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Session 2: “Ookpik Waltz,” Part 1: Melody

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There are a number of different ways to play the chords to “Ookpik Waltz.” In this video, Lauren and Brittany walk you through the chord progression they like and give you options for double stops for each chord. They also talk about bow pulsing and the different rhythms they use.

 
 
 
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Session 2: “Ookpik Waltz”  
 
Session 2: “Ookpik Waltz”  
 
Session 2: “Ookpik Waltz,” Part 1: Melody
Session 2: “Ookpik Waltz,” Part 1: Melody
 

This session builds on the concepts from the first session, continuing in the key of G. The foundation tune for this session is “Ookpik Waltz” by Canadian fiddler Frankie Rodgers. There are lots of great versions of this tune with slightly different melodies and chord possibilities. Lauren and Brittany lead you through their favorite versions and help you work on finding chord voicings on your instrument and backup techniques for adding rhythm to the chords. In this video, they walk you through the basic melody of “Ookpik Waltz.”

 

Here are versions of “Ookpik Waltz” from Frankie Rodgers, Jay Ungar, and Aubrey Haynie. Also check out Darol Anger’s version in 4/4: “Ookpik Rock.” 

 

“Ookpik Waltz” Frankie Rodgers

“Ookpik Waltz” Jay Ungar

“Ookpik Waltz” Aubrey Haynie

“Ookpik Rock” Darol Anger 

 

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You can download (below) audio MP3s of the melody and backup, as well as PDFs of notation for the melody and chords. 


  “Ookpik Waltz” Notation/Chords (Available to subscribers)
 
  “Ookpik Waltz” Mandolin Tab (Available to subscribers)
 
  “Ookpik Waltz” Melody Audio MP3 (Available to subscribers)
 
  “Ookpik Waltz” Backup (with tag) Audio MP3 (Available to subscribers)
 
  “Ookpik Waltz” Guitar Rhythm (with tag) Audio MP3 (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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