Årepolskan Harmony - Mandolin Lesson - Nordic Folk Music

Årepolskan Harmony - Mandolin Lesson - Nordic Folk Music

mandolin lesson nordic folk youtube May 11, 2023

In this video lesson, I show you how to play the harmony to a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Årepolskan. This dance tune is a triplet polska from the region of Jämtland.

The harmony is quite interesting, following the melody in parallell movements. The intervalls mainly consist of thirds, fourths, fifths and sixths in a true harmony matter. It is a soulful and elegant fiddle tune wandering between G-major and E-minor.

Our arrangement is a three-part arrangement with a melody and harmony part on the mandolin and the chords part on the octave mandolin. I play the tune with my friend Lena Jonsson, a fantastic fiddle player from Sweden. 

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

  • Sheet music/tabs (PDF)
  • Backing and play-a-long tracks (MP3)
  • How-to-play-instructions

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