WINDY RIVER STRUM GUIDES
One of our most popular items is our easy to use, anyone can play a dulcimer, strum guide. To be used as an instructional aid by beginners or immediates. All are in the key of D, DAA tuning.

Have you ever tried to learn to play a tune from a book - and then go to a jam session and folks are playing something different from what you have learned. We understand that not everyone can play by ear and not everyone has access to frequent jam sessions. We have taken the guessing out of learning - we show you exactly how the tune is played. You may know the drill - "this is how the tune was written, but, this is how it is really played around here today".

Windy River Strum Guides can have you playing a melody in just a few minutes - with no prior musical experience. You do not need to be able to read music. Several thousand guides are currently being used from California to Maryland and from Florida to Nebraska. Folks are waiting for each new batch to become available.

We show you, in easy to read and understand form, exactly how many strums to play on which fret. You can be playing "Bile Dem Cabbage Down" in much less time than it will take you to read this page. You may also learn "Down In The Valley" before the end of your first session.

Try our method - we think you will like it!!

New packets are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" containing at least 30 tunes each.  Strum Guides show exactly which fret to play and the number of times to strum at each fret.

Order by regular mail or e-mail to the address shown on the HOME PAGE.

Packet One - $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling

AMAZING GRACE - APPALACHIAN CAROL - ARAGON MILLS - BEYOND THE SUNSET - BILE' DEM CABBAGE DOWN - DO LORD  - DOWN IN THE VALLEY -  HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING CANE - HEAVENLY SUNSHINE - I’LL FLY AWAY - IN THE SWEET BY AND BY - KUM-BA-YA - LOVE ME TENDER - MAGGIE - MY HOMES ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MTNS - NEAR THE CROSS - PEACE LIKE A RIVER -  SHE’LL BE COMIN’ AROUND THE MOUNTAIN - SKIP TO MY LOU - STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN - THE BELLS OF ST. MARY - THERE IS A HAPPY LAND - WESTPHALIA WALTZ  - WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS - WHEN IT’S SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES - WHERE THE ROSES NEVER FADE - WHERE THE SOUL NEVER DIES - WILDFLOWERS - WILDWOOD FLOWER - YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE


Packet Two - $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling

ANGEL BAND - APPALACHIAN CAROL - BE THOU MY VISION - BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES - BEYOND THE SUNSET - BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME - COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES - COWBOY JACK - CRIPPLE CREEK - DOWN IN THE ARKANSAS - FALLING LEAVES - FARTHER ALONG - GOLDEN SLIPPERS - GRANDMA’S DULCIMORE - GREAT SPECKLED BIRD - HARD TIMES, COME AGAIN NO MORE -HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU - HOW BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN MUST BE - I AM WEARY LET ME REST - I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS - I LOVE YOU TRULY - I WALK THE LINE - I WISH I WAS SINGLE AGAIN - I’LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT - I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY - KNOXVILLE GIRL - LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS - LIFE’S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN - LITTLE BROWN JUG - MERRY WIDOW WALTZ


Packet Three -  $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling

 

AIN’T IT A WONDERFUL DAY - BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG - BLESSED ASSURANCE - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - I LOVE YOU TRULY - I SAW THE LIGHT - LITTLE LISA JANE - MISSISSIPPI SAWYER - MORNING HAS BROKEN - NO ONE EVER CARED FOR ME LIKE JESUS - OH SUSANNA - OKEECHOBEE GRASS - OLD FOLKS AT HOME - ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE - POLLY WOLLY DOODLE - PRECIOUS MEMORIES - RED RIVER VALLEY - SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER - SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER - THE LILY OF THE VALLEY - THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH - THE OLD RUGGED CROSS - THERE IS A RIVER - THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME - TURKEY IN THE STRAW - UNCLOUDY DAY - WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING - WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YONDER - WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN - WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN

Packet Four - $15.00 + $ 5.00 for shipping and handling

ALL MY LIFES A CIRCLE - ASHES OF LOVE - BANKS OF THE OHIO - BOWL OF BUTTER BEANS - CLEMENTINE - COTTON EYED JOE - CRAGGY KNOB - DANNY BOY - DON’T NEGLECT THE ROSE - EAST VIRGINIA BLUES - EDELWEIS WALTZ - GOD IS SO GOOD - GREY CAT ON A TENNESSEE FARM - HAVEN OF REST - I SAW THE LIGHT - I SAW THE MASTER - IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY, AGAIN - IN THE HIGHWAYS - IN THE PINES - KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE - LAMP LIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY - LONESOME VALLEY - LORD OF THE DANCE - MEET YOU AT THE STATION - SAFE IN THEE - SALLY ANN - SCARLET PURPLE ROBE - SIMPLE GIFTS - SWEET FERN - WAYFARING STRANGER - WHEN I GROW TO OLD TO DREAM - WHERE COULD I GO

Packet Five - $ 15.00 + $ 5.00 for shipping and handling

A BEAUTIFUL LIFE - ABIDE WITH ME - BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS - BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES - DARCY FARROW - DOXOLOGY - FREIGHT TRAIN - HEAVEN CAME DOWN - JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE - LEAVE IT THERE - LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH - LINCOLN AND LIBERTY - MARY HAMILTON (FOUR MARYS) - MES PARENTS (MAY PARHANCE) - MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME - NEW RIVER TRAIN - OLD TIME RELIGION - PALMS OF VICTORY - PEACE LIKE A RIVER (w/harmony) - RAGTIME ANNIE - RED WING - SHENANDOAH - SOMEONE PLAY DIXIE FOR ME - STREETS OF LAREDO - SUPPER TIME - THE CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD - THE CRUEL WAR IS RAGING - THE LITTLE ROSEWOOD CASKET - TOMBIGBEE WALTZ - UP JUMPED THE DEVIL - WHEN I SURVEY THAT WONDEROUS CROSS - WHERE WILL I SHELTER MY SHEEP


Packet Six - $ 15.00 + $5.00 for shipping and handling

ALL THE GOOD TIMES ARE PAST AND GONE - BARBARA ALLEN - BATTLE ON SHILOH'S HILL - BE STILL, MY SOUL - BRETHEREN,WE HAVE MET TO WORSHIP - BRITCHES FULL OF STITCHES - BE MY SPIRIT - CAUSE ME TO COME - DIXIE - FAIR AND TENDER LADIES - FLOWERS IN THE SNOW - FOUR IN THE MIDDLE - GALWAY BAY - GENTLE ANNIE - GOING HOME - GRANDMA'S ROCKING CHAIR - GREEN PASTURES - HE'S ALL I NEED - HOLY MANNA -  HOW GREAT THOU ART - HUSH LITTLE BABY - JESUS LOVES ME - MY BLUE HEAVEN - OLD SPINNING WHEEL - PINEY RIVER GIRL - TEDDY O’NEILL - TENNESSEE WALTZ - THE OLD RUGGED CROSS (REV) - TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE IN ME - WHAT WILL I LEAVE BEHIND - WHEN THE FIDDLER HAS PLAYED HIS LAST TUNE FOR THE NIGHT
 
Packet Seven - $15.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling 
 

BE THOU MY VISION – REV - BREAK THOU THE BREAD - BUFFALO GALS - BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW - CINDY - CRAWDAD SONG - HE TOUCHED ME - HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW - HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING - I FEEL LIKE TRAVELING ON - IT IS NO SECRET - IT'S ONLY THE WIND - JUST AS I AM - LADY MARY - LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART - LONG, LONG AGO - OLD JOE CLARK - SALLY GARDENS - SCARBOROUGH FAIR - TEN THOUSAND ANGELS - THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS (Key of G) - THIS OLE’ HOUSE - WASTED YEARS - WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE - WILD MOUNTAIN FLOWERS FOR MARY - AMERICA - AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC - GOD BLESS AMERICA - THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND


Packet Eight - $ 15.00 + $5.00 for shipping and handling

ASHES OF LOVE - BLUE BIRD - BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN - BONNY BLUE FLAG - BUCK EYED RABBIT - CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP - DARLING NELLY GRAY - FLOWER IN THE WILDWOOD - GOOBER PEAS - HOUSE OF GOLD - I'M JUST A REBEL SOLDIER - IN THE GARDEN - LITTLE OLD LOG CABIN BY THE LANE - LORENA - NEARER MY GOD TO THEE - OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE - PARADISE - RED IS THE ROSE - ROSEVILLE FAIR - ROSIN THE BEAU - SHORTNIN' BREAD - SOLDIERS JOY - SUGAR HILL - TENTING TONIGHT ON THE OLD CAMPGROUND - THE ROSE - TRUE LOVE WALTZ - WABASH CANNON BALL - WELCOME SONG - WERE YOU THERE? - WHERE THE ARKANSAS RIVER LEAVES OKLAHOMA - WHITER THAN SNOW - YESTERDAY'S ROSES


Packet Nine -  $ 15.00 + $ 5.00 for shipping and handling

ABOVE THE BRIGHT BLUE - BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF SOMEWHERE -BEULAH LAND - BOILIN’ FRIED P’TATERS - BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND - CONSIDER THE LILIES - CROOKED STOVE PIPE - DIDN’T I DANCE - FAIR AND TENDER LADIES - GIVE MY LOVE TO NELL - GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK - HELP SOMEBODY TODAY - HIGH COUNTRY - I’M GOING HOME  - JUNE APPLE - MY FATHER WATCHES ME - OLD DAN TUCKER - PRAIRIE SUNFLOWER - RENFROE VALLEY REV. 6-3-10 - ROCKY TOP - STATE SONG (UDC-MS) - SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE - THAT SILVER HAIRED DADDY OF MINE - THE LETTER EDGED IN BLACK - THE WATER IS WIDE - THERE’S MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE - WAGON TRACKSWHERE THE SUN WILL NEVER GO DOWN - WHISPERING HOPE - WHO STOLE THE MAGIC?

PACKET TEN & ELEVEN COMBINED  (ALL CHRISTMAS) $ 20.00 PLUS $ 5.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING

A HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS - ALL 0N A CHRISTMAS DAY -AMAZING GRACE

APPALACHIAN CAROL - AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OF OLD - AWAY IN A MANGER

BEAUTIFUL STAR OF BETHLEHEM - BLUE CHRISTMAS - CAROL OF THE HAY

CAROLS SING - CHILD IN THE MANGER - CHRISTMAS MEANS THINKING OF JESUS

CHRISTMAS SONG - COME THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS - DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY?

FIRST NOEL - GO, TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN - GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN

GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN REJOICE - GOOD KING WENCESLAS - HAPPY CHRISTMAS COMES ONCE MORE

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING - HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - I HAVE HEARD OF A TREE

I SAW THREE SHIPS - INFANT HOLY - JINGLE BELLS - JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS

O COME LITTLE CHILDREN - O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL - O HOLY NIGHT

O TANNENBAUM (OH CHRISTMAS TREE) - SILENT NIGHT - SPICE RAISIN CAKE

THE FRIENDLY BEASTS - THE HOLLY & THE IVY = THERE’S A SONG IN THE AIR

UNTO US A BOY WAS BORN - UP ON THE HOUSETOP - WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

WHAT CHILD IS THIS - WHAT STAR IS THIS - WHEN CHRISTMAS MORN IS DAWNING

WINDS THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES - AMAZING GRACE


Packet Twelve -  $ 15.00  $ 5.00 for shipping and handling

A MAIDEN’S PRAYER -
CORINNA - FAR SIDE BANKS OF JORDAN - FIVE POUND OF ‘POSSUM -GOD OF THE SPARROW - GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD - GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN - GOOD NIGHT IRENE - GREEN CORN - I’M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES - I’M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROAD MAP -JUST A ROSE WILL DO - LITTLE CABIN ON THE HILL - LONG BLACK VEIL - MAPLE ON THE HILL - MAPLE SUGAR - ONE DAY AT A TIME - PRAIRIE SUNFLOWER – REV.9/29/10 - PSALM 23 - RIVER - ROUGH & ROCKY - SCOTLAND THE BRAVE -SEVEN SPANISH ANGELS - SOMEWHERE BETWEEN YOUR HEART AND MINE  - THE CAT CAME BACK - THE LIGHT HOUSE - THE QUILTING PARTY - THE RIDDLE SONG - TWILIGHT IS FALLING - WE’RE FLOATING DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME

Packet Fourteen - $ 15.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling

 

ALL THRU THE NIGHT - ARKANSAS RIVER (R) - COVERED BRIDGE WALTZ - CROSS THE BRAZOS AT WACO - EVERBODY’S REACHING OUT - FLOP EARED MULE - GRANDMA GOT RUNNED OVER BY A R. - HOLY, HOLY, HOLY - I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW - I’M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROADMAP (R) - MEET YOU AT THE STATION – REV. - MOONLIGHT & ROSES - MY FATHER WATCHES OVER ME - NOBODY’S DARLING - OUT BEHIND THE BARN - PASS ME NOT,

O GENTLE SAVIOR - ROLY, POLY - ROSE OF SHARON WALTZ - SCARLET RIBBONS - SEEK YE FIRST – SOUTHWIND - STEP AROUND JOHNNY - THE HOLLY & THE IVY - THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME - TILL I’M TO OLD TO DIE YOUNG - UP ON THE HOUSETOP - WAIT FOR THE WAGON - WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS - WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE

PACKET FIFTEEN - $15.00 PLUS $5.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING

A FALLEN STAR; ASHOKEN'S FAREWELL; AULD LANG SYNE; BEYOND THE RAIN; BUCKET MAN BLUES;

FADED LOV E, GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE; GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS; HALLELUJAH SQUARE;

HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD; HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW; HOME ON THE RANGE; HOW I LOVE THAT

MOUNTAIN MUSIC; HYMN OF PROMISE; I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW; IF I COULD SEE THE WORLD;

LILY DALE; MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP; MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE; ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY;

ROUGH AND ROCKY; SOMEBODY'S DARLING; SWEET EVELINA; THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR BLESSINGS;

THE WRECK OF THE NUMBER NINE; WATER BOUND; WHEN GOD CAME TO GATHER HIS JEWELS;

WHEN I GROW TO OLD TO DREAM; WOODEN HEART; WRECK OF OLD NUMBER NINE

LARGER SHEETS 


WE ARE NOW OFFERING LARGE SHEETS (8 1/2 X 11 SHEETS) THAT INCLUDE THE SAME TABS, BUT MOST HAVE THE WORDS TO THE SONGS AND MOST HAVE THE CHORDS INCLUDED.  ESPECIALLY NICE FOR THOSE WHO USE A LARGE NOTEBOOK RATHER THAN THE SMALL TABS.

BOOK ONE - INCLUDES ALL THE TUNES SHOWN ABOVE
                    IN PACKETS ONE AND TWO -
                   $40.00 PLUS $10.00 S & H

BOOK TWO - INCLUDES ALL THE TUNES SHOWN ABOVE
                     IN PACKETS THREE AND FOUR -
                    $40.00 PLUS $10.00 S & H

BOOK THREE - INCLUDES ALL THE TUNES SHOWN ABOVE
                        IN PACKETS FIVE AND SIX -
                        $40 PLUS $10.00 S & H

BOOK FOUR - INCLUDES ALL THE TUNES SHOWN ABOVE
                      IN PACKETS SEVEN AND EIGHT -
                       $40.00 PLUS $10.00 S & H

BOOK FIVE - INCLUDES ALL THE TUNES SHOWN ABOVE
                     IN PACKETS NINE AND TWELVE
                    $40.00 PLUS $10.00 S & H

NOTEBOOKS CAN BE PURCHASED LOCALLY IN A SIZE THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS

THE FIRST BEGINNER DULCIMER BOOK (That's really for beginners) - $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling

IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A BEAUTIFUL APALACHIAN MOUNTAIN DULCIMER - (That you can't play) - AND A BOOK - (That you don't understand) - AND HAVE GONE HOME - AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT - THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!.


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