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This book contains simple melody lines and chords for 100 Finnish folk songs and tunes, along with both Finnish and sing-able English lyrics. Most of the melodies are play-able on a ten string kantele. For those of you who are interested, the songs/tunes break down as follows: 75 songs (with lyrics), 25 tunes (no lyrics). Of these, 19 songs/tunes can be played on a 5 string kantele, 54 are playable on a 10 string kantele, 9 can be played on an 11 string kantele and 18 have melodies that can't be played on a small kantele. Of course, even when you can't play the melody, you can still play the chords.
This is the book for you, if you're teaching yourself how to play the kantele. Can't read music? Don't worry! You'll learn how. Each lesson includes a simple explanation of whatever you need to know to complete the lesson. Learn at your own pace, mastering each lesson before you continue. Those who can read music concentrate on learning how to play melodies and chords and practicing exercises, using standard fingering. Videos and sound files make it easy to learn. Quizzes test what you know and an Answer Key is included so you can check your answers. The second part of the book consists of 46 songs written for 5 and 10 string kanteles. This book is also available as an ebook.