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New Online Beginner B/C Accordion Course with Derek Hickey

The Online Academy of Irish Music

Do you want to learn the B/C Accordion?  If so, Derek Hickey’s  new ‘B/C Accordion Basics’ course is the one for you. The first six lessons of this course are absolutely free, so log-in and get learning!
This course offers the learner of the accordion the opportunity to learn from one of the great accordionist in the Irish tradition.

Derek begins by teaching the basics of the instrument before moving on to teach tunes and ornamentation.   It is suitable for the absolute beginner, however it also  has a lot to offer the more advanced learner as it features an excellent choice of tunes that sit especially well on the button accordion. In each lesson he plays the tune at two different tempos - slowly for the beginners and at a faster pace for the more advanced learners. Many of the tunes taught are rooted in the Sliabh Luachra area of Munster - slides and polkas, as well as jigs, reels and hornpipes. By the end of the course, the student will have a tasteful repertoire of 16 tunes and a comfortable knowledge of some of the common ornaments used in Irish accordion playing - cuts, triplets and rolls.
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