Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Sebastian

Boeremusiek

Recommended Posts

Hello.

 

I became interested in boeremusiek but beside the 14-or-so Youtube films, the entry in Wikipedia and the site www.boeremusiek.org.za I didn't find any information. Is it possible (and how) to learn more about it, e. g. melodies, styles, dances, sheet music, and -- most important -- to practice it (not living in South-Africa)?

 

Mersí,

 

Seb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello.

 

I became interested in boeremusiek but beside the 14-or-so Youtube films, the entry in Wikipedia and the site www.boeremusiek.org.za I didn't find any information. Is it possible (and how) to learn more about it, e. g. melodies, styles, dances, sheet music, and -- most important -- to practice it (not living in South-Africa)?

 

Mersí,

 

Seb.

Seb there are two examples of Boer Music on Anglo International,there are other recordings available at The British Museum sound archives.There are a couple of records about this subject (one French) but I am not sure where you would find a copy.

Al

Edited by Alan Day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sebastian,

 

Welcome to the world of boer music. There are certian designations used by boer music players to differentiate what type of style of music and tempo is to be used during a song or dance such as "setees" (a Scottish style of music), "vastrap" faster paced music, mazurkas, polkas, waltzes. There is also the old fashioned traditional music and then modern/pop/country style music.

 

Most boer music players play by ear and there is no sheet music to my knowledge. I am in possesion of "lessons" with charts and diagrams of concertina layouts showing you which notes to pull and to pull during the course of a boer music song. Boer music players love anglo concertinas and use all three rows of buttons during any particular song. With the popular 40 button Wheatstone anglo one can play in all the twelve musical keys.

 

I will send you a PM and also a CD of boermusic. I can also send you a diagram how to play songs such as "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Amazing Grace" if you are interested.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you, Alan and Ben, for your answers. :)

 

If there is no sheet music, how do you fix melodies? That is, do you have a pool of "commonly known melodies"? How do you learn them/pass them on? How tight are melodies defined and how much room is there for variations? I suppose, the harmonic accompagnement is simply derived from the melody?

 

Oh, so many questions... ;)

 

I will send you a PM and also a CD of boermusic. I can also send you a diagram how to play songs such as "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Amazing Grace" if you are interested.

 

Thanks, I will answer by PM.

 

Salutationes

 

Seb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2008 at 10:57 PM, ben said:

Sebastian,

 

Welcome to the world of boer music. There are certian designations used by boer music players to differentiate what type of style of music and tempo is to be used during a song or dance such as "setees" (a Scottish style of music), "vastrap" faster paced music, mazurkas, polkas, waltzes. There is also the old fashioned traditional music and then modern/pop/country style music.

 

Most boer music players play by ear and there is no sheet music to my knowledge. I am in possesion of "lessons" with charts and diagrams of concertina layouts showing you which notes to pull and to pull during the course of a boer music song. Boer music players love anglo concertinas and use all three rows of buttons during any particular song. With the popular 40 button Wheatstone anglo one can play in all the twelve musical keys.

 

I will send you a PM and also a CD of boermusic. I can also send you a diagram how to play songs such as "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Amazing Grace" if you are interested.

Hi Ben,

 

I am new to the forum. I have bought my first 20 button Anglo last night and very proud. Probably not the best one but it is one nonetheless. I was wondering if you could assist with these songs mentioned above and maybe if you have any "boere musiek" notes for me. I stay in CPT.

 

I have worked out the "Kalfie Wals" last night from other sheet music and doesn't sound to bad. Any help will be helpful...

 

Thanks

Danie

Edited by Daniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Daniel, welcome to the forums.

 

As to your post, it may not be the best idea to revive  a thread which has been "dead" for more than ten years now. However @ben is still active, and with my including his forum adress he will probably come back to you.

 

Best wishes - 🐺

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...