Rajanje na vasi (F. Mihelič) [Sheet music] [Tutorial video]

“Rajanje na vasi” is an instrumental polka by the ever-smiling Franc Mihelič, one of the most popular and influential diatonic button accordionists from Slovenia within the Slovenian popular-folk and Alpine styles. The Slovenian title means “Raging in the village” or “Fun in the village” while the German title “Beim Dorftanz” translates to “At the village …

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Ob blejskem jezeru (F. Mihelič) [Sheet music] [Tutorial]

Ob blejskem jezeru (Slovene to English translation: At Lake Bled) is an instrumental waltz by legendary Slovenian popular-folk and Oberkrainer accordionist Franc Mihelič who is well known for his perfected diatonic button accordion playing and melodic but technical songs such as “Ko harmonika zapoje” and “Na Ribniškem sejmu”. Mihelič has recorded only a handful of …

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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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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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