Both of us are tuned to AAEAC# for this tune, which means that you can easily jump between our parts if you wish. The 'tune' itself might be some kind of combination of our parts, and it's up to you to decide what that combination is!
If you're trying to play this on a regular fiddle, you'll need to get creative - you'll need to play some of the low notes up an octave. You can also play it in regular tuning, of course, and just treat it like a regular tune, but we thought this resource might help people who want to learn to play in funny tunings.
With the YouTube video below, we're panned hard left and hard right, so that you can remove one earbud if you want to concentrate on the other person's part. You might also want to go to Settings and play it at half speed to help while you're learning it.
We'd love to hear from you if you do actually try to learn this!
You can hear the full track on Spotify: I Feel it in my Bones on Spotify
You might notice that how we play it the second time round is quite different on that track, and we hope you feel similar freedom to play around with it and write your own counterparts, or maybe discover a new tune of your own invention by trying to come up with something that works against it.
We've transcribed our parts in two different ways:
- the bottom line of each person's part is 'as fingered': if you tune your fiddle to our weird tuning, but then pretend that it's still tuned in fifths and sightread this 'as fingered' part, the tune should magically come out correctly.
- the top line of each person's part is 'as it sounds' - sightread these notes on a piano, or on a fiddle tuned in fifths, and you get the correct notes of the tune.
I Feel it in my Bones PDF
For this tune, Caoimhín tunes his Hardanger d'Amore to CAEAC and Dan tunes his hardanger fiddle to AECG. Pretty wacky tunings! The two parts are made to fit together, so if you learn one part, maybe you can convince a friend to learn the other?
If you're trying to play this on a regular fiddle, you'll need to get creative - maybe you'll need to play some notes up an octave or down an octave, or invent your own hybrid tuning and play it in a different key altogether. With the YouTube videos below, you might want to go to Settings and play it at half speed to learn it.
In the last video where we're both playing, we're panned hard left and hard right, so that you can remove one earbud and try playing the part you learned against the other person's part.
Our hope is that by trying to learn this, you'll discover some possibilities on your fiddle that you never thought of before, and maybe it'll inspire you to write some new music of your own. We'd love to hear from you if you do actually try to learn this!
We've released a recording of this track on Spotify, which you might want to listen to: Widdershins on Spotify
We've transcribed our parts in two different ways which we hope will help you learn it: