I'm wondering about the note choice if one were to use a single drone throughout the tune. From what I can tell, the hurdy gurdy drone can be tuned, but will be static for any given tune. I'm not sure what note would typically be used by a gurdy player. E sounds pretty good, but doesn't seem to match the gurdy YouTube posted earlier. I'm not at all stuck on getting it "right," but wold like to know if there is some norm to be aware of. Thanks
Well the Hurdy Gurdy player is using a D drone and starts the piece in Dminor, but then that is the key his instrument is tuned in. The drone does cause some tension in the second part, which is perhaps intentional and more agreable with an instrument that is not in Equal Temperament , although his sounds to be closer to that than I would like.
Maybe an E drone would be best for the Eminor version, though a B drone is also sweet most of the time . Why not vary the drone?