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)!
Antoine Fradkin (Violin AF) performs his arrangement of "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock. Smooth!
...a little chameleon fit into your busy workday?
@Gordon Shumway -
Thought you might be interested in these. 😊
Cats strut everywhere!
Video sheet music - performed by The Washington Pops (clbarnhouseco).
Two Drink Limit (live) play "Stray Cat Strut" (Karin Griffin Electric and Acoustic Violin).
Here's The best I can do for free sheet music.
Found a great CRITTER tune Tutorial from the Fiddle Jam Institute!
Nothing dark about this Raven - learn some improv!
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!
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!
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.
Give it a try?
@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.
I sampled the other tracks and I HAD TO BUY IT - also, Aoife O'Donovan sings on 3 tracks!
...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.
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.
I have never seen this cool Low 'C' extension, before - but have seen angled tail pieces that give more length to the lower strings!
...need more CRITTERS!
🤣 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!
...trying to get into the Halloween mood for the Grandkids. ...really.
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).
FREE Sheet Music, MP3 and Midi download!