About this course

In this course, Harald Haugaard travels around Denmark to give you some of his favorite tunes from the rich Danish folk musical tradition as well as some of his own hits!

You can also learn about the style of different regions and how music and dance work together.

Filmed by: Olav Luksengård Mjelva
Edited by: Jens Linell 

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 Harald Haugaard

Harald Haugaard is one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation.
Through his constant touring, numerous recordings and strong commitment to teaching he 
attracts an enthusiastic, ever-growing following and is an inspiration to talented musicians
the world over.
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Harald Haugaard

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