I'm going to have a go at this one. I was also wondering about the finger snaps, but I'm at work and don't have my fiddle with me. I'll give it a go once I get home but I agree that it doesn't seem possible without losing either the fiddle or the bow. Anyway, the parts don't seem to be too bad, thanks for that. It should sound really good, what with all the different parts.
Another option would be to do a "click" by pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth in back of your teeth and pulling it back quickly. It's like a snap, only louder.
I was also thrown by the "swing" thing. Video would be very much appreciated. Other than that, it looks doable.
Now for that costume.......
For those new to the "swing" notes - this is what I understand by it - (it seems to happen a lot in traditionally scored fiddle music - and it's just to make the representation less "cluttered" I guess ) -
... and the difference kind of sounds like this -
.... That's what I understand by it at the moment... ready to be corrected !
EDIT: Or even worse, they could be notated like this ( as Pierre mentions in the text just above the first bar ) -
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Uh oh - the key of B flat major will definitely be a challenge. Have not yet learned the finger position for B flat (on the A string), for example, and Suzuki doesn't even touch that in Book 1. But will try printing them out and writing in the fingering to see if one of the parts might be possible.
Was wondering if the "snaps" might instead be done as "taps" by tapping lightly on the wood of the violin, with the fingers or with the back of the bow?