Hackbrett instructional materials?

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Rudy Mueller
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Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by Rudy Mueller » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:29 am

Does anyone out there have, or know of, any instructional materials for hackbrett? These would be for a young player with some German language exposure.

Rudi

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by DanSymonds » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:27 pm

Rudi, You might try August Seith in Munich (seith-musikverlag@web.de). He has an incredible, vast catalog. His material is available through Thomi-Berg (thomi-berg@t-online.de) Mr. Berg is extremely helpful; you might try him as well. Best of luck. Dan

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by Rudy Mueller » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:33 pm

Thanks Dan x 10^6.

Rudi

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by DanSymonds » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:25 am

Rudi, I got to thinking: is the Hackbrett any different really than the hammered dulcimer? Mel Bay (melbay.com) has a lot of publications for the hammered dulcimer including instructional. Obviously, the specific German tunes would be different and would need to come from Germany.

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by Rudy Mueller » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:23 am

Thanks Dan,

Jan L of the Wendlstoana says the dulcimers tend to be C/G instruments, while the Hackbrett is fully chromatic, all sharps and flats.

Hans T of the Carl Schurz society here does have a hackbrett instruction book. King Keyes would love it, as it starts out with practicing the scales, C, the G, and on, with simple folk songs to illustrate the scales. I should gain access to this book in the next several days.

I will start construction of another stand for Hackbrett for Hansi in the next few days.

Rudi

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by DanSymonds » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:20 pm

Very interesting, Rudi. It seems the difference between the two is the tuning. I understood hammered dulcimer is tuned in circle of fifths; but it seems hackbrett is chromatic. Rather paradoxical since the circle of fifth tuning seems a German thing! Thanks for the info and I am glad you found a source for instructional material.

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by Rudy Mueller » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:02 am

Thanks Dan,

Wikipedia has a nice comparison of the two (and several others) on "hammered dulcimer".

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Re: Hackbrett instructional materials?

Post by kenbloom » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:35 am

I think if you contact Dan Landrum at the Dulcimer Players News he can help you. Dan is a fabulous hammered dulcimer player and is very familiar with a wide variety of tuning sysytems that the instrument uses. If anyone would know about what available here, he would. Tell him that I sent you.

Ken Bloom

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