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.
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.
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.
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.