This is one of most widely played rags in old-time music circles and for good reason: it is much fun to play and relatively straightforward! And the main three features of rags are all here: (1.) syncopation; (2.) chromatics; and (3.) circle of fifths chord movement (the V of the V of V!!!). I discuss all of these components in detaiI. I present several arrangements of the tune plus a very fun accompaniment.
The simpler arrangement should work well for the less experienced player. The more developed arrangement will present challenges for experienced players. The bass line in the A part is especially challenging – if you get going too fast, you might have to abandon it but it is worth giving it a try. This one is included in The Sandbridge Dance Tune book but I have updated it with the backup part and tweaked it a fair bit here and there. One of the main objectives here is how to pull off syncopation!
Here's What You Get:
Option 1: $10 (Sheet music only - PDF)
Basic tune, backup, arrangements, and variations
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).
Video Lessons Included:
- Basic Tune
- Hammering - A Part
- Hammering - B Part
- Backup - A Part
- Backup - B Part
- Arrangement 1
- Arrangement 1 - Playthrough
- Arrangement 2 - A Part
- Arrangement 2 - B Part
Approximate length: 39 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 2016 Sandbridge VA
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