Scarborough Fair

Use these audio files when practicing Scarborough Fair – Version I.

Scarborough Fair V-I – 72 bpm     Scarborough Fair V-I – 88 bpm

Scarborough Fair is a song that requires that you count the number of beats that each note is held for.  This is especially critical because you will eventually be playing it as a duet and, if you don't count correctly, you will be out of sync with the second part.   Your instrument may not sustain the note for the number of beats necessary – if so, don’t worry about it but just make sure that you don't start the following note early.   Or, take advantage of those long notes, and try to tremolo them if you can.

Use these audio files when practicing Scarborough Fair – Version II.

Scarborough Fair V-II – 66 bpm     Scarborough Fair V-II – 80 bpm

This version has double stops, and I slowed down a little so that it would be easier for you to make the changes on the chord positions.  Now you can hear the beautiful harmonies on the song.

Use these audio files when practicing Scarborough Fair – Version IV.

Scarborough Fair V-IV – 66 bpm     Scarborough Fair V-IV – 80 bpm

These are the audio files for the "Canticle".  First, try to learn this part by playing your Version IV music with it.  Then try playing your Version I music (the melody) with this audio file – remember to count, or you will be out of sync.  Finally, try playing your Version IV music with the audio file from either Version I or II.