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Celtic dulcimer music New Releases Spotify

New Single Release!

One of my very favorite Irish lullabies, which really goes well on the baritone AEAA electric dulcimer.

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Block Chords Celtic instruction pentatonic QuaranTUNE Virtual Dulcimer Fest

QuaranTUNE 7.0 is OPEN for Registration!!!

Here are the three workshops I’ll be offering: Peaceful Irish Airs and Lullabies (Level 3) Friday Session 1 (9-10AM EDT) Get totally enchanted with these slow, meditative airs from Ireland. “Báidín Fheilimí” (“Phelim’s Boat”) is a 3/4 time lullaby that we’ll be doing in a simple, sparse arrangement using a lot of open strings. “Eibhlí […]

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instruction

Learning Chords in DAD Tuning (Part 3)

In Part 2 we covered some ways of moving through the D-G-D-A7-D progression that were mostly ascending chord forms. This time we will descend with the chord forms: And since we also suggested applying these same chord forms to the “Cabbage Chords,” Here you go with the first four measures of the above TAB applied […]

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dulcimer music Spotify

Magical, Peaceful Instrumentals Playlist

This is one of my favorite playlists of the ones I curate myself on Spotify. It has a wide variety of instruments and genres, but the common theme is a simple, folk-oriented approach to melody and harmony. You’ll hear some minimal pieces on piano by some of my favorite players, some great accordion work by […]

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TAB

Salisbury Frost Music and Tablature (from Nov 2017)

Here is some instruction on how to play along with my tunes Salisbury Frost, Canterbury Dreams, and Somerset Dreams (the last two are newer tunes which evolved from the original). At Patreon, we’re doing a lot of stuff like this month after month.

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dulcimer music Winter and Christmas

Fun With Counterpoint and Harmony Parts!

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dulcimer music

Blackbird and Beggarman at Bandcamp

We now have my 1994 album of Celtic instrumentals for mountain dulcimer on bandcamp as a free download. Actually it is set up as “pay what you want” including nothing, but it will require you to submit an email:

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dulcimer music Patreon

Monthly Dulcimer Lessons at Patreon!

I’m so jazzed up about this I can barely contain myself: I’m now in the second month of lessons on my Patreon Page: Jerry Rockwell Teaches Dulcimer at Patreon For as little as $1 per month, you can join in all the fun and the jams and the rounds, PLUS you get access to my […]

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diatonic improvising music theory

Axis of Awesome!

Four Chords for a mess of pop songs! This Aussie comedy act is really amazing. Butch Ross told me about them in 2007 or 2008, when I was obsessed with my little four chord circular progression D – A – Bm – G… that I used for Light Into Darkness, Tapping at the Edge of […]

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dulcimer music

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Picks!

Ever since I first got acquainted with the mountain dulcimer in 1970, I have been fascinated by the variety of textures available when strumming across all the strings at once, or picking individual notes. The type of material that is used in a pick has a lot to do with the texture of the sound […]

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dulcimer music

A Christmas Medley from 2012

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random thoughts and things I like

Building Some Dulcimers Again

Due to some extreme family pressures, it has been next to impossible to get any of my handmade dulcimers built. Now that seems so be changing some, in that I have a few instruments on hand, and I’m hoping I can continue in this rhythm for at least the next two or three months. Let […]