Re: riu riu chiu

Karen Johns on #109133

I have this version too. It is very basic, but I’m thinking of playing it this way:

1x: as written

2x: add rolled chords to melody, 8va

3x: add some embellishments to melody*, flesh out bass with chord runs**

* grace notes, i.e. 2nd measure agF (lower case would be grace notes)

** 4th measure, 16th note run acea, then hit e with the second a(quarter note)

I’m also thinking of making it more medieval sounding by playing the melody in open chords instead of rolled. I’ll need to fool around with it a bit more, though.

Thanks for the tip- I’m definitely adding this one to my Christmas rep!