I created a bunch of ornamention exercises for traditional ornaments in mainly Balkan folk music. Releasing them for free because I consider myself a Balkan traditional folk ambassador.
Fingerings are for piano accordion, but the exercises can be played on any instrument, basically.
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The richness of Sumadija's ornamentation lies mostly in **linked ornaments.** This only touches upon the most common combinations, but two or more basic ornaments linked are possible. See if you can come up with some yourself!
Some possible combos:
pralltriller + pralltriller
prall + mordent
mordent + prall
prall + grace
multiple consecutive pralls
For combined ornaments, the fingering for piano accordion is very important, otherwise you will not be able to perform these smoothly!
Advanced Ornamentation Exercises pt. 2
In Bulgarian and Macedonian music, the pulse of the triplet is often felt in the ornamentation (as well as in the melody). Here are some characteristic ornaments that are common.
In the melody, single ornamental grace notes are often added before the main melody note, especially in Bulgarian music. This gives a special grandeur to the melody and a distinctive sound. The A minor scale is provided in this way, with correct fingering.
@proseed Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them :)
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