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I've heard from a pianist that traditional folk music is played on a piano like you do on the accordion but I never undwrstood him.. He played Swedish music but I guess it applies to other traditions as well.
Has anyone tried playing traditional folk music on the piano?
What did you do with comping?
Did you play bas, chords or second melodies under the real melody (in Sweden they call it andrastämma for the violinists).

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See my recording of Norwegian folk music in the 'recordings' section. I am releasing a solo piano record of Norwegian folk stuff in April...a little taste posted..

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Play that at 90% of the tempo here.
It's supposed to be dance-able music.
Anybody that ever learned to do the Finnish Polka, would know.
But this arrangement would not do too well on a piano, is my guess eek


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Originally Posted by DrBekken
See my recording of Norwegian folk music in the 'recordings' section. I am releasing a solo piano record of Norwegian folk stuff in April...a little taste posted..

Skålvise is kinda nice...skön låt/sång måste jag säga.
What kinda of tune is that?
And it seems like the LH plays the bass and RH plays the fiddle or vocal.
Whenever I hear Swedish folk on piano it sounds like classical music.
but think about this: if two fiddlers were to play a tune they would play the original melody and a second part (andrastämma the Swedes call it. What do you Norwegians call it?).
Could you DrBekken do that on piano or is it difficult?

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Originally Posted by RaggedKeyPresser

Play that at 90% of the tempo here.
It's supposed to be dance-able music.
Anybody that ever learned to do the Finnish Polka, would know.
But this arrangement would not do too well on a piano, is my guess eek


What is the problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92eWefR0xV8

https://yadi.sk/d/gZh36kCi3SzV8q

The left-hand of Count Basie's part in The Kid from Red Bank is much more complicated and faster.

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Iamanders - I could probably do something similar if I worked on it. You should check out the music of Norwegian pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus, especially SLÃ…TTEPIANO - a truly wonderful recording where she specialises in just that. It is a masterpiece, and it's on spotify...

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Originally Posted by RaggedKeyPresser

Play that at 90% of the tempo here.
It's supposed to be dance-able music.
Anybody that ever learned to do the Finnish Polka, would know.
But this arrangement would not do too well on a piano, is my guess eek


What is the problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92eWefR0xV8

https://yadi.sk/d/gZh36kCi3SzV8q

The left-hand of Count Basie's part in The Kid from Red Bank is much more complicated and faster.

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The 1st link is right tempo for dancing. (I've danced this Finnish polka many times)
The 2nd link does not work...but not hard to find recordings of The Kid from Red Bank by Basie.
Of course it can be played on piano and it sounds like it.
The atmosphere is best captured on a button accordion though.
Can't be beat.


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The 2nd link does not work....

https://yadi.sk/d/-FpB0OZl3Szage


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