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  1. Re: Arrangement of an Estonian children’s song

    Thank you! The same love here. There is something delightful about these simple child-like melodies. They have given birth to great jazz themes (Bye Bye Blackbird is the first thing I remember right...
  2. Arrangement of an Estonian children’s song

    This is a song “Kus on minu koduke” (Where is my home) from my childhood. Also today, this is one of these songs many Estonian children start learning music with, because the melody is very simple...
  3. Arrangement of a song by Raimond Valgre

    Raimond Valgre (1913–1949) was an Estonian composer and musician whose songs have become some of the most well known in Estonia. His song “Ei suutnud oodata sa mind” (You couldn't wait for me) was...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folk songs

    Thank you! This all comes from the instrument and the fingers. I'm recording with AKG C-1000 about 5,6ft ahead and the only correction of tone is sometimes to cut 190Hz because of the noise of car...
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    Re: 10 Finnish folk songs

    My thanks and greetings to you!
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    10 Finnish folk songs

    Here are 10 new arrangements of Finnish folksongs I made and recorded last summer. Compared to my previous work, here is a little new technique that could be described as melody + bass over the...
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    Re: 10 Estonian folk dances

    Thank you! "Labajalavalss" is a very well-known dance in Estonia, with many slightly different variants and different settings and this video is a nice one. Am I trying to make my own version of it...
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    Re: 10 Estonian folk dances

    Thank you! I used different techniques to set these dances. In general, if two notes at once, I play with a pick and a finger, and if there is a single or more notes between two notes at once, I play...
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    Re: Soggy’s Slip Jig

    Nice tune! Mac opens normally
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    10 Estonian folk dances

    My friend Jim once asked me if I play any Estonian music. I reviewed what I have done in recent years and really, there was very little Estonian music there. So I took a thick book with Estonian folk...
  11. Arrangement of a Finnish folksong “Kukkuva kello”

    This is my arrangement of a Finnish folksong “Kukkuva kello” (Cuckoo clock). A rough English translation of the first verse of the song would be something like this:
    “Buy me, you son, that cuckoo...
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    Tiritomba (Neapolitan song)

    The famous Neapolitan song arranged in bass-melody style.

    https://youtu.be/AzsJQLZXChs

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin, crafted by Viljar Kuusk in 2008 (Tallinn, Estonia)
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    “Doux songe” by Patierno

    “Doux songe” (“Sweet dream”) was written by Ernest-Louis Patierno in 1899 and was published the same year in “Repertoire de Musique Instrumentale. Morceaux Choisis pour Mandoline, 6ème recueil. (Chez...
  14. 15 violin etudes by Russian composers

    Originally these etudes from “Selected etudes for violin. Music school 1-3. “Muzyka”. Moscow, 1981” consist of only a melody, one single and sometimes a very simple voice and they are for first to...
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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...
  17. "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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