Learn Blues Accordion

A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering
the Blue

Learn Blues Accordion is a unique method book which includes 34 blues compositions and numerous exercises that will help you master the blues. The material increases in difficulty as new concepts and techniques are introduced.

Explore blues scales, chord progressions and learn common blues techniques such as grace notes, slides, pedal points, double stops and tremolos. Left hand accompanying rhythmic styles include boogie-woogie, the blues shuffle, New Orleans and walking bass lines. The  book also features exercises on comping chords in common blues keys using various rhythmic patterns.

Accompanying audio is recorded in stereo format, separating the left and right hands.

Available in hard copy and eBook.

                

 

 

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The Mighty Accordion

The Complete Guide to Mastering
Left Hand Bass/Chord Patterns

For the beginner, the first few chapters assume little or no knowledge of the instrument and teach how to play simple accompaniment patterns.

For the intermediate player, numerous exercises using the major, minor, seventh and diminshed chords are included to develop skill in executing various bass/chord accompaniment patterns.

For the advanced player, latter chapters present exercises on chord combinations needed to play sixth, minor seventh, major seventh, ninth and other advanced chords. 

Throughout the book, explanations are offered on the workings of the instrument and relevant music theory. Play along with companion audio of the book’s exercises played at both a slow and moderate tempo.

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. 

Available in hard copy and eBook.

            

100 Irish Tunes

For Piano accordion

An extensive collection of Irish reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas arranged for the piano accordion. Contains many common session tunes, with over 20 transcribed from the recordings of master musicians who play the keyboard accordion, Irish button box or the concertina, including Jimmy Keane, Phil Cunningham, Karen Tweed and others.

Written with the beginner as well as the advanced player in mind, the arrangements are complete with ornamentation, fingering, left hand notation and chord symbols. 

Appropriate for any G clef instrument. 

Companion audio includes 21 of the tunes featured in the book.

Available in hard copy and eBook.

          

100 Tunes for Piano Accordion

From French Canadian, Cape Breton, Scottish, Shetland, New England and Southern Old Time Traditions

An extensive collection of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas from the French Canadian, Cape Breton, Scottish, Shetland, New England and Southern Old Time traditions arranged for the piano accordion. 

Written with the beginner as well as the advanced player in mind, the arrangements are complete with ornamentation, fingering, left hand notation and chord symbols. 

Appropriate for any G clef instrument.

Available in hard copy and eBook.