Foundational Techniques for the Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Player

Join the Jam and More

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15 DVD Video Lessons - Each with Audio CD and Booklet

join the jam video play along series

Announcing Volume 2 of my Join the Jam Video Play Along Series! Here's 16 MORE tunes to get you ready. Between the 1st and 2nd volume, you get slow, medium, and reasonably fast play along videos for 32 top dulcimer jam tunes along with tablature. It really is the next best thing to having a hot jam whenever you're up for it. Immersion is the way to go.



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Note: You won't find this in my regular online store. This is offered as a paid download only.

(I highly recommend you start with Volume 1 of this series. Visit the DOWNLOADS STORE for information on Volume 1.)  

  • 16 more tunes.
  • Audience perspective, 720p HD video, mp4/H.264.
  • Over 2 1/2 hours of jamming.
  • Once really slow.
  • Medium, & fast with many repeats.
  • Multiple tablatures for each tune. (2 basic ways I think of the tunes.)
  • I play melody & backup with you.
  • Available only as a download.
  • $25

The 16 tunes are roughly arranged in order of difficulty. Beginners will appreciate the slow and medium speeds and multiple tablatures for each tune. More experienced players will enjoy getting their speed up while at the same time seeing all the ways I work through the same tune when playing with others. I don't hesitate to narrate what I'm up to when necessary, often recommending you stick with the melody while I try backup chords, harmonies, or fancier versions of the melody.  

Pretty Betty Martin
Going to Boston
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Shady Grove
Angelina Baker
June Apple
Sugar Hill
Bonaparte's Retreat
Down the River I Go
Scotland the Brave
Little Liza Jane
Sandy River Belle

If you've been following my videos and classes on how to learn by watching/reading hands, you'll be right at home. I include a link to a free video player for your computer that lets you adjust the video playback speed without altering the pitch. Make things as slow or fast as you like. Even flip the video for player perspective. 

This is A LOT of content. It's all broken up into 5 files you download to your computer. The first is very small. The following 4 are around 500 Megabytes each. High-speed internet users should be able to download each of the larger files in 2 to 20 minutes. (For folks with slow DSL, each of the 4 larger files should download in 30 to 90 minutes depending on how slow your internet is. I didn't scrimp on quality and I believe it's worth the wait.) (Also, if your computer is too old to play these files they may stutter or not play at all. Let me know if this happens. I have a few solutions including some smaller, lower-quality videos that will work on your system. The great majority of computers made in the last 6 years and even older should have no problem playing this stuff.)

The download page includes instructions and links to free articles and software to make sure you're able to enjoy the content without running into trouble. Once you have these files, you're welcome to put them on all your devices including smart phones, iPads, etc. The videos are mp4/H.264, the most popular video format for computers and portable devices. 

Comments from customers regarding Volume 1 of the series:

"Don't change a thing. I have worked through about half of Vol. 1 and am confident and eager to learn more. Your methods are great and easy to follow."

"It was more than I expected. I will definitely purchase the next chapter of the series."

"I am so excited. The join the jam series is amazing. It has been really helpful to quickly figure out the most efficient way of fingering."

"I can't wait for the next volume!"

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