drone music

Bordun music is a traditional form of music characterized by the constant sound of one or more drones. These are usually an octave or fifth apart and form the harmonic foundation over which melodies and ornaments are played. Originally rooted in European folk music, drone music is closely associated with historical instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy, the bagpipes and the nyckelharpa. Its characteristic sonority and rhythmic pulse have made drone music an important element of medieval and traditional music.

In modern compositions, drone music is often used as a means of creating a special atmosphere and establishing a direct link to musical history. It not only conveys a sense of permanence and depth, but also emphasizes cultural identity and the historical continuity of musical traditions.

At Verlag der Spielleute you will find a carefully selected collection of books dealing with drone music. These publications offer both theoretical knowledge and practical instructions to help you understand and practise the art of drone music. Browse through our selection now and find the perfect books to expand your musical skills and enrich your repertoire of historical music.

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