From Heart to Hands, The Hammered Dulcimer Arrangements of Ruth Smith

Hammered Dulcimer played with hammers
From Heart to Hands

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- $25.00 Book
- $20.00 Companion CD
- $40.00 Combo 
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“Ruth's expressive playing style and exemplary teaching methods are evident throughout this book. Here you will find both a collection of great tunes and a helpful resource for learning performance ideas, historical background, and personal creativity. Whether you play solo or with others, this book is for you!”

Stephen Humphries


Companion CD
Includes 25 songs from the book


Special Combo Package
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• 10 Ruth Smith original tunes
• 17 popular tunes from Steve and Ruth Smith's CDs
• Two versions of each tune: 
   - a melody version with chords, 
   - and an 
arranged version
• Arrangements range from beginner to advanced

• Tips on how to play more expressively
• String chart tear out to keep beside the music as a reference

String Chart

Music Included:

Ruth’s Originals:

An Appalachian Aire 
An Appalachian Winter 
Dancin’ Cross the Strings 
Emerald Isle 
High Mountain Heather 
Homesick for the Holler 
Jessie Mae 
Mountain Minuet 
Snow Angels 
Winter’s Finale 

Other Favorites: 

A Fig For a Kiss 
A Gaelic Dance 
Coilsfield House 
Come Before Winter 
Drunk at Night, Dry in the Morning 
Farewell to Whisky 
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring 
Niel Gow’s Lament 
O’Carolan’s Draught 
O’er the Moor to Maggie 
One Wintry Night 
Si Bheag, Si Mhor 
Sleepers, Awake! 
St. Basil’s Hymn 
Swingin’ on a Gate 
The Lovers’ Waltz








Companion CDs for both of Ruth’s hammered dulcimer arrangements books!
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Steve and Ruth Smith

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Upcoming Dates

  • 11/29/2019
    Hawaii - ,
  • 01/10/2020
    Dayton Dulcimer Society Festival - Dayton, Ohio
  • 02/07/2020
    Florida Accoustic Winter Gathering - Mt. Dora, Florida