The Panhandle (Ken Kolodner)

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I wrote this three-part “fiddle tune” after a particularly memorable experience while on tour traveling through the Texas Panhandle. Ask me to tell you the story! I recorded The Panhandle on Walking Stones (1997, reissued in 2006). My approach in teaching this piece is to get us to “see” the chord progression in the melody right from the start. We cover the principle of left-hand lead, several approaches to backup, a harmony backup, multiple arranging ideas, and variations.  

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for Melody, Backup, Harmony, and Variations. 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
  • Hammering
  • Structure
  • Chord Progression
  • A Part
  • B Part
  • C Part
  • Backup - A Part
  • Backup - B Part (first pass)
  • Backup - B Part (second pass)
  • Backup - C Part
  • Harmony - A Part
  • Harmony - B Part
  • Harmony - C Part
  • Link Backup/Harmony - A Part
  • Variations - A Part
  • Variations - B Part
  • Variations - C Part
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 99 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

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