Minuetto (Johann Joachim Quantz, Germany)

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I learned this lovely composition over 30 years ago from flutist Chris Norman. It serves as an excellent exercise in thinking arpeggios. I often use this piece to emphasize that fully understanding the chord progression is a far superior way to learn, process and retain a tune than simply thinking notes! Thus, we explore the circle of fifths chord movement. Early in my hammered dulcimer career, I learned from Chris Norman that it is useful to play like a flute player and breathe! I demonstrate how to phrase this wonderful piece so that it sounds like a conversation and not a run-on sentence!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody and harmony. 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
  • Lower octave
  • Play-through

Approximate length: 15 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 October 2015 Sandbridge, VA

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Minuetto (Johann Joachim Quantz, Germany)

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