PH 3 – Accordion Lessons
Each session covers one song from Palmer & Hughes Lesson Book 3 – a great follow up to the PH Book 2 sessions. There are additional tunes coupled with each song – as well as a lot of chord work and more technique. We did have a video of each session –but the CLOUD ATE IT! So sorry – please ignore the like to USTREAM.
AND REMEMBER – here is how you should practice: (typical 45 min session) DO NOT PRACTICE more than 45 min. in a session. Take a break and go again later! YOU CAN PLAY ALL YOU WANT – this is the pattern for your PRACTICE SESSIONS.
- Play 3 of your favorite simple tunes to warm up (10 min)
- Do the assigned technique drills and scales (5 min)
- Spend no more than 15 to 20 minutes working on songs you are learning – and work them BACKWARDS – learn the ending first! (15 min)
- Pull out a fake book – or pull future songs from the sessions and sight read them. Establish the key, review the bass movement, scope out the hand movements – then PLAY WITHOUT STOPPING. (10 min)
- Cool Down – Play the first 3 songs again! (5 min)
PLEASE take a week or two or more – on each Session – master the techniques – master the songs taught – then move to the next session. The average person will take 4 or more months to cover the materials.
The link listed is to the Blog where the sheet music & full lesson instructions are downloadable.
Session 1 – Solos – William Tell Overture, Walk Like a Man, Happy Wanderer, & Jingle Bell Rock
Session 2 – Solos – Riding the Range, Don’t Be Cruel, Here Comes Santa Claus, Hound Dog, & Waltzing Matilda
Session 3 – Solos – The Waltzing Cuckoo, All Alone Am I, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Let it Snow, &To Each His Own
Session 4 – Solos – Little Brown Jug Polka, All My Loving, Annie Laurie, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Session 5 – Solos – Cielito Lindo – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Oh Christmas Tree, & Rockin’ Robin
Session 6 – Solos – Oh, Susanna, Fraulein, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Home, Sweet Home, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, & Will the Circle be Unbroken
Session 7 – Solos – Allouette, Volga Boatman, Yellow Bird, “How to” Duets – Galway Bay, Hey Jude, & M.A.S.H
Session 8 – Solos – Zacatecas, Dixie, Happy Days, Send Me the Pillow that you Dream on, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, & Teen Angel
Session 9 – Solos – Emperor Waltz, America, Cotton Fields, America the Beautiful, & God Bless America (Trio), & Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
Session 10 – Solos – Fascination, Amor, Irish Washerwoman, Lady of Spain, & The Girl I Left Behind
Session 11 – Solos – Let’s Dance the Polka, Doudlebska Polka, Happy Days are Here Again, Hey Good Lookin’, & Zillertaller
Session 12 – Santa Lucia, In Heaven there is No Beer, The WIld Blue Yonder, When the Saints, & Zemer Atik
Session 13 – Last – Solos – Mexican Hat Dance (Jarabe Tapatio), Ain’t She Sweet, BlueTango, More, Spanish Eyes