Wednesday 28 April 2010
Tune of the Day: Black Velvet Waltz
Traditional Canadian tune
This soft, gentle waltz comes from Canada. It was apparently named for a brand of Canadian whiskey, and that's why the tune is also known as “Whiskey Waltz”.
A favorite among fiddle players, this tune is usually played starting on the G below the staff, which of course is not possible on the flute; that's why we transposed it up an octave. The second part gets higher, so you have two choices: either play it as notated or play it in the third register, which would better conserve the lighter character of the second part... provided you keep the tone soft and gentle!