Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Mastering Thracian Kaval Ornamentation: A Handbook

Mastering Thracian Kaval
		Ornamentation: A Handbook

NEW DOWNLOAD VERSION! This 193-page book by Bulgarian kaval master Lyuben Dossev is now available only as an online download. The download consists of the book in pdf format plus all mp3 audio files of the examples. An e-book is in process and will be made available for no cost to those who purchase this pdf version.

Professor Dossev unveils the mysteries of ornamentation of the Bulgarian wooden end-blown shepherd’s flute, the kaval. The book contains over 150 diagrams of musical examples played by Professor Dossev found in the accompanying audio files. There is also a collection of songs with notated kaval accompaniment.


Table of contents:

  1. Vibrato
  2. Sechene
  3. Combining Vibrato and Sechene
  4. Glissando
  5. Accent Notes
  6. Short Trills
  7. Songs
  8. Bibiliography

Sample illustrations

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