Ding Dong Merrily on High (16th century France)

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Ding Dong Merrily on High (16th century France)

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Folks are always asking for Christmas tunes. Here is a super fun one. I’ve played it for years with Helicon. This simple piece offers an excellent opportunity to use some relatively simple but powerful arranging tools, especially tenths, valley rolls, and fills. The left-hand lead approach allows us to separate our harmony from melody in an effective way. This piece works at any tempo. It works great for relative beginners. I also present several backup approaches and variations. Here it is in a medley from Helicon’s Winter Solstice CD. It is the third tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phGTEYBRMlY

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for Melody, Backup, Harmony, 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 (A part)
  • Melody (B part)
  • 1st Backup-Harmony (A part)
  • 1st Backup -Harmony (B part)
  • 1st Backup Play-through
  • 2nd Backup-Groove (A part)
  • 2nd Backup-Groove (B part)
  • 2nd Backup Play-through
  • Arrangement Discussion
  • Valley Rolls
  • Open Harmony (Two Note Chords)
  • Arpeggio Fills
  • Arrangement #1 (A part)
  • Arrangement #1 (B part)
  • More Arranging Ideas
  • Play-through
  • Practice Track 1 (Measures 1-17)
  • Practice Track 2 (Measures 18-34)

Approximate length: 90 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: 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 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

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