About this course

Are you looking to learn some awesome tunes on Nyckelharpa, this is the course for you!

None other than Olov Johansson, one of the best nyckelharpa players in the world, will give away some of his favorite tunes and also some of the greatest hits from his band Väsen.

There are also technique lessons in how to hold the nyckelharpa, how to tune the instrument and make it sound really good.

Filmed by: Olav Luksengård Mjelva
Edited by: Jens Linell

About the Nyckelharpa

This traditional stringed instrument has been an integral part of Sweden's folk culture for centuries, with its origins dating back to the 14th century. With a unique and instantly recognizable sound, the Nyckelharpa has evolved into a symbol of Swedish heritage. Played with a bow like a violin, but with keys that are pressed to change the pitch of the strings, the Nyckelharpa is a fusion of traditional and modern music-making. Today, musicians around the world are captivated by its distinct and beautiful sound, making it a must-have instrument for any music lover.
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About Olov Johansson

Many regard Olov Johansson as Sweden's greatest craftsman on the Nyckelharpa. With his brilliant solo playing and as a member of the group Väsen, he has been largely responsible for bringing the Nyckelharpa out into the international world of music.

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