The tunes in this collection were chosen from Peggy Carter's half-century of performing, teaching, and arranging music for the hammered dulcimer. This anthology contains 60 tunes arranged especially for novice to intermediate-level players of the 12/11 dulcimer, including suggestions for note reading, hammering patterns and embellishments.
Playing the dulcimer is not effortless, but it should be fun! The title tune, "Dulcimer Frolic," is a family heirloom originally written for mandolin by Peggy's grandfather in the early 1920s; transcribed for hammered dulcimer, the tune really lives up to its name. In fact, every tune in the collection is designed for fun and frolic. Some have lyrics, some are presented as bare-bones melodies, and some are embellished. You'll find that these arrangements bring out the best in all of them.