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Backing Tracks

This video should be of interest to any accordion players looking to try something new or interested in adding a new dimension to their playing.

Attention Accordion Players

Backing tracks available for over 125 songs. Set yourself apart from other accordion players. Sound like a professional playing in front of professional sounding backup .Go beyond the stereo typed polkas and waltzes, and play some Country, Beach Boys, Elvis, Beatles and other very cool non traditional accordion music. Includes an mp3 along with corresponding notes for $5.00 per song. If you might be interested in learning to play with back tracks Request a list of available songs.

Yesteryear

yesteryear

The year was 1965. Playing with Arthur Moses (Saxophone), Jacques Leclerc (Drums) and my brother John Smrke (Guitar).

Where Is Your Heart - The Song From Moulin Rouge

"The Song from Moulin Rouge" (also known as "Where Is Your Heart") is a popular song that first appeared in the 1952 film Moulin Rouge. The music was written by Georges Auric. The original French lyrics were by Jacques Larue, the English words by William Engvick. The most popular version of the song was made by Percy Faith's Orchestra, with a vocal by Felicia Sanders. It first reached the Billboard chart on March 28, 1953 and lasted 24 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 1 and spent ten weeks at the top. This version finished as the No. 1 song for 1953, according to Billboard.

The Etiquette Of Jamming

If you’re going to take part in a jam session there’s a certain etiquette which should be understood; which will make for a better jam session for all concerned.
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Sitting In On A Jam Session

The jam sessions that I attend in Florida usually feature anywhere from 8 to 20 musicians , playing various instruments, seated in a semi circle. It’s interesting to note that sometimes up to 300 people will come just to watch and be entertained.
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