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Out from the Shadows (U.S., Ken Kolodner & Mary Lynn Michal)

Out from The Shadows (Ken Kolodner & Mary Lynn Michal, 2020) Mary Lynn asked me to write a tune for Adie Carlyle who was a student of mine for years and was a huge Sandbridge devotee. Adie loved minor tunes so that was the first requirement. We chose Am for the A part and started the B part with a D major chord: hence “A-D”! Adie often used the term “ish” – we ran with that with the parallel major/minor D to Dm movement (“D-ish”) in the B part. Adie always preferred to be in the background. In the last year of Adie’s life, she seemed to re-think that position. The title refers to Adie’s coming “Out from the Shadows.” We cover the following concepts:

  • An exploration of the aeolian mode
  • The theory of the chord progression including the use of a dominant 7th chord and the parallel minor/major
  • Multiple arranging ideas and techniques
  • Multiple backup ideas

Here's What You Get:

Option 1: $32 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for XYZ. 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).

Option 2: $15 (Sheet music (PDF) PLUS a video play-through)

Sheet music for XYZ. Plus a video play-through of the arranged tune by Ken (shot from above).

Video Lessons Included:

  • Basic Tune
  • Hammering
  • Chord Progression
  • Backup
  • Backup Play-through
  • Rolled Chords
  • Arrangement #1 (A part)
  • Arrangement #1 (B part)
  • Arranging ideas (1st pass)
  • Arranging ideas (2nd pass)
  • Arranging ideas (3rd pass)
  • Practice Track and Play-through

Approximate length: 75 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 at Fenchurch Music Studio, Baltimore MD for the Spring 2020 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat 


Out from the Shadows (U.S., Ken Kolodner & Mary Lynn Michal)

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