Tonight we spent some more time working on Da Merrie Boys of Greenland. We played through more options for chords in the tune, and looked at how to play chords where the tune is swapping from one string to another and back again. We tried keeping the bow as close as possible to both strings throughout, and using the wrist to move the bow. I’ve uploaded a new copy of the music to the tunes page, showing a couple of possible options for playing different chords throughout the tune.
I’ve also added a separate page with chords that work in the key of D. Once you’ve learnt these chords, you can transfer the same finger patterns onto other strings.
Then the class split into two and looked at some possible ways of bowing the tune.
We also talked some more about common chord patterns within tunes.