Get the notation for the German Christmas Carol plus two super useful play along files at 90 bpm and 110 bpm to help you learn and practice the song!
Note: You don’t have to do the techniques (uchi and hajiki) but can just use the bachi for those notes, too.
You can download the files from your customer account page after the purchase – a link will be provided in the order confirmation e-mail.
In every tuning, the strings are tuned in a certain relation to each other. For folk songs, there’s no fixed rigid tuning to a definite pitch (in contrast, the A-string on the violin is always tuned to 440 or 442hz) but what’s most important is how the strings are tuned in relation to each other. Although this is not a Japanese Folk song, I think it’s a great idea to choose the tuning according to the singer’s comfort zone.
A good rule of thumb is to tune your instrument over the base of C. This means, the big string will be tuned to C and the other strings according to the tuning of the song:
Access to the pdf and mp3:
Please note that this item is downloadable once only – just as receiving a physical copy of the scores would be. Consider it a “direct delivery” 🙂
After the purchase, you can download the file from your account page under “downloads” or via the link in your order confirmation email.
Make sure you save your file in an easy to locate directory. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email if you need further assistance.