The search for a methodology in devising exercises suitable for By Marco AmbrosiniAbstract:
different types of nyckelharpa, of repertoire and modes of execution
This article is a short dissertation on the difficulties teachers can encounter in the compilation of exercises suitable for different types of nyckelharpas and tunings, especially in the educational reality of Continental Europe, where so called “Swedish” and “Continental” versions happily coexist, and on possible solutions to such hurdles.Download this article
Marco Ambrosini (Germany/Italy)
Marco Ambrosini studied violin and composition at the Musical Institute
"G.B.Pergolesi" in Ancona and at the Conservatory "G. Rossini" in
Pesaro, Italy. His eminent tutor was Adrio Casagrande.
discovered the nyckelharpa in the 80's, and immediately fell in love
with its beautiful form and its marvellous sound. He started using this
instrument in concerts in the 90's and very quickly shifted his
attention from the violin to the nyckelharpa. He has perform as soloist
and in several orchestras and ensembles for early and contemporary
music, at various venues, from Vancouver to Moskow.
He is also active as a composer and often writes for our instrument, especially for nyckelharpa ensembles.
works as a teacher of early music and nyckelharpa at the “Academy of
BURG FÜRSTENECK” (D) and at the “Scuola di Musica Popolare di
Forlimpopoli” (I), both birthplaces of the European Nyckelharpa
He is presently writing a book of daily exercises for advanced nyckelharpa players.