Improvise with us: Tarantella Edition :o)
Join us in a little bit of catharsis and record your own tarantella! As per the true Tarantella spirit: there is no judgement, no right or wrong, there is just having fun with the music and letting it all out.
Improvise or play a tarantella and upload it with #Corontella:
1. On our Facebook page
2. On YouTube, Insta, etc.
3. Send your recording to us and we will publish it anonymously (contact here).
You can use one of our accompaniments (downloadable) here. If you do so, feel free to record the melody whilst listening to the accompaniment on your headphones, send your recording to us, and we will put it together.
We all improvise on the “Hypodorico” Tarantella. Below you find some videos to learn how to do it. Here are the sheet music, some accompaniments and the guidelines (the simplest is only 3 notes!).
Alternative option: Jam Version
Another idea could be to work together. Ask a friend to record a version and record over it. We might just imitate a jam session…
Alternative option: Just play
Want to just play a Tarantella without improvisation, or do something a little different, we have you covered. There are many types of Tarantella and we collected them here: have a look at all of the different versions. You also find some text here.
The Tarantella was originally used to cure a spider’s bite. In the ’60s De Martino analysed beautifully, how the Tarantella was used to overcome any crisis someone may have encountered through a social, cultural, musical, physical and therapeutical ritual, in which it was accepted to scream and dance like crazy or just lie on the ground listening to the tarantella, whilst you could count on the support from your friends and family.
We think this would be a wonderful moment to support each other by playing the Tarantella everywhere, so join us! 🙂