Folk music

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 21 slices and 8 musicians
The unique musical of a cultural homeland. Like food, all places have their own take.

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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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. then click on the play arrow.… More…

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To hear an alternative recording with ornamentation, click on the headphone symbol in the lower right.… 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 piece has recordings at multiple speeds. Select one by clicking on the headphones under "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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 "Recording" in the lower right. 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…