Plavi Encijan – Blauer Enzian (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

“Plavi Encijan” (German: “Blauer Enzian”) translates to “Blue Enzian” (Enzian is also known as Gentian, an alpine flower with an intense blue colour). It was written by legendary Slovenian popular folk and Oberkrainer style accordionist and composer Jože Burnik (best known for his instrumentals “Dobro Jutro” or “Guten Morgen” and “Polka Express”, etc), and recorded […]

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Proti Mariboru – Flotte Harmonika (J. Burnik) [Sheet music]

‘Proti Mariboru’ or ‘Flotte Harmonika’ by Jože Burnik (Slovenia) was recorded by Edi Semeja on accordion with Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) in the 1990s. It isn’t a widely played song but is another great instrumental which is fun to play on the accordion. Sheet music: 📝 Sheet music pdf (G key)

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Na ples – Auf zum tanz (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Accompaniment track]

This is a polka by legendary Slovenian accordionist Jože Burnik who recorded this song with Alpski Kvintet (Alpenoberkrainer) in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It is typically played in a quintett but this is my solo accordion arrangement played to the baritone and guitar track recorded by Brian Pavlic from Canada (baritone) and myself

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Polka Express (J. Burnik) [Tutorial video] [Sheet music]

This is a song by Jože Burnik, iconic Oberkrainer music composer and accordionist (Alpenoberkrainer, Heimatlandecho, Ansambel Jožeta Burnika). Thank you to Jože who provided his own original sheet music for me to use in this video. Here is a free playthrough video of this song 35bpm with Jože’s notation, in the original key of F,

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Spet v Mengšu – Harmonikafreude (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

This is a fun song by Jože Burnik (Slovenia) from around the 1980s which he recorded with Heimatlandecho (Austria). It particularly stands out as the original recording features 3 accordions. The Slovenian title translates to “Again in Mengeš” (name of a Slovenian town) and the German title translates to “Accordion joy”. Preview: ‘Learn to play’

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Ob sončnem zahodu – Beim Sonnenuntergang (J. Burnik) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video] [Play-along audio] [Play-along video]

This is a pretty waltz by Jože Burnik in the 1980s which translates to “At sunset”. Preview: 📝 Sheet music pdf (F) Learn to play includes:📝 Sheet music pdf (F)🎼 Accompaniment/playback mp3 (F)📹 Slow tutorial video (F)🎹 Play-along video (F)

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