I really like Judy House's arrangements because they are not too difficult for beginners to play and there are a number that do not require + frets. Takes a bit of practice, but that's why the Christmas Season is so long. My only wish is that there were more tabs out there for the older dulcimers that do not have a 6+ fret. I've got a couple of those and groan every time I find a song I like and see that tab. I sure would like a workaround!
I am new to the mountain dulcimer. Christmas tunes are always fun in any instrument, and these from Judy House are great for strumming. A challenge for us novices but do-able and fun.
This particular song collection is very basic in its approach and the tablature is quite easy to play. The songs are familiar, but well arranged, and the history of selected songs is most interesting.
I finally was able to get around the files in my phone to receive the entirety of both books!! Thank you for everything and the help! Very happy to be able to get quality instruction way out here in the forest!!
Christmas Songs for the Mountain Dulcimer by Judy House is a welcome addition to my music libray.
In addition to well known songs of the season, there are also lesser known as well.
Scattered through the book are useful information about song and writers.
Make Christmas last all year long and enjoy the music of the Holidays.