How to Find Finnish Folk Music Sheet Music

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Looking for Finnish folk music sheet music? Here are some tips on how to find what you’re looking for.


Finnish folk music is a type of traditional music from Finland. It includes a number of different musical styles, all of which have their own history, traditions and purposes. Finnish folk music is typically vocal-based, with lyrics being passed down from generation to generation, and is often performed at religious or communal events.

There are many online resources where you can find sheet music for Finnish folk songs. Here are a few tips on how to find what you’re looking for:

1. Check out online databases such as the International Folk Music Center or the Nordic Vickie Kitchener Folk Song Database. Both of these sites allow you to search for songs by title, keyword or subject.

2. If you know the name of a specific folk song, try searching for it on Google or another search engine. You may be able to find sheet music for the song this way.

3. There are also several online retailers that sell Finnish folk music sheet music, such as Amazon or Sheet Music Plus. You can browse through their selections to see if they have what you’re looking for.

4. Finally, try contacting a local Finnish cultural organization or community group. They may be able to direct you to someone who sells or rents out Finnish folk song sheet music.

What is Finnish Folk Music?

Finnish folk music is the traditional music of the Finnish people, typically characterized by running stringed instruments such as the kantele, as well as accordions and fiddles. Finnish folk music has undergone a significant revival in recent years, and is now a popular form of entertainment at concerts and festivals.

If you’re interested in finding sheet music for Finnish folk songs, there are a few places you can look. The Internet is a good resource for finding sheet music for almost any type of music, and there are several websites that specialize in Finnish folk music specifically. Another option is to contact a local Finnish cultural organization; they may have resources or know of someone who does. Finally, your local library or music store may have some resources for finding Finnish folk music sheet music.

Where to Find Finnish Folk Music?

Finnish Folk music is the music of the Finnish people. It includes a wide variety of styles and genres, from traditional folk music to contemporary pop and rock. You can find Finnish folk music sheet music at many online and offline retailers.

Here are some tips on where to find Finnish folk music sheet music:

– Search for “Finnish folk music sheet music” on an online retailer such as or
– Check with your local music store, especially if they specialize in world or folk music. They may have a section devoted to Finnish music, or be able to order it for you if they don’t have it in stock.
– Contact a Finnish musical organization, such as the Sibelius Academy ( or the Association for Finnish Suzuki Institutes ( They may be able to help you find what you’re looking for, or put you in touch with someone who can.

How to Read Finnish Folk Music?

Finnish Folk music is usually written in a Major key, using the first 7 letters of the alphabet (A, B, C, D, E, F, G). accidentals (sharps and flats) are rare. The time signature is almost always 4/4 (four beats to a measure, with each beat being a quarter note). The tempo is usually fast, and most tune types are dance tunes.

For those who can read music, there are many source books of Finnish Folk music available. The two most popular folk music series are edited by Toivo Kärki and published by the Finnish Music Information Center andtiming by Reijo Kuusela and published by the Sibelius Academy. Both of these collections are available in online stores that sell sheet music.

If you don’t read music but would still like to try playing Finnish Folk tunes, there are several ways to go about it. One option is to find sheet music that includes both the melody line and lyrics (in Finnish) so that you can follow along as you listen to recordings of the tune being played. This can be tricky, as many tunes have multiple versions with slightly different melodic lines. Another option is to use one of the many online translators to create your own sheet music from MP3 files of Finnish Folk tunes.


In conclusion, if you are interested in finding Finnish folk music sheet music, your best bet is to look online. There are a number of websites that sell Finnish sheet music, and you should be able to find what you are looking for with a little bit of searching. You can also check with your local music store, but they may not have a wide selection of Finnish music.

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