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Charles Roylance, How to Play the Chromatic
Dulcimer, London 1890
tune entitled The "Neptune" Hornpipe appears in Kerr
as the Washington Hornpipe, in the key of A (24).
great embellishment in Dulcimer Playing is an effective
introduction of the "ROLL. To do this with taste
and neatness, it will be necessary for the student
to practise the following exercises, commencing
at first slowly and afterwards increasing the pace
until great speed is attained. Always commencing
with the RIGHT HAND BEATER:
As to where and when the above and following "rolls"
should be introduced in the music, must be left
to the judgement and good taste of the performer.
Experience will be the student's most reliable guide
in this respect."
Blue Bells + variations; the Death
of Nelson (with repeated notes as rolls); the
De'il among the Tailors, Irish Washerwoman; St.
Patrick's Day; otherwise as before.