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Polka Party
Join and a polka or set that includes a Polka..any tempo
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Sorry for stone stare..got interested in a Mockingbird thats nested close chasing around a crow.  mocking birds are like the Bruce Lee of song birds..

anyway... here is Jer (or Ger) the rigger.  saved by the phone call at the end..lol

Jer The Rigger

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That was great. I don't have glasses that work for the distance from my sitting and the music stand yet, so I will have to wait a while and then look for a polka. If I can find one I can do, I will join. 

Hey, no apologies necessary for watching the Mockingbird. One of my favorites. I have a couple here. I was outside sitting under. tree and listening to tree frogs, crows, monkeys, etc, all from the mockingbirds. It was great! I recorded one decades go. It was fantastic. 

Anyway, back to your polka, wonderful party theme. 

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Mouse said
That was great. I don't have glasses that work for the distance from my sitting and the music stand yet, so I will have to wait a while and then look for a polka. If I can find one I can do, I will join. 

Hey, no apologies necessary for watching the Mockingbird. One of my favorites. I have a couple here. I was outside sitting under. tree and listening to tree frogs, crows, monkeys, etc, all from the mockingbirds. It was great! I recorded one decades go. It was fantastic. 

Anyway, back to your polka, wonderful party theme. 

  

Thanks Mouse!

no problem.. its here for whenever

EGANS polka is probably one of the more approachable ones.  Its usually one the of the first ones introduced.  Whichever one and whoever decides to look one up..alot of times theyll have alot of 16th notes...not gonna split hairs about time signatures or anything but...just imagine everything lowered by a time value and its easier..was for me anyway.  16th as an eighth...eighth as a quarter.  so one..  maybe helpful or possibly more confusing..

im painting front porch railings..we have ferns hanging up and everyone of them has nest in them...talk about an operation when trying to pressure wash.  lol..

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@iFIDDLE -

Laughing Until Tooth Falls Off EmoticonsVERY Entertaining! 

Great "Ger The Rigger" - like that tune! 

Thought I had something for this party so I could join right in, but...

Pulling My Hair Smiley I only know POLSKAS! 

...used to think they were the same thing, but just looked them up & they're NOT - Polkas are 2/4 and most Polskas are 3/4.  That's a big difference! 

I'll join in - just give me a little time.

Found a few Polkas I want to learn, even though I'll probably make them sound like a Jig or something. (lol) 

- Emily 

PS. not so sure if I saw a Northern Mockingbird or a Catbird out back - I need to start keeping binoculars handy. (lol) 

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I have binoculars right on my coffee table. Actually got them decades go when I heard the first mocking bird. They are so delicate and graceful looking to me. 

Okay, This is a party room for Polkas, just wanted to get the topic back. LOL 

Greg, I am going to look for a version of that polka you mentioned for violin, viola and cello. When, or if, I find it, it might be a ballad. 😂🤪

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Found the sheet music, and some "American Polka" sheet music. When I get the new prescription and glasses to fill it, I will work on it. 

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Google IMSLP POLKAS

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@iFIDDLE Great playing!  Gotta go get me a polka now. . .

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Thank you @elcbk and @SharonC !

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Google IMSLP POLKAS

  

hey any from that list will work! 

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great playing greg, you have set your own standards high, didnt notice at first that you had posted a vid, and I have never heard that one before. I will have to get a polka together, i only know one and I posted that here a few weeks back.

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stringy said
great playing greg, you have set your own standards high, didnt notice at first that you had posted a vid, and I have never heard that one before. I will have to get a polka together, i only know one and I posted that here a few weeks back.

  

eh..standards?  lol.. thank you though! .  was thinking, as usual, irish polka but hey..any style would work.. certainly doesnt have to be irish.  

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by standards I mean your standard of playing, every time I hear you, you have improved. By the way I love the phone going off, made me laugh, normally my missus walks in just as I have recorded something perfect, and then when I do it again its rubbish;)

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You two are funny.

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Or how about a Zwiefacher?

Not a lot in IMSLP, though.

https://ks4.imslp.net/files/im.....efache.pdf

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Gordon Shumway said
Or how about a Zwiefacher?

Not a lot in IMSLP, though.

https://ks4.imslp.net/files/im.....efache.pdf

  

yes sir!  bring the Zwiefacher to the party!  

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@stringy  saw your reply... some of tunes come easier than others i guess.  thank you for the encouragement! hopefully I am progressing.  good to hear that.

yes as you suspected that was a phone call from the CEO... had some last minute directions and stuff!  lol

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This Polka Party is so cool. I used to dance to polkas with my sisters at the local Sportsman club when there were weddings and picnics there, when I was really young. Never danced when I got older. So much fun and such happy music. 

Does anyone else have a polka that they can play and share?

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Have one posted in a week greg, I have just learned john ryans tonight and will have to polish it a touch, just put new strings on as well didnt ralise how bad the others were, hadnt changed them in over a year, fiddle sounds amazing now completely different, I am off to london in a coiple of days and will post the vid when I come back.

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stringy said
Have one posted in a week greg, I have just learned john ryans tonight and will have to polish it a touch, just put new strings on as well didnt ralise how bad the others were, hadnt changed them in over a year, fiddle sounds amazing now completely different, I am off to london in a coiple of days and will post the vid when I come back.

  

alright..sounds good!  ill seal up the chips and put the dips back in fridge...drinks should stay cold in the cooler.. united_kingdom-4178us-4240

have a good trip!  

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john ryans, dennis murphys, bill sullivans, britches full of stitches, egans  are a few common ones irish wise.  at least it seems here.  

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Here you go greg not bothered polishing it like I was going to as I am not going to have time, not added any ornaments either but still I am now officially a party crasher

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