22559Re:play entire melodies on a leaf.
- Sep 3, 2008TKrysia, would it be possible to find someone to play Slovak Music at this forthcoming Slovak Heritage Festival at Pitt this Nov ??? I have been following this subject on the Slovak World website and find it Fascinating. I will bet many people have Not heard this done and would enjoy it as I will .
Fred G Kovalyak
--- On Wed, 9/3/08, Julie Michutka <jmm@...> wrote:
From: Julie Michutka <jmm@...>
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] today's weird question
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 11:23 AM
On Sep 3, 2008, at 9:54 AM, Ben Sorensen wrote:
> Most of all, look at the people that play entire melodies on a leaf.
> If you have never heard this, go to Slovakia, and you will find a
> few who can do this in central Slovakia- most famous was Jozef
> Vyboh- a great musician. If he didn't have a pistalka nearby... a
> leaf was just as good. He not only played melodies, but improvised
> around them- until the leaf finally split....
I've seen this done in Slovakia.... it was amazing.... the musician
said it took him 2 months to learn to do it. He had been playing the
violin earlier, and the melody he played on the leaf was just as
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