hands playing dulcimer
“Ruth's musical expression captures what makes us fall in love
with the hammered dulcimer and believe we can play it too!”—Dan Landrum
                “Ruth has an honest, distinctive, pure and deeply passionate style of playing the 
Hammered Dulcimer. I love how she welcomes the listener to become part of the
music rather than just a spectator.”—Jerry Read Smith

The Hammered Dulcimer Arrangements of Ruth Smith

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From Heart to Hands

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  Touch of Grace

Touch of Grace




• 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
(see sample below)

• 10 Christmas songs from Steve and Ruth's CD, "An Appalachian Winter"
• 14 Hymns from Steve and Ruth Smith's CD, "He Leadeth Me"
• Three versions of each tune - a melody version with chords, a simpler
arrangement, and a version similar to
the way Ruth plays it

• Arrangements range from
beginner to advanced
• String chart tear out to keep beside the music as a reference
(See sample below)

“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

"Ruth is one of the rarer exceptions in the dulcimer world. She plays with such feeling and expression. Her arrangements are a mirror of the emotion and personality that she puts into her music. When you hear her play you can visualize the setting she is portraying. A real touch of class that anyone would be proud to emulate.”
—Rick Thum

List of Music:

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

List of Music:

Angels We Have Heard on High
Carol of the Bells
The Cherry Tree Carol Medley
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Hush My Babe
I Wonder as I Wander
In the Bleak Midwinter
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Silent Night

Be Thou My Vision
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
He Leadeth Me
I'd Rather Have Jesus
Lamb of God
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Sweet Beulah Land
Sweet Hour of Prayer
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
We Give Thanks to Thee
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What Wondrous Love Is This?
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

* The remainder of the songs on Steve and Ruth Smith's CD, An Appalachian Winter, are arranged and published in Ruth's book From Heart to Hands.



samplearrangement samplestring chart

I hope you enjoy playing this music as much as we do!~ Ruth


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