"Clock Waltz" - Valse Clog Guillemette (Joseph Guillemette, Quebec)
Many years ago, at The Winnipeg Folk Festival, the trio Helicon shared a performance slot with The House Band. Later that evening, in a jam, The House Band shared this lovely waltz with us. I might have misheard the name “The Clock Waltz”! In any case, it quickly became one of my favorite pieces. Originally in Bm, it seemed to work best on the HD in Em. One of the many great lessons of this piece is that it is possible – even desirable – to learn how to shift accents in waltz time away from the “one” to other counts. In fact, syncopations in a waltz are quite effective. It also presents a nice study of the aeolian mode. I present a full arrangement with some variations and a comprehensive backup. I recorded the piece in 1997 on Walking Stones with Laura Risk and Robin Bullock. Such a lovely piece! https://youtu.be/lPnupT0-VF8
Here's What You Get:
$38 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)
Sheet music for Melody, Backup, Arrangement #1, and More Arranging Ideas. Ken talks through the tune, chord choices, hammering patterns, backups, embellishments, arranging, play-throughs, and more on his dulcimer (shot from above so that you can see what he's doing).
Video Lessons Included:
- Basic Tune
- Chord Progression
- Melody & Hammering (A part)
- Melody & Hammering (B part)
- Backup (A part)
- Backup (B part)
- Backup Play-through
- Arrangement #1 (A part)
- Arrangement #1 (B part)
- Arrangement #1 Play-through
- More Arranging Ideas (A part)
- More Arranging Ideas (B part)
- Practice Track
Approximate length: 66 minutes
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It's like having private mini-tutorials from Ken that you can watch over and over!
NOTE: If you already own the sheet music, your purchase ensures that you receive the latest updated versions, and future additions to new arranging ideas, backups and so forth as Ken experiments and develops his playing of the tune.
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Recorded at Fenchurch Music Studio, Baltimore MD for the Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat