Kantele - beginning
Folk, Perfect binding. Method. Book and online audio. 116 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30857M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30857M).
ISBN 9781513465975. 8.75x11.75 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.