Traditional Finnish Fiddle Tunes on Mandolins and Guitars
By Mandolin Cafe
June 25, 2008 - 9:30 am
Petri Hakala - Trad.
Trad. - Traditional Finnish Fiddle Tunes on Mandolins and Guitars is a new transcription book of the audio CD Trad., released earlier this year by Finland's great string master Petri Hakala.
All instrument parts including the accompaniments are transcribed in the book, and the CD itself is also included. Music is in standard notation and tablature.
Karl Ragnarin parempi
Henry Fordin sottiisit
Taklaxin menuetti ja polska
Syrjälän Kaapon polska
Since there isn't a strong mandolin and guitar tradition in Finland, I felt it necessary to make new arrangements rooted in the Finnish folk music tradition while simultaneously aiming at a new and fresh sound. The influence of Irish and American folk music can be clearly heard, with the role of guitars and mandolins being prominent in those traditions.
The book is not actually intended for beginners. The difficulty or the arrangements varies and I hope that everybody who is into this kind of music will find something suitable for his/her skill levels.
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