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Bing Futch- Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer

Regular price $25.00

Bing Futch’s “Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer” is the most comprehensive how-to-learn-the-dulcimer book available. You’ll learn the basics, sure, and start playing songs right away. Even better, though, is the depth of content that Bing provides for you in this one incomparable volume - technique, repertoire, theory, history, and FUN!

This book DOES include songs and exercises in a variety of tunings. DAD, of course, but also tunings that were more common 70 or 120 years ago - DAA, DGD, etc. This is not the "first" dulcimer book you should get - it's the "second". Not because of the quality of the content, but because the alternate tunings intimidate some folks.

Once you’ve worked your way through this book, you’ll be a competent dulcimer player that can enjoy playing with any group. You’ll have a great time honing your skills with Bing, and you’ll end up with a wealth of technical skills, music fundamentals, and dulcimer repertoire!

With your purchase, we'll email you a link so that you may download the PDF version of your new book. The PDF file is in ZIP format - you'll need to unzip the file after your download is complete.

After you've extracted the files from your ZIP folder, you can print the sheet music, or enjoy it on your tablet or PC.

Your ZIP file will include:

  • The complete book, in PDF format (104 pages)
  • A folder with each song demo track, in MP3 format, so that you can hear how each song/example is supposed to be played (105 tracks)

This book is published by Folkcraft Instruments, under the Fingers Of Steel imprint, and is made available here as an authorized, licensed download.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Susie C.

In this book, Bing does a great job providing the new player with comprehensive information about playing the mountain dulcimer. A good place to begin your mountain dulcimer journey.

mario barbieri
Method forbeginning mountain dulcimer

I bought the book ,but where is the CD?. Where can I get the CD?


Bing Futch - Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer

Sharla Anderson
Excellent Instructor

I am a beginner and I watched a lot of different YouTube videos before purchasing this book and media files. I have only gotten through the first couple of lessons and he is a thorough and knowledgeable instructor, and I love his style. I’m looking forward to becoming a proficient player with his instructions.

Not exactly what I expected

The book concentrates on DAA tuning, not the DAD I'm set to as a beginner and for which most online beginner material is geared. Other than that, I find the information easy to understand and follow. If I ever get around to changing the tuning I'll use this as a reference. For now, like other reviewers, this is on the shelf.