Button Accordion Tutor Books

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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.


How to Play the Button Accordion & Song Book provides instruction on this unique folk instrument. In addition to a great collection of songs, you'll get insights on understanding the instrument, transposing keys, finding melodies, providing backup, creating unique arrangements, and building a repertoire. The material can be applied to both one and two-row button accordions (a.k.a. melodeons) and will be helpful to new and experienced players alike.