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Another month, another update. I've a concert coming up in less than two months, so lately it has been a lot of work towards that. The program hasn't been set in stone yet, but it will most likely be a Bruramarsj frå Vefsn duet and a group project on Rein Islender. In March I've been working on Kattapols, although my Pols rhythm kinda fell off while I was recording. Feel free to critique whatever seems necessary, I need all the help that I can get.

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Bruramarsj frå Vefsn was my favorite of the three.  Although I liked the bowing in Kattapols and you seemed like you liked playing that one.  I wasnt familiar with any of these.  Bruramarsj frå Vefsn reminded me of a Christmas carol.  I cant think of the name.

So if I wanted to search for tunes like this would should I search for Scandinavian folk tunes or is it more specific to each country?

Nice playing!  I think youll be ready for your concert!

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Thank you. @GregW  Kattapols is pretty fun when getting the hang of the pols phrasing at the rapid bow changes. I still got a long way to go. 

I would search specific to each country, although Scandinavian folk are quite similar and have closely related roots. Actually I made a playlist the other day on Youtube on Norwegian folk music specifically. Mostly hardingfele, but it has some neat flat fiddle/violin too. Maybe it would be of interest. 

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Yes thank you!  Ill check that out.  Ok..so what is Pols?  Im not familiar with that term as it relates to fiddle.  Is it a style of tune...like a polka?

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The term Pols is believe to stam from Polish dance. It's similar to polka and masurka. Uneven 3 beat in moderate tempo. Usually an accent on the first and third beat.

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Ok..waltz-ish then i guess.

I really liked that 3rd tune in the list.. If I have heard a hardingfele played I probably thought it was more than 1 fiddle or some great double stop player 🙂  headed over to fiddlershop to check out a fiddlerman artist hardingfele but non are in stock.  Those guys are slippin.. 😉  Im thinking the first tune was played on one of these as well.  Neat stuff HP!  These sound like a mix of Eastern European (best I can describe) and old time or irish mixed.  Pretty cool.

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The first tune, fanitullen, is played on a hardingfele indeed. Just one fiddle I think, it usually is, but its kinda hard to tell with audio only. Would be pretty nice to have one of those. smile

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Kattapols was my fav, too, HP... and I agree with Greg on the cool bowing!

I'd love to hear more about your up coming concert. It sounds like you're playing in a group. How did you find them, how often do you get together to practice, where is your performance? I'm not curious, much 🙂

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@bocaholly It's a concert arranged by my music school. Just a concert wrapping up the end of the semester. Apparently it's not so big, although it's most likely big enough for me at this point. My teacher talked briefly about a group project, which he thought it would be a good idea. After what I could tell he wanted all of his students to get together to play a in common repertoiare. I don't know any of his other students though, so that would be pretty interesting. 

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I'm with Greg. I liked Bruramarsj frå Vefsn best. You'll do well at the concert. We're all cheering for you!

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Thanks @MoonShadows for encouragement. I think I'll go with Bruramarsj, I like it, and I'm more familiar with the tune so I think it would be the safest option. 

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HP, 

Thank you for posting, sounding good, good luck with concert.

 

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Thank you, Mark smile

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That recital sounds like a nice opportunity on lots of fronts, HP! 
Glad you're looking forward to it. Your preparation work is terrific and bearing fruit!

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Yeah, I think it would be nice to get to meet other musicians as well. It's kinda anti social to learn to play a new instrument, so it would be a nice change. Pretty nerve wracking though, but I guess it's better to get it over with sooner than later. Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it. 

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Great stuff @HP. Thanks for the post and the fanitullen video link.

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Thank you, Pierre 🙂

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