STM-Online
STM-Online vol. 2 (1999)
Gunnar Ternhag & Mathias Boström

The Dissemination of the Nyckelharpa: The Ethnic and Non-ethnic Ways

Abstract

Gunnar Ternhag & Mathias Boström

Many musical instruments are strongly linked to ethnic concepts. In this article we present and discuss two approaches for picking up the Swedish nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle): the ethnic and non-ethnic approach. The study of non-Swedish musicians shows vast differences in ways of looking upon and developing the nyckelharpa, as well as ways of playing and the type of music played. These differences can, to a lagre extent, be explained by these approaches.

©Gunnar Ternhag & Mathias Boström, 1999

STM-Online vol. 2 (1999)
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