Balkan party music in Seattle

Posts made in April, 2018

Balkan sheet music from Balkanarama

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Balkan Sheet Music | 16 comments

Balkan sheet music from Balkanarama

Music transcribed by Michael Gordon

Starting with the beloved song Makedonsko devojce, here will grow a collection of sheet music for songs from the southern Balkans that I’ve transcribed over the years. Almost all will be from the repertoire of Balkanarama, the Seattle dance band that I helped start in 1997. The sheet music is in high-resolution PDF format and is available to musicians anywhere for free. I’ll add two songs a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, with occasional bonus tunes. Enjoy!

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Makedonsko devojce

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in 7/8, Balkan Sheet Music | 1 comment

One of the most popular Macedonian songs ever recorded declares that there is no girl in the world more beautiful than a Macedonian girl. We play it in 7/8 lesnoto rhythm.

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