Danny Boy (Londonderry Air, Ireland)

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Depending on your vantage point, this is one of the sappiest or one of the most moving songs ever! Over the years, I’ve come to totally embrace and rejoice in the sappiness and love playing it! 

In this arrangement, I explore a very rich chord progression with a number of surprises. There is much to be learned from the thought process that goes into creating the progression. And there is much to be learned from the arrangement. I take a “full model” approach here with a very specific arrangement rather than offering a host of choices. The arrangement features many chord substitutions and perhaps unexpected chord choices, contrary motion harmonization, chromatic movement in the bass line and standard techniques such as two & three note chords, drones, arpeggio fills, valley rolls, melodic runs and triplets. There is plenty here to keep you busy for a long time but the journey will be well worth it!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody and arrangement. 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
  • Hammering
  • Chord progression
  • Arrangement 1 - A Part
  • Arrangement 1 - B Part
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 39 minutes

***Videos can be streamed, downloaded, or viewed in the Gumroad App on mobile devices. Watch your email for instructions after purchase***

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.

Thank you for your support - I hope you enjoy the tune! Please do not share your purchased music and videos.

Recorded June 2016 Fenchurch Studios, Baltimore MD

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Danny Boy (Londonderry Air, Ireland)

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I want this!