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Mademoiselle de Paris (France)

I first heard a fantastic street musician (harpist Andrea Piazza) play this on a cold day in Florence. I chatted with him a bit and recorded his playing of the piece. This three-part tune hangs together beautifully despite having each part feel so different. It is a misconception that waltzes must be played by accenting the "one" count. On the contrary, in the A part, we learn to shift accents with precision. The B part features several long descending bass lines, highlighting the advantages of "left hand lead". The simple C part feels welcome after the challenge of those big bass lines! The backup is adventurous and much fun. I recorded this lovely piece on Greenfire (with Robin Bullock and Laurie Risk). After we recorded Walking Stones and it took off (relatively speaking that is!), Dorian asked us to record a second CD as soon as we can. I am pleased to say that the CD is now available once again.

Here's What You Get:

Option 1: $10 (Sheet music only - PDF)

Basic tune, backup, and arranging ideas

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). Includes practice tracks.

Video Lessons Included:

  • Basic Tune
  • Hammering (A part)
  • Hammering (B part)
  • Hammering (C part)
  • Backup (A part)
  • Backup (B part)
  • Backup (C part)
  • Arranging Ideas (A part)
  • Arranging Ideas (B part)
  • Arranging Ideas (C part)
  • Practice Track
  • Play-through

Approximate length: 48 minutes

***Videos can be streamed, downloaded, or viewed in the Gumroad App on mobile devices. Watch your email for instructions after purchase***

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 at Fenchurch Music Studio, Baltimore MD for the Fall 2019 Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat 

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