Ein walzer für harmonika (E. Moser) [Sheet music]

This waltz (which translates to “A waltz for the accordion”) was written by Erich Moser from Austria and recorded in the 1980s with his trio. Erich Moser was a brilliant Steirische Harmonika (diatonic button accordion) player who passed away in 1992 at the age of 37, and left behind a legacy of several albums, many […]

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Flott aufg’spielt (E. Moser) [Sheet music] [Play-along audio]

This is Erich Moser’s most popular polka, Flott aufg’spielt, which roughly translates to ‘Playing quickly’. Erich Moser was an amazing steirische harmonika (diatonic button accordion) player from Austria, who was well known for his great technical skills and many unique, beautiful melodies like Kleiner Spatz am Dach, Walzer fur harmonika, and so on. Unfortunately Erich

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Sommerfest Polka (M. Wiener) [Sheet music] [Tutorial]

This is an instrumental by Manfred Wiener, baritone and bass player for the former Kathreiner Musikanten from Austria. The Kathreiner Musikanten recorded many interesting and beautiful songs, particularly their instrumentals, many of which were composed by Manfred Wiener, including ‘Ferientage’. In recent years some of their songs have seen a resurgence in the Alpine/Oberkrainer music

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Christl Boarischer (L. Plattner) [Sheet music]

This is an instrumental by Luis Plattner from the Austrian Volksmusik group Original Tiroler Echo. They are known for several hits (Die Sterne am Himmel, among others), and their quality sound utilises Oberkrainer rhythm and 2 accordions; diatonic button accordion (steirische harmonika) and piano accordion. The first time I heard them was on an old

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Mooskirchner Polka (H. Freydl) [Sheet music] [Tutorial]

‘Mooskirchner Polka’ is a popular instrumental in the Oberkrainer genre featuring an accordion solo, written by Helmut Freydl, who was the first accordionist and founder of the successful Oberkrainer ensemble from Austria, Die Mooskirchner, who are still active today. ‘Mooskirchner‘ or ‘Mooskirchen’ refers to a location within the region of Styria in Austria. Tutorial preview:

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Gruss in die Ferne (F. Arh) [Sheet music] [Tutorial]

‘Gruss in die Ferne’ (Greetings to afar) is a polka by Franz Arh, accordion player from Austrian Oberkrainer ensemble Lechtaler Buam. Franz Arh also wrote other great songs for Lechtaler Buam including ‘In deinen augen‘. Although this song is always performed by a quintett, my arrangement hopefully makes it enjoyable to play solo on accordion

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