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100 Irish Tunes for Piano Accordion
by David DiGiuseppe. Beginning-Intermediate. From Apples in Winter to The Wise Maid, this collection of Irish jigs, reels, and polkas provides beginning to advanced players with a wealth of traditional Irish music for solo keyboard accordion. This collection includes a number of tunes transcribed from recordings of not only the keyboard accordion, but also the Irish button box and concertina. Herein too are many of the author's own arrangements.
Book/CD Set (97211BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786636044

15 Louisiana Cajun Classics for Piano Accordion
by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. This book represents breakthrough arranging for Cajun accordion styles and can be performed on both piano and diatonic button accordions. The grade level is intermediate and follows the original 15 Louisiana Cajun Classics recording from Arhoolie accurately with added variations and fiddle solos. If you want to learn Cajun stylings or start your own Cajun band, this is the book you need!
Book (97028) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635542

Accordion Music from Around the World
by Frank Zucco. Beginning-Intermediate. This rousing accordion solo collection contains 58 favorites from Europe, South America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries. Titles are shown in both their respective native languages and in English. All selections are written on the grand staff and suggested accompaniment chords are provided.
Book (94834) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9781562225629

Acordeon Vol. 3, Spanish Only
by Enrique Martinez, taught by Cuco Mendoza. Beginning. This advanced course presents an exciting and challenging step into more complex fills and ornaments, allowing you to play rhythms such as charanga, chotis (redoba), bolero, balada and more. Includes instruction for both keyboard and button accordion. In Spanish only.
DVD (AC3D) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9781928827559

El Acordeón Completo
by Rogelio Maya. Beginning. Learn how to play button accordion like a professional! This book reveals the secrets of how to play all the possible combinations of scales and chords in the Norteno or Tejano style, as well as tuning your accordion. Whether you want to start a musical career, or just to play some songs for your friends, search no more! This method is the easy way to learn for any age or musical level. In Spanish only.
Book (MM400) $21.95 ISBN 13: 9781928827344

Airs For Pairs
by Matt Seattle. Beginning. This book contains twenty-one of the most popular traditional melodies, both dance tunes and song airs, from around Britain and Ireland. Each tune is arranged with a harmony part for a second melody instrument as well as an optional chord accompaniment for guitar, piano etc..
Book (AD101) $15.00 ISBN 13: 9781899512706

100 Tunes for Piano Accordion
by David DiGiuseppe. Intermediate. 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.
Book (97210) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786648009

Absolute Beginners Concertina
by Mick Bramich. Beginning. 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.
Book (AO101) $11.45 ISBN 13: 9780953783700

All-American Concertina Album
by Alan Lochhead. Multiple Levels. This is the Concertina book for anyone who wants to play classic ragtime, marches, and popular themes, arranged for the 30-button Anglo Concertina. Each piece is carefully chosen for its playability on the Anglo-Chromatic concertina.
Book (21101) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786679225

Acordeon Vol. 1, Spanish Only
taught by Cuco Mendoza and Enrique Martinez. Beginning. This excellent course assures you a successful start in the Norteño or Tejano styles. With multiple camera angles, accordion, this course illustrates scales, chords, and ornamentation in slow and easy-to-follow formats. In Spanish only.
DVD (AC1D) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9781928827535

110 Irish Button Accordion Tunes, Volume 1
collected by Dave Munnelly. BeginningIntermediate. 110 Irish Button Accordion Tunes specially chosen by Dave Munnelly. Includes reels, jigs and a selection of lively barn dances. Make the music come alive with this superb CD learning tool, featuring all 110 of Ireland's Best Button Accordion Tunes.
Book/CD Set (WM1380CD) $36.95 ISBN 13: 9781857201956

Acordeon Licks, Vol. 1
by Rogelio Maya. Intermediate. Finally, an accordion book thats chock full of the hottest and most popular licks today! Clear diagrams and text combined with a demonstration DVD make this the most complete and instructive lesson book of its kind. SPANISH ONLY.
Book+DVD (MM402) $21.95 ISBN 13: 9781928827917

Balkan Melodies for Accordion
by Dr. Frances M. Irwin. Intermediate. This is a collection of 42 wellknown Balkan songs arranged for easy to intermediate accordion. Chords are provided to facilitate improvising. Includes a familiar and interesting Hungarian czardas.
Book (95986) $10.95 ISBN 13: 9780786620326

Accordion Mastering The Art
by Murray Grainger. Multiple Levels. Possibly the most important accordion tuition DVD you will ever watch on accordion technique! In our opinion this is the best accordion tuition DVD written in the English language and a must for any piano accordion player wishing to take the next steps towards improvement. On this accordion DVD, renowned accordion teacher Murray Grainger works with student Lesley Dolman, to provide a live audience with a valuable insight into how to improve their command of the piano accordion.
DVD (FA14453) $34.95 UPC: 880992144537

Acordeon Vol. 2, Spanish Only
taught by Cuco Mendoza and Enrique Martinez. Beginning. With this second course, you continue learning the accordion and the major and minor chords. In addition, you will learn to play rhythms and popular fills in songs and rhythms such as polka, zapateado, waltz, cumbia, and many more. You will see every movement clearly on the your TV screen. In Spanish only.
DVD (AC2D) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9781928827542

110 Irish Concertina Tunes, Volume 1
Advanced. 110 Irish Concertina Tunes specially chosen by Aogán Lynch. Includes reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and slides. The superb CD learning tool features all 110 of the tunes from the book and are individually tracked for instant access.
Book/CD Set (WM1381CD) $36.95 ISBN 13: 9781857201932

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Band Swing
edited by Pete Mac. Intermediate. An indispensible source book for musicians playing in folk dance bands, who need suitable, playable tunes which work well together. The tunes have been written out in a straight forward way with chord symbols included. On pages labelled as Reels, Polkas, Jigs, Hornpipes or Waltzes, individual tunes can be played from top to bottom as a sequence of similar tunes.
Book (A178) $17.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512560

Canciones Para Acordeon Vol. 1
taught by Cuco Mendoza. Beginning. This innovative DVD teaches you how to play songs in the popular style called "Norteno." Using a 3row button accordion, each song is clearly demonstrated in slow and normal tempo, with camera close-ups, so that you can quickly learn to play with confidence. You'll also learn ornaments, introductions, progressions and more. In Spanish only.
DVD (CAC1D) $19.95 UPC: 667749329061

Clifton Chenier - King of Zydeco
by Clifton Chenier transcribed by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. This collection of 15 accordion arrangements of tunes by Clifton Chenier (1925-1987) clearly demonstrates why he is known as the undisputed King of Zydeco music. Written for the piano accordion as opposed to the Cajun button accordion, all of the selections in this book are transcribed from Chenier's 19651987 recordings on Arhoolie Records. The featured tunes are: "Ain't No Need of Cryin'" "Tu le Ton Son Ton," "I'm Coming Home," "Jole Blonde," "Calinda," "Louisiana TwoStep," "Ay, Ai, Ai," "Louisiana Blues," "Black Gal," "Big Momou," "I'm on the Wonder," "Zydeco Cha Cha," "I'm a Hog for You," "Zydeco et Pas Sale," and "Black Snake Blues.
Book (96616) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786628384

Chord Melody Method for Accordion
by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. A breakthrough course that will teach you to quickly learn all of the chords used in today's music and to apply their harmonic applications professionally to any lead sheet. Imagine possessing the ability to develop and compose a professional-sounding arrangement on the spot while improvising confidently as needed! The average dedicated student will become proficient in 6 to 12 months and will experience a dramatic improvement in all areas of musicianship.
Book/CD Set (97343BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786657322

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Nick Barber's English Choice
by Nick Barber. Beginning-Intermediate. 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.).
Book (A189) $17.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512614

Canciones para Acordeon Vol. 2
taught by Cuco Mendoza. Beginning. Now you can play your favorite songs on the 3-row button accordion. With this DVD you'll learn to play songs in the authentic Tex-Mex norteno style in no time. In this DVD, Cuco Mendoza teaches several songs in a step-by-step method. In Spanish only.
DVD (CAC2D) $19.95 UPC: 667749330067

Complete Works of Guido Deiro
edited by Henry Doktorski. Intermediate. Count Guido Deiro (1886-1950), Italianborn composer and accordion virtuoso. Deiro was a major force in the popularization of the accordion in the early 20th century. Concert accordionist and scholar Henry Doktorski has transcribed and edited all of Deiro's original music for accordion--45 pieces including waltzes, rags, marches, polkas, fox trots, tangos, and popular Deiro favorites: My Florence Waltz, Egypto Fantasia, Sharpshooter's March, and the Broadway hit, Kismet.
Book (21651) $25.00 ISBN 13: 9780786678259

Clifton Chenier - King of Zydeco
by Clifton Chenier. Intermediate. These 15 selections, drawn from Clifton Chenier's various Arhoolie releases, constitute his most popular recordings from 1965 to 1987, when he reigned supreme as the King of Louisiana Zydeco music. Note that 10 of the 15 songs on the CD are transcribed in the accompanying book, 96616 "Clifton Chenier: The King of Zydeco."
Compact Disc (96616CD) $15.98 ISBN 13: 9780786617791

Cafe Accordion
by Dan Newton, transcribed by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. 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.
Book/CD Set (97112BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786634316

Canciones para Acordeon Vol. 3
taught by Cuco Mendoza. Beginning. For 3-row button accordion. In volume three of this three-volume series Cuco Mendoza teaches the following songs stepby-step: La Cacahuata; El Sube y Baja; Alta y Delgadita; Los Dos Amigos; Los Peres; Caminos De Guanajuato; El Chive; 8 El Quelite; Valente Quintero; Maquina 501; Durango Durango; Simon Blanco & Las Mananitas. In Spanish only.
DVD (CAC3D) $19.95 UPC: 667749331064

Clifton Chenier - King of Zydeco
by Clifton Chenier transcribed by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. This collection of 15 accordion arrangements of tunes by Clifton Chenier (1925-1987) clearly demonstrates why he is known as the undisputed King of Zydeco music. Written for the piano accordion as opposed to the Cajun button accordion, all of the selections in this book are transcribed from Chenier's 19651987 recordings on Arhoolie Records. Dix Bruce contributes a fine essay on the colorful life of Clifton Chenier.
Book/CD Set (96616BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786665945

The Concertina Maintenance Manual
by David D. Elliott. Multiple Levels. This second edition is both simply written and clearly illustrated by a person who is both an experienced technical engineer as well as a 'concertina tinker'. The topics covered range from fault-finding charts, basic examination and purchase advice through the common service and repair jobs and techniques to some of the more sensitive reed work. The manual has been considerably expanded from the first edition in both the breadth of topics covered as well as the depth of the coverage in each case.
Book (AO110) $18.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512676

Cajun Spice for Accordion
arranged by Larry Hallar in conjunction with Rounder Records. Intermediate. Cajun Spice is an exciting, lively, joyful recording of some of the finest Cajun music available featuring many of today's great Cajun artists. The Rounder Recording features many of today's Cajun artists. Included are renditions by Bruce Daigrepont, D.L. Menard, Jo-El Sonnier, Beusoleil, the Balfa Brothers, Octa Clark and the Dixie Ramblers, Eddie LeJeune, and Michael Doucet. In this special keyboard accordion edition, each song is transcribed into a rousing Cajun accordion solo.
Book (95711) $14.99 ISBN 13: 9780786616886

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Conjunto Button Accordion
taught by Joe Torres. Beginning. It is the three-row button accordion that gives Tex-Mex music its unique sound. Now for the first time anywhere, you can learn to play in the authentic Norteno style. Beginning with basic scales and chords, Joe Torres shows you how to play this engaging instrument step-by-step.
DVD (95586DVD) $14.95 UPC: 796279084505

Danse ce soir Fiddle and Accordion Music of Quebec
by Laurie Hart and Greg Sandell. BeginningIntermediate. A collection of 122 traditional and composed tunes by a wide variety of quebecois players and composers, the broadest and most informative collection of quebecois repertoire available to date. The text, in both French and English, gives extensive background information about the repertoire and history of instrumental dance music in Quebec, an analysis of the fiddle, accordion, guitar and piano style, and biographies of the musicians.
Book (98118) $29.95 ISBN 13: 9780786657681

Deluxe Accordion Method
by Frank Zucco. Multiple Levels. Based on 50 years of teaching and performing on the accordion, Mr. Zucco has provided us with a complete and thorough accordion method for children.á In this single volume, three levels of clear, easy-to-understand instruction teach music reading and playing from the very beginning, supplemented by original solos and arrangements.
Book (93969) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780871667823

Easy Accordion Solos
transcribed by Michel Lorin. BeginningIntermediate. This collection presents 39 lively French and American tunes for piano accordion, with companion CD providing backup only for 27 of the songs. Because this book is a reprint of a French edition, the Solfege system is used for indicating left hand buttons (Do, Re, Mi instead of C, D, E, etc.), but chord symbols are also given in the standard letter-name format.
Book/CD Set (98105BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786646968

Matt Cunningham's Dance Music of Ireland
by Matt Cunningham edited by David J. Taylor. Intermediate. Matt Cunningham is internationally recognized as one of Ireland's finest exponents of Irish traditional music today. His recordings, The Dance Music of Ireland series, are an extensive and invaluable resource for dancers. This book offers the reader the chance to become more intimate with the dance tunes.
Book (A183) $18.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512454

Easy Peasy Tunes
compiled by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. This book of 101 easy tunes for any melody instrument has been compiled to give beginners and novices an accessible source of easy tunes. These easy but interesting tunes will give enormous pleasure to both player and listener. Only 14 notes are required to play all 101 tunes, which include folk melodies and Irish tunes.
Book (A187) $13.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512638

Danse ce soir - Fiddle and Accordion Music of Quebec
by Laurie Hart and Greg Sandell. BeginningIntermediate. A collection of 122 traditional and composed tunes by a wide variety of quebecois players and composers, the broadest and most informative collection of quebecois repertoire available to date. The text, in both French and English, gives extensive background information about the repertoire and history of instrumental dance music in Quebec, an analysis of the fiddle, accordion, guitar and piano style, and biographies of the musicians.
Book/CD Set (98118BCD) $44.95 ISBN 13: 9780786666300

Deluxe Accordion Method
by Frank Zucco. Multiple Levels. Based on 50 years of teaching and performing on the accordion, Mr. Zucco has provided us with a complete and thorough accordion method for children. In this single volume, three levels of clear, easy-to-understand instruction teach music reading and playing from the very beginning, supplemented by original solos and arrangements.
Book+DVD (93969DP) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786677511

Easy Peasy Tunes
by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. This CD of 101 easy tunes is the soundtrack to the book of the same name. It features all of the tunes in the book recorded by the author on melodeon with guitar accompaniment.
Compact Disc (A188) $16.45 UPC: 796279089555

The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners
by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. This recording has been produced as a companion soundtrack to the book of the same title. Every musical example is recorded, providing a valuable guide for students of the instrument.
Compact Disc (A102) $16.45 UPC: 796279091091

Deluxe Concertina Book
by Frank Converse. Multiple Levels. An extremely well-written method for 20-key, German-style concertina. One of the best books of its kind available. Written in the key of C.
Book (93758) $10.95 ISBN 13: 9780871668691

Danse ce soir - Fiddle and Accordion Music of Quebec
by Laurie Hart and Greg Sandell. BeginningIntermediate. A collection of 122 traditional and composed tunes by a wide variety of quebecois players and composers, the broadest and most informative collection of quebecois repertoire available to date. The text in both French and English gives extensive background information about the repertoire and history of instrumental dance music in Quebec, an analysis of the fiddle, accordion, guitar and piano style, and biographies of the musicians.
Compact Disc (98118CD) $15.98 UPC: 796279076777

English Country Dance Tunes
by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. The tunes are suitable for every instrument associated with traditional music, and only 14 notes are required to play them all. They are eminently suitable for playing at country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs and most have been recorded by notable bands and personalities. After selecting all the common tunes that have their own dance, the emphasis was on choosing a varied selection of genres, time signatures and tune lengths required for a good night's dancing.
Book (AM302) $17.00 ISBN 13: 9781899512645

The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners
by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. The aim of this book is to get students off to the best possible start on the D/G melodeon (accordion), by presenting information that might otherwise take years to accumulate. This book is written for the tworow D/G button accordion with eight bass buttons. It contains lots of useful information about the different types of button accordions, music reading basics, and many tunes for practice.
Book (A101) $14.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512010

Easiest Accordion Book
by Neil Griffin. Beginning. 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.
Book (95731) $4.95 ISBN 13: 9780786617845

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English Pub Session Tunes
by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. In this book you'll find the holy grail of pub session tunes, the very backbone and life blood of the English traditional music scene. You'll observe that many of the tunes aren't exactly English but within these pages you'll find the repertoire that crops time and time again. A sizable proportion of the tunes have been made popular by The Old Swan Band.
Book (AM303) $17.00 ISBN 13: 9781899512652

French Music for Accordion Volume 1
by Larry Hallar. Intermediate. One of the most melodic and romantic genres of music is that found on the streets of Paris as played on the musette. Larry Hallar has artfully crafted keyboard accordion solo arrangements from 25 favorite French musette compositions. These are wonderful solo pieces for any accordionist, and convey the lyrical beauty and romance characteristic of the genre.
Book (95687) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786616398

In-Between Anglo
by Mick Bramich. Beginning. Mick Bramich has taught Anglo concertina method for many years, from beginners to players who wish to stretch their skills by trying their hand at the Irish style. His third tutor book is for those who are no longer struggling with the basics but want some helpful tips on improving their technique. In-Between Anglo takes you into playing across the rows to improve the flow of your music and a range of scales and time signatures which are demanding yet rewarding.
Book (AX104) $19.00 ISBN 13: 9780953783717

The Irish Concertina
played by Mick Bramich. Beginning. The soundtrack for the instructional book of the same name. This CD contains extracts from each chapter of the book and some of the tunes from Appendix One. The music is played on a circa 1890s C Jeffries G/C Anglo concertina with guitar accompaniment.
Compact Disc (A148) $16.45 UPC: 796279081092

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The Irish Piano Accordion
transcribed by Tommy Walsh. BeginningIntermediate. 44 wellknown 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.
Book (96922WW) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786631360

European Flavor
by James Fazio. Beginning-Intermediate. This collection of 14 original waltzes, tangos and dances for piano accordion is representative of the many sights and sounds of Europe. Each song has its own story to tell. "A Little Town Called Mulhausen" was written in honor of the proprietor of a small café in Germany.
Book (99362) $8.95 ISBN 13: 9780786658794

French Tangos for Accordion
arranged by Gary Dahl. Advanced. 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.
Book/CD Set (96927BCD) $24.95 ISBN 13: 9780786608034

International Accordion Favorites
by Bruce Bollerud. Intermediate. Welcome to the world of international accordion music. This collection contains a sampling of ethnic folk music from Europe and the Americas and forms the foundation of a basic folk accordion repertoire. These songs are from many nations. They are crowd pleasers and they are fun to play.
Book/CD Set (99597BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786607327

Favorite Accordion Solos
by Frank Zucco. Intermediate. A very complete collection of light classics, folk music, and original solos for accordion. Intermediate in difficulty. This is an outstanding collection of accordion solos.
Book (94050) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780871669162

Italian Songs & Arias for Accordion
by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. This book contains many arias as well as traditional favorites that have never been arranged for accordion, utilizing all of its superb orchestral capabilities. Some of the world's greatest composers and singers have expressed themselves in this sublime musical language. The contents include arias such as Nessun Dorma, Quando men vo, and O mio babbino caro, to name a few.
Book (98219) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786647095

Fun with the Accordion
by Frank Zucco. Beginning. A great solo book for the accordion player who is just beginning. In the tradition of the "Fun With" series, Fun with the Accordion provides a wide range of favorites in both the folk and light classic styles, including polkas, ragtime, bluegrass, Dixieland, and songs from many lands. All the selections were carefully arranged to provide a full accordion sound.
Book (93372) $5.95 ISBN 13: 9780871664297

Irish Button Accordion Techniques
taught by Peter Browne. Intermediate. In this DVD tutor for the intermediate or more advanced player, Peter Browne shares his amazing right-hand techniques for button accordion, demonstrating each one in jigs, reels, and hornpipes which he plays throughout this 50minute presentation. Techniques shown include: one-button triplets, two-button triplets, two and three finger triplets, standard cuts, roll and triplet cuts, five note rolls, two button rolls, rhythms, off beats, syncopations, vibrato, scales and exercises, and much more. For the two-row B and C button accordion, and also the two-row C# and D tuning button accordion.
DVD (WM1441DVD) $32.95 UPC: 687802108389

First Lessons Accordion
by Gary Dahl. Beginning. This book is designed for the person who may know nothing about music and has had no previous accordion training. Included with the book to facilitate the learning process is an instructional recording by the author! This effective exceptional teaching tool will motivate and guide the beginner student from basic accordion familiarization and music theory to quickly achieving results by playing songs such as Scarborough Fair and Ode to Joy!
Book/CD Set (99927BCD) $7.95 ISBN 13: 9780786662494

Jazz Accordion Solos
by Gary Dahl. Advanced. The goal of this book is to bridge the gap between classical/traditional accordion solos and professional jazz-styled solos. The accompanying recording follows the music as written but with added rhythm, rubato, and slight improvisation.
Book/CD Set (96309BCD) $17.95 ISBN 13: 9780786624805

Getting Into Accordion
by Gary Dahl. Intermediate-Advanced. This book is designed for the person who is returning to the accordion after a few idle years and needs a "crash" review. Included with the book to facilitate the review process is an instructional recording by the author! This effective, exceptional teaching aid will motivate and guide the review process very quickly.
Book/CD Set (99926BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667253

The Irish Concertina
devised and edited by Mick Bramich. Beginning. 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.
Book (A147) $23.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512256

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Karen Tweed's Irish Choice
by Karen Tweed. Intermediate. Virtuoso piano accordionist Karen Tweed has prepared this beautiful selection of 93 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. With timeless reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and slip jigs all expertly transcribed and laid out, with Karen's choice of chords and - possibly best of all with her personal thoughts associated with those tunes, this is a marvellous anthology of her personal favorites.
Book (A128) $17.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512126

Learn to Play the B and C Button Accordion
taught by P.J. Heron. Beginning. Master teacher and one of Ireland's top accordion players P. J. Heron shows you everything you need to know, step by step and note for note, in a patient and friendly manner.
DVD (WM1440DVD) $32.95 UPC: 687802108464

Mally's Cotswold Morris Volume Two CD
played by Dave Mallinson. BeginningIntermediate. The very few morris tune books that are available can only be found with difficulty; none are suitable for the novice. Mally's Morris Books will go some way to rectifying this situation and, although they are not specifically aimed at beginners, they should be of tremendous use to them. To convey traditional music exactly by conventional notation can be very difficult.
Compact Disc (AM202C) $16.45 UPC: 796279081085

The Old and the New
by Robin Dunn. Intermediate. A fascinating book of traditional and original dances and dance tunes, with chords, by fiddle and mandolin player Robin Dunn. Robin brings together a selection of his own compositions along with traditional favorites. A couple of fabulous tunes composed by Willie Taylor, The Pearl Wedding and Nancy Taylor's Reel, are here as well.
Book (A174) $12.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512430

Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume One
edited by Dave Mallinson. BeginningIntermediate. This collection of morris music, although far from comprehensive, contains most of the dance tunes currently in vogue in what might be called the popular Cotswold traditions. All of the tunes can be found elsewhere, but unlike previous publications, they are all presented in keys which most of today's morris musicians are most likely to favor. The tunes are clearly written in large-note music in a simple but accurate form.
Book (A109) $13.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512027

Mally's North West Morris Book
edited by Carolyn Wade. Beginning-Intermediate. Here is a collection of tunes, all suitable for North-West morris, that are all currently in use. Its purpose is to give musicians new to the genre a convenient source of material. This book's contents provide an excellent selection of simple to moderate tunes for the beginner and also for use in a country dance band, as well as for accompanying traditional dances.
Book (A113) $13.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512041

Piano Accordion for Absolute Beginners
by Chris Parkinson. Beginning. Chris Parkinson’s straightforward and easy to understand method teaches the absolute beginner the basics of playing piano accordion. His aim is to introduce you to the piano accordion and teach you the relationship between the right and left hand fingerboards. Through the study of simple tunes, you will master the first level of skills required to become a proficient player. Once these skills are mastered you will be ready to explore and develop your own musical tastes and styles.
DVD (FA14744) $34.95 UPC: 880992147446

John Kirkpatrick Garrick's Delight
by John Kirkpatrick. John's book is complemented by two excellent soundtracks. The two soundtracks of all the tunes in the book has been specially recorded by John playing three-row Casali B/C/Csharp accordion, two-row Hohner D/G melodeon, various Hohner one-row melodeons and Crabb G/C Anglo concertina. He is accompanied by his son, Benji playing six-string guitar, twelvestring guitar and bouzouki.
Compact Disc (AP108D) $18.45 UPC: 796279097451

Mally's Cotswold Morris Volume One
played by Dave Mallinson. This CD contains tunes from the book Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume One played on the melodeon (button accordion) by Dave Mallinson. Because of the large number of tunes recorded, it was not possible to play each part as many times through as is required for the dance. However, no part of any tune has been omitted.
Compact Disc (A110) $16.45 UPC: 796279081078

John Kirkpatrick Orlando's Return
by John Kirkpatrick. Not Applicable. John's book is complemented by two excellent soundtracks. The two soundtracks of all the tunes in the book has been specially recorded by John playing three-row Casali B/C/Csharp accordion, two-row Hohner D/G melodeon, various Hohner one-row melodeons and Crabb G/C Anglo concertina. He is accompanied by his son, Benji playing six-string guitar, twelvestring guitar and bouzouki.
Compact Disc (AP108C) $18.45 UPC: 796279097468

Master Accordion Scale Book
by Gary Dahl. Beginning-Intermediate. This book has been designed to develop the professional or recreational accordionist further toward advanced musicianship. Why do we practice scales? The great jazz accordionist, Art Van Damme, when asked what he practiced, replied, "Only the fundamentals!" The fundamental classical and jazz scales with explanations are presented here in a clear, concise format. For best results use this book with or after the Chord Melody Method for Accordion.
Book (99762) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786667086

Popular English Session Tunes
by Dave Mallinson. Beginning. Obviously, popular tunes frequently heard in English sessions have been selected for this book. However, there is a slight bias towards the more exotic and slightly more obscure, alongside some of Mally's personal favourites. Also, you'll find several extremely challenging airs towards the end.
Book (AM304) $17.00 ISBN 13: 9781899512669

John Kirkpatrick's English Choice
By John Kirkpatrick. Beginning-Intermediate. In this lively romp through seven centuries of English dance music, John Kirkpatrick shares the passion that has led him to become one of the foremost champions and interpreters of our native traditions. Driven always by his love of dancing, John has constantly been striving to inject the maximum amount of energy and life into these lovely simple old tunes. In fact, as any dance musician will tell you, the simpler the tune is, the more opportunity you are allowed to add your own kind of zest into its performance.

Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume Two
edited by Dave Mallinson. BeginningIntermediate. The very few morris tune books that are available can only be found with difficulty; none are suitable for the novice. Mally's Morris Books will go some way to rectifying this situation and, although they are not specifically aimed at beginners, they should be of tremendous use to them. To convey traditional music exactly by conventional notation can be very difficult.
Book (AM202) $13.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512034

Scottish Airs For Pairs More Airs For Pairs
by Matt Seattle. Beginning. Like its companion, Airs for Pairs, this book contains twenty-one tunes from Britain and Ireland. The first book contains some of the most popular traditional tunes which, the editor feels, should have a place in the repertoire of all musicians who reside in these islands, whatever their chosen specialization. This second book contains more of this core repertoire, but also has some interesting older tunes as well as some more recent music composed in traditional idioms.
Book (AD102) $15.00 ISBN 13: 9781899512713

by Matt Seattle. Beginning. This is the third book in the Airs for Pairs series and the first to focus on the music of one country. Drawn from centuries of Scottish music, the selection includes wellknown tunes alongside some rarer gems, as well as two fine modern compositions: my thanks to Brian McNeill and Martin Marroni for permission to include these. The book also includes one arrangement each by Nathaniel Gow and William C Honeyman as interesting examples of previously published duets.
Book (AD103) $15.00 ISBN 13: 9781899512720

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Book (AP108) $18.45 ISBN 13: 9781899512621

The Seaman's Concertina
taught by John Townley. Beginning. A beginning guide to the Anglo Concertina in the nautical style with John Townley. A basic approach to the 3 row anglo concertina that requires no previous knowledge of music or music training. Techniques include basic melody, harmony, left- and right-hand accompaniment, arpeggios, inverted positions, ornamentation and more.
DVD (DVD058) $30.00 UPC: 796279105156

Songs of Mexico for Accordion
by Herman Troppe. Intermediate. Nineteen favorite traditional Mexican songs arranged for piano accordion solo. No matter how long you've been playing, these tunes will be a delight to play. The author has included registration markings indicating low, middle, or high reeds.
Book (97070) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635245

Traditional Melodeon, Mastering The Art
by John Spiers. Beginning. On this DVD, the renowned melodeon player John Spiers works with student Lucy Huzzard to provide a live audience with a valuable insight into how to improve their command of this distinctive instrument … in the manner of the professionals. Together they explore: posture, left and right hand integration, one row and row crossing ideas, chord and bellow combinations, righthand fingering patterns, ornamentation, and bellows control. A wonderful opportunity to explore the fantastic playing of John Spiers and learn how to develop your own melodeon playing, this DVD is not to be missed! Double-sided disc in both NTSC and PAL format.
DVD (FA14444) $34.95 UPC: 880992144445

You Can Teach Yourself Accordion
by Neil Griffin. Beginning. A comprehensive method written especially for serious students learning the accordion without access to formal music lessons. Seasoned music educator and performer Neil Griffin guides the student through music reading fundamentals, correct posture and hand positions, use of the bellows, bass buttons, keyboard, and more. Music theory concepts are introduced as required by the generous selection of carefully graded exercises and pieces.
Book/CD Set (96605BCD) $19.95 ISBN 13: 9780786648955

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The Silver Spire
by Karen Tweed. This CD features Karen Tweed (piano accordion), Gordon Tyrrall (guitar), Seamus O'Sullivan (piano), and Peter Houlahan (bodhran) playing 46 Irish session tunes. Transcriptions are available in the book Karen Tweed's Irish Choice.
Compact Disc (A130) $21.45 UPC: 796279080989

Squeeze Box Fairy Tales (Geschichten fur Akkordeon)
by Peter Mich'l Haas. Beginning. Twenty-five accordion tunes for children including original compositions, Russian and Italian folksongs and much more. Designed to give children and beginners a fun set of tunes to play while honing skills and technique. Tunes include chord symbols for accompany instrument or teacher.
Book/CD Set (610406) $16.99 ISBN 13: 9783899221244

World Melodies for Accordion
by Frances Irwin. Beginning-Intermediate. World Melodies for the Accordion is a collection of best-loved songs from around the world. Eighty musical gems from thirty-six countries are arranged here for the accordion, with chords also given so that other instrumentalists can join in. Accordionists at all levels of proficiency will be able to use this collection and enjoy the melodies that are familiar to so many diverse cultures.
Book (20208) $14.95 ISBN 13: 9780786666362

Solo Accordion Music
by Hildegunn Johansen. Intermediate. A collection of 15 original accordion solos by the renowned Nordic accordion champion, composer and arranger, Hildegunn Johansen. All titles in Norwegian with English translations. A great addition to any accordionist's repertoire!
Book (99792) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786670772

Tex-Mex Conjunto Classics for Accordion
transcribed and arranged by Gary Dahl. Intermediate. Mel Bay Publications, Inc. in conjunction with Arhoolie Productions, Inc. presents this sampler collection of 15 hits by early Tejano artists for diatonic or piano accordion.
Book (97030) $12.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635566

Songs of Latin America for Accordion
by Herman Troppe. Intermediate. Sixteen solo for keyboard accordion on folk songs from Venezuela, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.
Book (97069) $9.95 ISBN 13: 9780786635252

You Can Teach Yourself Accordion
by Neil Griffin. Beginning. A comprehensive method written especially for serious students learning the accordion without access to formal music lessons. Seasoned music educator and performer Neil Griffin guides the student through music reading fundamentals, correct posture and hand position, use of the bellows, bass buttons, keyboard, and more. Music theory concepts are introduced as required by the generous selection of carefully graded exercises and pieces.
Book (96605) $10.95 ISBN 13: 9780786627509

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