In choosing this lovely piece (which doubles as a hymn), I attempted to demonstrate how to explore chord choices beyond the obvious and to explore a range of arranging ideas. A goal that I have for every tune is to be able to play a full arrangement, at least one approach backup AND to fully understand the chord progression as the glue that holds it all together. A lot goes into creating a successful and interesting chord progression (knowing what is available to you, where we are going and where we came from, what is happening in the bass line etc.). I love the rising bass line in the B part (Am to Bm to C with the Bm against the C melody note) and the suspensions! The chord progression is a super illustration that no chord can be viewed in isolation but must be seen as part of a complete story. Finally, there is a bonus: the arrangement works great in two octaves!
Here's What You Get:
Option 1: $10 (Sheet music only - PDF)
Basic tune, harmony, backup, arrangement 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
- Backup - A Part
- Backup - B Part
- Arrangement - A Part
- Arrangement - B Part
- Arrangement - Upper Octave
- Variations - A Part
- Variations - B Part
- Variations - Play-through
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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