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Character of the Music and the Dance

Polka is all about being joyful and having fun. There is a natural bounce that gallops the dancers around the floor. Interesting foot work and weaving in and out of an assortment of positions are common in this style of dance.

Common Instruments

Drum, Guitar, Zither, Accordion, Trumpet, Clarinet

Rhytmical Themes

The constant beat in the music is either a thumping sound from a drum, bass, or horn. Its a gentle Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom with embellishments in the background such as the Accordion.

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Sample Descriptions

The music here is high energy and has a very happy mood. The tempo is fairly fast paced and the accordion accents the Polka flavor.

A more classical recording of Polka music, The constant and fast Boom---Tick back beats are complimented by high energy

Very defined sounds in this song, embracing the Polka character with that nice even pace, instruments, and it is even singing about Polka!

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