tune bits floating in the head
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the experience of a loose bit of a tune that keeps coming back to haunt you. It gets so persistent that you want very badly to play that tune right then, even if, at the time it comes nagging, you are in the middle of something completely unrelated and often "more important". This is particularly bothersome when the bit comes by without the rest of the tune or the name coming along to help you identify it and makes the desire to play the tune more urgent for fear the bit might decide to wander off causing you to loose the tune completely.
I assume this is all a natural part of our shared mental disorder (you know, the one that causes us to gather in small groups and create sound patterns on very complicated expensive devices that serve no other purpose than to create sound patterns), but I do wish there was some way to be better at identifying that stray bit.
So, what do you do? Do you jot down the bit on a scrap of paper when no one is looking. Do you start humming it ‘til the rest of the tune catches up in your head (and do this often enough that those around you are immune)? Or, do you plead a potty break, dash off to find you instrument from wherever you have it stashed and hide in a corner noodling ‘til the tune comes back to you?
On another note, for the last few days I’ve had the beginning of a very happy reel in D singing in my head. Can’t for the life of me find the name or the second part. Any ideas? The first part is something like…
dB|AF3 G2FE|DFAd fgfe|dB3 gBdB|AFDF E2dB|AF3 G2FE|DFAd fgfe|dB3 AFDF|EDCE D2:|