Learning to the play Kantele
more learning material now in english than ever before, I will try to
keep this page updated as new DVD/VCD's are released, as ever The
Kanteleplayers Yahoo Forum is an important first port of call. Do
also visit Gerry Henkels website
is has tons of information and links, and also his Playing Guide
available to download.
own short series of video clips
for newcomers to the kantele illustrates the basic playing positions,
chord playing plucking etc You can go to youtube.com and type
"kantele" to see these or go to the video section.
10 string Kantele clip part 1 is ready now online and another episode
will follow as time permits, , if you have any requests let me
please also read this
conjunction with the videos.
For more serious study see:
This has excerpts from Lani's books with video audio and music
Lani K Thompsons complete Kantele tutorals are also available as a Pdf
Download E-book! (including sound and video samples!)
This is Lani's second book for the
kantele, her previous book is still available and has some fabulous
tunes as well as being the most thorough tuning/chordbook reference
Lani Playing her Custom
Masur Birch model 2005
tunes and songs for the 5 String kantele
The download has embedded audio files,
a book and Cd is also available!!
for more details see her website at
Books and tapes for learning traditional Finnish playing here
Online video examples here
Children's tutor book and CD from the Koistinen Kantele site:
LET’S PLAY KANTELE