This Israeli piece is spectacularly beautiful in its simplicity. It is perfect for players of any level. I use it to teach that the chord progression is the foundation of nearly all arranging ideas. I suggest beginning by learning the chord progression with a simple arpeggio backup and proceed through the following ideas: (1) hand separation; (2) three note chords; (3) valley rolls: (4) playing in multiple octaves; (5) fills; (6) drones; (7) tremolos; (8) chord substitutions; (9) creating variations and more.
Recorded on Helicon’s A Winter Solstice Celebration
Here's What You Get:
$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)
Sheet music for melody, harmony, accompaniment, hand separation, arrangement, 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
- Hand independence
- 3 note chords
- Arpeggio backup
- Valley rolls
- Arrangement 1
- More arranging ideas
Approximate length: 35 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 Feb 2016 Fenchurch Studios, Baltimore MD