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Dulcimer Level 3

Dulcimer Level 3 follows Levels 1 and 2. 

In level 3 students learn more complex songs, some pieces as instrumentals, review some two chord songs, play a number of 3 chord songs, some 4 chord songs, and are introduced to the concept of "substitute" chords.  They also are introduced to tuning to different keys and different modes.

Below are links to a sequence of pieces that are useful for this level. 
Melody and chord:
Bile 'em Cabbage Down

Chord:

Tom Dooley,
Bye Bye Miss American Pie,

Lyrics


Melody and chord:
Oh Suzanna
Chord:  She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain, When the Saints

Lyrics
Tuning
Melody and chord:Sourwood Mountain
 Chord: On Top of My Spaghetti,
Home on the Range

Lyrics

Tuning
Melody and chord:
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Chord: You are My Sunshine,
 Amazing Grace

Lyrics

Tuning

Melody and Chord:
Cripple Creek.
Chord:
This Land is Your Land,
I've Been Working on the Railroad.

Lyrics
Tuning

Melody and Chord:
Old Black Joe
Chord:
Bingo,
Little Light of Mine.




Christmas songs




Updated on Feb 29, 2012 by Bob Blodget (Version 9)