I have found the book by "Aaron O'Rourke-1 1/2 Fret: Using It And Getting The Most Out Of It" easy to learn from and it's fun to learn the difference in the sound the 1 1/2 fret contributes to the songs when used. I am having fun trying this new fret on my new Folkcraft Dulcimer and applying it to other songs I to find when and where it can be used.
New Sounds abound!!
This is a good basic dulcimer book for those new to the 11/2 fret.
Best I have seen. Gives new ideas and ways to use the 1 1/2
I had been looking for some time for a book dedicated to the 1+ fret. After finding out from Aaron he had written one and Folkcraft had it there was no question what book was to be added to my Dulcimer book library. The information provided and progression of work has given me new understanding of the fret and how it adds to additional chord choices and sounds I’ve been looking for. Beginners to advanced players will benefit from the content here. This book is a keeper!
It was absolutely necessary to learn 1 1/2 fret, Bing Futch was also helpful