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Title: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on June 19, 2015, 12:39:25 PM
Varblomor, Boda Vals, Waltz Finlandia, Astrid Vals are the ones I am working on or know.

Any other pretty tunes to recommend? I find these tunes to be a lot of fun to play. Sad, like many French tunes.

Melodeons speak minor keys so well.

Is there one very popular one I'm missing? Varblomor & Astrid go well together, almost like variants.







Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Lester on June 19, 2015, 12:50:47 PM
A nice Finnish waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-130-emma.html)

X:157
T:Emma
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Em
B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 FGA|B6|
B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|B2 B cBA|G2 E2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 F GF|E2-E2 c2||
e3 eee|e2 d2 c2|B3 c Bc|B2 A2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 F GA|B2-B2 c2|
e3 eee|e2 d2 c2|B3 c Bc|B2 A2 G2|
F4 G2|A2 G2 F2|E3 F GF|E6||
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on June 19, 2015, 12:54:11 PM
Thank you, I am familiar with the title.

Isn't this AKA Vals Finlandia?
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Chris Brimley on June 19, 2015, 01:04:37 PM
I'd suggest checking out Vicki Swann and Jonny Dyer's website and their Scandi publications.  Here's a link to their latest book, which has some lovely arrangements of (mainly Swedish) Scandinavian tunes, with CD too.  There's a huge wealth of knowledge in their books.

http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/media/dots/scandinavian-fiddle-tunes/

They are also a lovely couple, give wonderful concerts and they hold regular Scandi sessions here in Essex at the Willows pub in Cressing.  Vicki teaches the nyckelharpa, but they are also very open to other musical instruments at their sessions.  I'm slowly working my way through the book - many are suitable for D/G/Acc boxes and many others after transposing, and I'm guessing G/C and C/F box players would also find much to entertain them.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Bavarian Pete on June 19, 2015, 01:06:22 PM
My personal favourite is "Der Stod en Jungfrau": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUUi-A87-s.  A better version than mine is on the CD by Tim Van Eyken and Rob Harbron. 

Others that I play are:

Trollpolska (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyzopylT-Yg),
Grinds Hans Jässpödspolska (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgPOCvEFFpM)
Åre Polska (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NgJkWRD4Rw)
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: deltasalmon on June 19, 2015, 01:08:08 PM
I've been really enjoying Irish polkas lately. This one (https://thesession.org/tunes/418) is called "The Finnish" but I'm not sure that it is Finnish. The link has a video of a group singing the tune in Finnish so maybe it is.

Another tune that I'm more certain actually comes from Finland is the Haudanmaan Hääpolksa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFYIONrQZTA)

Also, here's another take on Emma's waltz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1IHW0nTt8w) that Lester posted (this one is a little faster and less waltz like)

I think this forum has a three link post limit so that's it for me for now.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on June 19, 2015, 01:21:23 PM
My personal favourite is "Der Stod en Jungfrau": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUUi-A87-s.  A better version than mine is on the CD by Tim Van Eyken and Rob Harbron. 

Others that I play are:

Trollpolska (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyzopylT-Yg),
Grinds Hans Jässpödspolska (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgPOCvEFFpM)
Åre Polska (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NgJkWRD4Rw)
Do you have the sheet music to any of these? Keen to build my 'repertoire'.
Pete
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: deltasalmon on June 19, 2015, 01:44:39 PM
Trollpolska (http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.folkwiki.se/pub/cache/Trollpolska_efter_Einar_Britt_d72dcc/0001)
Grinds Hans Jässpödspolska (http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.folkwiki.se/pub/cache/Grinds_Hans_j%E4ssp%F4dspolska_efter_B%F6rjes_Olle_2968a2/0001)
Åre Polska (http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.folkwiki.se/pub/cache/_%C5repolska_1f300a/0001)

I think the notation is in a different key than the videos posted above and maybe some minor difference but I believe its the same basic structure.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Bavarian Pete on June 19, 2015, 02:16:49 PM
I think the attached are in suitable D/G keys
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Pete Dunk on June 19, 2015, 02:26:05 PM
A file of Finnish dances is attached as it is to large to fit in a post.

A file of Finnish Polkas:

Code: [Select]
X: 1
T: Katariina's polkka
R: polka
O: Richard Koski
B:
D: "Saturday Night Sauna" with the Crumtown Ramblers
Z: 1998 by John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
N:
M: 2/4
L: 1/16
K: Am
   "Am"e4 \
| "Dm"fedc BcBA | "E7"c2B2 B3E  |     c2B2 Bcdc | "Am"B2A2 A4 \
|     A2AB cBcd | "Dm"e2d2 d4   |     d3e  fefg | "Am"f2e2 e4 |
y8\
| "Dm"fedc BcBA | "E7"c2B2 B3E  |     c2B2 Bcdc | "Am"B2A2 A4 \
| "Dm"d2de fga2 | "Am"A2AB cde2 | "E7"E2E2 c2B2 | "Am"A2z2 :|
|:  "G7"G4 \
| "C"C2EG c2B2 |     A2G2 G4   |     C2EG c2B2 | "Dm"B2A2 F4 \
|  "G7"D2D2 G2G2 |     FEDE F2F2 |     D2D2 F2F2 |  "C"EDCD E2E2 |
y8\
|   "C"C2EG c2B2 |     A2G2 G4   |     C2EG c2B2 | "Dm"B2A2 F4 \
|  "Dm"d2de fga2 | "Am"A2AB cde2 | "E7"E2E2 c2B2 | "Am"A2z2 :|


X: 1
T: Kalle-enon polkka
R: polka
O:
B:
D:
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
N:
M: 2/4
L: 1/16
K: G
|: "G"d2B2 G2B2 | d2g2 fefg | "D7"agfe defg | "C"a2gf g2e2 \
|  "G"d2B2 G2B2 | d2g2 fefg | "D7"agfe d2ef | "G"g2b2 g2z2 :|
|: "G"d2de "(D)"d2de | "G"dcBA G2B2 | "D7"dcBA F2A2 | "G"dcBA B2GB \
|  "G"d2de "(D)"d2de | "G"dcBA G2B2 | "D7"d2d2 defg | "G"a2g2 g2z2 :|

X: 1
T: Rapupolkka
T: Crawdad polka
C: Otto Hotakainen
R: polka
B: Otto Hotakaisen Nuotikirja
%%slurgraces 1
M: 2/4
L: 1/16
K: G
|: "G"d^cd2 "C"=cBc2 | "G"~B2.G2 GDGB | "D"~A2.F2 FDFA | "G" BAGF "(D7)"GABc \
|  "G"d^cd2 "C"=cBc2 | "G"~B2.G2 G2B2 | "D" Adfe  dcBA | "G".G2B2     G4 :|
|: "G"B,2G,B, .D2B,D |     G2DG .B2GB | "D" d2Ad  AdcB | "C".d2c2 "Am"cBc2 \
|  "D"F2DF    .A2FA  |     c2Ac  f2ef |    .a2a2  agfe | "G" dcB2     BAG2 |
|  "G"B,2G,B, .D2B,D |     G2DG .B2GB | "D" d2Ad  AdcB | "C" d2c2 "Am"cBAB \
|  "D"cBAB     cdA2  | "G" BAGA  Bcd2 | "D" dAFA  dAFA | "G".G2B2     G4 :|

X: 1
T: Sauna-Matin polkka
O: Finland
R: polka
Z: 2009 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
S: printed MS of unknown origin, labelled "Kannonkoskelta. Soittanut Pekka Kinnunen."
M: 2/4
L: 1/16
K: G
|: "G"GABc d2g2 | bagf g2B2 \
|1,3 "D7"d2cB c2a2 | agfe dcBA \
:|2,4 "D7"d2cB cBAF | "(G)"A2G2 "G"G2z2 :|[K:D]
K: D
|: "G"b2g2 gfgb | "D"a2f2 fefa \
|1,3 "A7"g2e2 eceg | "D"f2d2 defg \
:|2,4 "A7"g2e2 ecef | "(D)"e2d2 "D"d2z2 :|[K:G=c]
K: G
|: "G"g2b2 bag2 | "C"c'6 c'2 \
|1,3 "D7"f2a2 a2f2 | "(G)"abaf "G"g2d2 \
:|2,4 "D7"f2a2 a2f2 | "(G)"abaf "G"g2z2 :|
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: syale on June 19, 2015, 02:57:21 PM
I like Har du fyr so much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rck1uCW50uA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rck1uCW50uA). Don't know why, it just speaks to me. I have been waiting to catch up with a Norwegian in my neighbourhood here in TX so she can translate the lyrics for me but if someone can help me here that would be fantastic, I created an abc file to learn it but I believe it may be copyrighted so I am probably unable to share.

Here are the lyrics in Norwegian if some kind person can help with the translation, I tried Google but I don't think it did a very good job.

HAR DU FYR

ytterst i verden ytterst i vest. 
Kan hende du seile di skute.
kan hende du seile tilfeldig som gjest
kan hende du går dær i rute
uansett treng du et punkt som e fast
dær du frakte di skjøre last
det e nok at det står dær og brenn
en trofast gammel venn

har du fyr
har du løkte langs din vei
har du fyr
et signal om riktig lei
ei lampe som gløde i mørke
og lose dæ ut og frem
som tar dæ bort og hjemmefra
men også tar dæ hjem

vår herre han sa det da jorda vart te:
la det bli lys, og det ble det
så sette han sol og måne og stjerne opp sånn at vi kunne se det
men de som har glemte det i skapningens gry
og alle de som e dømt til og fly
på havet i vær og vind
når skodde og mørke sett inn

har du fyr
har du løkte langs din vei
har du fyr
et signal om riktig lei
ei lampe som gløde i mørke
og lose dæ ut og frem
som tar dæ bort og hjemmefra
men også tar dæ hjem

et landemerke før håp og drøm
helst sku vi la d bemanne
dær skarven flyr og dær seien svøm
ute på kanten av landet
et hus i havet som står han av
og gjør en seilar så glad så glad
og rope så sjøen skvett
æ vil bli sett

har du fyr
har du løkte langs din vei
har du fyr
et signal om riktig lei
ei lampe som gløde i mørke
og lose dæ ut og frem
som tar dæ bort og hjemmefra
men også tar dæ hjem
men også tar dæ hjem
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Chris Brimley on June 19, 2015, 03:15:54 PM
deltasalmon, on that great recording of Damien Mullane playing Emma, who's playing the bass??  It's clearly live, but there's no bass player to be seen!  I thought perhaps it was an electronic bass on either the box LH or the guitar bottom string, but the rhythm 's different for both of them.  Baffled.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on June 19, 2015, 04:44:27 PM
The biggest archive of Scandiwegian music is at http://spillefolk.dk/ .  (Not all that much Finnish/Estonian/Sami/Karelian, though).

Select "Nodesamling>Find noder".

It's superbly organized with a vast range of features, once you get the hang of it.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: deltasalmon on June 19, 2015, 05:54:56 PM
deltasalmon, on that great recording of Damien Mullane playing Emma, who's playing the bass??  It's clearly live, but there's no bass player to be seen!  I thought perhaps it was an electronic bass on either the box LH or the guitar bottom string, but the rhythm 's different for both of them.  Baffled.

Good question. The typical threesome I see is Damien Mullane on the accordion, Donogh Hennessy on guitar and Trevor Hutchinson on the upright bass. This is Mike Galvin on guitar I believe and other comments I've seen on his playing ask where the bass player is.

https://thesession.org/recordings/3972
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on June 19, 2015, 06:05:02 PM
Pete, that file of Finnish tunes is terrific.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Pete Dunk on June 19, 2015, 06:32:56 PM
Thanks Jack, it is a good collection. I've just found this small collection of 'Finnish and Eastern European Tunes'

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Finnish folk tune
C:anon.
O:Finland
B:Gustav Lange: Praktisk Violinskole, I. Del
Z:Transcribed by Frank Nordberg - http://www.musicaviva.com
F:http://abc.musicaviva.com/tunes/finland/finnish-folk-song.abc
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=72
K:Em
B2BB|g2fe|e2ed|B2G2|A2AA|d2ed|A2cc|B2G2|B2BB|g2fe|e2ed|B2G2|BAGA|B4|BAFG|E3z|]
W:
W:
W:  From Musica Viva - http://www.musicaviva.com
W:  the Internet center for free sheet music downloads.



X:2
T:Finnish Polka , The
R:polka
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Bm
B>B Bc | dB Bd | cA    Ac | d/c/B/A/ BF |
B>B Bc | dB B2 | ef/e/ dc | B2       B2 :|
f>d df | ec cd | ef/e/ dc | Bc       de |
f>d df | ec cd | ef/e/ dc | B2       B2 :|



X: 3
T: H\a\avalssi
T: Wedding waltz
O: trad Finland
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
B: Pelimannis\avelmi\a v.1, Pelimannikilta ry, (Fazer 1971)
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dm
|: A,2 \
| "Dm"A,4D2 | F4A2 | d3^cde | d3^cde \
| "Gm"d4c2 | B3AG2 | "Dm"A6- | A2z2A,2 |
| "Dm"A,2D2E2 | F2E2D2 | A2G2F2 | "A7"e3d^ce \
| "Dm"a6 | "Gm"g2f z2d | "A7"e6- | e2z2A,2 |
| "Dm"A,4D2 | F4A2 | d3^cde | d3^cde \
| "Gm"d4c2 | B3AG2 | "Dm"A6- | A2z2a2 |
| "Gm"g6 | f4e2 | "A7"e3d^ce | "Dm"a6 \
| "Gm"g2f2d2 | "A7"A2=B2^c2 | "Dm"d6- | d2z2 :|
|: F2 \
| "F"F4A2 | A4c2 | c4f2 | "C7"e4c2 \
| e6 | d2c z2B | G6- | G3FED |
| "C7"C4E2 | E4G2 | "G7"G4F2 | E4D2 \
| "C"C2=B,2C2 | "Bb"^C2D2B,2 | "F"A,6- | A,2z2F2 |
| "F"F4A2 | A4c2 | c4f2 | "C7"e4c2 \
| e6 | d2c z2B | G6- | G3fed |
| "F"c4e2 | "G7"e4d2 | "C"c2=B2c2 | "F"a4f2 \
| "C7"c2=B2c2 | d2c z2a | "F"f6- | f2z2 :| [K:Am]
|: "E7"E2 \
| "Am"A6 | B4c2 | "Dm"d4-de | f6 \
| "Am"e6 | "E7"d2c2B2 | "Am"A6- | A2z2E2 |
| "Am"A6 | B4c2 | "Dm"d2f2a2 | c'4b2 \
| "G7"b2a2g2 | "Dm"f4d2 | "E7"e6- | e2z2E2 |
| "Am"A6 | B4c2 | "Dm"d4-de | f6 \
| "Am"e6 | "E7"d2c2B2 | "Am"A6- | A2z2a2 |
| "Am"a3bc'2 | "B7"b4^d2 | "Am"e4a2 | "G7"g4f2 \
| "E7"e2d2c2 | B2c2B2 | "Am"A6- | A2z2 :|



X: 4
T: H\aargal\aaten
O: trad
R: hambo
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
N: There are several incompatible versions of this tune.
N: It is played in Gm, Am, Dm and sometimes in major.
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gm
|: "Gm"d2 d>e d>c | c>B B>D G>B | "D7"B>A A>D ^F>A |1,3 "Gm"G>^F G>A B>c :|2,4 "Gm"Gz "fine"G4 :|
|: "Bb"B>c d2 B2 | "F7"c>d e2 c2 | f2 f>g f>e | "Bb"e>d d4 \
|  "Bb"B>c d2 B2 | "F7"c>d e2 c2 | f2 f>g f>e | "D7"e>d d4 |
|  "Gm"d2 d>e d>c | c>B B2 G>B | "D7"B>A A>D ^F>A | "Gm"G>^F G>A B>c \
|  "Gm"d2 d>e d>c | c>B B2 G>B | "D7"B>A A>D ^F>A | "Gm"Gz G4 :|
|: "Gm"G2 {AG}^F2 G2 | "D7"A2 {BA}G2 A2 | "Gm"B>c B>A B>c | "D7"d2- d>c B>A \
|  "Gm"G2 {AG}^F2 G2 | "D7"A2 {BA}G2 A2 | "Gm"B>c B>A B>c | "Bb"d2 e2 =e2 |
|  "F7"f>e c2 (3cde | "Bb"d>c B4 | "D7"d>c A2 (3ABc | "Gm"B>A G4 \
|  "Cm"g>e c2 (3cde | "Gm"d>B G2 G>B | "D7"A2 A>c B>A | "Gm"Gz G4 :|
X: 5
T: H\aargal\aaten
O: trad
R: hambo
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
N: There are several incompatible versions of this tune.
N: It is played in Gm, Am, Dm and sometimes in major.
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gm
|: "Gm"d2 d>e d>c | c>B B>D G>B | "D7"B>A A>D ^F>A |1,3 "Gm"G>^F G>A B>c :|2,4 "Gm"Gz "fine"G4 :|
|: "Bb"B>c d2 B2 | "F7"c>d e2 c2 | f2 f>g f>e | "Bb"e>d d4 \
|  "Bb"B>c d2 B2 | "F7"c>d e2 c2 | f2 f>g f>e | "D7"e>d d4 |
|  "Gm"d2 d>e d>c | c>B B2 G>B | "D7"B>A A>D ^F>A | "Gm"G>^F G>A B>c \
|  "Gm"d2 d>e d>c | c>B B2 G>B | "D7"B>A A>D ^F>A | "Gm"Gz G4 :|
|: "Gm"G2 {AG}^F2 G2 | "D7"A2 {BA}G2 A2 | "Gm"B>c B>A B>c | "D7"d2- d>c B>A \
|  "Gm"G2 {AG}^F2 G2 | "D7"A2 {BA}G2 A2 | "Gm"B>c B>A B>c | "Bb"d2 e2 =e2 |
|  "F7"f>e c2 (3cde | "Bb"d>c B4 | "D7"d>c A2 (3ABc | "Gm"B>A G4 \
|  "Cm"g>e c2 (3cde | "Gm"d>B G2 G>B | "D7"A2 A>c B>A | "Gm"Gz G4 :|



X: 6
T: Heili Karjalasta
T: Sweetheart from Karelia
M: C|
L: 1/4
K: Dm
[| "Dm"AA BA/F/- | F4 | "Gm"GG AG/E/- | "A7"E4 \
| "Dm"FF GA/G/- | G/G/F ED | "A7"E3 ^C | A,4 |
| "Dm"AA BA/F/- | F4 | "Gm"GG AG/E/- | "A7"E4 \
| "Dm"FF ED | "Bb7"^GG =FE | "A7"A4- | Az A2 |]
[|"Dm"d>A ^GA | "Gm"cB AG | "Dm"F2 D2- | D2 DE \
| F2 F2 | "Gm"GF ED | "A7"E4- | Ez A2 |
| "Dm"d>A ^GA | "Gm"cB AG | "Dm"F2 D2- | D2 DE \
| "Gm"F2 ED | "A7"ED ^CD- | "Dm"D4- | Dz ^CD |
[|"A7"E>E FG | AA=B^c | "D7"d>^c d=c | "Gm"BA G2 \
| "C7"c>=B c_B | AG FG | "F"A4- | Az "A7"A2 |
| "Dm"d>A ^GA | "Gm"cB AG | "Dm"F2 D2- | D2 DE \
| "Bb"F2 ED |  "A7"ED ^CD- | "Dm"D4- | D z3 |]



X: 7
T: Ievan polkka
T: Savitaipaleen polkka
R:polka
D:Kevin Burke: Up Close
O:South Karelia
Z:id:hn-polka-41 2005-8-8
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Dm
"A"
|: "Dm"A,D DE | FD DF |1,3 "C"EC CE | "Dm"FD D2 :|2,4 "A7"AG FE | "Dm"FD D2 :|\
"B"\
|: "Dm"AA GF | "C"EC CE | "C"GG FE |1,3 "Dm"FD DF :|2,4 "Dm"FD D2 :|
"C"\
|: "Dm"D>D DE | FD DF | "C"EC CE | "Dm"F/E/D/C/ DA, \
|      D>D DE | FD D2 | "C"GA/G/ "A7"FE | "Dm"FD D2 :|
"D"
|: "F"A>F FA | "C"GE EF | "A7"GA/G/ FE | "Dm"DE FG \
|  "F"A>F FA | "C"GE EF | "A7"GA/G/ FE | "Dm"FD D2 :|



X: 8
T: Klezmer mazurka
O: all of Eastern Europe
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dm
"A"
|: "Dm"A>F D2 D2 | "Gm"B>G E4 | "A7"A,>^C EG FE | "Dm"D>^C DE FG \
|  "Dm"A>F D2 D2 | "Gm"B>G E4 | "A7"A,>^C EG FE | "Dm"Dz "fine"D4 :|
"B"
|: "Dm"~F2 GF ED | "A7"D2 ^C4 | A>B AG FE | "Dm"D>^C DE FG \
|   "Dm"~F2 GF ED | "Gdim"^C2 B4 | "A7"A>B AG FE | "Dm"Dz D4 :|
"A"
[| "Dm"A>F D2 D2 | "Gm"B>G E4 | "A7"A,>^C EG FE | "Dm"D>^C DE FG \
|  "Dm"A>F D2 D2 | "Gm"B>G E4 | "A7"A,>^C EG FE | "Dm"Dz D4 |]
"C"
|: "F"[AF]>[BG] [=B^G][cA] [d_B][cA] | [A2F2] [F4C4] \
| "C7"[ec]>[dB] [B2G2] [B2G2] | "F"[dB]>[cA] [A4F4] \
| "F"[AF]>[BG] [=B^G][cA] [d_B][cA] | [A2F2] [f4A4] \
| "C7"[ec]>[dB] [cA][BG] [AF][GE] |1 "F"[FF]z [F4F4] :|2 "F"[FF]z "A7"[G4E4] |]



X: 9
T: Kotimaani ompi Suomi
T: My Homeland is Finland
O: Trad Finland
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: C
CE \
| "C"G3 E (3CEG | "Am"c2 "Em"B2 "F"A>A | "G"G3 D FA \
| "C"G4 c>B | "F"A3 F A>c | "C"G2 E2 "Am"CE |
| "Dm"G3 F "G7"A,B, | "C"C4 c>B | "F"A3 F "F#dim"A>c \
| "C/G"G2 E2 "Am"CE | "Dm"G3 F "G7"A,B, | "C"C4 |]



X: 10
T: Mets\"akukkia (Woodland Flowers)
O: Trad Finland
Z: 1998 by John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gm
z4 \
| "Gm"D2 G2 A2 | B2 A2 G2 | d6- | d6 \
| D2 G2 A2 | B2 A2 G2 | "Cm"e6- | e6 \
| c2 d2 e2 | e2 d2 c2 | "Gm"d6- | [d6B6] |
| "D7"D2 ^F2 A2 | c2 B2 A2 | "Gm"G6- | G2 :: g3f \
| "F7"f6- | f2 g3 e | "Bb"d6- | d2 e3 d \
| "D7"c6- | c2 d3 c | "Gm"B6- | B2 d2 d2 |
| "Gm"d6- | d2 c2 B2 | "D7"A6- | A2 B2 A2 \
| D2 ^C2 D2 | B4 A2 | "Gm"G6- | G2 :: z2 ~g>^f \
| "Gm"g z3 ~d>^c | d  z3 ~B>A | B z3  ~G>^F | G4 d2 |
| "Cm"e4 d2 | c2 e2 g2 | "Gm"d6- | d6 \
| "D7"D2 ^F3 G | A6 | "Gm"D2 G3 A | B6 \
| "D7"D2 ^F3 A | B4 A2 | "Gm"G6- | G2 :|


X: 11
T: Rasputin
R: shottish
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
M: C
L: 1/8
K: Am
|: "Am"A2 Ac e2 e2 | "Dm"f2 fa "Am"e2 e2 | "E7"d2 d2 "Am"c2 c2 | "E7"B2 e2 e>d cB | "Am"A2 Ac e2 e2 |
| "Dm"f2 fa "Am"e2 e2 | "E7"d>c B2 Bd cB | "Am"A2 c2 A2 z2 :: "G7"g2 g2 g3 f | "C"f>e e"(#)"d e4 |
| "E7"e2 e2 e3 d | "Am"d>c cB c4 | "Dm"f2 {e}de fe d2 | "Am"e2 {d}cd ed c2 | "E7"~E2 ^DE c2 B2 | "Am"B>A A^G A2 z2 :|



X: 12
T: S\"akkij\"arven polkka
R: polka
O: trad Finland
Z: 1998 by John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
N: Probably the best-known traditional Finnish polkka tune.
N: S\"akkij\"arvi is a small town between Leningrad/(Saint)Petersburg and the Finnish border.
N: Fourth and fifth parts are often played, which are usually "accordion showoff" parts.
N: This tune is sometimes attributed to Vili Vesterinen, but he learned it from others,
N: and was the accordion player who popularized it.
M: 2/4
L: 1/16
K: Am
"A"\
|: {Ace}"Am"a2e2 d2c2 | "E7"c2B2 B2cd | e2>d2 c2B2 | "Am"B2A2 A2ce \
| a2e2 d2c2 | "E7"c2B2 B2cd | e2d2 c2B2 | "Am"A4 "fine"z2 :|
e2 \
"B"\
|: "Am"ABcd e2a2 | "E7"a2^g2 gab2 | e^f^ga b2c'2 | "Am"b2a2 a^ga2 \
| ABcd e2a2 | "E7"a2^g2 gab2 | e2e2 ^f2^g2 | "Am"a4 z2 :|
Ac \
"C"\
|: "Am"e2ec A2Ac | e2ec A2Ac | e2e2 f2e2 | "E7"dedc B2Bc \
| d2dc B2Bc | d2dc B2Bc | d2d2 e2d2 | "Am"cdcB A2Ac ||
|| "Am"e2ec A2Ac | e2ec A2Ac | e2e2 "A7"a2g2 | "Dm"fgfe d2>e2 \
| f2f2 e2d2 | "Am"cdcB A2Ac | "E7"BcBA ^G2B2 | "Am"A4 z2 :|
% %text Other parts are often added, and the last part is often in Dm.



X: 13
T: Tosa valsen
T: the Tosa Waltz
O: trad Sweden, Finland
Z: John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu>
S: handwritten MS
B: The Waltz Book v.1 p.51 (has E chords in bars 4 and 12)
D: Asa Jinder, "Asa Jinder" 1985 (Elin Music)
D: "Soir et Matin", Kerry Elkin, 440 Snipatuit Rd, Rochester MA 02770
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dm
A,DE \
| "Dm"F2 FG FE | D2 ^CD FA | d2 ^cd af | "A7"e3 fgf \
| "Dm"d3 fed | "Am"c3 c=BA | "E7"=B2 E^G BG | "A7"A3 A,DE |
| "Dm"F2 FG FE | D2 ^CD FA | d3 d^cd | "A7"e3 afe \
| "Dm"d3 efd | "Gm"ed B2 G2 | "A7"A2{BA}^GA ^cA | "Dm"d3 :|
K: D
|: "A7"ABc \
| "D"d2 AF Ad | "F#m"c2 AF Ac | "G"B2 cd cB | "D"A3 DEF \
| "G"G2 AB AG | "D/F#"FE FG AB | "E(m)"Bc df ed | "A7"e3 Ade |
| "D"f2 ag fe | d2 de dc | "G"B2 ce dB | "D/F#"A3 DEF \
| "Em"G2 AB AG | "D"FA GF ED | "A7"DC CE DC | "D"D3 :|
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on June 19, 2015, 10:06:50 PM
Thanks both, for the quick sharing of sheet music. I'm won over by these tunes.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Mike Carney on June 21, 2015, 01:15:28 PM
I would echo Chris's recommendation about Vicki Swann and Jonny Dyer's website. That's where I took my notation from for Polska Efter Båtsman Däck, which is going down well locally. We also play Josefins Dopvals by Roger Tallroth and I have introduced Vals efter Manneberg, having first heard it played on the flute by Sarah Bauhan. Not easy but very rewarding when it goes right!
Mike
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on June 21, 2015, 02:11:31 PM
http://www.accordiato.fr/tablatures/autres.htm

#2626- Valse à Tauno Krossi (trad)

Has a midi and tab. Time to find a real version, this one sounds nice. Mr Perroches website has very nice selections!
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on June 21, 2015, 02:36:30 PM
How about this, if you've got the accidentals?

Code: [Select]
X:14
T:Pennknivsmørdaren
R:polska J
Z:hn-jp-73
Z:Henrik Norbeck, Stockholm, Sweden henrik.norbeck@mailbox.swipnet.se
N:"The Penknife Killer" is one of my favourite tunes. It's named after
N:the fiddler H L Erlandsson, who served ten years in prison after
N:committing a murder with a penknife.
D:V\"asen: Essence
M:3/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=115
P:AABB
K:Am
P:A
abag =fgfd e2e2|c2ed  cBA^G A2E2|[1 A^GAB c2d2 e2^f2|
                                                      d^cd^f aba^g e4:|\
                                |[2 A^GAB c2ce dcBA |^GABG   A8      ||
P:B
E2c2  E2c2 E2c2|c2B2 =G2BB  B2B2|[1 cBA^G ABcd e=fed|
                                                      cdcB   ABA^G E4:|\
                                 [2 cBA^G ABcd e=fed| cBA^G  A8      |]
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Bob Ellis on June 21, 2015, 03:58:17 PM
Some of my favourite Scandinavian tunes are:

Begvningsmarsch fran Funsdalen
Ganglat fran Appelbo
Konvulsionslaten
Olsson's Schottis
Sanshyttevalsen
Stjuls på Källhagen (written by Benni Anderson from Abba)

I can provide PDFs of these tunes, if anyone wants any of them.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: dino.pafftti on June 21, 2015, 05:30:24 PM
http://www.accordiato.fr/tablatures/autres.htm

#2626- Valse à Tauno Krossi (trad)

Has a midi and tab. Time to find a real version, this one sounds nice. Mr Perroches website has very nice selections!

Tauno Krossi,

http://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2014/03/27/mestaripelimanni-tauno-krossin-syksyisia-mietteita



Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: smiley on June 26, 2015, 06:26:13 AM
There's a nice Finnish dance called Cicapo or Kikapo that a favourite of mine. The first part is in Dm and second in D major, although its easier in Am/Amaj on a D/G melodeon. Jaded old box players seem to sit up and take more notice when they see this one being danced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV6c-dAriLE
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on June 26, 2015, 03:08:03 PM
Some of my favourite Scandinavian tunes are:

Begvningsmarsch fran Funsdalen
Ganglat fran Appelbo
Konvulsionslaten
Olsson's Schottis
Sanshyttevalsen
Stjuls på Källhagen (written by Benni Anderson from Abba)



I can provide PDFs of these tunes, if anyone wants any of them.

Bob,

Are any of these tunes in tablature form? Confessions from a tab reader.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Bob Ellis on June 26, 2015, 04:00:17 PM
I am sorry, Steve, but I don't use tablature (or ABC for that matter.) I write tunes out in sheet music with the fingering denoted above and the bass accompaniment below.

By the way, there is a typographical error in my original post. The penultumate tune on the list should read Sångshyttevalsen
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on June 26, 2015, 07:15:25 PM
I'll hunt them down, then request from you what I like.
Scandinavian tunes can be melodic and enchanting.
Basses & fingering is enough if I can hear the tune.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Chris Ryall on June 26, 2015, 11:18:44 PM
Did Finland's Kustiningen festival about 5 years back, and found the "local" music … a bit steady frankly, albeit some of the harmonic minor stuff stirred my blood. Had rather more fun at the Jazz club in Helsinki 8) Markku Lepistü's stuff is a nice mix of trad/improvisation. Saw some other great players but can't name them

Swedish is just a vast tradition, more modal, much less "central European" in cadence, not frankly melodeon friendly but beautiful, complex rhythms and barely understood chez moi. I do the "CEG" polska, and had a go at Josafin's dop wals (I have a niece Josafin and was at her "dop"/baptism ;) But there's so much more!

Norwegian music is also well worth looking at. A trad tradition … nearly as rich as Sweden's, and their jazz is out of this world. Again, barely explored  :-\

[ed] we didn't do Kikapo! It looks a bit of a formal country dance? At the two weddings I got to it was simple waltzes, foxtrots frankly. And the "Finnish houppa" - in which anything seems to work.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on June 29, 2015, 10:51:15 PM
I really liked Dick Atlee's tunes, but as they stood they weren't easy to use as a solo-instrument tunebook.  So I've gone through the whole thing to make it more usable.  I've fixed the ABC coding errors:

- a lot were trivial uses of :|| (you shouldn't, it isn't ABC)

- there was a systematic confusion of ties and slurs - almost all the slurs in the original file were actually meant to be ties, and getting them mixed up means that player programs play the joined notes as two separate notes, not what was intended;

- I've eliminated all the "da capo" and "fine" indications (which are always a mistake, no player program can use them) by using ABC's part playing order construct.

That means I could eliminate the separate versions Dick had for playing with ABCMus; the same source will print and play (at least on BarFly, and presumably on ABCMus since the two work so similarly - abcmidi may mess up the repeats on some versions).  I've also done a bit of reorganization to make it print more compactly.

The result prints as a 36-page tunebook with the default settings on the converter at mandolintab.net.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Anahata on June 29, 2015, 11:28:45 PM
Good work and a nice collection of tunes - thanks!
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: blue eyed sailor on June 30, 2015, 04:58:15 PM
Good work and a nice collection of tunes - thanks!

Yes, very nice indeed - flipped trough most of the tunes in order to hopefullly find a still unidentied one from my repertoire, which didn't happen. But at least I seem to have learned that it most likely will be a "Jenkka", and moreover I had a glance at several promising tunes which I might take up and learn.

Thanks for the effort! - Wolf
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Roland Carson on July 07, 2015, 04:37:11 PM
I have just had a week salmon fishing in Byske, northern Sweden and I have a friend there who plays Nyckelharpa.  His father is quite well known for making the instrument. We recorded a waltz while I was there called Spelmansgladje:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71iGCPrB4ck
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: forrest on July 07, 2015, 05:50:25 PM
I too have been captivated by Scandi tunes and play several. I also occasionally play with a violinist of Swedish descent, so we work on these together. The first two fit under the buttons pretty easily.

Edwards Glada :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbEEAGD4dw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbEEAGD4dw)

Slangpolska efter Juringius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFtpVZIXaA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFtpVZIXaA)

The next one is, I believe, modern, and composed by one of the players, Rannveig Djønne. Both are Norwegian. It's a lovely piece.

Berlinervals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0jf7stE50
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on July 07, 2015, 11:20:41 PM
Nice.
I'd like to know more about her fiddle - looks like some sort of Baroque bow - I had been looking at higher end Chinese fiddles as a spare for my son, and there are a few with decorated fingerboards like this. Had I had any idea they'd sound like this, I might have bought one.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on July 08, 2015, 12:31:55 AM
Count the tuning pegs.

It seems to be a Hardanger fiddle (hardingfele).
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: forrest on July 08, 2015, 12:37:16 AM
Nice.
I'd like to know more about her fiddle - looks like some sort of Baroque bow - I had been looking at higher end Chinese fiddles as a spare for my son, and there are a few with decorated fingerboards like this. Had I had any idea they'd sound like this, I might have bought one.

The young lady is playing a "Hardanger fiddle" or Hardangfele, which is a Norwegian folk instrument that differs from a standard violin in several ways, one being that it carries extra strings that are not bowed or stopped, but resonate as drones in sympathy with the melody. A great article exists here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardanger_fiddle)
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 08, 2015, 01:06:09 AM
i was taught (1970s) that fiddles are traditionally strung with cat gut … "but in Hardingerfjord they use the whole cat" :|glug
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on July 08, 2015, 09:30:41 PM
http://www.ggms.nl/ (http://www.ggms.nl/)

Some here, pick a key.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on July 08, 2015, 10:31:02 PM
The young lady is playing a "Hardanger fiddle" or Hardangfele, which is a Norwegian folk instrument that differs from a standard violin in several ways, one being that it carries extra strings that are not bowed or stopped, but resonate as drones in sympathy with the melody. A great article exists here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardanger_fiddle)
Don't know how I missed that. I'd love to see / hear one up close. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: forrest on July 09, 2015, 01:37:29 AM
The young lady is playing a "Hardanger fiddle" or Hardangfele, which is a Norwegian folk instrument that differs from a standard violin in several ways, one being that it carries extra strings that are not bowed or stopped, but resonate as drones in sympathy with the melody. A great article exists here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardanger_fiddle)
Don't know how I missed that. I'd love to see / hear one up close. Thanks for the info.

I don't think it's necessarily a thread drift to say that, although there are many examples of diatonic box being played in Scandinavia, lots of the folk tunes were and are performed on Hardanger fiddle, Nyckelharpa, and other instruments that were around centuries before squeezeboxes. It's good to listen to these veteran instruments to help get the flavor of the tunes. Here's a nice tune on the Hardangfele (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ioX9-UGboc). For a real eye-opener, go to Youtube and search  Johikko .
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Psuggmog Volbenz on July 11, 2015, 08:53:53 AM
Last week I had the good fortune to meet the great danish melodeon player: Sonnich Lydom. I learned two tunes from him and he told me about the Danish Folklore Archive which has an extensive online collection of old handwritten tune books dating back as far as the eighteenth century. Here is the link:
WWW.kb.dk/dafos/grundtvig/spillemand/nBogListe.cfm?max=73&start=1
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: blue eyed sailor on July 11, 2015, 09:04:27 AM
Last week I had the good fortune to meet the great danish melodeon player: Sonnich Lydom. I learned two tunes from him and he told me about the Danish Folklore Archive which has an extensive online collection of old handwritten tune books dating back as far as the eighteenth century. Here is the link:
WWW.kb.dk/dafos/grundtvig/spillemand/nBogListe.cfm?max=73&start=1

No access via iPhone apparently, but will try it with my notebook later this day - truly great if it should be working, thanks a lot for providing the link!

Best wishes - Wolf
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on July 11, 2015, 10:30:21 AM
Works for me. I've just had a flick through some waltzes, and they look good - interesting structures almost all with modulations for B or C sections. Clear handwritten sheet music, no chords, but fairly logical to work out. I like the idea of longer pieces with inbuilt development. I just need to work out whether they'll work on a 2 + 2 before I transpose them for GC.
Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: robotmay on October 01, 2015, 12:17:15 PM
Here's a doozy of a Scandinavian tune I came across on Ralph Jordan's CD this week. Found this ABC whilst searching, which is pretty close to what he plays. I haven't figured out how to play the C part properly yet but it works rather nicely on the box:

Quote
X:8
T:Yrsnö
C:Groupa
Q:1/4=180
I:abc2nwc
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
F|B2AB B2AB|dcBG B2A2|B2AB G2FG|E2DE F3A|
B2AB B2AB|dcBG B2A2|G2FG d3c|B2GB A3:|
|:F|B2cd Bcde|f2a2g3f|e2de f2d2|cdcA B3:|
|:A|FBAF F2ED|FAGF G2FE|AcBA B2AG|AcBA B2AG|
FBAF F2ED|FAGF G2FE|AcBA B2AG|BABc d3:|
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on October 24, 2015, 08:01:32 PM
I too have been captivated by Scandi tunes and play several. I also occasionally play with a violinist of Swedish descent, so we work on these together.

Edwards Glada :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbEEAGD4dw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wbEEAGD4dw)

Slangpolska efter Juringius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFtpVZIXaA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFtpVZIXaA)


Berlinervals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0jf7stE50
Do you (or any other helpful person) have the sheet music to any of these pretty tunes - the last one makes me think of Andy Cutting for some reason.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on October 24, 2015, 11:34:26 PM
Edwards Glada: Google.  Lots of links.

Juringius: http://spillefolk.dk/index.php?h=828&w=1280

spillefolk.dk has 6 "Berliner" tunes but they're all in 2/4.  Is this the waltz you're after?
http://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1854.762140.0/?sp=1
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on October 25, 2015, 12:17:59 AM
Edwards Glada: Google.  Lots of links.

Juringius: http://spillefolk.dk/index.php?h=828&w=1280

spillefolk.dk has 6 "Berliner" tunes but they're all in 2/4.  Is this the waltz you're after?
http://www.loc.gov/resource/sm1854.762140.0/?sp=1
That's a great help on the first two. The Berliner Vals isn't the one you've found for me (though thanks for the effort). If anyone else knows where to direct me for that one I'll raise a glass to you later.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on October 25, 2015, 10:50:39 AM
Randomly following links related to this - I came across this terrific tune from Gjallarhorn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cRzt2Q4jwE

but I doubt the uploader has the name quite right, and I don't believe it was originally in B flat minor either - YouTube sometimes shifts the pitch of uploads.  Anybody got the original?
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: playandteach on October 25, 2015, 05:33:04 PM
Randomly following links related to this - I came across this terrific tune from Gjallarhorn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cRzt2Q4jwE

but I doubt the uploader has the name quite right, and I don't believe it was originally in B flat minor either - YouTube sometimes shifts the pitch of uploads.  Anybody got the original?
Great tune I agree, but the link plays in A minor for me! What did you check it against (has your piano sagged?)
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jim Lucas on December 26, 2015, 01:56:11 PM
Over on the Scandinavian Squeeze-In 2016 thread (http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,18009.msg221095.html#msg221095) there's been a digression into discussion of Scandinavian tunes.  I'm re-directing it over here, since this is where it really belongs, and I don't want it overwhelming the main purpose of that thread.

First, this tune was posted over there, but for anyone searching, it should be here for them to find:
Am excited as I last tried Swedish stuff at Scandifest here and … it was all fiddle led and in G minor - not my best day :Ph
This one should work (albeit not all that easy on the melodeon).  The "official" key is G minor, I think, but it's also played in A minor and E minor.  (I prefer B minor).

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Sl\"angpolska efter Juringius
C:Magnus Juringius, 18th century Sweden
Q:1/4=100
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:EMin
z   |"Em" B>B EB```EB |"Am"~c>B           ABcd|\
     "D " A>A DA```DA |
                       "G"  B>A           GABc|\
     "Em" B>B AG"D"F>E|    (D/E/)F/D/ "Em"E3 :|
D/E/|"Bm"~F>F B,F``B,F|"Em"~G>F           EFGA|\
     "Bm"~F>F B,F``B,F|"Em"~G>F           EFGA|
     "D " A>A DA```DA |"G"  B>A           GABc|\
     "Em" B>B AG"D"F>E|    (D/E/)F/D/ "Em"E3 :|
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jim Lucas on December 26, 2015, 02:09:53 PM
Not thinking of this thread, I responded to the above-quoted:
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A fine tune, and a popular one in Sweden.  One of thousands.   (:)  One significant resource is Svenska Låtar (Swedish Tunes), a 24-volume compilation of tunes from the various different regions of Sweden, the final volume of which was first published in 1940.  I'm lucky enough to have 21 of the 24 volumes in a later paperback edition.  (The other three were out of print when I bought mine.)

For more about Swedish tunes (and a bit of other Scandinavian), I recommend this thread on concertina.net (http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10159).

To which Hasse replied:
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And I don't want to start discussions about "Svenska Låtar" which are nice to have access to, but it really often only contains a fragment of the importance in a tunes…  ::) >:E

Also important to keep in mind is of course the difference between concertina (english and anglo) and the different types of ”melodeon” which makes choices of tunes and technique quite different from that of an English or anglo concertina. So on melodeon.net you will find a whole different world of great ideas and angels to playing outside the box.

So at least for an AC/melodeon player the melodeon.net is a great resource in that respect, with lots of laid back, friendly and helpful inquiring from nice people with squeeze-box-brains. :|bl :|||: :|glug

I agree with Hasse, but I want to say more.

Resources are just that.  They are not demands that you learn/copy everything in them.  They are there for you to browse through and select those bits which you feel are worth using... if indeed there are any.  Svenska Låtar is a resource for Swedish tunes -- mostly collected from fiddlers; I wasn't recommending it as a playlist for melodeon.  There are hundreds of tunes in there which do fit easily on the melodeon... and at least as many that don't.  And how many are found in current repertoires -- which still vary by region and simply by personal preference -- is open to question.  Similarly with my recommendation of the thread on concertina.net.  Worth reading through, in my opinion, even for melodeonists, whether or not you find any particular tune that strikes your fancy.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Huw Adamson on October 26, 2016, 11:48:12 PM
I've recently started playing a couple of tunes gleened from a Swedish band called Detektivbyran, specifically On Du Moter Varg and Karlekens alla Farjor, sorry for missing umlauts and accents. I actually play the latter in the top octave on my Pokerwork, and both are popular when busking, though they probably aren't everyone's cup of tea as they aren't really all too traditional.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on October 26, 2016, 11:56:03 PM
Thanks for that.  Nice arrangement though it's rather derivative of Yann Tiersen.

There ought to be more folk theremin!
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish, Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Steve_freereeder on October 27, 2016, 08:01:33 AM
I've recently started playing a couple of tunes gleened from a Swedish band called Detektivbyran, specifically On Du Moter Varg and Karlekens alla Farjor, sorry for missing umlauts and accents. I actually play the latter in the top octave on my Pokerwork, and both are popular when busking, though they probably aren't everyone's cup of tea as they aren't really all too traditional.

I never heard of them before now but I think Detektivbyrån are great musicians and performers! This forum is not just about traditional tunes so I think their music is welcome here. Would anyone care to try playing the LH end of a melodeon whilst playing a glockenspiel with the RH? >:E
And I agree the theremin is amazing - very well and theatrically played. (:)

Here are a couple of links to the video and recordings Huw which mentions:
Om Du Möter Varg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBU3waTWrv8)
Kärlekens Alla Färjor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL2rzVE7S68) (scroll to time=03:08)
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on October 27, 2016, 02:37:24 PM
Om Du Möter Varg

Philip Glass meets Mike Oldfield (think Exorcist theme) meets Brian Eno?

I like it.

Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Dazbo on November 09, 2016, 01:18:54 PM
I love playing Ievan Polkka from Finland (it's one Peter Dunk added on page 1).  Sits nicely in Em on a DG box and my wife and I tend to pair it with Unfortunate Tailor which I think goes very nicely together
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: smiley on November 09, 2016, 09:05:45 PM
The Ievan Polkka has also become a standard tune in Irish sessions, where they just call it "a Finnish polka". It's played in Bm and fits well on the D row. Nice tune!

X: 1
T: A Finnish polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
"Bm" B>c Bc|dB Bd|"A" cA Ac|"Bm" d/c/B/A/ BF|B>c Bc|dB B2|"A" e2 dc|"Bm" BA B2:|
"Bm" f>d df|"A" ec cd|ef/e/ dc|"Bm" Bc dB|f2 df|"A" ec cd|ef/e/ dc|"Bm"BA B2:|
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: smiley on February 20, 2017, 12:28:06 PM
I finally got around to recording a favourite Finnish tune used for the Cicapo (or Kikapo) dance - which it turns out was composed by a German named Max Oscheit in 1912 and originally part of his Picador's March. I like the way it goes from the C scale (with Am, Dm & Em chords) in the first part to the D scale (with A, D & E major chords) in the second section.  Finding reasonable substitute chords combinations on my 8 bass D/G box (without a stop for thirds) was interesting. I hope I got away with it OK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MUxlE1dt8I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MUxlE1dt8I)

Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Nigel on February 20, 2017, 01:43:45 PM
Ingunn Bjorgo was below my radar until I started to learn Askerladden Goes Astray fro Mel Biggs. Now I can't stop listening to many of her lovely tunes. Deep Fried Swede must be the next one to learn. 
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on February 20, 2017, 01:47:34 PM
I've discovered Ingunn Bjorgo and Askerladden, and I do enjoy their music.
Can't recall the tune you mention, but will have another listen going home in the car.
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Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: stevejay on February 23, 2017, 12:07:01 AM
http://eric.vales.free.fr/PagesHtml/Musique/Tablatures/valse%20a%20eva.pdf

This one is easy, it sounds nice though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAsWWhbE2pc  found this recording searching youtube
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on February 23, 2017, 01:28:24 AM
I have uploaded the Finnish tunes I described above to my own site, for ease of reference mainly.  They're the same as the copy here and I don't envisage changing them any time soon.

http://www.campin.me.uk/
http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/FinnishTunes.abc
http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/FinnishTunes.pdf

Something I am looking for: "runic" tunes.  These are the extremely narrow-range song tunes that Sibelius often used as raw material: from the Finnish, Estonian and Livonian peoples of the Baltic seaboard.  Rather unlikely melodeon repertoire; none of them would need more than three buttons.  Ideally, transcriptions with matching sound files.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Psuggmog Volbenz on February 23, 2017, 07:39:09 AM
I have uploaded the Finnish tunes I described above to my own site, for ease of reference mainly.  They're the same as the copy here and I don't envisage changing them any time soon.

http://www.campin.me.uk/
http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/FinnishTunes.abc
http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/FinnishTunes.pdf

Something I am looking for: "runic" tunes.  These are the extremely narrow-range song tunes that Sibelius often used as raw material: from the Finnish, Estonian and Livonian peoples of the Baltic seaboard.  Rather unlikely melodeon repertoire; none of them would need more than three buttons.  Ideally, transcriptions with matching sound files.
Thank you for posting this. I opened the pdf version and sight read through several tunes on a melodeon. Then I perused your website and will spend more time there soon. I enjoyed the flute and clarinet info. I have an old six key flute and am in the process of repairing an old low pitch Bb Albert system clarinet which I purchased cheaply as a basket case.
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Earbrass on February 23, 2017, 04:34:09 PM
Something I am looking for: "runic" tunes.  These are the extremely narrow-range song tunes that Sibelius often used as raw material: from the Finnish, Estonian and Livonian peoples of the Baltic seaboard.  Rather unlikely melodeon repertoire; none of them would need more than three buttons.  Ideally, transcriptions with matching sound files.

Extensive collection of runo tunes here: https://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/27313

"Runo" is the Finnish word for "poem". Traditional poetry was usually sung, often by the women, either unaccompanied or sometimes accompanied by the kantele, to these simple "runo tunes".  It was from such poems, collected from runo singers mainly in Karelia, that  Elias Lönnrot wove the Finnish epic "Kalevala".
Title: Re: Swedish, Finnish,Scandinavian tunes
Post by: Jack Campin on March 04, 2017, 12:33:17 AM
Thanks for that - enormous collection.  Bit of a bugger to search through, though.

I had no idea that "runic" tunes had nothing to do with runes (the writing system).