Kaj mi nuca planinca (Slovenian folk song) [Sheet music]

This is a Slovenian folk song which is played as an upbeat polka, which roughly translates to “What can I do if I can’t get to the mountain, what can I do if I can’t get to my girl” (based on its lyrics rather than the title alone, for better context). Avsenik’s recording was one […]

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Gurktaler walzer (Austrian traditional) [Sheet music]

‘Gurktaler walzer’ is a traditional Austrian waltz, named after the Gurktal Alps mountain range in Austria. There are many different arrangements of it, each musician playing it to their own liking. Here is the way that I like to play it, which is a bit more focused on the Slovenian or ‘Oberkrainer’ style. Sheet music:📝

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La mula de Parenzo – Dekle iz Poreča (Istrian folk song) [Sheet music]

‘La mula de Parenzo’ is a folk song dating hundreds of years ago, from Istria, a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. The name translates to ‘Dekle iz Poreča’ (Slovene) or ‘The Girl from Poreč/Parenzo‘ (English) and it is sung in various Italian dialects. One of its most popular recordings

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Kol’kor kaplic tol’ko let (Slovenian drinking toast) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

“Kol’kor kaplic tol’ko let” is a traditional Slovenian drinking toast, which is often sung at parties, festivals, gigs, and so on. It translates roughly to “as many drops as years”, as to say “let us be blessed with as many years as there are drops in this glass”. Learn to play: 📝 Sheet music pdf

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Pretuler Polka – Stoariegler Polka (Traditional) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

This is a traditional Austrian polka which goes by at least 3 different names: Pretuler Polka, Stoarigler Polka and Radltruchn Polka. It is often played fast but doesn’t have to be. If someone knows what the names mean, let me know so that I can it add to this description. I assume they are names

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Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch (Austrian traditional) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video] [Play-along audio] [Play-along video]

This is a popular Austrian traditional polka of origins unknown. It is was commonly played on violin before being adapted by one of the most popular folk-pop or Volksmusik bands from Austria, Zillertaler Schürzenjäger. Now it is also commonly played on accordion and steirische hamronika. First now I’ve created learning material in the key of

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