Mountain Dulcimer Books

Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies - Book


Mel Bay Publication

Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies is a compilation of tunes designed to "soothe the savage breast." The contents of the book are divided, almost equally, under the heading of Lullabies, Classical Selections, and Folk Melodies. All are arranged for the mountain dulcimer in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian tuning). Along with the tablature notation, traditional music notation indicates the melody, suggested chords, and lyrics for many of the songs. An intermediate player should feel comfortable with the music as the songs are indicated for both strumming and some finger picking patterns, and do utilize chords on all 3 strings. The CD recording is very helpful to understand rhythms and expression.

Table of Contents
Rock-A-Bye Baby
The Cradle Song
Still, Still, Still
I Will Sing A Lullaby
Slumber Song
All The Pretty Horses
Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening

Ode To Joy
The Morning Song
Dona Nobis Pacem
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Folk Melodies
Old Folks At Home
Annie Laurie
Wild Mountain Thyme
My Wild Irish Rose
My Old Kentucky Home
Darling Nelly Gray
Beautiful Dreamer
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Hard Times Come Again No More

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