La Partida (Victor Jara, Chile)

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I developed the arrangement of this spectacular Chilean tune originally as an accompaniment to Chris Norman’s flute, back in 1985. I quickly discovered that it stands beautifully on its own.

This is a great lesson in learning and using root, 1st and 2nd inversion arpeggios. The other “take home” point is to see that a chord progression is the foundation for arranging. And it is so much fun to play. I also work through some harmony to the arrangement and some ideas for variations. If you follow the “script” and think chords, the arrangement is manageable even for relatively less experienced players.

Recorded on Helicon (1987)


Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody, arpeggio backup + a written script. 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:

  • Hammering
  • A Part
  • B Part
  • Extra credit
  • Slower play-through
  • Faster play-through

 Approximate length: 25 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!

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 Fall 2014, Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

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La Partida (Victor Jara, Chile)

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