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Aaron O'Rourke - 1 1/2 Fret: Using It And Getting The Most Out Of It

Item Number 7090262

Regular price $30.00

So you just bought a new dulcimer, and it has a 1 1/2 fret. What now? How do you "get used" to it? And what, other than fumble over it, can you do with it?

This book takes you, in a methodical and purposeful way, through the process. It is like having Aaron O'Rourke (arguably one of the best dulcimer players on the planet) sitting at your side, helping you make the transition. How to get used to the fret, how to do some new (or newly accessible) chords, how to use the fret as a melodic enhancement. This book has it all, and you really ought to know the stuff he's teaching here. 

Take your playing to the next level, and have some fun at the same time with this amazing book!

This amazing book includes free downloadable audio files that you can use to teach your ear how the tunes and exercises should sound. Here's a link to the page with the audio files.

This book is published by Folkcraft® Instruments, under the Fingers Of Steel® imprint.

45 pages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Karen E ONeal
Great instruction

I had been looking for some time for a book dedicated to the 1+ fret. After finding out from Aaron he had written one and Folkcraft had it there was no question what book was to be added to my Dulcimer book library. The information provided and progression of work has given me new understanding of the fret and how it adds to additional chord choices and sounds I’ve been looking for. Beginners to advanced players will benefit from the content here. This book is a keeper!

Nelson Vinson

It was absolutely necessary to learn 1 1/2 fret, Bing Futch was also helpful

Aaron O'Rourke 1/1/2 fret

Just in case I get a 1/1/2 fret I bought Aaron's book. I thought I'd explore it and found out I'm now excited about getting that 1 1/2 fret added. I used the book to partially air play the fret I don't have yet. It made me want one because I loved the tunes.

Amy Gavin-Zachek
Aaron O'Rourke 1 1/2 fret: Using It and getting the most out of it

I especially enjoy the blues licks and the ordinary song tabs with the blues flavor that the book includes. I'm not sure I'm advanced enough to apply much to my other tabs but I understand the idea and like playing his arrangements with 1 1/2 frets.

Ellen Rice
A very nice intro to the 1.5 fret

Aaron makes the 1.5 fret accessible. Definitely worth the purchase price for the confidence it inspires!