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    Chris Guleff
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    Irish, Appalachian and other American and West European fiddling traditions are well represented among fiddlers today — and rightly so. Some of us were raised with different fiddling traditions represented by Klezmer, Hungarian and Greek traditions, for example. In these traditions Oriental influences and modes appear, and there is a definitely melancholy feeling to much of this playing. Just as in Western fiddling traditions, improvisation plays a role. Hoping to hear from other fans of these fiddling traditions.

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    Alex
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    Balkan and Slavic style with gypsyesque improv history… Can anybody play like this or know tunes that can be posted for Michael to do a breakdown of? Would make for a lovely section giving nice counterpoint/compare & contrast to the more commonly known Celtic styles.

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    Chris Guleff
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    Yes, I have sheet music for this kind of music that I can scan and also, I can provide some YouTube links. Let me work on this and get back to the forum. I can play but am so rusty that my playing would not be a good representation of the genre.

    #12673 Reply

    Chris Guleff
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    Here are some YouTube links to traditional East European and Balkan fiddle styles
    Greek:

    Hungarian:

    Klezmer:

    Itzakh Perlman is featured in this one:

    These are examples of the music I was raised with — brings tears to mine eyes . . . Hope you all enjoy!

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