Didier Francois is noted for using a personal and unique playing posture. Holding the nyckelharpa vertically in front of the chest one is able to move both arms in a more natural and relaxed fashion. The overall tone and sound of the instrument is affected by this non-traditional position. Using a violin bracket to keep the nyckelharpa away from the body so it can swing freely also causes it to sound more "open"
Teacher in Germany, Italy and Belgium.
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