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beginner repertoire
Looking for very easy repertoire in or adapted from the classical re-workings of Eastern European folk music.
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February 7, 2018 - 12:59 pm
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My current learning context is Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music's fiddle program, which presents US "old time" music mostly. I am there because of the interactive/social aspects of the program: as I see it, if I don't learn to play with other people, I might as well not bother. 

BUT my musical interests are mostly in Eastern European folk music, especially folk dance music, and in the classical material that derives from/meditates on/reworks those traditions. It's not too hard to find the dance music at a level that works for a beginner. Does anybody know of repertoire suitable for very early on in that vein of classical? (Individual pieces OR a compilation, etc.)

(Posting here on the theory that the answers are mostly likely to come from, and be of interest to, folks who teach...)


February 7, 2018 - 7:58 pm
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Hi Martha (and others).  I think that I can help you on that.  Years ago I bought a book of Chopin Mazurkas transcribed for woodwind instruments, mostly for flute.  I believe that they would be suitable for the violin (certainly for the viola).  I will go up to the attic and try to find it.

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