Branching Streams

On the first day of the Fall Practice Challenge, I wrote a new tune which I called Branching Streams. It seemed like a good way to practice certain intervals, like A0-D3, D0-G3 and A0-3 which are challenging but good practice for students. So I’m sharing a recording and TABS below:


Branching Streams


First quarter: A0-D3-2-A0-D3-2 D0-G3-2-D0-G3-2

Second quarter: A0-D3-2-A0-D3-2 A0-1-D3-A0

Third quarter: A0-D3-2-A0-D3-2 D0-G3-2-D0-G3-2

Fourth quarter: A0-D3-2-A0-D3-2 A0-1-D3-A0


First quarter: (A0)-A3-2-0-3-2-0-3-4-2-3-2-0

Second quarter: A0-D3-2-3-2-0-2-3-A0-D3-A0-2

Third quarter: A3-2-0-3-2-0-3-4-2-3-2-0

Fourth quarter: A0-D3-2-A0-D3-2 A0-1-D3-A0

Remember, if you ever have an idea for a fiddle tune, record it IMMEDIATELY. Then record it again as you refine it. Don’t stop to wonder if it’s worth recording because then you’ll probably just forget the tune.

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12 responses to “Branching Streams

  1. I like it very much. Thankyou. This piece reminds me of a stream in upstate NY my husband and i canoed and it literally did branch out. Sometimes it ended in dead ends and we paddled back to the main stream. It was lovely.