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22559Re:play entire melodies on a leaf.

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  • Fred G Kovalyak
    Sep 3, 2008
        TKrysia, 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
            Columbia,Md

      --- On Wed, 9/3/08, Julie Michutka <jmm@...> wrote:
      From: Julie Michutka <jmm@...>
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] today's weird question
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      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
      intricate.

      Julie Michutka
      jmm@...

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