By the end of the course you will have 13 new tunes with wonderful left hand accompaniment skills, a better understanding of Irish style piano accordion playing, some ornamentation and, all in all, a deeper knowledge of the Irish music tradition. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
Irish Piano Accordion Technique covers basic ornamentation such as cuts, triplets and the use of double stops; while also showing the left hand chord technique for each of the tunes. For your convenience, all the bass notes and chords are marked out in the accompanying sheet music available to download with each lesson. This feature in itself is an excellent learning resource to help you incorporate more left hand accompaniment into your playing. Teaching methods are firmly rooted in the traditional ways of teaching Irish music with tunes broken into short phrases that are played repeatedly. You are prompted when to play along and repeat the phrases, not continuing until each phrase is mastered. This is the beauty of pause/repeat video tutorials.
Tunes taught on this course are:
Na Ceannabhain Bhána
The View From Blackhead
The Dornoch Links
The Cock And The Hen
Tune For Saileog Annie
John And Pip Murphy’s Reel
The Bahola Jig
Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of Charlie Harris Reel
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.