Category Archives: classes

Macklamara! Back to square one!

When I started to gather thoughts and formulate this project in 2010 I had a first idea. It was about the common traditional music around the Baltic Sea and what it might contain. My first and obvious thought was the … Continue reading

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Wiosna – again….

It’s fascinating how spring comes back every year, eventhough the winter has been extremely long and cold. This people have experienced through time and year after year giving birth to all sorts of celebrations. Singing about the amazing return of … Continue reading

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Three workshops in one

Here is a film clip from Saturday’s singing course at Folk Practice Academy. We had three themes; rhythm (Kristofer), spring- and maysinging (Astrid) and Sailor songs (Kristin). Of course we had to do the sailor songs at the old shipyard … Continue reading

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Modular thinking

In august part of the crew met up at FPA HQ to talk about the DNA of folk music. What happens if we examine a tune in pieces, and what do we do with it. To illustrate how melody is … Continue reading

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Estonia revisited

Here is a film that probably will bring some memories back from last weekend in Tartu:

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A giant leap…

So, what is the best way to make the grey November seem a bit more cheerful? Having a music camp of course! Last weekend was truly a turning point in our youngsters musical careers! From being beginners and learners on … Continue reading

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Rythms rythms rythms…

Even if we don’t always use percussion instrument when we play there are still rythms in a tune and there are other attributes that work as a drum, a triangle or a bell. For violin players it’s the bow, for … Continue reading

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