Mi Despedida (Félix Pérez Cardozo, Paraguay)

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Years ago, I learned this tune from the late harpist John Kovac at “Clifftop,” the giant old-time music festival in WV. This may seem like a strange place to learn a Paraguayan harp tune! John Kovac died in July, 2022. I so much enjoyed John’s playing. The very fast 3/4 tune includes a fun rising melody with lots of chord changes and a highly syncopated third part. We present the hammering for the melody, discuss the chord progression, a backup/harmony, and arranging ideas including a super fun glissando! Here is my source for the tune featuring the late John Kovacs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK_a_WQLDuk

Here's What You Get:

$32 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for Melody, Harmony/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:

  • Basic Tune
  • Structure
  • Chord Progression
  • Talk-through Melody
  • Backup (A part)
  • Backup (B part)
  • Backup (C part)
  • Backup Play-through
  • Arrangement (A part)
  • Arrangement (B part)
  • Arrangement (C part)
  • Arrangement Play-through
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 60 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 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

  • Sheet music, play-through + all video lessons

  • Sheet music, play-through + all video lessons
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Mi Despedida (Félix Pérez Cardozo, Paraguay)

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