Quince Dillon's High D (Traditional, U.S.)

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This fun old-time tune is a super vehicle for demonstrating the following: (1) how to attack a tune phrase by phrase and use ideas from my tool chest (see the intro in The Sandbridge Dance Tune Book and see the techniques video on my web site where I review 20+ techniques/ideas); (2) to nail down the concept of a lead hand and the many possibilities that this hammering facilitates; (3) create a successful backup with a variety of ideas; and (4) to “see” how the chord progression links it all together. My focus in teaching the melody, backup and many variations is to see the chord progression AND then explore using some of the ideas I presented. The tune is widely played in old-time circles and is especially popular among fiddlers as they strive to hit that scary high D!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Updated January 2023

Sheet music for Melody, Backup, Arrangement #1, and Arranging Ideas. 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
  • Lower Octave
  • Melody (A part)
  • Melody (B part)
  • Swing and Backbeat
  • Backup (A part)
  • Backup (B part)
  • Arrangement #1 (A part)
  • Arrangement #1 (B part)
  • Arrangement #1 Play-through
  • Variations (A part)
  • Variations (B part)
  • Fiddle Play-through
  • Play-through (Moderate)
  • Play-through (Faster)
  • Practice Track 1
  • Practice Track 2
  • Practice Track 3
  • Practice Track 4

Approximate length: 94 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 Spring 2017 Sandbridge VA Updated 2022

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Quince Dillon's High D (Traditional, U.S.)

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