It’s not fantastic, it’s nothing special, and I didn’t tune beforehand so there are a few flatties. But damn it, it’s an Italian folk song, at least — and one that my mom remembers her grandmother singing.
Tu scendi dalle stelle
I’m going to work on a few more simple variations as well, and then upload that sheet.
He’s sort of the Tommy Jarrell of the arpa viggianese
He’s a little loosey-goosey with his tuning. 🙂
I’ve got to work on transcribing some of these.
Ciaramedda, Zampogna, Tamburello, and Organetto — no harp, though.
And another band with harp
Imagine those dotted rhythms on harp and you’ll get an idea of why I’m still playing Chopin and not a tarantella. Ai yi yi …
I’ve been mulling this for a bit — I was able to pull some transcriptions of folk harp tunes from performances on YouTube. Now, these are folk music pieces, so I can make an argument that they are public domain, and that there is nothing whatsoever wrong with making the transcriptions available.
But, they were performed by a particular person (Daniela Ippolito), and while the tunes are public domain, her particular performance of them might not be (and probably isn’t).
I wish I knew what the rules were for this sort of thing. I’ve got about four little pieces (three tarantelle and one waltz) done, and I don’t know the protocol for sharing them.
I should actually just make my own arrangements of them, but Ippolito’s playing is pretty much the ideal for how they would be played to sound their best.
Oy. So I remain sharing only my own personal arrangements of existing pieces in the public domain. *sigh*
One of the few folk harp pieces from the Val d’Agri that isn’t 6/8 and way too fast for me. We’ll see how it goes. I still have major technique holes to fill, but I just want to get into this stuff.