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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Harmonika Hans’l (Austrian folk song) [Sheet music]

“Harmonika Hans’l” is a traditional Austrian waltz (from the context of existing recordings I’m assuming it’s from Austria) of unknown origin and has been recorded several times by different Austrian folk music groups, primarily traditional folk music rather than the Oberkrainer style, and on the Steirische Harmonika (Styrian or Alpine button accordion), however it was

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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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Eisschützen Polka – Ice Stock Sport Polka (Austrian folk song) [Sheet music]

This is a folk song from the Pinzgau region of the Austrian state of Salzburg, which translates to “Ice Stock Sport Polka”, and is also known by the name “Pinzgauer Eisschützen Polka” which means “Ice Stock Sport Polka from Pinzgau”. “Eisschützen” refers to Ice Stock Sport, also referred to as “Bavarian Curling” or “Eisstockschießen”, and

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