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Sarah Cummings

Finnish Kantele

Techniques, Exercises, Tunes and Arrangements for Five and Ten-String Kanteles

Instrument line-up: Zither
Edition: Sheet music and Online Audio
Composer: Sarah Cummings
Difficulty level:
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Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Order no.: MB30857M
ISBN: 9781513465975
Language: english
Release: 01.05.2022
Weight: 390 g
Pages: 116

Description:

This book provides instruction in both plucking and strumming techniques for 5 and 10-string Finnish kanteles. Explanation of musical notation, rhythm, and other elements of music theory are provided for the novice, yet the exercises are scaffolded to provide motivating material for the more experienced musician. In addition to the instructional materials, a number of traditional Finnish tunes are included as well as many familiar melodies. Plus, over twenty arrangements playable by mixed kantele groupings and detailed appendices of chords and chord transitions make this book a solid foundation for learning to play the kantele. Includes access to online audio.

Table of contents:

1. introduction
2. Your Five-String Kantele
3. Parts of the Kantele
4. Pitches and Tuning
5. Hand and Finger Position
6. Finger Positions A and B
7. Plucking Basics
8. Musical Symbols and Terms
9. Staff
10. Treble Clef
11. Musical Alphabet
12. Lines And Spaces
13. Bar Lines, Measures, Double Bar
14. Time Signatures
15. Starting to Play - Plucking and Basic Rhythms
16. Whole Notes and Rests
17. Whole Notes Exercises
18. Half Notes and Rests
19. Half Note Exercises
20. Quarter Notes and Rests
21. Quarter Note Exercises
22. Eighth notes
23. KEY SIGNATURES
24. D Major
25. Finger Exercises in D Major
26. D Minor
27. More Rhythms
28. Sixteenth Notes
29. Sixteenth Note Exercises
30. Dotted Quarter-Eight Combination
31. Eighth-Two Sixteenth Combinations
32. Dotted Eighth-Sixteenth Combination
33. CHORDS
34. Theory of Chords
35. Strumming Chords
36. I, V and IV Chords
37. Reading Chord Symbols
38. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
39. Plucked Chord Patterns
40. Tunes for Five-String Kantele
D Major
41. Mary Had a Little Lamb
42. Lightly Row
43. Oats, Peas, Beans
44. When the Saints Go Marching In
2/4 Time Signature
45. Ode to Joy
46. Jingle Bells
47. Dreidel Song
48. Good king Wenceslas
49. Tutskovin polska
50. Kukon leipä
51. Tikan tanssi
52. Kakkuri
53. 6/8 Time Signature
54. Tuuti, tuuti
55. Vanha sodessi
56. First and Second Endings
57. Tunes for Five-String Kantele
D Minor
58. Laiva
59. Tuuti, tuuti tuutussa lasta
60. Rikunat rillut
61. Kalevala Melody
5/4 Time Signature
62. Kettu itki poikiansa
63. Käin minä kaunista kangasta myöten
64. Melkutus
65. Kovevitsan kirkonkellot
66. Tilu tallaa
67. Halosen vaissi
3/8 Time Signature
68. Your Ten-String Kantele
69. Pitches and Tuning
70. Hand and Finger Position
71. Finger Exercises
72. Adding B
73. Adding high D
74. Adding low A
75. Adding low Cs
76. Adding low B
77. Strumming Chords, I Chord
78. Changing Chords, I and V Chords
79. V7 and IV Chords
80. Tunes for Ten-String Kantele
D Major
81. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
82. Are You Sleeping?
83. Happy Birthday
84. Amazing Grace
85. Oh, Susanna
86. RED RIVER VALLEY
87. Molly Malone
88. Arirang
89. On neidolla punapaula
90. Soutelin, soutelin
91. Piilotanssi
92. Ootkos kuulu meidän pässiä
93. Kultaansa kaipaava
94. Pukki
95. Tuusulan polkka
96. Tunes for Ten-String Kantele
D Minor
97. Tuning in Minor
98. Kullan ylistys
99. Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään
100. Mannakorven mailla
101. Matalan torpan balladi
102. Punaorvon vala
103. Suru on menny syrämeeni
104. Arrangements
105. Simple gifts
106. America, the Beautiful
107. Auld lang Syne
108. Away in A Manger
109. Playing Harmonics
110. Dona Nobis Pacem
111. Emma
112. Gaelic Hymn
113. God rest ye merry Gentlemen
114. Hyvää iltaa
115. Karhunpeijaispolska
116. Playing Muted Sounds
117. Keel Row
118. Kehtolaulu
119. Konstan sottiisi
120. Maamme
121. Mun kanteleeni
122. No, onkos tullut kesä
123. Piilotanssi
124. Raatikkoon
125. Shenandoah
126. Silent night
127. Talven tanssi/Humppati polkka
128. Appendix A: Basic 10-String Chords, I through VII
129. Appendix B: 10-String Chords, Basic Transitions
130. Appendix C: Common Chord Progressions in Major
131. Appendix D: Common Chord Progressions in Minor

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