ISBN 0-7866-8547-6. Methods. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This collection is drawn from Ken Kolodner's extensive library of arrangements for thehammered dulcimer, developed from over 30 years of teaching thousands ofworkshops. This second book in this two-book companion collection includes traditionaland original waltzes, slow airs, marches and O'Carolan. The repertoire draws primarilyfrom the traditional music of the United States (Old-Time), Ireland, Scotland, Quebec,Cape Breton, England, Finland, Sweden, Chile and Israel. Each tune is presented as asimple melody with chord progression along with one or more detailed arrangements,offering a wide range of levels of complexity. Backup and harmony parts are providedfor many of the pieces. The book is intended to be a lifetime resource for players of alllevels. Kolodner is widely known as one of the most prominent teachers and performersof the hammered dulcimer and is especially known for his teaching of arranging andbackup techniques.