Slovenian ‘Oberkrainer’ accordion rhythm technique for polkas (Slo: tresanje, spremljavo) (Ger: begleitung)

Slovenian/Oberkrainer style accordion rhythm is a technique used by Slovenian and Austrian alpine style accordionists to complete the rhythm section in a trio or quintet, by playing chords repeatedly as semiquavers in polkas, or quavers in waltzes. In Slovenian it’s known as ‘tresenje‘ (shaking), for its ‘shaking’ sound, and ‘spremljavo‘ (accompaniment). In German it’s called … Continue reading Slovenian ‘Oberkrainer’ accordion rhythm technique for polkas (Slo: tresanje, spremljavo) (Ger: begleitung)