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Guitar to Dulcimer


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Gillian McCoy

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Learn how to play dulcimer using your guitar skills!

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Mountain dulcimer is fun, relaxing and sounds amazing.

This FREE eBook will teach you how to transfer your skills from playing other string instruments such as guitar or ukulele to contemporary mountain dulcimer in a modern style.

Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more free dulcimer tutorials!

Covered in this book is everything you need to know about the dulcimer, including where you can purchase one of your own.

You will learn how to play different keys and scales, as well as various tunings and even songs to try.

If you want to learn more, make sure to check out my other free dulcimer tabs and eBook.

Meet your tutor Gillian

Hey there! My name is Gillian McCoy, and to date (2024) I have 16 years of teaching experience. I teach in primary and secondary schools as well as private lessons.

I have worked in the music industry, and also perform my songs and covers both solo and with a band. Above all, I enjoy teaching as it never gets boring - it's great to motivate people and watch them become amazing musicians.

I play guitar and sing vocals in my band, WolfNote. I have a track record of award-winning songs, which is important to me as creativity is at the heart of music. I have built an audience on YouTube by creating arrangements of various rock and pop songs you wouldn’t expect you could play on a mountain dulcimer.

I have also got DipLCM in Pianoforte teaching and popular music vocals, Grade 8 in piano, and popular music vocals, and Grade 6 in guitar. I got my PGCert in music teaching (Merit) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2022.


I am always developing my CPD skills; in 2023 I completed a summer course at Guildhall, London.

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+447500 744 960

Frequently asked questions

Is the book physical?

No, the is a digital eBook - it's fully printable though so feel free to print to your heart's content!

Is the book for teachers or students?

The book is designed for teachers and students alike. We'd suggest that beginner students should work through them in conjunction with a teacher.

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Join weekly classes

Learn how to play contemporary mountain dulcimer directly with Gillian McCoy - book one-off classes or save money with a multi-pack! If you have any questions about booking, contact our admin team at

Book a private lesson

If you prefer personalised guidance, then you can book a private 1-1 online dulcimer lesson with Gillian too - choose from 30 minute, 45 minute, or 60 minute lessons. Also available in multi-packs!

Want more?
Watch free dulcimer tutorials on my YouTube channel

More free dulcimer tabs

Dulcimer Players Toolkit 
by Gillian McCoy

Here is a little book that will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of music so you can get more out of your dulcimer playing.

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Someone To Lean On
Intermediate Tab

No lyrics on the script for copyright purposes

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Auld Lang Syne
for dulcimer and voice tab

Free tab for Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns, to accompany a voice

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Ode To Joy
by Beethoven

Easy dulcimer tab for you to play as a beginner

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Auld Lang Syne
by Robert Burns

Dulcimer instrumental
ree tab of the popular
New Year song

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Ode To My Family
by the Cranberries

Tab arrangement by Gillian McCoy - easy dulcimer tab to go with the youtube tutorial

More tabs
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