About this course

Join Ellika Frisell as she guides you through the rich musical traditions of "Dalarna", a region in Sweden. Discover the tunes she learned from notable players like Ole Hjort, Jonny Soling, Nils Agenmark, and Päkkos Gustaf, as well as some of her compositions. With her unique approach to bowing, called "Skate-bowing" and "opening the barn door," Ellika shares how she brings these tunes to life.

Explore the roots of this musical tradition, and learn how it has been passed down through generations. Hear Ellika's stories of learning from older fiddlers and how she incorporates this rich history into her playing. Discover how music can make people dance and tell a story, and how the search for a specific sound can lead you to discover your unique style.

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About the Fiddle

The fiddle, also known as the violin, has a long and rich history that can be traced back to the 16th century in Italy. The instrument was originally designed to be played in orchestras and other classical music settings. However, it soon became popular in folk music traditions around the world, including in regions such as Ireland, Scotland, the Nordic countries, and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. The fiddle's popularity in these traditions can be attributed to its versatility and ability to convey emotion and tell stories through music. Today, the fiddle remains a beloved instrument in many genres of music, including folk, country, and bluegrass, and is appreciated for its beautiful sound and ability to evoke strong emotions in listeners.
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About Ellika Frisell

Ellika Frisell is a prominent figure in Sweden's folk music scene, known for her influence as both a player and teacher. 
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