For those just getting started, here are the primary books we use at S.D.G. jams
(especially for beginners.)
Click on the links for purchase options.
We can share with you at the jams till you know IF or which book(s) you would like to purchase.
Of course experienced players are welcome to play along by ear!
"A Treasury of Tunes for Fretted Dulcimer"
by Debbie Porter
"DNA Dulcimer Ditties - Bk 2"
by Carol Walker
Other Recommended Books
You can bring books to Guild and someone may be able to answer any questions you might have.
"Join the Jam" (Novice)by Stephen Seifert
"DNA Dulcimer Ditties - Bk 3" by Carol Walker
Beginning Lessons for the Mountain Dulcimer by Judy House
Standard and Baritone Dulcimer Duets
by Larry Conger
Good Sources for Tab
Carol Walker's newest book is available as a print copy or digital download. Purchase includes full set of downloadable MP3s. 130 pages with standard notation and easy-to-read large print tab. Suitable for ensembles of all sizes and for players of every level.
Read all about it here:
Send in the Music Jam - Saturdays
Fun online jams via Zoomwith special nationally known guest musicians each week
Bing Futch Patreon Membership
patrons get unlimited, exclusive access to books, CDs, videos, tablature, educational resources, and more!
Brett Ridgway: YouTube Channel
Known as a gentle, entertaining, and effective teacher, Jeff’s versatility has enabled him to teach dulcimer workshops from beginner to advanced levels. Consistently rated as an outstanding teacher and performer, Jeff has been a popular instructor at workshops throughout the United States, including Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas
Her project “Lessons in Your Living Room,” is a monthly subscription series of lessons which includes arrangements for novice, intermediate-plus, back-up chords, duet parts, introductions and endings, with TAB and instruction for all parts on a CD. She's an instructor at multiple festivals including Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas (2022 & 2023).
Dulcimer Player News
Is a quarterly print magazine, where you will find sheet music, tablature, articles by musicians for musicians, and the tales and traditions linking the past to the present.
Check it out!