V pomladnih dneh – Luisen Polka (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This is an instrumental polka by legendary Slovenian popular folk music and Oberkrainer music composer and accordionist Jože Burnik. The Slovenian title “V pomladnih dneh” translates to “In spring days” and was recorded originally in the 1960s by Ansambel Jožeta Burnika, then either in the late 1970s or early 1980s by Alpski Kvinet/Alpenoberkrainer from Slovenia with […]

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Mavrica čez Gorenjsko – Regenbogen über Oberkrain (V. & S. Avsenik) [Sheet music]

This is one of the Avsenik brothers’ most popular instrumental waltzes, Mavrica čez Gorenjsko (in Slovenian) or Regenbogen über Oberkrain (in German) which in both languages translate to “Rainbow over Gorenjska” (the Gorenjska or in English, Upper Carniola region of Slovenia). It first appeared on Ansambel bratov Avsenik’s Slovenian 1969 LP “Odmev s Triglava” (Echo

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Common accordion runs in Oberkrainer and Alpine style waltzes – 12 pages [Exercise sheets]

Last year I compiled a collection of common accordion runs in Oberkrainer and Alpine Folk Music style polkas, into a 12 page PDF (linked here). It was about time I followed it up with another collection of exercises, this time going through the most common accordion runs in waltzes within the Oberkrainer and Alpine Folk

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Srečno otroštvo (R. Smolnikar) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This waltz titled “Srečno otroštvo” means “Happy childhood” and was written by Robert Smolnikar, a highly regarded Slovenian accordionist who performed in one of Slovenia’s highest calibre Slovenian folk-pop music and Oberkrainer style ensembles called Štajerskih 7 (which means Styrian 7, relating to the region of Slovenian Styria, not to be mistaken with the bordering

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Rad te imam – Auf nach Kranjska Gora (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track] [Tutorial video]

‘Rad te imam’ (Slovenian for ‘I like you’) or better known by its German title ‘Auf nach Kranjska Gora’ (which means ‘Off to Kranjska Gora‘) is a polka by Jože Burnik and recorded by Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) in the early 1980s. It has also been performed on YouTube by Ansambel Juhej from Slovenia as “Veselo

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Mi se imamo radi & Jaz pa ti pa židana marela (Slovenian folk songs) [Free sheet music]

This is a combination of 2 Slovenian folk songs which are performed as polkas, and this specific medley was performed by Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) on their “Schöne Urlaubszeit” album released in the 1970s, where it was titled “Gute freunde”. In the 1960s a similar medley with more folk songs was recorded by the Avsenik Brothers

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