Stephen Seifert

Mountain Dulcimer Player

Homepage of Mountain Dulcimer performer and teacher Stephen Seifert.


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Before I was married, I spent Christmas week of 2001 with my parents at their home in Northern Kentucky. I brought a computer with Tabledit, and a thick folder filled with most of the hand-written originals of my workshop handouts since 1996. My parents gave me the idea of entering all the tabs into the computer and making a book. I spent 6 to 10 hours a day for 5 days entering the music. I went back to school and totally forgot about the project.Finally, just after Christmas of 2004, I came across these tabs in the far reaches of my computer. I spent about a week editing and working on layout. I also spent a couple days recording each of the 73 audio tracks.The Early Years - Stephen Seifert (1996-2002), includes 73 of my favorite tunes and arrangements. (100 pages) The tunes are labeled Beginner, Intermediate, and Intermediate/Advanced. I've added an introduction that covers techniques for playing and interpreting the tunes. The 73 MP3 audio files cover the tunes exactly like they're written in the book and at a slow tempo.

(My books are no longer available with CDs. Instead, download the audio files for COME LET US ADORE HIM by visiting this page and clicking on the appropriate book title:

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Are You Getting’ There Rabbit, Arkansas Traveler, Arkansas Traveler, Arkansas Traveler, Barlow Knife, Barlow Knife, Beach Spring, Beautiful Dreamer, Black Eyed Suzie, Black Eyed Suzie, Bonaparte's Retreat, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Banle Du Verlage, Chinese Breakdown, Chinese Breakdown, Cluck Old Hen, Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek, Cuttin’ at the Point, Dennis Murphy’s Polka, Dona Nobis Pacem, Elk River Blues, Exercise #4227, Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss, Foggy Dew, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Fortune, Fortune, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Grey Cat On A Tennessee Farm, Ground Hog, Happy Land, Hosses In The Canebrake, How Great Thou Art, Ida Red, Ida Red, John Brown’s Dream, Lonesome John, Lord Thomas, My Pretty Quadrille, Napper, Napper, No Place Like Home, Oh, How I Love Jesus, Oh, My Little Dutch Girl, Old Jack Gillie, Old Joe Clark, Rock The Cradle Joe, Rosin The Beau, Rosin The Beau, Run Johnny Run, Sail Away Ladies, Scotland the Brave,  Scotland the Brave, Shenandoah, Shootin’ Creek, Sourwood Mountain, Sourwood Mountain, Sourwood Mountain, Sweet Hour Of Prayer, Ten Yards Of Calico, The Cuckoo, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Walk Along John, Waterbound, West Fork Gals, West Fork Gals, Westfalia Waltz, Whiskey 110 Proof, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Wonderful Words Of Life

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