Talk:Music of Norway

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I'd like to see some discussion of folk scales. The Langeleik article mentions that old langeleiks were tuned to folk scales that included neutral thirds and lowered sevenths, which is interesting because I'd heard of neutral thirds being used in African music but not in European traditions. Any elaboration on these scales or tuning systems would be appreciated. — Gwalla | Talk 22:05, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the World Music mention at the end:

As far as I understand World Msuic is defines as: "The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called folk music or roots music) of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians or that are "closely informed or guided by indigenous music of the regions of their origin"

Therefore, there will be lots of world music performed in Norway - in the form of traditional norwegian music (the Sami music as one of the more internationally recognized). What would be correct to say would be that there is not much non-european world music preformed in Norway. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ingebf (talkcontribs) 08:49, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Death Metal[edit]

"Though less notable than its black metal scene, Norway is known for death metal. Death metal is a subgenre of black metal, where the lyrics focus on topics like death, despair and transciene. In contrast to black metal, death metal uses frequent tempi and time signature changes. Most death metal bands tune to F. In death metal, dissonance is commonly used and the words are pronounced unclearly. The sound in general is distorted and blurred. Famous Norwegian Death metal bands are Blood Red Throne, Cadaver, Carpe Tenebrum, Myrkskog, Aeternus, Zyklon, Fester and Darkthrone's first album Soulside Journey."

First off, death metal is not a sub-genre of black metal. Sencondly, this whole paragraph is rather suspect and should be deleted or rewritten from scratch. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.150.48.131 (talk) 14:40, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Area of Norway[edit]

The first paragraph of the article gave the area of Norway as "some 685,000 km²"!! (Wonder how old that bit of vandalism was; I see it was 685,000 km² also in the spring of 2013!) I've changed it to "some 324,000 km² excluding Svalbard and Jan-Mayen". My source: http://www.statkart.no/Kunnskap/Fakta-om-Norge/Arealstatistikk/Oversikt/

--Hordaland (talk) 21:35, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

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