Macedonian and Balkan Folk Music

Tambura Music

You should not think of the transcriptions as the last word on what's recorded, either melodically or re: ornamentation; I sometimes combined versions of melodies into one, or had to guess at some of the ornaments. For an explanation of the tambura notation, transcriptions, tablature, fingering, strumming, and ornaments, please see Macedonian Folk Songs for Voice and Tambura Volume 1 and Volume 2. I will be posting a key to the other ornamentation and notation systems that I use sometime in the future.

Name Transcription mp3 Real Audio Midi
Bašalen Romalen (simpler) Yes No No Yes
Bašalen Romalen (harder) Yes No No Yes
Idi Da Go Sakaš Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kači Se Gore Na Čardak Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kuzum Bela Erdije Yes No No Yes
Makedonske Horo Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nasvalo Sijum Daje (men) Yes No No Yes
Nasvalo Sijum Daje (women) Yes No No Yes
Neda Voda Nalivala Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pajduško Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rusi Kosi Imam Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vo Gradina Ima Yes Yes Yes Yes