I recently bought a 9 string, Norwegian-styled Hardanger fiddle. I want to learn to play the traditioinal Norwegian tune called 'Fanitullen ['The Devil's Tune'].

Can someone tell how to tune this fiddle to be able to play that tune in its traditional way?

  • You can find the tuning on Wikipedia (I can't think of the notes on the top of my head but one is c#). You can use this website to find "Fanitullen" and other music for the instrument, but it's all in Norwegian (and come to think of it some of the sheet music should also tell you about tuning). :D
    – user19937
    Apr 15, 2015 at 0:46

1 Answer 1


According to the Norwegian Wikipedia article on Fanitullen, it's usually played with the so called "troll tuning", ie. A-E-A-C#. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanitullen

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.