Finnish Kantele
Techniques, Exercises, Tunes and Arrangements for Five and Ten-String Kanteles
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Techniques, Exercises, Tunes and Arrangements for Five and Ten-String Kanteles. Folk. Method. E-book and online audio. 117 pages. Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music #30857MEB. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.30857MEB).

ISBN 9781513469072. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

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.

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  • Introduction
  • Your Five-String Kantele
  • Parts Of The Kantele
  • Pitches And Tuning
  • Hand And Finger Position
  • Finger Positions A And B
  • Plucking Basics
  • Musical Symbols And Terms
  • Staff
  • Treble Clef
  • Musical Alphabet
  • Lines And Spaces
  • Bar Lines, Measures, Double Bar
  • Time Signatures
  • Starting To Play - Plucking And Basic Rhythms
  • Whole Notes And Rests
  • Whole Notes Exercises
  • Half Notes And Rests
  • Half Note Exercises
  • Quarter Notes And Rests
  • Quarter Note Exercises
  • Eighth Notes
  • Key Signatures
  • D Major
  • Finger Exercises In D Major
  • D minor
  • More Rhythms
  • Sixteenth Notes
  • Sixteenth Note Exercises
  • Dotted Quarter-Eight Combination
  • Eighth-Two Sixteenth Combinations
  • Dotted Eighth-Sixteenth Combination
  • Chords
  • Theory Of Chords
  • Strumming Chords
  • I, V And Iv Chords
  • Reading Chord Symbols
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Plucked Chord Patterns
  • Tunes For Five-String Kantele (D Major)
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Lightly Row
  • Oats, Peas, Beans
  • When The Saints Go Marching In (2/4 Time Signature)
  • Ode to Joy
  • Jingle Bells
  • Dreidel Song
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Tutskovin Polska
  • Kukon Leipa$?
  • Tikan Tanssi
  • Kakkuri
  • 6/8 Time Signature
  • Tuuti, Tuuti
  • Vanha Sodessi
  • First And Second Endings
  • Tunes For Five-String Kantele (D Minor)
  • Laiva
  • Tuuti, Tuuti Tuutussa Lasta
  • Rikunat Rillut
  • Kalevala Melody (5/4 Time Signature)
  • Kettu Itki Poikiansa
  • Ka$?In Mina$? Kaunista Kangasta Myapten
  • Melkutus
  • Kovevitsan Kirkonkellot
  • Tilu Tallaa
  • Halosen Vaissi (3/8 Time Signature)
  • Your Ten-String Kantele
  • Pitches And Tuning
  • Hand And Finger Position
  • Finger Exercises
  • Adding B
  • Adding High D
  • Adding Low A
  • Adding Low Cs
  • Adding Low B
  • Strumming Chords, I Chord
  • Changing Chords, I And V Chords
  • V7 And Iv Chords
  • Tunes For Ten-String Kantele (D Major)
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Are You Sleeping?
  • Happy Birthday
  • Amazing Grace
  • Oh, Susanna
  • Red River Valley
  • Molly Malone
  • Arirang
  • On Neidolla Punapaula
  • Soutelin, Soutelin
  • Piilotanssi
  • Ootkos Kuulu Meida$?N Pa$?Ssia$?
  • Kultaansa Kaipaava
  • Pukki
  • Tuusulan Polkka
  • Tunes For Ten-String Kantele (D Minor)
  • Tuning In Minor
  • Kullan Ylistys
  • La$?Ksin Mina$? Kesa$?Yapna$? Ka$?Yma$?A$?N
  • Mannakorven Mailla
  • Matalan Torpan Balladi
  • Punaorvon Vala
  • Suru On Menny Syra$?Meeni
  • Arrangements
  • Simple Gifts
  • America, the Beautiful
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Away In A Manger
  • Playing Harmonics
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Emma
  • Gaelic Hymn
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Hyva$?A$? Iltaa
  • Karhunpeijaispolska
  • Playing Muted Sounds
  • Keel Row
  • Kehtolaulu
  • Konstan Sottiisi
  • Maamme
  • Mun Kanteleeni
  • No, Onkos Tullut Kesa$?
  • Piilotanssi
  • Raatikkoon
  • Shenandoah
  • Silent Night
  • Talven Tanssi/Humppati Polkka
  • Appendix A: Basic 10-String Chords, I Through Vii
  • Appendix B: 10-String Chords, Basic Transitions
  • Appendix C: Common Chord Progressions In Major
  • Appendix D: Common Chord Progressions In Minor