Gals
  • Cindy
  • Crawdad Song
  • Cripple Creek
  • Daddy's Little Helper (Bud-Bud's Echo)
  • Down In The Valley
  • Gentle Thoughts Meditative Chant
  • Holey Leg Band, The
  • Hush Little Baby
  • In Good Old Colony Days
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Jesse James
  • Let Us Break Bread Together
  • Liza Jane
  • Lonesome Valley
  • Nearer My God To Thee
  • Ode To Joy [Beethoven]
  • Oh! Susanna
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Phary's Song
  • Praise Chant
  • Rock-a-my-soul
  • She'll Be Comin' Around The Mountain
  • Shenandoah
  • Simple Gifts
  • Skip To My Lou
  • Summer Fog
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • Sweet Hour Of Prayer
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  • Turkey In The Straw
  • Wayfaring Stranger
  • Weeping Mary
  • When Jesus Wept
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home


Product IDCOBS012891442
Composer/Artist/Author Bud Ford & Donna Ford
Instrumentation Dulcimer Solo
Publisher Bay (Mel) Publications Inc
Language Eng
Media Book & CD
No of Pages88