This piece from Denmark has been on my radar for years. I first heard it from The Irish duo Buttons and Bows. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass also recorded it. The 4-part tune uses only four chords but the construction tells an extremely satisfying story culminating in the last part. The last part offers us a great demonstration how to take a melody and reinterpret the chord progression to construct an exciting rising bass line. Play the tune in at least two octaves. The backup is a combination of harmony, groove and bass lines. Find someone to jam on this piece and be sure to have the backup ready. I also present a bunch of variations!
Here's What You Get:
Option 1: $32 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)
Sheet music for melody, backup, 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).
Option 2: $15 (Sheet music (PDF) PLUS a video play-through)
Sheet music for melody, backup, and arranging ideas. Plus a video play-through of the arranged tune by Ken (shot from above).
Video Lessons Included:
- Basic Tune
- About Swing
- Backup Play-through
- Variations (A part)
- Variations (B part)
- Variations (C part)
- Variations (D part)
- Slower Play-through
Approximate length: 68 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.
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Recorded at Fenchurch Music Studio, Baltimore MD for the Fall 2018 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat
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