A Roof for the Rain (Ken Kolodner)

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I recorded “Roof” many years ago with Laura Risk & Keith Murphy on A Roof for the Rain and then again with my son on Otter Creek (2011).

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This piece is all about “groove”, shifting accents off the primary counts, using anticipations and playing with drive – without pounding! It is an excellent piece to “see” the chord progression in the structure of the melody. Using a left-hand lead, we create a basic arrangement that effectively communicates the chord progression. The tune ends unresolved on the V chord. The tune works for players of all levels.  

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for melody ad 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 (A part)
  • Hammering (B part)
  • Chord Progression
  • Arrangement #1 (A part)
  • Arrangement #1 (B part)
  • Upper Octave
  • Practice Track (moderate)
  • Practice Track (faster)
  • Play-through

Approximate length: 28 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 Spring 2021 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

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A Roof for the Rain (Ken Kolodner)

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