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agent_fist
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:30 am 
 

I've always enjoyed the acoustic work of the 90s Gothenburg bands, pieces like Pallar Anders Visa and Into Infinite Obscurity. I've learned some of these pieces on guitar, but I'm looking for more. What artists can I follow? Which composers can I study? Rather than more of these interludes, I'm mostly looking for the artists that gave these songwriters inspiration.

basically: instrumental acoustic pieces, flatpicked or fingerpicked, minor keys with harmonized leads

thanks!

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:42 am 
 

I've no familiarity with pure swedish folk music, but i was too really interested in this kind of melodies and i've discovered the prog folk scene of Sweden:

studying by ear pieces by Anglagard (songs like Kung Bore) and Kebnekaise (songs like Barkbrödslåten) has been a tough yet incredibly fun journey.
You can give them a listen and see if they are what are you looking for: they both have some electric guitar, but they still sound great on acoustic

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aloof
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Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:47 am 
 

Gamma Proxima, from finland, have several albums you might enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcLeN5 ... wDMFE8Hw8g
https://gammaproxima.bandcamp.com/releases

Tamerlan, also suomi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzAT4QmkNn8

and some individual tracks you might like:
kratong - echoes of sinking ships
secrecy - through clouds of doubt
savatage - silk and steel
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Opus
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Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:06 am
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:24 pm 
 

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coupdebleus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:12 pm 
 

Look for the works of Ulf G. Åhslund, a fantastic composer and guitar pedagogue. He wrote beautiful pieces based on Swedish folk music for all levels of players.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:11 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:13 pm 
 

Mikael Akerfeldt has mentioned being influenced by artists like Kebnekaise, Merit Hemmingson, Jose Gonzalez, Bo Hansson, and a litany of other Swedish progressive rock and singer/songwriter artists, Anekdoten, Flasket Brinner, Morte Macabre, Paatos, Mecki Mark Men, Solar Plexus, Made In Sweden, Stina Nordenstam, Doris Svensson, Marie Fredriksson, Monica Zetterlund, Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray, The Knife). Lots of British, German, US, and other artists as well of course, so some of the influence might not be strictly from Swedish sources.

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agent_fist
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:43 pm 
 

Great! Thanks for all the recommendations. Good practice for my ear, fingers, and reading skills. bless you all

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