Welcome to Linda Lowe Thompson's Harvest Time Productions. Linda is a well known and respected hammered dulcimer player and teacher.  Harvest Time Music is located in Denton Texas. Call Linda at 940-387-4001.  Within these pages you will find Free Tunes and Arrangements, Information about Dulcimer Lessons, Workshops, and Performances, Musical Merchandise to enhance your own collection, Exquisite coffees to grace your everyday existence, A wide variety of gleanings from all facets of Linda’s life including: Quotes, Quips, Recipes, Rants, Raves And More
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Linda's Music, Books, & CDs

With one exception, all the books in this section were written by Linda Lowe Thompson and produced by Harvest Time Music. Every instructional idea is original to Linda or meticulously credited to its originator. The exception is HD2000, which boasts one section written by Linda.
Linda is, first and foremost, a person who loves the sound of the dulcimer. After cobbling together a way to begin to teach herself dulcimer, she started teaching others. Her main goal was always to make it easier on new dulcimists than it had been for her.
She’s never seen any reason anyone should be excluded from learning dulcimer. Her personal inclinations enable her to talk very understandably to people who are coming to the dulcimer as their first instrument. Her educational and intellectual background provides her with the ability to talk as a peer with highly-educated musicians. The instructional material is produced and taught in a way that will speak whatever language the individual student needs.

BEGINNING HAMMERED DULCIMER 

BEGINNING HAMMERED DULCIMER 
72 pages, 47 tunes. Still the best beginning book around because it addresses the beginner from wherever he/she needs to start. If you have no music background, you can learn to play by number (as taught in college music courses and understood equally well by music novices and experienced musicians). Playing by ear or standard notation? It's all there. There’s an intro to dulcimer which includes how to hold hammers, playing tips, how to change keys and octaves, how to see the tune in patterns.. Companion recording available on CD.
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Book with CD $25
CD $15
HAMMERED DULCIMER NOTEBOOK

HAMMERED DULCIMER NOTEBOOK
166 pages, 123 tunes. Answers the question “Where do I go from here?” An encyclopedia of embellishments. Starts very simply and builds to such skills as left-right independence and two against three. MORE THAN 70 LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF 2! Book not sold separately.
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Book with 2-CDs set
$50

2-CD set
$30
CLASSICAL HAMMERED DULCIMER

CLASSICAL HAMMERED DULCIMER
90 pages, 51 small classical pieces done in two voices. Voice One is the melody; Voice Two, second part. The first 4 pages of music takes a Leopold Mozart Minuet and shows how to use the material as a duet, an intermediate/advanced solo, a beginning/advanced beginning solo and an advanced beginning/intermediate solo. As usual with Linda's material, this book contains historical information and illustrations.
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$20
SACRED HAMMERED DULCIMER

SACRED HAMMERED DULCIMER
94 pages, 47 tunes in inspiring solo arrangements. Great illustrations and fascinating tune histories. This book also contains 20 lessons on making your own arrangements and adapting others' arrangements: Adapting Hymnal Harmonies, Expanding An Arrangement, Choosing Chords, Making a Simpler Arrangement, Performance: Expression, How to Write a Bridge Between Tunes and more. CLICK TO VIEW INDEX

Book $20
HAMMERED DULCIMER CHRISTMAS

HAMMERED DULCIMER CHRISTMAS: 94 pages, 46 tunes in lovely solo arrangements. 20 also have back-ups. Lavish illustrations, fascinating tune histories. Also included: sections on seasonal music jobs, playing just the melody, turning all the arrangements into duets, how to simplify all arrangements.
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Book $20
2000 Hammered Dulcimer

2000 Hammered Dulcimer 
Mel Bay Publications
Featuring solos by many well known hammered dulcimer players. Jane Chevalier, Linda Lowe Thompson, Lucille Reilly, Rick Thum, Ken Kolodner, Sam Rizzetta, Madeline MacNeil, Mitzie Collins, Linda G. Thomas, Maggie Sansone, Brenda Hunter, Karen Ashbrook, Carole Koenig, Dave Neiman, Beverly Woods, Jeanne Page, Nicholas Blanton, Carrie Crompton, and Robin Petrie.  CD Included.

Book/CD set $25
FOLDER OF CHRISTMAS TUNES

FOLDER OF CHRISTMAS TUNES
Linda Lowe Thompson
This is a collection which began life as a Christmas gift for some beginning students. Tune, words, standard notation.
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Folder $12
2013 Revised and Expanded Extra Pages
(excluding folder and pages contained in previous folder)
$4

Sounds of Christmas Past

Sounds of Christmas Past - CD
Linda Lowe Thompson
Lovely performance recording featuring Linda's playing of about half the arrangements in Hammered Dulcimer Christmas, plus many other holiday favorites. Elegant settings with piano, violin, other dulcimers, autoharp, and more.

CD $15.00