Teaching material including one full example and a montage of several extracts illustrating one type of Swedish dansbandsmusik that has, since the 1970s, been hugely popular all over Scandinavia. I intend to write an explanatory text about the importance, influence and, yes, interest of this type of music that was generally regarded as the epitome of uncool, as the depth of banality and of bad taste, by virtually every rock and jazz musician I met when living in Sweden (1966-1991), When I've written that piece, I'll put a hyperlink up here. Meanwhile, I hope this video will give you some enjoyable musical food for thought.
Swedish lyrics with English translation, chords and bass line notation synchronised with this track from "Ingmar Nordströms Saxparty 14". Footage from a "Församlingskyrka" in Småland, dancing in a "Folkets Park". Links to early Abba songs, to Vikingarna, Schytts, etc.The "trucker's gear change" (shifting whole song up ½-tone) is also illustrated. Clip first produced in May, 2015.