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    Re: “Bouquet de roses” by Patierno

    Thank you, Michael for information! As a source for this arrangement, I used a piece by Patierno from the original publication of Henry Lemoine & Co. It is predominantly single-voice. I haven't...
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    “Bouquet de roses” by Patierno

    “Bouquet de roses” (“Bouquet of roses”) by Ernest-Louis Patierno (18..-1929) was published in “Repertoire de Musique Instrumentale. Morceaux Choisis pour Mandoline, 6ème recueil. (Chez Henry Lemoine...
  3. "Souvenir du bon vieux temps" by Patierno

    Ernest-Louis Patierno (18..-1929) composed „Souvenir du bon vieux temps - Air dans le style ancien” (“Remembrance of the good old days - Air in the old style”) to the mandolin with a guitar...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    The same question arose on youtube about the same video, so I added a short summary, which I will write here as well.
    The hand positions in this technique are more like a guitar player than a...
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    Rachmaninoff: Italian Polka

    I based this transcription of “Italian Polka” by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) on a piece for solo violin in A minor.

    https://youtu.be/J1LmTqIfgAA

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin, crafted...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    Thank you! My Finnish language skills are quite modest and I would be grateful if any expert here would take a critical look at my translations. In general you got everything right, I will only make...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    You can download them from here...

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sSRwD3ZKtdTW_3Di-2eoCGntQbGdwaoO?usp=sharing
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    Re: 10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    Thank you! Tuonne taakse was one of the first things I tried to play in Finnish music. Please send me a note via Cafe messenger, so I can send you PDF.
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    10 Finnish folksongs play along.

    Here are my arrangements of 10 Finnish folksongs, with a style of playing two voices on one mandolin

    https://youtu.be/igNbgqalP_k

    01 Mithän tuollaasekkii – 0:00
    02 Tuonne taakse metsämaan...
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    Arrangement of a Finnish folksong

    This is my arrangement of a Finnish folksong “Pii pii, pikkuinen lintu”.
    https://youtu.be/bOp-D1QBWE0

    It's a song about the cold winter and a little translation of the lyrics of the song would be...
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    Re: Set of tunes by O’Carolan

    Thank you! It is interesting to think that if music speaks, so what it says? Or if it describes something in sounds, could we draw a picture according to that description? Or if we draw a picture in...
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    Re: Set of tunes by O’Carolan

    Thank you, John! You are too kind. Just trying to keep my hands in action and ears open for the new.
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    Re: Set of tunes by O’Carolan

    Thank you! I was looking for an airy and harp-like sound and found that O’Carolan's music is exactly what to test it on. Somehow this playing technique gives more individuality to the sounds, opens...
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    Re: Set of tunes by O’Carolan

    Thank you! So it is. Playing this sometimes feels like trying to take one glass off a shelf without touching the others.:)
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    Set of tunes by O’Carolan

    This is my little set of tunes “Sir Charles Coote” and “Miss Murphy” by O’Carolan.

    https://youtu.be/P83xoV8M-g8

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin, crafted by Viljar Kuusk in 2008 (Tallinn,...
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    German and Austrian Christmas songs

    There is still time to learn some simple tunes for Christmas. Here is a little playlist of more or less famous German and Austrian Christmas songs arranged for mandolin. You will find the links to...
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    Re: Bach: Bourreé I&II, BWV 1009

    Thank you very much! I think it’s good and educating to know about the composer and his composition and about the era he was living and how he created he's masterpieces and I guess there are lots of...
  18. Minuet from “Don Giovanni”, K 527

    This Minuet from “Don Giovanni” (“Don Juan”) K 527 by Mozart has words in Estonian, written by the Estonian poetess Anna Haava (1864-1957): “Suur kontsert algab koidu aal” (Big concerto at the dawn...
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    Jazz version in honour of meadows

    Here is the jazz version of “Elagu kõik me armsamad aasad” (Long live all our lovely meadows) I posted here in Cafe folk forum some time ago.

    https://youtu.be/TU1sUV8f_cE

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    Two jazz versions

    Here two jazz versions of two folk tunes I posted some time ago in Cafe folk forum.
    One is a Swedish waltz "Vals från Vargön"(Waltz from Vargön) from West Gothland and another is an Estonian...
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    “On neidolla punapaula”

    This Uusimaa (Finland) folk tune “On neidolla punapaula” (“There is a girl with a red ribbon”) is also known in Estonia as “On neiukesel punapaela” or “Punapaela-Laul”. It was arranged for two voices...
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    Re: Two German songs in honour of meadows

    Thank you Jonas for the website link. I see that "Spannenlanger Hansel" is some 20-30 years earlier than "Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer", the very similar song to that. ...
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    Re: Two German songs in honour of meadows

    Thank you, Jamie! There are many birds there in this time of the year. I tried to catch some to sing on the background. Somehow it succeeded and I think it adds much to these simple songs.
    Toomas
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    Re: Two German songs in honour of meadows

    Thank you! This “Spannenlanger Hansel” is really very close to it and I unlikely shouldn't have been found that song.
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    Re: Two German songs in honour of meadows

    Thank you, John for this interesting information! Some have found that this is a German song "Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer". It’s interesting if there are some more.
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