21. September 2009 16:59
This week's dulcimer arrangement is "Near the Cross", and it is another duet! Remember, it has been written for one dulcimer (the first part) but another dulcimer can accompany my playing the harmonies above the melody (the second part). It has a "dulcimer barbershop" sound because the melody is under the harmony. If you are playing any of these arrangements in a larger group than two people, remember to have more players on first part than the second, this will help the blend of the music by letting the melody shine above the harmony.
Near the Cross was written by the well known hymn writer who was bind for most of her life; Fanny Crosby. If you don’t know about her, please check out the mass amount of information about her on the internet. Here is a great site -http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/bcrosby3.html