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Anyone Interested in a "Scandinavian Fiddle Genre"?
Sweden, Norway & Finland
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September 13, 2020 - 7:42 am
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ELCB said
HP -Woohoo Jump EmoticonsThese are great - I love all the information! 

I'm definitely going to learn at least one of them.  I mostly learn by listening, but if you ever have any sheet music to share, I'm sure the other Forum members would love it.

I saw a video of a Halling for the first time about a month ago - it was amazing!  Unbelievable athletes! 

Thank you so much for sharing the videos. Emily


Unfortunately I don't have any sheet music for it, since I was taught in person.


I noticed there's a lot of Finnish music in this thread, and I would like to note that Finland isn't scandinavian and finnish folk music isn't part of scandinavian folk music. Scandinavia is a dialect continuum, meaning it has to have similar language to be part of it. Norwegians, Swedes and Danes can talk with each other with their own mother tongue. A Finnish person can't speak with a Norwegian, Swede or Dane, nor the other way around. Same goes for Iceland, even though both Iceland and Finland is part of the Nordics. 

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.


September 15, 2020 - 7:04 pm
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HP - Thank you!

Fiddlerman fixed this!  Now this thread is under the broader category, "Nordic". 

I wanted to include Finland because we have an active member who is Finnish and there is a strong fiddle community/culture there. 

I also realized (right after I started this thread) I'd forgotten to mention "Denmark" in the description of this thread, but it is definitely included under this heading.


I should also quote this from Wikipedia -

"In English usage, Scandinavia also sometimes refers more narrowly to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or more broadly so as to include the Åland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Finland and Iceland.[3][a]

The broader definition is similar to what are locally called the Nordic countries, which also include the remote Norwegian islands of Svalbard and Jan Mayen and Greenland, a constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark." 


I believe this is a very rich, important Genre of Fiddle/violin music that we should all explore!

- Emily          THANK YOU, FIDDLERMAN!!!

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