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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.