This collection is drawn from Ken Kolodner's extensive library of arrangements for the hammered dulcimer, developed from his 30 plus years of teaching thousands of workshops.
This first book in this two-book companion collection includes traditional & original dance tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas.
The repertoire draws primarily from the traditional music of the U.S. (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 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.
PDF only version of this book available HERE
SEE ALSO: The Sandbridge Waltz and Air Collection