Walking in my Sleep (Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, U.S.)

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This simple but really fun old-time tune offers a superb venue for demonstrating how to attack a tune phrase by phrase by using the full 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). I also used this tune to nail down the concept of a lead hand and the many possibilities that this hammering facilitates. The tune is widely played in old-time circles (See Rachel Eddy fiddling and singing). I hope you will focus on the melody and backup and learn to see the chord progression. Then explore using some of the ideas that I present. Pick and choose and put it all together however you like. I include an example of some of the many ideas that I might use. This is NOT a script but rather a collection of LOTS of possibilities. The variations include six passes of the A part and four passes of the B part. That should be plenty to keep you busy for a long time!

Here's What You Get:

$38 (Sheet music PLUS video lessons)

Sheet music for melody, backup, 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
  • Backup
  • Variations - A Part
  • Variations - B Part
  • Fiddle Version
  • Play-through

 Approximate length: 52 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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Walking in my Sleep (Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, U.S.)

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