Ian Robertson (Tom Anderson, Shetland Islands)
This spectacularly beautiful composition of the late-great Shetland Island fiddler Tom Anderson serves as an excellent lesson in chord substitutions (including several secondary dominants), playing with space and patience, and playing with musicality. I recorded the piece in 1997 on Walking Stones with Laura Risk and Robin Bullock. In one full arrangement, I present a variety of arranging techniques to include three note chords, arpeggio fills, valley rolls, tremolos, and the Scotch snap. I also present a full accompaniment. If you are not used to playing in the key of A on the hammered dulcimer, this piece will provide a workout!
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYHBIidiNJs
Here's What You Get:
$38 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)
Sheet music for Melody, Backup, and 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)
- Backup (A part)
- Backup (B part)
- Arrangement (A part)
- Arrangement (B part)
- Practice Track
Approximate length: 93 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 have 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