The Circle explores E Aeolian (a form of E minor) to the fullest. The tune is structured with three very distinct parts. I discuss the use of a circle of fifths movement in A part, the use of the relative major in the B part, and a chromatic bass line in the C part. My hope is that learning the backup will help you see the chord progression and how the melody, arrangement and backup function together. There are a variety of arranging skills to incorporate. Songwriter Geoff Himes recently added words to this composition. The tune and arrangement are moderately challenging.
Recorded on Ken & Brad’s 2016 CD.
Here's What You Get:
Option 1: $10 (Sheet music only - PDF)
Basic tune, backup, and arrangement
Option 2: $12 (Sheet music (PDF) PLUS a video play-through)
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!
Option 3: $32 (All of the above PLUS video lessons)
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).
Videos Lessons Included:
- Basic tune
- Arranging ideas
Approximate length: 17 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 Fall 2014, Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat
Until now, the sheet music for the arrangements and the video lessons were only available to students in Ken's Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat Weeks. These videos were produced as comprehensive but informal, lightly-edited study aids for students to take home for all tunes taught during the week.
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