Mudcat Café message #182687 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18370   Message #182687
Posted By: Crowhugger
22-Feb-00 - 08:38 AM
Thread Name: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
Subject: RE: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
Well, perhaps I'll get to work on Greensleeves, eh?

I expect that the following thoughts will come as no surprise to you: --a pro cellist who also teaches may be able to connect you with a talented, adventuresome student. --(excellent) accompanists know who has music in their bones. And who does not.

If you find that it's often best to have a clear request when approaching people, let me know and I'll knock my butt into gear! Sheesh! Just one little notion about voice+cello and away I go...

For rennaiss/baroque-ish tunes, the (relative major) key note on an open string offers some desirable upper partials. Cello is tuned (descending in pitch) A-below middle-C, DGC, but you probably know that. Andres, please choose the key and tell me how many verses you sing and I'll be on my merry way. I'm serious if you are. Actually I'm serious regardless...

This is such a pleasant surprise, "meeting" someone at a blues/folk site who is interested in this sort of thing.

Hoping to get the basics to start me off...I'm so happy I could hug a crow!!