New Uses for Frogs
Now that I have your attention… *grin* (And if anyone catches the reference in the name of this thread I *shall* be surprised.)
This one is especially for all you multi-instumentalists out there, including those who play multiple instruments within a genre (ie both fiddle and viola, both whistle and flute, etc).
I Was practicing my harp the other day and playing with the differences in how to handle "The Britches" on fiddle versus harp; on fiddle it needs to be handled lightly and deftly, much the way an empty rowboat bobs up and down on the waves, but on harp it handles more fluidly, much like the waves themselves. I found I had "Bang Your Frog On The Sofa" stuck in my head, so I noodled that out too and discovered I was playing it as a mournful slow air ("The Frog’s Lament"?) instead of as a fast-ish reel.
So how many of you totally change your handling of a tune from one instrument to another, and how much of that is due to differences in how the instruments handle, and how much of it is due to the tune itself and/or the way a different instrument changes your understanding of the tune?
Points will be awarded for originality. Also for avoiding run-on sentence structures, as I did not. ;)