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*Collection* Dent Folk Festival, 2005

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- Rock the Cradle - simple version
- Rock the Cradle - a serving suggestion
- Shuffle bowing patterns

What's important here is, of course, the direction of the bow rather than the actual notes. But, since you have to play some notes, you might as well play these, for practice. Perhaps you'd like to let an open A drone ring out while you're noting the D string. Or you might like to hit the A string just on down bows, for instance. Experiment with this, and with things like how much bow you use, and how much swing you give the rhythm.

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P:A
|: a2 a2 f4 | a2 a2 f4 | a2 b2 a2 g2 | f2 e2 d2 g2 |
f2 e2 d2 g2 | f2 e2 d2 ef | gfed cABc | d8 :|
P:B
|: A3 B cABc | dcde f3 f | g2 f2 e2 ag | f2 e2 d2 cB |
A3 B cABc | dcde f3 f | g2 f2 ed c2 | d8 :|

X:2
T:Rock the Cradle - a serving suggestion
L:1/8
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2005 Ben Paley
O:USA
Q:1/2=108
R:Reel
Z:Ben Paley <ben.paley@benpaley.com>
K:D
P:A
|: a2 ag f2 fg | abag f2 fg | a2 ab afge | fdec d2 ge |
fdec d2 ag | fdec d2 ef | gfed cABc | d8 :|
P:B
|: A2 AB cABc | dcde f3 f | gefd e2 ag | fdec d2 cB |
A2 AB cABc | dcde f3 f | gfed cdec | d8 :|

X:3
T:Shuffle bowing patterns
L:1/8
M:C|
C:Trad arr. © 2005 Ben Paley
N:What's important here is, of course, the direction of the bow rather than the actual notes.
N:But, since you have to play some notes, you might as well play these, for practice. Perhaps
N:you'd like to let an open A drone ring out while you're noting the D string. Or you might like
N:to hit the A string just on down bows, for instance. Experiment with this, and with things like
N:how much bow you use, and how much swing you give the rhythm.
O:USA
Z:Ben Paley <ben.paley@benpaley.com>
K:D
P:Nashville Shuffle
|: v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF | v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF | v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF | v(EF)uFvF u(EF)vFuF :|
P:Georgia Shuffle
|: (uEF)vF(uF EF)vF(uF | EF)vF(uF EF)vF(uF | EF)vF(uF EF)vF(uF | EF)vF(uF EF)vFuF :|