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.
- 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.
- Strum toward yourself ( ↓ ) on each chorded note, then pluck outward ( ↑ ) for the crosspicked notes that follow.
CLICK HERE For La Volta
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”