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Picture - instruments and music book Folkmusikkommissionens notsamling
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About the Material

This web presentation includes material from more than 400 transcribers and more than 2000 musicians and singers with about 30,000 scanned pictures. In many cases the pictures are of a spread (two pages), so the total number of pages is at least 45,000. The total number of tunes and songs is much more.

Here is a short introduction to the activities of Folkmusikkommissionen and then short introductions to the two types of material in this web presentation - transcriptions and tune books.

There is also a presentation of how this how this web presentation of the material has been carried out

If you want to read more (in Swedish), we recommend the following books and article:

Andersson, Olof 1963. Hur Svenska låtar kom till. En brevväxling mellan Nils och Olof Andersson. Stockholm.

Boström, Mathias 2006. "Folkmusikkommissionens verksamhet och arkiv – en översikt och vägledning." Dokumenterat 37

Boström, Mathias, Dan Lundberg & Märta Ramsten (eds.) 2010. Det stora uppdraget.  Perspektiv på Folkmusikkommissionen i Sverige 1908-2008. Stockholm. 

Gustafsson, Magnus 2005. Notbok efter Petter Dufva! med notskrift av Bent Hansen och kommentarer av Magnus Gustafsson. Växjö.

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