Friday, 31 August 2018

Tourdion in E minor

Hello!
I ran a Siennaharpa workshop at Halsway the other week and one of the tunes I chose to do was Tourdion. Although I did Tourdion as a #tunefriday in August I did it in E minor on the moraharpa. But I play it in E minor on the Siennaharpa! I love the E drone and the instrument responds well to it. So this week it's the same Tourdion, but in E minor!
If you want to play it in D minor - Click Here!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 24 August 2018

Vals efter Futteri Petter

Hello!
Another tune I taught at Halsway Manor over the weekend. Again the Moraharpa is tuned A D D.
Vals efter Futteri Petter. I learnt it from the playing of Anders Norudde (again) from the album Nyckelharpan Nu och Då. You can get this album on spotify! I usually play this tune with my normal nyckelharpa bow, but to be honest, listening back to the audio I wished I had stuck to the traditional bow, it would have sounded much nicer! It's quite playable on the standard 3 row chromatic nyckelharpa too!
Watch out for the unusual third part. Technically it begins in the second time bar of the B part and then on the repeat it starts in the first time bar at the end.
Enjoy!|
:))
Vicki
P.S. I'm still behind and catching up on my #tunefridays!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Konvulsionslåt

Hello!
I taught this tune at a Moraharpa workshop. I chose this because it was written by Anders Norudde. Anders is the person we have to thank that we all have playable Moraharpa instruments, so it was to thank him for all the work he did and to honour him! So thank you Anders!
I have my Moraharpa tuned A D D (that's A below middle A, D below that and then the D just above middle C.)
It fits just as well on the lower string if you tune GDD, but I wanted it the original key from the CD Nu och Då, which is available on  Spotify!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 10 August 2018

The Jingling Keys

Hello!
This week we have a beginners tune. I wanted a tune to start to go to G on the C string and also a string that could be used to introduce double stopping, so here it is. The Jingling Keys.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki
P.S. At the time of actually posting I'm a month behind on my #tunefridays - so it's time for me to catch up!

Friday, 3 August 2018

Ai Vis Lo Lop

Hello!
This is the second of my requests this week. Ai Vis Lo Lop. I love this tune and I also love to sing it. (You'll have to come and see us perform to see me do the song itself). I spent quite some time with the words and we've adapted them, but this blog is all about the music.
So thanks to Gerard for helping me with the words and to Andrzej for suggesting that I play the tune in the first place!
:))
Vicki