Friday, 29 June 2018

Calle's Brudmarsch

Hello!
This week it's Calle's Brudmarsch. Play it nice and slowly - really beautiful bride.
A second video from meeting with my two friends and having a play together.
I've also added a video with it being played on the silverbasharpa, which is what the tune was written for.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Näckens Midsommar Polska

Hello!
It's midsommar. So I decided it was time to go to to the stream and meet with the näcken for a new tune. Rather than go back to the same bridge as last time I thought I'd take a little walk to the edge of the village and go to my closest bridge. Well, there's a bridge and there's water....
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki
PS I taught this at the Gower Folk Festival 2019, but changed the key as I was using a standard nyckelharpa and put it into D minor - dots and video at the bottom of the page!


As taught at the Gower Folk Festival 2019 in D minor:

Friday, 15 June 2018

Jonny's Polska

Hello!
This week we have a polska that Jonny wrote. It's part of a whole suite of tunes. Rather than film lots of me I was lucky enough to be playing with some colleagues, so I asked them to sight read and film the polska for me.
Enjoy
:))
Vicki

Friday, 8 June 2018

Marsch efter Calle Svankvist

Hello!
It's another Calle Svankvist tune this week. Marsch efter Calle Svankvist. A great tune for travelling up the A string and crabbing. Play it with your little finger on G as a drone or an open C string to get that lovely gammalharpa feel to it.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 1 June 2018

String Crossing Tune

Hello!
This week I've been teaching at Halsway Manor and I decided to focus on different technical aspects of playing the nyckelharpa. One of these was string crossing. So I wrote a string crossing exercise and then a tune to go on top of it and then finally words to go with it. This is the result!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki