Spicy Green Noodles

from Cello Noodles, Vol. III by Betsy Tinney

subscriber exclusive


I wish I could say that I was thinking of spicy green noodles while I was creating this piece, and that's why it turned out so green and spicy and noodle-y.

Actually, food wasn't on my mind at all. Instead, I was sitting behind the cello thinking, "I should just make something up and quit worrying about how it'll turn out. What key? Hmm, not D minor -- nearly everything I write is in D min, probably because my blood is in D minor. How about G minor? Yeah, G minor is good… it's tasty and it's green, and green is my favorite color. Okay, G minor it is." And then I started playing, and this piece came streaming out of the cello in one long unbroken green noodle. It sounded lonely, though, so I went back and recorded a second harmony/counterpart to the first noodle. And that seemed just about right, so I stopped.

When I listened back to what I'd created, I somehow found myself thinking of green noodles with a spicy, creamy sauce: green because that's the color of G minor (for me); and spicy and creamy because that's how this piece "tastes" to me.

And now I'm hungry.


from Cello Noodles, Vol. III, released June 7, 2018
Cello: Betsy Tinney


all rights reserved



Betsy Tinney Seattle, Washington

NEW ALBUM on December 4!

Winter Greens: Carols for the Season includes all my previously released cello carols (remixed & mastered), plus a few new ones.

contact / help

Contact Betsy Tinney

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account