Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (violin and piano) level 2.0
Title: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Composer: African-American spiritual, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Printout: 2 pages
Note: The bluesy harmonies in this arrangement make it appealing to many students, especially older beginners. It also necessitates the resetting of the first and fourth fingers. Low first finger on the A string is spelled both as B flat and A#. Solo violin plays the melody in the first half, then a descant line over the piano melody.
Skills: E minor; 4/4 time; repositioning of first and fourth fingers; back extension of first finger; enharmonic spelling of A#/B flat; off-beat rhythms with ties; syncopations; short slurs; double up bow and bow recovery lift