Shenandoah Falls, (Traditional, U.S.)

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(Key of A)

The history of this wonderful super standard fiddle tune is quite murky. I learned it decades ago from Pete Sutherland. I recorded it on Journey to the Heartland (2005). In these lessons, we cover many concepts: the theory of the chord progression, left-hand lead and the advantages that the approach affords, “swing,” accent shifts, syncopation, various approaches to back-up featuring a monster rising bassline, a harmony, and lots of variations using lots of arranging ideas. Much here to work through and have fun in the process. You can hear my recording of the tune here (with Robin Bullock & Elke Baker).

Here's What You Get:

$32 (Sheet music PLUS all video lessons)

Sheet music for Melody, Backup, Harmony, Arrangement #1, 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 and Swing
  • Chord Progression
  • A Part
  • B Part
  • Harmony - A Part
  • Harmony - B Part
  • Harmony Play-through
  • Backup Intro Chat
  • Backup - A Part
  • Backup - B Part (first pass)
  • Backup - B Part (second pass)
  • Backup Play-through
  • Simple Intro
  • Arrangement # 1 - A Part
  • Arrangement # 1 - B Part
  • Arrangement # 1 Play-through
  • Variations - A Part
  • Variations - B Part
  • Practice Track - Harmony
  • Practice Track - Backup

Approximate length: 106 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

  • Sheet music, play-through + all video lessons

  • Sheet music, play-through + all video lessons
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