Sailor’s Hornpipe // Mandolin Lesson // Melody

mandolin lesson youtube Feb 07, 2023

In this video, I will show you how to play the melody for sailor’s hornpipe on mandolin. This melody is an iconic fiddle tune that dates back to the 18th century.

This traditional music is presented in Celtic, Bluegrass, and Scandinavian music. However, my duo arrangement has a little ragtime flavour to it. The tune is sometimes referred to as "Jack's the Lad" and was also played in the animated cartoon series Popeye, so some people refer to this as Popeye's hornpipe.

In Mandolin Secrets Academy you’ll find:

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

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