The classic tutor book for D/G melodeon written by Dave Mallinson. This book will take you from absolute beginners stage through to playing simple tunes with bass accompaniment. Easy to understand lessons, very informative throughout. A must for all beginners.There is a C.D available to accompany this book.
Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. Soundtrack CD also available.
Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the English concertina. Learn 87 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs.
Mick Bramich presents a systematic approach to playing the C/G Anglo concertina, Irish style. Many people buy or acquire an Anglo concertina and find that it is less intuitive to play than it first appears. What is needed is a systematic approach and, at last, here it is.
Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs
Outstanding arrangements of more than 20 beloved classical pieces: Barcarolle • Funeral March of a Marionette • Für Elise • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring • La donna e mobile • Polovtsian Dance Theme • Pomp and Circumstance • The Sleeping Beauty Waltz • Theme from Swan Lake • Trumpet Voluntary • and more.
This book starts at rock bottom by answering the question, "What is an Anglo concertina?" Mick describes the differences found from one Anglo to another, teaches you to play the common scales, and starts with simple tunes before attempting slightly more advanced ones. Mick also has a small useful section on maintenance. This book is written for the C/G Anglo concertina, which is the most common.
David Hanrahan is a well-known and respected exponent of accordion music and he uses his experience to bring you an sagacious and informative guide to playing the accordion. Using a Question and Answer format, and by concentrating on the most frequently asked questions, he gives confidence to a developing beginner. All the fundamental skills are covered in this book, from playing first notes and adding bass notes to the function of the air valve and bellows action. With illustrations, music theory and general tips, The Box is a perfect start for those wanting to learn the accordion and provides source of early and easy repertoire pieces.
A complete set of professionally recorded examples are included to help you capture that authentic Celtic character.
This fine collection of traditional music introduces dance tunes from various regions of Britain, Ireland and North America They are all excellent tunes, well-known and popular, but not over-played, hackneyed or obscure. Most of the tunes can be heard on recordings by notable bands and personalities, they are all currently in use by traditional musicians and are regularly played at concerts, dances and pub sessions. All of the tunes introduce some aspect of melodeon playing.
Dave Mallinson never had the luxury of a satisfactory D/G melodeon tuition book. He is completely self taught. Knowledge has been hard won by trial and error, through endless hours of practice, playing innumerable gigs and taking part in countless traditional music sessions. Dave has condensed the tricks, techniques and ideas, slowly amassed throughout five decades of melodeon experience, into this book and CD, ensuring you reach your musical destination in the optimum time.
The Mighty Accordion is a truly unique and much-needed guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. A comprehensive collection of progressive exercises guide the student in learning and mastering bass/chord patterns. Please Note; Now Includes Online Audio only
Nick Barber has been part of traditional English music sessions up and down the country for many years. His copious notes have resulted in this tune book suitable for any melody instrument (fiddle, accordion, tinwhistle, recorder, etc.). The tunes are accurately transcribed, referring to original sources wherever possible.
Bal Folk contains 214 tunes, mostly from Central France and will be of interest to anyone who enjoys playing French music, or playing for French dancing. The tunes are suitable for melodeon, fiddle and accordion, and many will fit within the range of bagpipes and hurdy gurdy.
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.
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.
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.
Using just six bass notes and six major chords, this book is written specifically for the beginners traditional "12-bass accordion," but the pieces can also be played on more elaborate instruments. After just one page of technical notes, this book offers 27 easy solos.