This is a somewhat deeper cut in the O’Carolan songbook. O’Carolan often did not follow a predictable form in his compositions. O’Carolan’s music takes some time to digest but the effort is always well worth it. The tune is a bit unusual in that it begins on the IV chord (or perhaps the vi or the V chord!) but the harmonization is otherwise fairly straightforward. My goal in this O’Carolan piece is to strike a balance by using a variety of ideas to present the chord progression but also to be careful not to obscure the beauty of the composition with lots of melodic variations. The backup is a bit unusual for me but I hope it works for you!
Here's What You Get:
$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)
Sheet music for melody, backup, and 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
- Backup - A part
- Backup - B part
- Arranging Ideas - A part
- Arranging Ideas - B part
Approximate length: 36 minutes
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It's like having private mini-tutorials from Ken that you can watch over and over!
NOTE: Even 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 Fall 2017 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat