Mandolin Lesson // Hultkläppens Am Polska // Swedish Traditional Music

mandolin lesson nordic folk youtube Feb 22, 2024

In this mandolin video lesson, I show you how to play a traditional Swedish fiddle tune called Hultkläppens Am Polska (the A-minor polska by Hultklappen). This dance tune is from the region of Bergsjö, Hälsingland.

The melody is archaic and energetic with an interesting twist. There are elements of both A minor and A major and the scales used are natural-, harmonic-, and melodic minor.

Our arrangement is a three-part arrangement with a melody and harmony part on the mandolin and the chords/bass part on the octave mandolin.

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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