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

A PART:

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

B PART

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.

12 responses to “Branching Streams

  1. i just listened – so interesting! I am excited to try and work it out . . . . sitar sound/India . . . thanks – you’re inspirational. I relish the accessibility of your work.

  2. 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.

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