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Folk Accordion: 3 session Spring course
13 April 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am BST
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 11 May 2021
These sessions are aimed at the accordionist who has reached a basic level and now wants to make further progress. I want to make this versatile instrument more appreciated in all musical circles and we will explore techniques to create space and different textures.
These will be the areas of special focus:
- dynamics (not just mf, f and ff)
- bellow control
- simple and effective left hand accompaniments
Ideally you will have an accordion that has a row of counter bass buttons (major 3rds).
Music will be sent out in advance and won’t be too demanding, the priority is to learn techniques and not repertoire.
“Paul has been an inspirational teacher both at Cecil Sharp House and at Halsway Manor over several years. I started knowing nothing about the accordion, and through his guidance and teaching, and wonderful collection of accessible and enjoyable music, I am now a competent player, and am composing my own pieces. Learning with Paul is fun, challenging and never boring.”
Who is it for: Accordion players
Tutor: Paul Hutchinson
Number of particpants: up to 5
Length of session: 60 minutes
Number of sessions: Stand alone sessions
Dates and times: 4pm on various days. See dates below.
Cost: £10 per session
What you need to bring:
- Yep, you’ll need an accordion
- Ideally with the counterbass row (major 3rds)
- Ability to read music would be an advantage
- Music provided
- Each session will include a ‘surgery’ where you can ask questions