|THE BALKANARAMA SHEET MUSIC ARCHIVE|
|A rowdy little Bulgarian Rom melody of the type
called kjuchek, an uptempo 2/4 version of the dance called chochek
across the border in Macedonia and elsewhere. Like
we learned this one from a recording by the brass band Jag.
(The ā in Gābite is a neutral vowel -- "Guh," not "Ga.")
Sequence on the original is Intro 1 2 3 2 3 Solo 2 3 Solo 2 3 1 Coda,
though when we play this live we tend to improvise the sequence, too. We've also
been known to take liberties with the chromatic run at the end -- sometimes one
of us descends the octave and the other ascends, and we've played it in parallel
seconds, thirds, fourth, fifths, sevenths...
|Source: Romski Duhov Orkestur Jag, "Ot Kalkuta do Viena" cassette, Unison Stars label (ul. Vitosha No. 60, Sofia), undated.|