The Sandbridge Dance Tune Collection: Arrangements of Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Polkas and Rags for the Hammered Dulcimer (eBook)
This collection is drawn from Ken Kolodner's extensive library of arrangements for the hammered dulcimer, developed from over 30 years of teaching thousands ofworkshops. This first book in this two-book companion collection includes traditional and original dance tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas. The repertoire draws primarily from traditional music of the United States (Old-Time), Quebec (French-Canadian), Ireland, Scotland and beyond. Each tune is presented as a simple melody with chord p ...more
Product Number:
30440EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
140
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1427-5
ISBN13:
978-16191-1427-2
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/9/2013
This collection is drawn from Ken Kolodner's extensive library of arrangements for the hammered dulcimer, developed from over 30 years of teaching thousands ofworkshops. This first book in this two-book companion collection includes traditional and original dance tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas. The repertoire draws primarily from traditional music of the United States (Old-Time), Quebec (French-Canadian), Ireland, Scotland and beyond. Each tune is presented as a simple melody with chord progression along with one or more detailed arrangements, offering a wide range of levels of complexity. Backup and harmony parts are provided for many of the pieces. Included is a discussion of over 20 arranging ideas/techniques. The book is intended to be a lifetime resource for players of all levels. Kolodner is widely known as one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the hammered dulcimer and is especially known for his teaching of arranging techniques.
Sandbridge Dance Tune Collection

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS......................................................................................................................................7

INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................................9

How I chose the tunes...............................................................................................................................................9

Four skill areas..........................................................................................................................................................9

Backup and harmony parts......................................................................................................................................11

My three arranging approaches: individual techniques, the full model, and the kitchen sink................................11

Caution: always learn just the melody and keep moving!......................................................................................12

Hammering choices................................................................................................................................................12

Using the arrangements...........................................................................................................................................13

TWENTY (or more!) ARRANGING IDEAS.........................................................................................................15

1. Using the full range of your instrument...........................................................................................................15

2. Hand separation or hand independence...........................................................................................................15

3. Two-note chords..............................................................................................................................................15

4. Three-note rolled chords..................................................................................................................................15

5. Tremolos..........................................................................................................................................................15

6. Hammered and bounced triplets......................................................................................................................16

7. Valley rolls.......................................................................................................................................................16

8. Arpeggio fills and color notes..........................................................................................................................16

9. Drones or pivot notes.......................................................................................................................................17

10. Melodic runs....................................................................................................................................................17

11. Ghost notes......................................................................................................................................................17

12. Note replacement.............................................................................................................................................17

13. Replacing phrases with brief passages of harmony.........................................................................................18

14. Chord theory and substitutions........................................................................................................................18

15. Swing...............................................................................................................................................................19

16. Accent shifts....................................................................................................................................................19

17. Additional rhythm ideas..................................................................................................................................19

18. Borrowing from harmony and backup.............................................................................................................20

19. Dynamics.........................................................................................................................................................20

20. Combining and varying ideas and improvisation............................................................................................20

THE TUNES

Are You Sleeping Maggie (Scotland): melody.......................................................................................................22

Are You Sleeping Maggie (Scotland): arrangement...............................................................................................23

Beaumont Rag (U.S.): melody................................................................................................................................24

Beaumont Rag (U.S.): arranging ideas...................................................................................................................25

Big Scioty (U.S.): melody, accompaniment............................................................................................................26

Big Scioty (U.S.): arranging ideas..........................................................................................................................27

Bill Cheatham (U.S.): melody................................................................................................................................28

Bill Cheatham (U.S.): variations.............................................................................................................................29

Billy in the Lowground (U.S.): melody and accompaniment.................................................................................30

Billy in the Lowground (U.S.): variations..............................................................................................................32

Black Nag, The (England): melody........................................................................................................................34

Black Nag, The (England): variations....................................................................................................................35

Carnaval (Quebec): melody....................................................................................................................................37

Carnaval (Quebec): variations and accompaniment...............................................................................................39

Cuckoo’s Nest (U.S.): melody, accompaniment.....................................................................................................41

Cuckoo’s Nest (U.S.): arranging ideas....................................................................................................................42

Cumberland Gap (U.S.): melody............................................................................................................................43

Cumberland Gap (U.S.): arrangement #1...............................................................................................................44

Cumberland Gap (U.S.): arranging ideas................................................................................................................45

East Tenneessee Blues (U.S.): melody....................................................................................................................46

East Tenneessee Blues (U.S.): arrangement #1.......................................................................................................47

East Tenneessee Blues (U.S.): arrangement #2.......................................................................................................48

Eagan’s Polka (Ireland): melody.............................................................................................................................49

Eagan’s Polka (Ireland): arrangement.....................................................................................................................50

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (U.S.): melody..................................................................................................51

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (U.S.): arrangement #1.....................................................................................52

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (U.S.): variations..............................................................................................53

Frenchie’s Reel (Ward Allen and Mel Lavigne, Canada): melody, harmony, accompaniment..............................54

Frenchie’s Reel (Ward Allen and Mel Lavigne, Canada): arranging ideas.............................................................56

Galway, The (Ireland): melody................................................................................................................................57

Galway, The (Ireland): arranging ideas...................................................................................................................58

Grub Springs (U.S.): melody..................................................................................................................................59

Grub Springs (U.S.): arrangement #1.....................................................................................................................60

Grub Springs (U.S.): more arranging ideas............................................................................................................61

John Brown’s March (U.S.): melody......................................................................................................................62

John Brown’s March (U.S.): arranging ideas..........................................................................................................63

Johnny Cope (Scotland, U.S.): melody, harmony...................................................................................................64

Johnny Cope (Scotland, U.S.): arrangement #1......................................................................................................65

Johnny Cope (Scotland, U.S.): variations...............................................................................................................66

Kitchen Girl (U.S.): melody....................................................................................................................................67

Kitchen Girl (U.S.): arrangement #1.......................................................................................................................68

Kitchen Girl (U.S.): arranging ideas.......................................................................................................................69

Lad O’Bierne’s (Ireland): melody with harmony...................................................................................................70

Lad O’Bierne’s (Ireland): arranging ideas..............................................................................................................71

Lonesome John (a.s.a. Clinch Mountain Backstep) (U.S.): melody, accompaniment............................................72

Lonesome John (a.s.a. Clinch Mountain Backstep) (U.S.): arranging ideas..........................................................73

Missouri (Mike Dappert, U.S.): melody, harmony, accompaniment......................................................................74

Missouri (Mike Dappert, U.S.): melody, alternate accompaniment.......................................................................75

Missouri (Mike Dappert, U.S.): variations.............................................................................................................76

North Carolina Breakdown (Arthur Smith, U.S.): melody.....................................................................................77

North Carolina Breakdown (Arthur Smith, U.S.): variations.................................................................................78

O’Sullivan’s (Ireland): melody................................................................................................................................80

O’Sullivan’s (Ireland): arrangement.......................................................................................................................81

Oklahoma Rooster, The (U.S.): melody..................................................................................................................82

Oklahoma Rooster, The (U.S.): variations..............................................................................................................83

Old Favorite, The (Ireland): melody.......................................................................................................................85

Old Favorite, The (Ireland): arranging ideas..........................................................................................................86

Over the Waterfall (U.S.): melody..........................................................................................................................87

Over the Waterfall (U.S.): arrangement #1.............................................................................................................88

Over the Waterfall (U.S.): variations......................................................................................................................89

Reel du Nord (Quebec): melody.............................................................................................................................90

Reel du Nord (Quebec): arranging ideas................................................................................................................91

Reel St. Joseph’s (Quebec): melody, accompaniment............................................................................................92

Reel St. Joseph’s (Quebec): arrangement #1..........................................................................................................94

Reel St. Joseph’s (Quebec): variations....................................................................................................................95

Rights of Man (James Hill, Ireland): melody.........................................................................................................96

Rights of Man (James Hill, Ireland): arranging ideas.............................................................................................97

Road to Banff, The (Scotland): melody..................................................................................................................98

Road to Banff, The (Scotland): arranging ideas.....................................................................................................99

Roof for the Rain, A (Ken Kolodner, U.S.): melody, accompaniment.................................................................100

Roscoe (U.S.): melody, harmony, accompaniment...............................................................................................101

Roscoe (U.S.): variations......................................................................................................................................103

Sail Away Ladies (U.S.): melody..........................................................................................................................104

Sail Away Ladies (U.S.): arranging ideas.............................................................................................................105

Saint Anne’s Reel (Quebec, US, Ireland): melody, accompaniment....................................................................106

Saint Anne’s Reel (Quebec, US, Ireland): variations and arranging ideas...........................................................107

Salmon Tails up The Water (Ireland): melody......................................................................................................108

Salmon Tails up The Water (Ireland): arrangement..............................................................................................109

Shenandoah Falls (U.S.): melody, harmony and accompaniment........................................................................110

Shenandoah Falls (U.S.): variations......................................................................................................................112

Silver and Gold Two-Step (U.S./Canada): melody...............................................................................................113

Silver and Gold Two-Step (U.S./Canada): arranging ideas..................................................................................114

Snow Drop (U.S.): melody...................................................................................................................................115

Snow Drop (U.S.): arranging ideas.......................................................................................................................116

Swift House (Ken Kolodner, U.S.): melody only.................................................................................................117

Tom Morrison’s (Ireland): melody........................................................................................................................118

Tom Morrison’s (Ireland): arranging ideas...........................................................................................................119

Washington’s Hornpipe (The Stony Steps or Good for the Tongue) (England/Ireland): melody, harmony.........120

Washington’s Hornpipe (The Stony Steps or Good for the Tongue) (England/Ireland): arranging ideas #1.......121

Washington’s Hornpipe (The Stony Steps or Good for the Tongue) (England/Ireland): more arranging ideas...122

Willafjord (Shetland): melody, harmony/accompaniment, arranging ideas.........................................................123

Wren’s Polka, The (Ireland): melody....................................................................................................................125

Wren’s Polka, The (Ireland): arrangement............................................................................................................126

Y.Z. Hamilton’s Breakdown (U.S.): melody.........................................................................................................127

Y.Z. Hamilton’s Breakdown (U.S.): arrangement.................................................................................................128

APPENDICES

I. INDEX OF TUNES BY TYPE OF TUNE....................................................................................................129

II. INDEX OF TUNES RECORDED BY KEN KOLODNER..........................................................................131

III. SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY......................................................................................................................132

IV. ABOUT KEN KOLODNER.........................................................................................................................133

 
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