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 Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs
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.
This method, which can be used for any size of instrument, from 12 to 120 bass takes the student rapidly through the fundamentals in a manner to establish self-confidence from the first lesson. This book presents a new and scientifically correct program for mastering finger technique, enabling the accordionist to acquire the brilliant technique of the professional player far more rapidly than by indiscriminate and haphazard practice. Included also is a neasily understood course in Keyboard Harmony and its adaptation in harmonizing melodies and playing effectively from piano and violon music. Finally, this method contains a series of carefully graded and edited solos embracing all forms of music from Swing-Boogie to the Classics.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
A clearly written method for learning the English concertina, with the aid of diagrams and an easy-to-follow text. Fingering charts and photographs throughout. Contains a section of tunes with fingering for each note. Concertina Care and maintenance is also covered. Excellent value.
Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backing track!. Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you play your Accordion.
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.
An album with new compositions written in the style of Irish, Scottish and English folk music featuring an array of jigs, reels, hornpipes and strathspeys. As a bonus the book contains an inserted part; a second line for recorder, flute, violin, accordion or other melody instrument. The CD has been recorded live by experienced musicians and is very appealing. The demo tracks evoke the right mood, while each example is followed by play-along tracks featuring the fine accompaniment and the second part: it’s a real joy to play along.
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.