In Style Chameleon you will find a selection of appealing pieces for the beginner accordionist. They progress in difficulty: from easy to intermediate. Different styles are featured in this book, from blues and boogie woogie, to rock and disco. There’s even room for Slavonic folk music and a touch of romance: indeed, there’s plenty of variation – hence the title! The enclosed CD contains demo and play-along versions for the accompaniment of one or two accordionists.
Tango: A ballroom dance of Latin-American origin characterized by long pauses and stylized body positions. This musical form was subsequently adopted by other countries, primarily France, Spain and Italy. Many prominent composers have applied it to a wide variety of compositions. Using piano scores in both the Latin-American and Spanish rhythmic traditions, Gary Dahl has skillfully compiled and arranged French Tangos for Accordion. The music in this anthology was originally published from the late 1930's to 60's and is characterized by its romanticism, rich harmonies, and emotive melodies. These arrangements are orchestral in nature, befitting the accordion's various timbresand capabilities. In standard notation. Includes access to audio online.
44 well-known double jigs, hornpipes, songs and reels for Irish piano accordion, including lyrics. Titles include East at Glendart; Gillians Apples; The Pride of Leinster; The Rights of Man; The Showman's Fancy; The Valley of Knockanure; and more. All arrangements are written on the grand staff and include complete lyrics. A fabulous Irish repertoire sourcebook!
Karen's mastery of the piano accordion defies belief. She has prepared a beautiful selection of Irish session tunes, suitable for all instruments, with chords, tips and anecdotes. It includes her own versions of several of her favourites along with a healthy selection of session standards.There are two C.D' s available to accompany this book, 'Drops of Springwater' and 'The Silver Spire'.
Colours of the World is a varied, swinging collection of pieces each of which has its own colour. They include not only tango, blues, tex mex and Cuban but also house, Balkan and folk. To be able to play the pieces well you will need to have some playing experience; sometimes the third position is used and vibrato is also desirable. However, these fourteen pieces are relatively easy to play and you will gain much pleasure from them. Great attention has been paid to the accompaniment on the CD - the musicians are specialists in their field, so each piece has its own original atmosphere.
Within this edition you will find original arrangements of the best-loved Christmas songs, spanning four centuries of musical development. From the traditional old English lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen which dates back to the 15th century, to the ever-beloved Jingle Bells of the 19th century...everyone's traditional favorites are contained in this special volume for accordion.
A great solo book for the accordion player who is just beginning. In the tradition of the "Fun With" series, Fun with the Accordion provides a wide range of favorites in both the folk and light classic styles, including polkas, ragtime, bluegrass, Dixieland, and songs from many lands. All the selections were carefully arranged to provide a full accordion sound.
Nineteen favourite traditional Mexican songs arranged for piano accordion solo. No matter how long you've been playing, these tunes will be a delight to play. The author has included registration markings indicating low, middle, or high reeds. Intermediate in difficulty, these tunes are playable on any size accordion.
Italian Folk Dances for Accordion focuses on ten of the most known and popular dance styles. These beginning-intermediate pieces feature the polka, tarantella, mazurka and many more dance styles which offers a nice addition to any players repertoire. These pieces are great for solo or recital material for any accordion player.
This rousing accordion solo collection contains 58 favorites from Europe, South America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries. Titles are shown in both their respective native languages and in English. All selections are written on the grand staff and suggested accompaniment chords are provided.
collection of 15 original accordion solos by the renowned Nordic accordion champion, composer and arranger, Hildegunn Johansen. All titles in Norwegian with English translations. A great addition to any accordionist’s repertoire! Intermediate in difficulty
Cajun Spice is an exciting, lively, joyful recording of some of the finest Cajun music available featuring many of today's great Cajun artists. The Rounder Recording features many of today's Cajun artists. Included are renditions by Bruce Daigrepont, D.L. Menard, Jo-El Sonnier, Beusoleil, the Balfa Brothers, Octa Clark and the Dixie Ramblers, Eddie LeJeune, and Michael Doucet. In this special keyboard accordion edition, each song is transcribed into a rousing Cajun accordion solo.