Da Slockit Light (Tom Anderson, The Shetland Islands)

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The late fiddler Tom Anderson was instrumental in bringing the traditional music of The Shetland Islands (tunes like Willafjord) and many of his own compositions to the broader folk scene. I have played Da Slockit Light for nearly 40 years and never get tired of playing it. I recorded it with Helicon on twin fiddles way back in 1987. Back in 2008, I was getting ready to play a concert in West Jefferson, NC. Renee Baldwin captured this jam with me on fiddle, Kitty Myers on HD & Michael Bell on piano (note hammered dulcimer star Ruth Smith hovering in the background) Watch it here! We are just jamming! There is so much to this tune. The melody requires careful attention to phrasing. The wonderful chord progression utilizes bass lines and secondary dominants. Learn the backup and find a fiddler or another musician to play with you!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for melody, harmony, backup, 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 Note
  • Structure
  • Hammering (A part)
  • Hammering (B part)
  • Swing
  • 3 Note Chords
  • Chord Progression
  • Backup (A part)
  • Backup (B part)
  • Backup Play-through
  • Arrangement (A-1)
  • Arrangement (A-2)
  • Arrangement (B-1)
  • Arrangement (B-2)
  • Arrangement Note
  • Play-through
  • Practice Track
  • Fiddle Play-through

 Approximate length: 110 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 at Fenchurch Music Studio, Baltimore MD for the Spring 2020 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

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Da Slockit Light (Tom Anderson, The Shetland Islands)

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