Samodivi Progress!

posted Mar 10, 2016, 6:00 AM by Ms. J   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 7:59 AM ]
We talked today about aligning the accents in Samodivi and feeling the 8/8. Here is the recording of the 8/8 and 7/8 section from the end of class. 

I sent Vessela the above recording and asked her if we were on the right track. She responded with the following:

"Yes, the feel is right, especially in th slower strings. The melody should be a little lighter and bouncier. It's still a dance, although a much heavier dance than a Kopanitsa. The tempo should be a touch faster, which I think will solve the issue with the melody feeling a little to heavy."

Here is an example of another Balkan tune in the same 8/8 feel.