This reel is well-known in Scottish music circles. This simple tune in Am (A Aeolian) ends unresolved and has a spooky quality but seems to work at almost any tempo. The backup is a super example of a vamp that follows a rising and falling bass line.Other concepts/skills that I explore include how to “see” a chord progression in the structure of a tune, some of the advantages of using a left-hand lead (and for that matter using a consistent lead), accent shifts, and how to create variations using a variety of ideas.This is a relatively easy tune to play with fairly straightforward and accessible variations. I hope you will go for it! I recorded this many years ago on a CD (Glenelg) of Scottish National Fiddle Champion, Elke Baker, one of my favorite playing partners for years.
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).
Video Lessons Included:
- Basic tune + short discussion on the mode
- Backup - A Part
- Backup - B Part
- Arranging ideas - A Part
- Arranging ideas - B Part
Approximate length: 28 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 June 2016 Fenchurch Studios, Baltimore MD
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