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Hommage à Edmund Parizeau (Marcel Messervier, Canada)

This fantastic and twisty composition of accordionist Marcel Messervier is a favorite among contra dance musicians and in the Quebecois music scene. This piece requires us to accent precisely with either hand equally well while maintaining swing. It is not sufficient to nail down only the accents: we have to maintain swing as well! I created a rather complex backup that also must be phrased and accented very precisely. And that is what I try to communicate in the lessons! Find someone to play this with and be sure to have the backup ready. As a bonus, I hope you will explore some of those variations. It is at first a hard tune to explore because of the risk of losing the tune! But with some time, you can get there. Still, I would be a little careful straying too far from the melody. While this is a long way from Liberty and Golden Slippers, you will find many others who know this tune. And the long journey will be well worth it!

Here's What You Get:

Option 1: $32 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody, 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).

Option 2: $15 (Sheet music (PDF) PLUS a video play-through)

Sheet music for melody, backup, and arrangement. Plus a video play-through of the arranged tune by Ken (shot from above).

Video Lessons Included:

  • Basic Tune
  • Hammering
  • Chord Progression
  • Backup (A part)
  • Backup (B part)
  • Backup Play-through
  • Variations (A part) - 1st pass
  • Variations (B part) - 1st pass
  • Variations (A part) - 2nd pass
  • Variations (A part) - 2nd pass
  • Lower Octave
  • Play-through
  • Practice Track

Approximate length: 64 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 Fall 2018 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat 

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