A PLAY WITH TRADITIONS // PART I // ILL. I
from Norse sláttr or slagr, from the verb slá. A folk musical piece of music, especially played on the Hardanger fiddle or ordinary fiddle. The word originates from the verb ‘slå’ (strike), and describes the origin of slått music, with plectra or fingers striking the strings of harp like instruments (harpeleik, langeleik).
abbrev. of pianoforte, from Italian piano, ‘soft’, and forte, ‘strong’. An instrument that is played by hammers which strike strings when keys are depressed. Altering the pressure of touch varies the volume of the sound.