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Critters are sneaking into this genre - and they've got attitude!

 

Chris Haigh (The Fiddle Channel) has a great tutorial for a sultry gypsy waltz "Valse Des Niglos" (Waltz of the Hedgehogs)!  It's going on my OWL (obsessed with list)! 

Valse Des Niglos Tutorial

Antoine Fradkin (Violin AF) performs his arrangement of "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock.  Smooth!

Chameleon

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Love these!

...a little chameleon fit into your busy workday?

- Emily 

 

@Gordon Shumway -

Thought you might be interested in these. 😊

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Cats strut everywhere!

Video sheet music - performed by The Washington Pops (clbarnhouseco). 

Cool Cat Shuffle by David Shaffer

Two Drink Limit (live) play "Stray Cat Strut" (Karin Griffin Electric and Acoustic Violin). 

Stray Cat Strut - Two Drink Limit

Here's The best I can do for free sheet music. 

Stray Cat Strut - Free Sheet Music

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- Emily

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Found a great CRITTER tune Tutorial from the Fiddle Jam Institute! 

Nothing dark about this Raven - learn some improv! 

Fiddle Jam Institute - The Raven's Daughter - Complete Lesson

 

 

- Emily

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I was thinking about easy CRITTER tunes for 'The CRITTER Party' and remembered a little Henry Mancini tune for the Jazz genre. 

Here's a great little tutorial from StringClub!

Learn Pink Panther on Violin - How to Play Tutorial

It's played in Em, so if you're feeling a little adventurous, you could have a little fun making "The Pink Panther" - a little BLUE! 

Fiddlerman's Blues in E Minor - Lesson 6

@Ilona -

If you feel like trying a little Jazz - maybe for the CRITTER Party(?), here's a fun version for CELLO!  The sheet music is from musescore.com.

The Pink Panther - for Cello

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/96/Pink_Panther.png 

 

Give it a try? 

- Emily

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heres a funky critter tune from a cool album.. blending of styles to me...

quarter chicken dark...was that critter a menu item one night?  not sure with that title.

 

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@ABitRusty -

THAT IS SO COOL! 

 

 

 

There HAS to be a good story behind the name. 

Outstanding Find - Thank You! 

- Emily

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ABitRusty

Well wow, quite the line up of top line musicians.

And that is a funky tune,

I personally like the title of the CD.

Goat Rodeo Sessions

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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@Mark hopefully Emily doesnt mind this.. a converataion on npr a few years back with Chris Thilie about the name.

JEFFREY BROWN: I guess we should start with the name “Goat Rodeo.” Now what in the world does that come from?

CHRIS THILE: It’s an aviation term used to designate a situation where a bunch of things will have to go just right for anyone to come out of it unscathed. We felt it was appropriate somehow.

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@ABitRusty -

I sampled the other tracks and I HAD TO BUY IT - also, Aoife O'Donovan sings on 3 tracks! 

 

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...you must be pulling my leg, cause neither Kevin nor I have ever heard that expression in association with aviation (and Kevin's heard it ALL - 🤣).  It's always been cluster...  but, that wouldn't be very good for marketing.

Smiley Broke Apart Smiley

 

So, you knew I'd have to look this up.

From "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" at Wikipedia:

The term goat rodeo refers to a chaotic event where many things must go right for the situation to work, a reference to the unusual and challenging aspects of blending classical and bluegrass music. Yo-Yo Ma described a goat rodeo, saying: "If there were forks in the road and each time there was a fork, the right decision was made, then you get to a goat rodeo."  ("Live on Soundcheck: The Goat Rodeo Sessions".  Nov 11, 2011 - WNYC)

💥 BUT, many other sources follow the "Urban Dictionary" definition of 'Goat Rodeo': 

The worst of three stages of goat-ness.  ...meaning that there is no hope in stopping the mess.

So, quite the opposite!  Seems "The Goat Rodeo Sessions" were either unbelievably hopeful, or just didn't understand the meaning. 🤔 

Either way, they had very good reason to be hopeful!

 

If we push the boundaries of 'CRITTER' tunes, we end up in the barnyard! 

Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall, from their "Uncommon Ritual" album. 

Barnyard Disturbance (Instrumental)

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I have never seen this cool Low 'C' extension, before - but have seen angled tail pieces that give more length to the lower strings! 

How Double Bass Extensions Work

...need more CRITTERS! 

- Emily

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you must be pulling my leg, cause neither Kevin nor I have ever heard that expression in association with aviation (and Kevin's heard it all )

i didnt say thats waht it was.. Chris Thilie did..lol

maybe it was a British Airforce thing during ww2.  

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@ABitRusty -

🤣 I seriously thought you were pullin' my leg!  

...I can still feel it, or maybe it's an early Halloween phantom. 

Well, these guys are all Yanks - so, I dunno where they're gittin' this stuff from, but I really love EVERYTHING on that album! 

THANK YOU!!!! 

Monster’s Hands Emoticons

 

...trying to get into the Halloween mood for the Grandkids.  ...really. 

- Emily

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After Edgar Meyer's "Barnyard Disturbance", I can't seem to get away from the CHICKENS! 

 

Here's a different 'Barnyard Disturbance', with some playable rolling sheet music (RagtimeDorianHenry). 

Hen Cackle Rag (Barnyard Disturbance) by Charles L. Johnson, 1912

 

FREE Sheet Music, MP3 and Midi download! 

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- Emily

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