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Säkkijärven Polkka

Genre: Traditional  Style: Other  Key: Am  Tuning: Open Gm (gDGBbD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by mwblake, updated: 1/17/2011
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Notes: This is a traditional Finnish polka that I transcribed from the playing of a 10 year old Finnish accordionist on YouTube (traditionally this tune is played in Cm/Fm, but to fit well within the range of the banjo I have dropped the pitch by a minor third to Am/Dm) This is a great tune, with very easy guitar chords. The banjo is tuned to G minor tuning [GDGBbD] and played with the capo on the second fret. The first three parts are in A minor and the fourth part is in D minor. Have fun!!

2 comments

Froggie25 Says:
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @2:02:42 AM
Hi Martin, When I eventually managed to work out how to get the banjo tuned ok.....I had a go. Nice tune. Thanks, Katie

wris Says:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @2:12:40 AM
cheers i am going to try this one,its nice tune

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