The video Max sent is the one I was thinking of too.
I asked my fiddler husband if there was anything especially unusual about
Moneymusk, and he said some of the string crossings are a little tricky and
it's not the most "comfortable" tune to play, especially in the B part. I
think that's a feature of the tune, though. I don't know that a written out
version exists that would be substantially different?
As for making it inspiring, I think that's a matter of what the individual
musicians decide to do with the tune? Maybe listening to a bunch of
versions on YouTube and picking the ones you like best for being
interesting is the way to go. There are plenty of tunes I didn't like when
I heard one version, but loved when I heard another version.
On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 1:03 PM Emily Addison via Musicians <
Hi fellow contra musicians!
Our community band has started working on monymusk but the version I have
(a contra version) isn't the easiest to play nor the most inspiring.
Anyone have a good, jumpy, fun version they could share??? We're working
on our chestnuts here in Ottawa!
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