Quebec Waltz (Canada)

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This is a very simple melody that offers an absolute gold-mine of harmonization possibilities including three ways to harmonize the B part. You might have a favorite but I hope you will enjoy and learn each approach. I explore the “how and why” these different approaches work. The alternate chord progressions demonstrate how to explore chord choices that are not so obvious (such as the use of an Em against an A melody note, various secondary dominants, the use of major and relative minor to create a rising bass line and more). I also demonstrate the use of syncopations in the arrangement. Waltzes do not have to be played ONE-two-three. While this is OK it is often too predictable and, frankly, a bit boring! In the video, I emphasize making the connections between the chord progression, the arrangement and the backup. And it is just a beautiful piece of music!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody, 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
  • Hammering
  • Harmonization
  • Backup - A Part
  • Backup - B Part
  • Arrangement 1 - A Part
  • Arrangement 1 - B Part
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 55 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 Fall 2016 Sandbridge VA

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Quebec Waltz (Canada)

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