I finally decided to try working on one of my own pieces and seeing what I could do with it on violin. I originally wrote this on dulcimer a few years ago, and since the dulcimer tuning I use for it is tuned DAD and the piece is sort of in 3/4 time, I thought it might be a good piece to tinker with doublestops on and maybe develop into a sort of slow fiddle waltz.
Yeah, right. LOL My doublestops are still way too crappy, and my intonation and articulation will need some work before that will be a viable possibility. But in the meantime I'll practice the piece as just a simple melody. It would be simpler if it didn't have to skip from B on the A string down to B on the G string, but that's how the melody goes, so I guess I just need to practice that.
Anyway, it was written for a dear friend who was going through a rough time back then and needed a lullabye. Since her name is suzi, with my usual brilliant knack for coming up with cool titles, it ended up "Lullabye for suzi". Creative, huh? Here is the basic melody, complete with string nicks, flubs and squeaks at no extra charge! LOL
That would be because after trying it with doublestops, I decided I need to work on doublestops a lot more before letting anyone hear them. LOL
But since it was composed with A and D droning a good bit of the time, I think (maybe a bit naively) that it could sound good with them as a sort of slow country waltz, at least when my playing skills get up to it.
I wrote it a few years ago, Late bloomer. Just something I wrote for a dear friend who was having a bad day.
And I'm playing in the corner of my kitchen, but since I play electric you don't get to hear the background noise. It sounds like I am playing in a nice quiet big room because I run through a reverb unit and record direct to the computer.
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