Teaser: I'm working on the ultimate version of "The Bear Dance" because we're still here to have fun. Be patient, it will take time.

If you want to support me to release more free repertoire and make music videos more often: liberapay.com/MonViolon/donate

As a reminder, the last "big" video (at least long to make) was exode.me/w/muyT4HVJHkhcVTfsqen

Kisses 😗

A new from for our collection: Saarema valss (or Valss Saaremaalt = Waltz from Saaremaa). Free and reusable (libre!) score here: monviolon.org/en/bibliotheque/
Videos of this lovely traditional walts:
- by Johanna-Adele Jüssi (violin) yewtu.be/watch?v=Xn8O6c4MdYI
- by Kristi Kool (estonian accordion) yewtu.be/watch?v=qgcykkBuIaU

I will now publish my recordings with their sources (files before mixing) here:


Created only with love and free software then published under free licenses so that you can reuse them for your own creations.

Let me know if you have fun with this!

Ciao a tutti!
Ora pubblicherò registrazioni di musica tradizionale (acustica) con le loro fonti, cioè la canzone + le tracce audio di ogni strumento.
Quindi tutto è pronto per essere dirottato e remixato!
È qui: prod.monviolon.org/en/home.htm (guardate i "Danses de couple" per capire).
Licenze libere
Fatemi sapere se vi divertite con questo!

I've been playing this waltz for 25 years without getting tired of it. Here is Astrid Waltz updated for our collection.
Listen to this beautiful version by Tamatakia, 1996:

New in the : the transcription of Babeth's waltz. Easy to play on a diatonic button accordion: you need only 3 fingers for the first part and 4 for the second part. Only one row.

Since we now have 6 videos for Harglla's folkband, I made a dedicated channel :
And this image made of an estonian accordion and the colors of the traditional local skirt.

There is an almost systematic problem on "cheap" factory violins (here one of the violins of the music school where I teach): black painted white wooden pegs in which the holes for the strings are badly placed and unusable. If you buy this type of bad instrument (why not after all, it works) you will certainly have to re-drill the pegs. Axis perpendicular to the original hole so as not to weaken the peg too much.

Ieri ho riparato qualcosa sul MonViolon: la ricerca di una melodia scrivendo il nome delle note in italiano (francese, spagnolo, ecc.: do, re, mi) funziona di nuovo. Divertiti con quello!

I think I like "La valse de Juliard". On the diatonic G-C, in C (must have a G#) you can do a lot of kitschy-cute stuff including "C D E F" with the bass.
I play A part twice but I'm not sure I'll keep this option.
I decided on 198 bpm, a compromise between the musical groove (a bit slower) and the valse musette for dancing (a bit faster).

First little audio file's here : monviolon.org/telechargements/

All Ardour users probably know it already but I discover Dragonfly reverbs (Hall, room, plate, early reflections) by Michael Willis. It sounds really good AND the interface is well done, is very pleasant to use.
(His liberapay: liberapay.com/Michael-Willis )

... and I love dragonflies.

Hop! Here's a nice music from Center-France for our :
"Le petit pied" (I traducet "Little Foot" because... why not?) that the fiddler Henri Tournadre sang, not being able to play the violin anymore. I found it in the book "Les violons de l'Artense" by Jean-Marc Delaunay (AMTA, 1999).

Dal 18 marzo al 28 maggio 1871: la Comune di Parigi.
Cantato da Georges Brassens. Testo : Louis Marchand (1910) - Musica : Aristide Bruant (1910).


Just revised for your collection,
Kikkapuu (perhaps unrelated but it is the name of the spindle, a little tree; puu = tree, kikka, from kukk = rooster).
Traditionally played and danced in Seto country (the ), south Estonia, this tune actually comes from the theme of "Picador-Marsch", by the German violinist and composer Max Oscheit (1880-1923).

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