I bought this book because I love the playing of Bing Futch and I thought it would be a good way to learn to play. There are issues with his musical notation and he is not consistent in representing the notes on the treble clef. I found that confusing. Also, I think that he focuses on too many modes for a beginner. I would have preferred to start in one mode and learn the basics and then move to another mode rather than changing modes and tuning all the time. That is just my opinion. I intend to get back to this book later but for now it’s on the shelf.
I thought the book was great. Mostly my fault. I stick to DAD tuning and much of the material was for various other tunings. Therefore it’s use for me was limited.
My first thoughts are that it looks like a very good beginner's course in mountain dulcimer. However, in skimming through the book and dipping briefly into some pages, I've found three massive errors. The author assures me that they will be corrected in the next edition, which will make it a much less confusing book for complete beginners. If/when those errors are corrected, it will be worth at least one more star.
Too soon for review
Bing Futch- Method For Beginning Mountain Dulcimer