Kentucky Waltz (Bill Monroe, U.S.)
This widely played and beautiful Bill Monroe tune is a gold-mine for exploring chord choices beyond simple major and minor chords to include the dreaded secondary dominant chords! A long-term goal that I have for every student is to be able to play an arrangement and a backup for all tunes.
Even better is to be able to see the relationship between the chord progression, the arrangement and the backup. I discuss in detail how to create a successful and interesting chord progression and that no chord choice can be viewed in isolation but must be seen as part of a story. The backup is at least as much fun to play as the arrangement. This is a challenging arrangement.
Here's What You Get:
$38 (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).
Video Lessons Included:
- Intro + basic tune
- Backup play-through
Approximate length: 26 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.
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
Until now, the sheet music for the arrangements and the video lessons were only available to students in Ken's Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat Weeks. These videos were produced as comprehensive but informal, lightly-edited study aids for students to take home for all tunes taught during the week.