Sometimes old ladies fail to read the small print. Was supposed to review the product! I had wanted ‘this book because I had learned a few of Aaron’s exercises at workshops. The book is even more than I hoped for layout and progression is excellent. It appears Aaron can do a book as beautifully as he plays.
Aaron’s exercises were just what I needed to sharpen my playing after a long hiatus. The fingering used for the exercises are easy to pick up and have application to all styles of play. From the most simple to more challenging barring and noting techniques, one exercise builds on the next.
I recommend this to anyone looking to build skills from the beginner to players like myself who want to go to a higher level of proficiency.
This is an outstanding book from one of the true masters of the dulcimer. The book deals with many of the most important aspects of developing effective technique. Much of the information won't be found in any other books. Exercises and etudes are extremely useful for developing the techniques covered. Highly recommended.
Aaron O'Rourke - Faster, Cleaner, Better