Crosspicking in DAA – “La Volta”

For those working on crosspicking in DAA, I arranged this simplified version of a section of La Volta, a tune which was long ago adapted from 16th century European lute music.

Playing tips:

  1. The music has two distinct parts, each making up half of the song. Play the first part twice, and then play the second part twice.
  2. Strum toward yourself  (  ↓ )  on each chorded note, then pluck outward  (  ↑ )  for the crosspicked notes that follow.

CLICK HERE For La Volta

 

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Free Tablature – November Song of the Month – “Life Let Us Cherish”

November’s Song of the Month is “Life Let Us Cherish,” which was written by Hans Georg Nageli, a Swiss music educator and publisher, in 1796. I learned this Victorian era parlor song from The Laura Ingalls Wilder Songbook.

My arrangement for mountain dulcimer is a simple chord-melody style with plucked embellishments, in DAD tuning. I think this song suits the Thanksgiving season, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!

CLICK HERE FOR a PDF FILE OF “LIFE LET US CHERISH”

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