Folk music

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 25 slices and 7 musicians
The unique musical of a cultural homeland. Like food, all places have their own take.

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This jig has plain and ornamented recordings. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "2 Recordings," or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "5 Recordings," or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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Waterbound is a fabulous song that everybody, but *everybody*, seems to play differently. I've found 5/4 (played by the composer so I guess that's the original), 7/4, several different arrangements that,… More…

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I haven't notated the whole recording, just the first time the themes are introduced. He starts with an improvisation, then the bit I notated, then another improvisation (watch that sharpened 4th!) then… More…

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Here is an explaination of THE main samba rhythm, used in brazilian music and mostly in samba. To be more precise, there is one rhythm or "clave" which is used in a huge majority of sambas, always with… More…

Gudda - Väsen

tikitu · Feb. 10, 2019

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Played, somewhat shakily, by me. Including the odd mistake, but the notation follows what I *should* have played instead of what I *did* play.… More…

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La contradanza (también llamada habanera) es la versión española o hispanoamericana de la contredanse francesa, la cual fue un popular estilo internacional de música y danza en el siglo XVIII, derivado… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "4 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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Scottish composer William Marshall wrote many great strathspeys, but this may be his finest work. It is fitting that it is named for the river Spey that the strathspey style is also named for.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "4 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. Then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "4 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. Then click on the play arrow.… More…

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To hear an alternative recording with ornamentation, click on the headphone under "2 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible.… More…

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CAUTION: This is not a good piece to play at folk sessions, unless your session routinely plays pieces in B major.… More…

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This strathspey has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "3 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. Then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This strathpsey has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "3 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "5 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. Then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "4 Recordings" below, or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "4 Recordings," or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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This piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "4 Recordings," or on the gear if no headphone button is visible. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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Russian folklore at its finest. Infinite mileage out of just a couple notes. A simple melody, a simple rhythm, the most basic chord progression. Anyone can pick up any instrument and play this. And then… More…

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Tricksy polska that changes where the "one" sits in the bar as it moves between sections. More…

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Here is my transcription of the guitar rhythm in Juána (Mayra Andrade). The guitar player is Kim Alves.… More…

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This visualization attempts to illustrate the idea that it's usually easier to learn a Korvai when you disregard barlines!… More…