The Sandbridge Dance Collection

by Ken Kolodner
$27.99
sku: 02-30440
Arrangements of reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and rags for the hammered dulcimer. This first volume, drawn from 30 years of teaching, presents each as a simple melody with chord progression along with detailed arrangements, with many levels of complexity. With backup and harmony parts, and a discussion of 20+ arranging ideas/techniques. A lifetime resource! 135 pp.
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Contents:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

  • How I chose the tunes
  • Four skill areas
  • Backup and harmony parts
  • My three arranging approaches: individual techniques, the full model, and the kitchen sink
  • Caution: always learn just the melody and keep moving!
  • Hammering choices
  • Using the arrangements
  • TWENTY (or more!) ARRANGING IDEAS

  • 1. Using the full range of your instrument
  • 2. Hand separation or hand independence
  • 3. Two-note chords
  • 4. Three-note rolled chords
  • 5. Tremolos
  • 6. Hammered and bounced triplets
  • 7. Valley rolls
  • 8. Arpeggio fills and color notes
  • 9. Drones or pivot notes
  • 10. Melodic runs
  • 11. Ghost notes
  • 12. Note replacement
  • 13. Replacing phrases with brief passages of harmony
  • 14. Chord theory and substitutions
  • 15. Swing
  • 16. Accent shifts
  • 17. Additional rhythm ideas
  • 18. Borrowing from harmony and backup
  • 19. Dynamics
  • 20. Combining and varying ideas and improvisation
  • THE TUNES

  • Are You Sleeping Maggie (Scotland): melody
  • Are You Sleeping Maggie (Scotland): arrangement
  • Beaumont Rag (U.S.): melody
  • Beaumont Rag (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Big Scioty (U.S.): melody, accompaniment
  • Big Scioty (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Bill Cheatham (U.S.): melody
  • Bill Cheatham (U.S.): variations
  • Billy in the Lowground (U.S.): melody and accompaniment
  • Billy in the Lowground (U.S.): variations
  • Black Nag, The (England): melody.
  • Black Nag, The (England): variations
  • Carnaval (Quebec): melody
  • Carnaval (Quebec): variations and accompaniment
  • Cuckoo’s Nest (U.S.): melody, accompaniment
  • Cuckoo’s Nest (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Cumberland Gap (U.S.): melody
  • Cumberland Gap (U.S.): arrangement #1
  • Cumberland Gap (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • East Tenneessee Blues (U.S.): melody
  • East Tenneessee Blues (U.S.): arrangement #1
  • East Tenneessee Blues (U.S.): arrangement #2
  • Eagan’s Polka (Ireland): melody
  • Eagan’s Polka (Ireland): arrangement
  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (U.S.): melody
  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (U.S.): arrangement #1
  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (U.S.): variations
  • Frenchie’s Reel (Ward Allen and Mel Lavigne, Canada): melody, harmony, accompaniment
  • Frenchie’s Reel (Ward Allen and Mel Lavigne, Canada): arranging ideas
  • Galway, The (Ireland): melody
  • Galway, The (Ireland): arranging ideas
  • Grub Springs (U.S.): melody
  • Grub Springs (U.S.): arrangement #1
  • Grub Springs (U.S.): more arranging ideas
  • John Brown’s March (U.S.): melody
  • John Brown’s March (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Johnny Cope (Scotland, U.S.): melody, harmony
  • Johnny Cope (Scotland, U.S.): arrangement #1
  • Johnny Cope (Scotland, U.S.): variations
  • Kitchen Girl (U.S.): melody
  • Kitchen Girl (U.S.): arrangement #1
  • Kitchen Girl (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Lad O’Bierne’s (Ireland): melody with harmony
  • Lad O’Bierne’s (Ireland): arranging ideas
  • Lonesome John (a.s.a. Clinch Mountain Backstep) (U.S.): melody, accompaniment
  • Lonesome John (a.s.a. Clinch Mountain Backstep) (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Missouri (Mike Dappert, U.S.): melody, harmony, accompaniment
  • Missouri (Mike Dappert, U.S.): melody, alternate accompaniment
  • Missouri (Mike Dappert, U.S.): variations
  • North Carolina Breakdown (Arthur Smith, U.S.): melody
  • North Carolina Breakdown (Arthur Smith, U.S.): variations
  • O’Sullivan’s (Ireland): melody
  • O’Sullivan’s (Ireland): arrangement
  • Oklahoma Rooster, The (U.S.): melody
  • Oklahoma Rooster, The (U.S.): variations
  • Old Favorite, The (Ireland): melody
  • Old Favorite, The (Ireland): arranging ideas
  • Over the Waterfall (U.S.): melody
  • Over the Waterfall (U.S.): arrangement #1
  • Over the Waterfall (U.S.): variations
  • Reel du Nord (Quebec): melody
  • Reel du Nord (Quebec): arranging ideas
  • Reel St. Joseph’s (Quebec): melody, accompaniment
  • Reel St. Joseph’s (Quebec): arrangement #1
  • Reel St. Joseph’s (Quebec): variations
  • Rights of Man (James Hill, Ireland): melody
  • Rights of Man (James Hill, Ireland): arranging ideas
  • Road to Banff, The (Scotland): melody
  • Road to Banff, The (Scotland): arranging ideas
  • Roof for the Rain, A (Ken Kolodner, U.S.): melody, accompaniment
  • Roscoe (U.S.): melody, harmony, accompaniment
  • Roscoe (U.S.): variations
  • Sail Away Ladies (U.S.): melody
  • Sail Away Ladies (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Saint Anne’s Reel (Quebec, US, Ireland): melody, accompaniment
  • Saint Anne’s Reel (Quebec, US, Ireland): variations and arranging ideas
  • Salmon Tails up The Water (Ireland): melody
  • Salmon Tails up The Water (Ireland): arrangement
  • Shenandoah Falls (U.S.): melody, harmony and accompaniment
  • Shenandoah Falls (U.S.): variations
  • Silver and Gold Two-Step (U.S./Canada): melody
  • Silver and Gold Two-Step (U.S./Canada): arranging ideas
  • Snow Drop (U.S.): melody
  • Snow Drop (U.S.): arranging ideas
  • Swift House (Ken Kolodner, U.S.): melody only
  • Tom Morrison’s (Ireland): melody
  • Tom Morrison’s (Ireland): arranging ideas
  • Washington’s Hornpipe (The Stony Steps or Good for the Tongue) (England/Ireland): melody, harmony
  • Washington’s Hornpipe (The Stony Steps or Good for the Tongue) (England/Ireland): arranging ideas #1
  • Washington’s Hornpipe (The Stony Steps or Good for the Tongue) (England/Ireland): more arranging ideas
  • Willafjord (Shetland): melody, harmony/accompaniment, arranging ideas
  • Wren’s Polka, The (Ireland): melody
  • Wren’s Polka, The (Ireland): arrangement
  • Y.Z. Hamilton’s Breakdown (U.S.): melody
  • Y.Z. Hamilton’s Breakdown (U.S.): arrangement
  • APPENDICES

  • I. INDEX OF TUNES BY TYPE OF TUNE
  • II. INDEX OF TUNES RECORDED BY KEN KOLODNER
  • III. SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
  • IV. ABOUT KEN KOLODNER
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