Scandia Camp Mendocino
Music Classes

Scandia Camp Mendocino offers a sampling of the rich variety of folk music instruments and styles in Norway and Sweden. You do not need to have the special instruments to enjoy the various music classes. People with other instruments may enjoy learning the tunes. Non musicians and beginners are welcome at all the music classes.

Tunes will be taught by ear. As with many Zoom classes, participants will be muted. Questions via the chat will be shared with the teachers/presenters.

Norwegian Fiddle Classes

Astrid Garmo will teach tunes for springleik, emphasizing its special character and style. Tunes will be taught by ear.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Lounge Astrid Garmo
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Lounge Astrid Garmo
MONDAY - JUNE 14 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Lounge Astrid Garmo
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Swedish Fiddle Classes

Bengt Jonsson will teach tunes that are suitable for the dances that will be taught in the Swedish Dance class. Tunes will be taught by ear.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Lounge Bengt Jonsson
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Lounge Bengt Jonsson
MONDAY - JUNE 14 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Lounge Bengt Jonsson
Class Resources:
Beginning Scandinavian Fiddle Classes

Loretta Kelley will teach some tunes common to the Scandinavian fiddle repertoire. Some experience playing your instrument will be helpful. These tunes will be included in Loretta’s set during the evening dances.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
FRIDAY - JUNE 11 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Lounge Loretta Kelley
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Lounge Loretta Kelley
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Lounge Loretta Kelley
Hardanger Fiddle (Hardingfele) Classes

TThe Hardanger fiddle, the national fiddle of Norway has sympathetic strings. Both Loretta Kelley and Astrid Garmo will be teaching tunes from a variety of traditions/styles and in a variety of meters.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
FRIDAY - JUNE 11 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Lounge Loretta Kelley
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Dining Hall Astrid Garmo
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Dining Hall Loretta Kelley
MONDAY - JUNE 14 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Dining Hall Loretta Kelley
Class Resources:
Click here to learn a bit about the Hardanger Fiddle / Hardingfele.
HFAA (Harganger Fiddle Association of America) website
   
Nyckelharpa Classes

The nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle), a traditional bowed Swedish instrument played with keys, has sympathetic strings. Petrus Dillner will teach music from northern Uppland, the area where he grew up.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Dining Hall Petrus Dillner
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Dining Hall Petrus Dillner
MONDAY - JUNE 14 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Dining Hall Petrus Dillner
Class Resources:
Click here to learn a bit about the Nyckelharpa.
Click here to read a brief history of the Nyckelharpa.
ANA (American Nyckelharpa Association) website
   
Group Playing (Allspel/Samspel)

Scandia Camp has a long tradition of bringing musicians together, regardless of instrument, to play tunes that are common in a Scandinavian musician’s repertoire. In Sweden this is referred to as allspel and Norway as samspel.

During these sessions, Peter Michaelsen will teach common tunes emphasizing styling and dynamics with a focus on playing for dancing. These tunes will be included in the Group Playing set at the evening dances. Transcriptions of the Group Playing tunes, along with MP3 recordings of the tunes, are available on the Scandia Camp Mendocino web site so you can become more familiar with the tunes ahead of time. All instruments are welcome!

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
FRIDAY - JUNE 11 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Lounge Peter Michaelsen
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Lounge Peter Michaelsen
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Lounge Peter Michaelsen
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Cow Horn Classes

The cow horn is traditionally used on the summer farms as a way of communicating over long distances. It has evolved into a musical tradition of its own. Bengt Jonsson will help students with the basic technique of playing the cow horn. Students are welcome even if they don’t have a cow horn. Class participants will benefit from a basic knowledge of brass instrument techniques.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Lounge Bengt Jonsson
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Lounge Bengt Jonsson
MONDAY - JUNE 14 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Lounge Bengt Jonsson
Class Resources:
   
Norwegian Singing Classes

Astrid Garmo will teach songs from Gudbrandsdal. Some will be suitable to sing for dancing. Words are available here and will also be displayed by screen share during the singing classes.

 
Times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Date Time Where Featuring
SATURDAY - JUNE 12 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Dance Hall Astrid Garmo
SUNDAY - JUNE 13 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Dance Hall Astrid Garmo
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