Mi ne gremo na drug planet – Wir bleiben hier auf dieser schönen Welt (V. & S. Avsenik) [Sheet music]

This is another one of the Avsenik brothers’ polkas which have become more widely played in the last few decades. Its Slovenian title translates to “We’re not going to another planet” and its German title similarly translates to “We’ll stay here in this beautiful world”. Its lyrics speak of refusing to visit other planets, as […]

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Zlati časi & Adijo, pa zdrava ostani (Slovenian folk songs) [Sheet music]

These are 2 Slovenian folk songs which are often performed as waltzes. “Zlati časi” translates to “Golden times” and sings from the perspective of a 20 year old Slovenian leaving his homeland, reassuring his mother who is in tears not to worry, and how he will miss his homeland (the Slovenian lyrics are available on

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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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