Suleman’s Kopanitsa slide

Also known as Dance Of Suleiman.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Suleman's Kopanitsa has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Suleman's Kopanitsa
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
M:11/8
|:GFE2 F2F G2G2|A2BG A2A A2A2|BABc d2c B2A2|BAGF F2F F2F2:|
BAB2 B2A A2GF|GAGF GFD E2E2|F2FD G2G F2E2|B2BB B2B B2B2|
F2G2 A2A B2BA|dcBA G2G GFD2|A2A2 B2A GFE2|BAGF E2E E2E2|
BAB2 B2A A2GF|G2GF GFD E2AA|F4 G3 F2E2|ABB2 B2B B2B2|
FGA2 A2A B2BA|dcBA G2G GFD2|A2A2 B2A GFE2|BAGF E2E E2E2|
|:ABA2 dcB AGFE|FGAB c2A BGA2|ABA2 dce dcBA|BABG F2F F2F2|
ABA2 dcB AGF2|GFGE F2D FGAB|ABcA dce dcBA|GAFE E2E E2E2:|
K:Ador
|:FGAB c2c c2c2|c2BA c3 c2c2|FGAB c2A e2d2|cABG A2A A2A2|
FGAB c2A e2d2|dcBA d2d d2d2|FGAB c2A e2d2|cABG A2A A2A2:|
|:cBA2 B2B c2c2|d2ec d2d d2d2|ecef g2f e2d2|edcB B2B B2B2:|
eded e2d d2c2|cBcB cBG A2A2|A2B2 cBd B2A2|e2e2 e2e e2e2|
B2c2 d2d e2e2|gfed c2c cBG2|d2d2 e2d cBA2|edcB A2A A2A2|
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Two comments

An easy introduction to the Kopanitsa. Personally, I don’t feel the tune gets really going until it slips into the key change. That gives it a nice feel. I can’t let this tune pass without also submitting a fantatstic Kopanitsa that is a bit more technically demanding, but worth the effort. See Kolev’s Kopanitsa.

For a nice collection, I recommend:

"The Balkan Folkdance Music Gig Book"
by Maimon Miller - a fine fiddler, musician and person

Available also from Andy’s Front Hall:

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