Half Past Four (Ed Haley, U.S.)

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Ed Haley’s (1885-1951) compositions are widely popular in old-time circles. “Half Past Four” is one of the best-known. Concepts/skills include how to “see” a chord progression in the structure of a tune, the many 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, a moving bass line using drones, note replacement, using brief ventures into harmony to create variations, the somewhat perilous effects of toying with the “hooks” or “anchors” of a tune, a variety of rhythm ideas and more. Whew!

Recorded on Ken & Brad’s 2016 CD

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody, backup 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 -A Part
  • Basic tune - B Part
  • Basic tune play-through & accenting
  • Backup - A Part
  • Backup - B Part
  • Arrangement - A Part
  • Arranging ideas - B Part
  • Arrangement - B Part
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 52 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 October 2015, Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

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Half Past Four (Ed Haley, U.S.)

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