Book description: The book contains sheet music of all original compositions featured on instrumental CD "Balkan na moj način kroz zvuke harmonike", by the author Vlada Veselinović. The tunes were composed, arranged and played in the spirit and style of the Balkans, featuring kolo and oro songs (Šumadija, southern Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania). The compositions are transcribed exactly as they appear on the CD. Solo accordion arrangements are transcribed, including the complete transcription for the left (bass) hand. The sheet music includes the ornamentation, harmony, as well as the complete fingering for piano accordion.
Author: Vlada Veselinović, Language: English, Book size: A4, 144 pages.
Textbook for learning how to play and improve the technique of playing Balkan folk music on the accordion + sheet music for the 31 kolo and oro songs from the Balkans.
At a time when music literature is gasping for breath, VladaVeselinovic's "School of Balkan Folk Music for Accordion" is a true breath of fresh air, a meticulous study of the ever-popular subject of PERFORMANCE OF TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC OF THE BALKANS. Over the course of several large chapters, the author of the book explains in great detail the essential elements of playing Balkan styles in folk music on accordion. This book is the first one that offers a comprehensive analysis of the techniques used by the greatest accordion masters in performance and interpretation of Balkan melodies. All concepts explained here are illustrated by examples and selected exercises. This school also has a unique list covering all the musical ornaments used in Balkan folk music. The list includes over 50 ornaments used in Serbian (Šumadija), Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian and Vlach music, illustrated and explained through practical examples of melody ornamentation. In addition, there are also pre-practice exercises and technical exercises for the ornaments that are indispensable in preparing for the interpretation of folk music. All the rhythms encountered in Balkan folk music are presented and explained, as well as details of proper performance on bass keys on accordion (left hand), starting with simple time signatures (2/4, 3/4), then more complex rhythms (oriental, rumba, sa-sa) all the way to mixed meters, characteristic of the music of Macedonia, Bulgaria and southern Serbia (5/16, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, 13/8, 18/8 etc.).
The compositions with musical notation featured in this book are mandatory musical literature for every accordion player. Some of these compositions, such as the traditional kolo songs, due to their great popularity, have been performed in countless versions, and here they are featured in arrangements considered by the author as the most interesting to those who follow this school. Sheet music is recorded with detailed ornamentation (ornaments are noted in small notes), complete fingering for piano accordion and noted harmony.
This book can be used by beginners (with the prerequisite of having at least basic musical literacy), but also by musicians who already play and want to upgrade and refine their technique and knowledge.
1. PLAYING TECHNIQUE
1.1 PROPER HAND PLACEMENT
1.3 ARTICULATION AND PRODUCTION (REPRODUCTION) OF NOTES
1.4 ADDITIONAL EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN ALL FIVE FINGERS
2. ORNAMENTS IN BALKAN FOLK MUSIC
2.1 INTRODUCTION TO ORNAMENTATION
2.2 TYPES OF ORNAMENTS IN THE BALKAN FOLK MUSIC
2.3 PERFORMANCE ASPECT OF ORNAMENT USE
2.4 ORNAMENTATION AND FINGERINGS
2.5 TECHNICAL EXERCISES FOR ORNAMENTS
2.6 ORNAMENTATION - GENERAL TIPS
3. RHYTHMS AND BASS PLAYING IN BALKAN FOLK MUSIC
3.1 TYPES OF RHYTHMS AND BASS PLAYING IN BALKAN FOLK MUSIC
3.2 PLAYING BAS FIGURES
4. PLAYING COMPOSITIONS IN ENTIRETY
4.1 PRACTICAL ADVICE
4.2 SEVERAL REMARKS REGARDING SCORES - NOTATION OF THE COMPOSITIONS
STARA ŠAPČANKA KOLO
DŽUMBUS KOLO (RAZGOVOR HARMONIKA)
KRIVO SADOVSKO HORO
VARNENSKA DEVETKA (SOFIJSKI ČOČEK)
GEAMPARALELE DIN BARLAD
SIRBA (RUMUNSKA IGRA)
HORA DINSPRE ZIUA
SARBA DE LA PITESTI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR