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Simon Graham - Co. Antrim, Ireland
B/C Accordion Basics
This course is suitable for the absolute beginner accordionist. Derek begins by teaching the scales of D and G then moves onto playing tunes and ornaments that get progressively more advanced through the course. However, this course also has a lot..
B/C Accordion Foundations
This course is suitable for those who already have a basic understanding of the accordion but would like to take their playing to the next level. Students will learn about ornamentation - roll's and grace notes and will broaden their repertoire of tunes.
B/C Accordion Basics - Free Lesson 1
This is the first introductory lesson of the course 'B/C Accordion Basics'. Derek will teach the scale of D major on the accordion. Read More
B/C Accordion Basics - Free Lesson 2
In this lesson, Derek will teach a simple tune using the scale of D called 'Báidín Fheidhlimí'. Read More
B/C Accordion Basics - Free Lesson 3
This is the third introductory lesson of the course 'B/C Accordion Basics'. Derek will teach the scale of G major on the accordion.Read More
B/C Accordion Basics - Free Lesson 4
In this lesson, Derek will teach a simple tune using the scale of G which he calls 'Dad's Polka'. Read More
B/C Accordion Basics - Free Lesson 5
'The Brosna Slide' in G major will be taught by Derek in this lesson.Read More
B/C Accordion Basics - Free Lesson 6
In this lesson Derek will teach a simple Jig in the key of D major called 'The Rolling Wave'. Read More
'The Ballydesmond Polka'
A lively polka is taught in this first lessons of 'B/C Accordion Foundations'. Daire pays particular attention to the 'cut'. Read More
Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music
- Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
- Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
- Or are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
- Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you have come to the right place!
Derek Hickey Derek Hickey hails from Adare, Co. Limerick. He started playing accordion at a young age. By the age of 18 he joined the band Arcady and then at 21 was invited by Frankie Gavin to join De Dannan. He recorded two albums with the band during the time he spent with them. Derek Hickey is.. [Read More]
All-Ireland champion accordionist Dáire Mulhern, from Ennis, Co. Clare, is a musician of high calibre who has toured both Europe and America extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and other traditional Irish dance shows and bands…[Read More]