Årepolskan Harmony - Mandolin Lesson - Nordic Folk MusicMay 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)
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