I consider this to be a somewhat deeper cut in the O’Carolan songbook. O’Carolan often did not follow a predictable form in his compositions. So his music takes some time to digest but the effort is always worth it. The tune is a bit unusual in that it ends on the IV chord (or perhaps the vi chord) but the harmonization is otherwise fairly straightforward. I explore the concept of major to relative minor and a variety of arranging ideas. My goal in this O’Carolan piece is to strike a balance by using a variety of ideas to enhance the chord progression but also to be careful not to obscure the beauty of the composition with too much in the way of melodic variations.
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Basic tune, backup, and arranging ideas
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A video play-through of the arranged tune by Ken (the video is shot from over his shoulder so that you can see hammering patterns and note choices). Watch while looking at the sheet music or play along with Ken!
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Ken talks through the tune, chord choices, hammering patterns, backups, embellishments, arranging and more on his dulcimer (also shot from above so that you can see what he's doing).
Video Lessons Included:
- Basic Tune
- Chord Progression
- Arranging Ideas (A Part)
- Arranging Ideas (B Part)
Approximate length: 22 minutes
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Recorded Spring 2017 Sandbridge VA
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