This book is perfect for the dulcimer club or group who enjoys playing for senior adult celebrations and educations programs in schools.  Sixty-one songs that everyone loves to sing – a mixture of funny to serious. Click on the link below to download the lyrics for every song.  Make your own booklets to handout to your audience so they can sing along with you!

Printable lyrics for all the songs


All books are printed with a sturdy back and a comb binding, so they will lie open flat when you are playing.

To order a book, you may either pay online (PayPal, includes credit card optipn), or send a check, for the purchase price   plus $4.00 shipping for the first item, $1.00 for each additional item.  If ordering a hard copy (printed book, to be mailed to you), BE SURE to include your mailing address!  For bulk purchases, please email me to inquire on shipping charges:  See below for contact information.

If you are tired of playing the same songs the same way every time your group or club gets together, maybe it’s time to try something new!  This book may be your answer!  It contains 11 songs from around the world in 3 to 6 parts, some strummed, some arpeggiated, and some where each part picks 1 note of a full chord! Titles include Liza Jane, La Paloma, The Parting Glass, and more.  Download the sound files for individual parts as well as all parts combined to help you learn the music.  Have Fun!

    The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
                
Multi-Part Arrangements for Dulcimer Groups   ​​

​Click here to download the sound files for the 'Sum of Its Parts' book 2 

(Note:  this is a LARGE zip file (100 MB); download it and then unzip it)

New!

It’s never too early to get a jump on learning Christmas songs for the holidays!  This book contains 36 songs, most of which are the traditional songs we all know and love, plus a few others.  There are 4 duets included as well as an arrangement for The Boar’s Head Carol. The songs are of varying levels of difficulty, so there is something here for every player!

Printable lyrics for all the songs

$20.00

Click here to download the sound files for the 'Sum of Its Parts' book 

(Note:  this is a LARGE zip file (245 MB); download it and then unzip it)

Please scroll down for details on purchase options for this book (hard copy or digital download both available)

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Now that you have had a good introduction into playing multiple parts by using Book 1, you are ready for some great music for many different dulcimers.  There are parts for standard, bass, baritone, and even one for a bowed dulcimer. All 11 songs are in either 4 or 5 parts! The book contains a brief background on each song as well as ideas for playing each piece. This book has a wide variety of rhythms and music which includes a range of genres from shape note hymns to classical. Arrangements include – Idumea, St. James Infirmary Blues, and Gymnopedie No. 1, among others.  Download the sound files for individual parts as well as all parts combined to help you learn the music.  Enjoy!

$18.00

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the mountain dulcimer and didn’t know where to start?  Are you trying to teach others to play the dulcimer and need an excellent resource?  Here’s your answer.  After years of working with beginners, we have compiled all the information you need to get started with many of the exercises and songs you will need to fit right in with your dulcimer club or festival jam. Over 100 pages of information and music to kick-start your dulcimer playing.   Sound files for all exercises, in both slow and moderate speeds, are included (downloadable).

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts, Book 2

                 Multi-Part Arrangements for Dulcimer Groups         

The songs in this book have been some of the most popular throughout the history of these United States. It includes America the Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, You’re a Grand Old Flag, America, Anchors Aweigh, The Caisson Song, Garry Owen, Marine Hymn, Dixie, Yankee Doodle (Melody/Harmony) When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, This Land is Your Land (Melody/Harmony/Countermelody on Bass) and some background on all these songs.

​This book is perfect for playing for Veteran assemblies, family Fourth of July Celebrations, or anytime you feel the urge for a patriotic song!

Your Favorite Sing-Along Songs

Christmas Songs for the Mountain Dulcimer

$35.00

Are you new to playing the Mountain Dulcimer?  Are you a Mountain Dulcimer Teacher looking for a great textbook?  Look no further!  Here’s all you need for the first 14 lessons in learning to strum, fret, count, and play familiar tunes on your instrument.  Set a solid foundation for playing anything you want on your dulcimer in the future!  

Judy House

3999 Alonzo Dr.

Winston-Salem, NC  27104

judyhouse@mindspring.com

$23.00

Now that you have had a good introduction into playing multiple parts by using Book 1, you are ready for some great music for many different dulcimers.  There are parts for standard, bass, baritone, and even one for a bowed dulcimer. All 11 songs are in either 4 or 5 parts! The book contains a brief background on each song as well as ideas for playing each piece. This book has a wide variety of rhythms and music which includes a range of genres from shape note hymns to classical. Arrangements include – Idumea, St. James Infirmary Blues, and Gymnopedie No. 1, among others. 

Beginning Lessons for the Mountain Dulcimer

$25.00

Patriotic Songs of the U.S.

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts, Book 2

                 Multi-Part Arrangements for Dulcimer Groups         

$35.00

New!

Beginner's Guide to Mountain Dulcimer

   Print version (hard copy of book)                                                            $30.00
   Digital version (pdf document)                                                                $25.00
             
click here to learn how to order digital edition

Click here to download the sound files for the 'Beginning Lessons' book 

(Note:  this is a LARGE zip file (475 MB); download it and then unzip it)