Durang's Hornpipe (Traditional, U.S.)

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I hope you will explore all that this very simple and relatively well-known old-time/Bluegrass tune has to offer. Concepts include “seeing” a chord progression in the structure of a tune, some of the advantages of using a left-hand lead (and for that matter using a consistent lead), “swing”, accent shifts, how to create variations using drone notes, note replacement, the somewhat perilous effects of toying with the “hooks” or “anchors” of a tune, and a variety of rhythm ideas and more. My recommendation for this tune is to take the first A and B parts and nail it down. Then move to the variations one at a time. Then try to mix things up!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody and variations. 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
  • Variations - A Part
  • Variations - B Part
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 34 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 April 2016, Spring Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

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Durang's Hornpipe (Traditional, U.S.)

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