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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Original and traditional tunes in the continental style for Accordion including: Say I Do, April Waltz, Eiffel Tower, Spanish Jenny, Two French Waltzes, Valiakainen-Merimes, Nuevo Brazil, Halloween and more.
Includes access to online audio. The song Che Lia Lia is featured only on the audio.
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.