Snowflake Hornpipe - on the fiddle
Been awhile since my last post, and I am still puzzled with this silly little tune. First off, no I can’t read music well, and no, I haven’t even heard this tune played. On top of all of this It has no time signature….so how is a rookie to know how to play it?
Do hornpipes all play the same speed? I am quite lost and would love some guidance from some other, more seasoned fiddlers. The only other things I can tell by the notation are that it is played in A. and that it is noted "alle breve", I think that means cut time, but heaven know I need help here!
I would especially like to hear it!!! I can picmk things up WAY fatser when I have heard it!
The Snowflake Hornpipe
I got this out of my old dog-eared copy of Cole’s 1,000 Fiddle Tunes. Ages ago. I’m sure I’ve morphed it some from that setting, but this is how it comes out these days.
Re: Snowflake Hornpipe - on the fiddle
Justin, here ya go: https://thesession.org/tunes/6705/details
The sheet music and midi should come up as soon as Jeremy finds the time.
“The Snowflake Hornpipe” ~ swingin’ it about some
K: A Major
|: (3EFG |
A>GA>E (3ABc e>c | B>^AB>F B2 d>c | B2 d>e f2 a>f | (3eag (3fed (3efe (3dcB |
(3ABA G>B A>ce>c | (3BcB ^A>c B2 (3efg | a>ga>e f>dB>G | A2 G2 A2 :|
|: (3Bcd |
e>fe>d c>ea>g | f>ed>c d>ef>g | a>gf>e d>cB>A | G>EB>G E>cd>^d |
e2 (3fe^d e2 a>g | f2 (3edc d2 (3efg | a>ga>e f>d (3BAG | A2 E2 A,2 :|
This would go nicely in G too… ;-)
‘C’ I like those A sharps!
they say there isn’t two snowflakes the same… Not so with hornpipes!