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Spanish Violin Songs

April 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Oh, joy! In Spanish class today we were assigned to produce a cooking show with a partner, in Spanish, of course. I'm writing the music for it! Does anyone have any tips on writing a spicy, Spanish-sounding song for violin? Thanks in advance! Oh, boy I'm excited! :)

I'll probably put the music on YouTube when I finish it. This should be sometime this week or this weekend.

From Jesús Fernández
Posted on April 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM
If you are studying spanish, maybe you like mi violin web: take a look: Link

For your composition, "te aconsejo escuchar música de Sarasate, Falla, Albéniz, o Carmen de Bizet, o algo flamenco como esto:
Also, you can use the harmonic minor scales, or phrygian scale ( " ;)

Good luck!

From Joshua Iyer
Posted on April 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM
Thanks! I actually did use those - a harmonic minor scale really helps. What I could also do is - with the violin strings for the background - use an acoustic guitar for a melody line. That would really sound Spanish to me.

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