This is a song that I wrote last year just before summer and played it as a morphing version of itself, trying to get a feel for how it should flow. I locked in the A part and then continuously switched around progressions in the B part, listening and observing audiences, seeing what got the best response. I'll be teaching it next week in Homosassa for the first time and figured I should probably go ahead and nail it down.
I take a very long time with tunes - don't know if that's good or bad, but sometimes, it seems like it takes months to go from head to finished product. Anyway - here is a link to my performance of the piece on "Dulcimerica":
Now, this performance is on the baritone, and it's not *exactly* as tabbed out - this was from a Concert Window show in September and the paint, in my book, was still kinda wet, but you'll get the idea of how it moves and flows. I think a good tune should always be just a little bit different each time you play it anyway.
There was a reason for writing this piece, which may be revealed at some point in time, but the tune has been used as a sort of musical eulogy when folks dear to my heart have passed. Most notably, I performed this at the ODPC Funfest in Evart the week that Steve Ash died and dedicated it to him. Whenever I get around to recording this and placing it on an album, it will remain so dedicated.
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