WEST KERRY POLKA (polka)

West Kerry polka - MP3
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The "West Kerry" is a traditional polka in E minor (Aeolian) with two parts of 8 bars each.

 


Let's start with a grid with just two chords:

A

B

Chord chart 1 - MP3
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We can change some D in the first part by their relative minor (Bm) and in the second part we can substitute a Em by a C major, and add a Bm:

Chord chart 2 - MP3
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We can add also some triplet in our rhythm (fig 7) using the samed grid.

Chord chart 3 - MP3
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Then, you can change your chords position, using always the same grid, to differenciate the first part and the second part. That will change the sound of your backing.

 

On the first part you can use:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the second part, you can make a kind of serie of power chords:

 

Chord chart 4 - MP3
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A

B

Fig 7

You can listen to "The West Kerry polka" in the album "Redwood" recorded en 2002 by the band Lunasa.

Lunasa

Overview (tab + chords)

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