Irish Piano Accordion Technique

This course is suitable for those who already have an understanding of the piano accordion. Mirella teaches a lively selection of Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Marches and SlipJigs throughout the thirteen lessons. She introduces basic ornamentation on the instrument - cuts, triplets, the use of double stops and also shows the left hand chord technique for each of the tunes. All the bass notes and chords are marked out in the accompanying written music. This is an excellent learning resource for the student wishing to incorporate more left hand accompaniment into his / her playing. Mirella’s teaching methods are firmly rooted in the traditional ways of teaching Irish music; she breaks up the tunes into short phrases that she then plays repeatedly, prompting the student to play with her. By the end of the course the player can expect to have a broader repertoire of tunes with tasty left hand accompaniment, a better understanding of Irish style piano accordion playing, some ornamentation and a deeper knowledge of the Irish music tradition.


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Charlie Harris' Reel

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 1


D Major | Level 3

Chords and Bass

Reel

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 2


Level 3

The Bass

Focus on Technique

Na Ceannabhain Bhána

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 3


G Major | Level 3

The Cut and The Bass

Slip Jig

The View from Blackhead

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 4


D Major | Level 3

Triplets

Jig

The Dornoch Links

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 5


A Major | Level 3

Cuts

March

Sheehans

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 6


G Major | Level 3

Triplets

Reel

McDermots Hornpipe

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 7


D Major | Level 3

Cuts and Triplets

Hornpipe

Jack Daniels

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 8


A Major | Level 3

The One Note Triplet

Reel

The Cock and the Hen

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 9


F # Minor | Level 3

Cuts, Triplets and Double Stops

Slip Jig

Tune for Saileog Annie

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 10


F Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation and Chords

Reel

John and Pip Murphy's Reel

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 11


A Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation

Reel

The Bahola Jig

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 12


E Major | Level 3

Finger Placement

Jig

Tommy Coen's

Irish Piano Accordion Technique Lesson 13


G Minor | Level 3

In this final lesson of the course ‘Irish Piano Accordion Technique’ Mirella will…

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