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#448571 - 01/02/18 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen
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Here's a humdinger to start off the year with

First heard this tune from a 1960 LP, probably dates further back than that though.
Three accordions used here including my own lead.......

Title: Pygmies Polka
File:Pygmies.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=3:08
No intro. 99 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 99. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _BERLIN.STY (Berlin Traditional Polka)

RealTracks in style: ~541:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 190
RealTracks in style: 2891:Accordion, Rhythm PolkaTradCory Ev 140
RealTracks in style: 2943:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm KlezmerPolkaQuinn Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 2561:Accordion, Rhythm OldWorld2BeatHeldPlus Ev16 140
RealTracks in song: 1287:Accordion, Rhythm TexMex2Beat Ev 120
RealDrums in style: Ethnic2Beat^3-a:Snare , b:Snare, HiHat


Heinzelmenchen
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Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#448610 - 01/02/18 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Originally Posted By: furry
Here's a humdinger to start off the year with

First heard this tune from a 1960 LP, probably dates further back than that though.
Three accordions used here including my own lead.......

Title: Pygmies Polka
File:Pygmies.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 130, Length (m:s)=3:08
No intro. 99 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 99. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _BERLIN.STY (Berlin Traditional Polka)

RealTracks in style: ~541:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 190
RealTracks in style: 2891:Accordion, Rhythm PolkaTradCory Ev 140
RealTracks in style: 2943:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm KlezmerPolkaQuinn Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 2561:Accordion, Rhythm OldWorld2BeatHeldPlus Ev16 140
RealTracks in song: 1287:Accordion, Rhythm TexMex2Beat Ev 120
RealDrums in style: Ethnic2Beat^3-a:Snare , b:Snare, HiHat


Heinzelmenchen


Boy that tune really picks you up. Excellent song Super playing Graham
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#448809 - 01/03/18 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Thanks Scott, it was a blast doin that one
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Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#449295 - 01/05/18 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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That'll get you up in the morning!! Like 2 shots of espresso in a song! Enjoyed! Take care. Greg

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#449419 - 01/06/18 02:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Thanks Greg appreciate the listen
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Graham............

Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#450818 - 01/13/18 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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I enjoyed hearing the beautiful lead while listening to the backing accordions. Very enjoyable.

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#450880 - 01/13/18 12:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Thanks Marty, Delighted to here you enjoyed it
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Graham............

Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#450901 - 01/13/18 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Graham,

I was seeing your fingers flying... then saw the "pygmies" tag and saw tiny dancing feet!
Nice interplay with rhythmn and lead accordions.
Keep up the squeezebox fun you bring to us here.

Robert

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#450905 - 01/13/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Excellent music and super performance Graham

This sound makes me happy

Sergio
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#450928 - 01/13/18 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Graham,

I was seeing your fingers flying... then saw the "pygmies" tag and saw tiny dancing feet!
Nice interplay with rhythmn and lead accordions.
Keep up the squeezebox fun you bring to us here.

Robert



Thanks Robert, will try & come up with some more livlier tunes soon I hope
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Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#450937 - 01/13/18 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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I know I say it every time, but I really do love the sound of an accordion! I wish more people played it, but I've been told it's quite difficult to play. Perhaps that's why.

Thanks for keeping the accordion alive, even if only through the use of RealTracks!
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#450987 - 01/13/18 09:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Hello, Graham

Very fun!
The accordion's sprint is amazing.
This tune reminds me of the German style beer restaurant near my house.
Accordion polka is always flowing as background music there.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#451001 - 01/13/18 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Hi Graham.
This is certainly lively.
Your spirited playing lifts my day.
Cheers.
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#451007 - 01/13/18 11:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Graham

Superb playing!

Peter

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#451249 - 01/15/18 06:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Loved this polka, Graham, reminds me so much of the little elves in the windows of the stores in Bamberg, Germany.

Marty

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#451429 - 01/16/18 02:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Graham

Very fun!
The accordion's sprint is amazing.
This tune reminds me of the German style beer restaurant near my house.
Accordion polka is always flowing as background music there.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi




Thanks for the kind comments Shigeki
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Graham............

Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#451949 - 01/18/18 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: RichMac]
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So glad my music cheered you up
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Graham............

Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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#454340 - 01/29/18 04:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: furry]
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Graham, I just sent my New Jersey granddaughter the book The Elves of Cologne, and to accompany it I sent her parents a link to this music. Thank you! - Marty

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#454499 - 01/29/18 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Accordion polka Heinzelmenchen [Re: Marty Sorensen]
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Originally Posted By: Marty Sorensen
Graham, I just sent my New Jersey granddaughter the book The Elves of Cologne, and to accompany it I sent her parents a link to this music. Thank you! - Marty


Oh thanks Marty, lovely comment
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Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

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