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Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 1
  Level: Beginner

This comprehensive method of music instruction is designed to provide a thorough music background.  Its popularity with teachers is enhanced by the scope of supplementary material available. Table of Contents: The Parts of the Accordion - How the Fingers are Numbered - The Treble Keyboard - The Bass Keyboard - A Bass Tune - A Chord Waltz - Playing Basses and Chords Together - Batter Up - The Grand Staff - How To Tell Chords form Basses - The Kick Off - Magic Page - Music Writing - Warm Up Time - Skating - Tied Notes - Go 'Way - Warm-Up Time - Merrily We Play Along - Horse Sense - Warm Up Time - The Donkey - Sound Off - Time Signatures - Jingle Bells - All Through The Night - Join The Fun - Charlie The Chimp - Introducing A - Dreaming - Indian Song - My Bonnie - Introducing B - There's No Place Like Home - Old MacDonald - Introducing A New C - The Can-Can - Vegetables On Parade
$8.99 (instruction book only)

 



Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 2

Contents: Treble and Bass Keyboard of 120 Bass Accordion - Review of Right and Left Hand- Treble Study - Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - Alternating the Basses - The Big Parade - Low Notes and High Notes - Recognizing Keys by Black Key Groups - A Higher C Position - Speed Drill #1 - Echo Waltz - Expression Marks - Accent Marks - Vive L'Amour (1st Part) - Vive L'Amour (2nd Part) - Note Reading Review - She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain - Sharps, Flats and Naturals - Over the Waves - Crescendo and Decrescendo - The Octave Sign - Introducing Eighth Notes - Speed Drill #2 - Golden Slippers - The Major Scale - Key Signatures - Chiapanecas - Introducing Dotted Quarter Notes - Country Gardens - Introducing Minor Chords - Minka - The Merry Widow - The Glissando - Speed Drill #3 - Introducing the Seventh Chord - La Donne e Mobile - County Fair - Test - Certificate of Progress.
$8.95 (instruction book only)

 



Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 3

This comprehensive method of music instruction is designed to provide a thorough music background.  Enables beginners to progress to advanced levels.  Contents: William Tell - The Grand Staff - Review of the Bass Clef - Speed Drill #5 - Riding on the Range - Introducing Triplets - Tempo Marks - Bass Review - The Waltzing Cuckoo - Introducing the Counterbasses - Counterbass Exercises - Little Brown Jug Polka - Cielito Lindo - Speed Drill #6 - The C Major Scale for Left Hand - Long Long Ago - Bass Exercise - Oh, Susanna! - Alouette - Introducing the Lower Leger Lines of the Treble - Song of the Volga Boatmen - The Staccato Touch - Staccato Eighth Notes - Staccato Speed Drill - Dynamic Signs - Zacatecas - The Legato Touch - Legato Speed Drill - Emperor Waltz - Introducing the Diminished Chord - Fascination - Introducing Sixteenth Notes - Speed Drill #7 - Mexican Hat Dance.
$9.99 (instruction book only)

 



Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 4
  Level: Intermediate

Contents: Foreward - Themes From "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" - More Major Scales - New Counterbasses - A Hunting We Will Go - Speed Drill #8 - Tempo Marks - The G Major Scale for Left Hand - The Star Spangled Banner - Repeated Note Exercise - Light Cavalry - The Diminished Chord with the Counterbasses - Preparation for "You Tell Me Your Dream" - You Tell Me Your Dream - Speed Drill #9 - The Key of D Major - Cotton Eyed Joe - Introducing the Upper Leger Lines of the Treble - Reading and Writing Upper Leger Lines - Spelling Game - Ciribirbin - Speed Drill #10 - Introducing Grace Notes - Scotland, Jumping Beans (1st Accordion or Solo) - Jumping Beans (2nd Accordion) - Speed Drill #11 - Repeated Note Exercises - Comedians' Dance - Exercises in Syncopation - A New Style of Bass - La Cucaracha - True-False Test - Certificate of Promotion
$8.99 (instruction book only)

 

 

Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 5

Contents: Forward - The Glow Worm - Speed Drill No 12. - Bass Exercise - Ragtime Cowboy Joe - The Major Scales in Unison - Higher Bass Notes - Blow the Man Down - Sharpshooters March - Speed Drill No 13. - Tempo Marks - Treasure Waltz - Two Octave major Scale in Unison - Clarinet Polka, Solo part - Clarinet, Second part - Two Part writing - Two Guitars - Speed Drill No 14. - The Key of A Major - Prelude in A Major - Mexican Polka - Two Octave Major Scale in Contrary Motion - La Spagnola - Speed Drill No 15. - More Scales in Contrary Motion - Nine Blind Mice - Bass Review - Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 - Test.
$7.95 (instruction book only)

 

 

Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 6
  Level: Intermediate

Contents: Foreward - "Repasz Band" - More Major Scales - New Counterbasses - Speed Drill # 16 - The Key of B Flat Major - Bass Exercises - "Dengoza" - Exercises for Wrist - Staccato - "Drink! Drink!" Polka - Speed Drill #17 - The Chromatic Scale - "Parade of the Tin Soldiers" - Counterbass Review - Bass Exercises - Repeated Note Exercise - "Silver Skates" - More Major Scales - A Guide to the Flat Key - Signatures - Introducing the Counterbass of a Flat - The Key of E Flat Major - "Our Director" - Speed Drill #18 - Chromatic Exercise - Study in E Flat - "Waltz Theme" - "Waltz Theme" Second Part - Bass Exercises - "Hungarian Dance" No.4 - Speed Drill #19 - Wrist Exercise - "El Relicario" - Test - Certificate of Progress.
$7.95 (instruction book only)

 

Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 7

Contents: Semper Fidelis - Relative Samba - Charlie The Boxer - Come Back To Sorrento - La Cumparsita - Turkish Rondo - Mozart Hungarian Dance No.5 Entry Of The Gladiators - Roses From The South - Bass Review - Performance Test.
$7.95 (instruction book only)

 

Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 8

Contents: "Espana" - Speed Drill #24 - Enharmonic Writing - Locating "Flat" Counterbasses - Locating "Sharp" Counterbasses - "Funiculi Funicula" - Harmonic Minor Scales in Unison - Preparation for Left Hand Chromatic - "Toccata in D Minor - Speed Drill #25 - Preparation for Scales in Octaves - Major Scales in Octaves - Chromatic Scales in Octaves - "Washington Post March" - An Important Daily Exercise - Chromatic Scale for Left Hand - Chromatic Scale in Parallel Motion - "Laughing Polka" - "Laughing Polka" (2nd part) - Speed Drill #26 - "Medley of Strauss Waltzes" - Wrist Exercises - Chromatic Exercises - "Saber Dance" - Speed Drill #27 - "Dark Eyes".
$7.95 (instruction book only)

 

 

Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 9

Contents: Forward - "Russian Sailors' Dance" - Speed Drill #28 - The Key of E Major - Introducing the Rumba - "P.H. Rumba" - The Chromatic Scale in Contrary Motion - The E Harmonic Minor Scale - "Juarez" - Review of the Key of E flat Major - Preparation for "Neapolitan Song" - "Neapolitan Song" - The Key of A flat Major - "Canzone Amorosa" - Speed Drill #29 - Introducing a New Diminished Stretch - Preparation for "The Stars and Stripes Forever" - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" Solo part - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" 2nd part - Speed Drill #30 - Introducing Double dotted Notes - Playing Two Chord Buttons Together - "La Cinquantaine" - Review of the Key of A flat Major - The F Harmonic Minor Scale - Introducing a New Tango Rhythm - "El Choclo" - Speed Drill #31 - Preparation for "Czardas" - "Czardas" - Review Test - Certificate of Promotion
$7.95 (instruction book only)



Palmer Hughes Accordion Instruction Series - Book 10

Contents: Abbreviations for Repeated Notes - Exercises for Rapidly Repeated Notes - "La Virgen De La Macarenas" - More Abbreviations for Repeated Notes - Exercises for Developing Rapid Tremolo - The Melodic Minor Scale - Double Flats and Double Sharps - Preparation for "March of the Toys" - "March of the Toys" - The Key of D Flat Major - Preparation for "Waltz in D Flat Major" - "Waltz in D Flat Major" - The Rhythm of Two Against Three - The Rhythm of Three Against Four - Arpeggiando (Broken Chords) - "Hungarian Dance No. 6" - The Range of The Basses - Musical Phrasing of Selections with Lyrics - "One Fine Day" - "The Flight of the Bumble bee" - The Phrasing of Orchestral Music - Preparation for "The Young Prince and The Young Princess" - "The Young Prince and the Young Princess" - An Important Bellows Technique - Basic Principles of Rubato Playing - The Bellows Shake in Triplets - "Variations on A Ukrainian Theme" - Comprehensive Test - Certificate of Graduation
$8.95 (instruction book only)


ABC’s of Accordion Basics-Vol. 1
  Author: Debra Peters
  Level: Beginner

Learn to count beats, improve your ear training, and accordion playing chops.  Play along by ear while watching close-ups of the keys/buttons.  Play the 5 most common bass chord patterns for the left hand.  Get tips on the blues scale notes and what to do with them.  Right hand arpeggios, trills, dominant 7th, straight 8ths, solid triads.  Polkas, blues, Cajun, and waltz beats.  12 “do-re-mi-fa-so’s”, easy I IV V chords.
$25.00 (DVD)

 


ABC’s of Accordion Basics-Vol. 2
  Author: Debra Peters
  Level: Beginner

Dig a little deeper into the depths of the bass patterns for the 120 bass accordion.  Walking bass, playing thirds, left hand major scale, “4-note” triads, 1-5-1-1 song ending, 1-6m-4-5 progression, Cajun progression
1-5-5-1, playing in the key of A, and more.
$25.00 (DVD)

 


     

ABC’s of Accordion Basics-Vol. 3
  Author: Debra Peters
  Level: Beginner

Watch close-ups of the left hand playing 25 bass patterns.
May be used interchangeably with Volumes 1 and 2.
Includes a booklet to go along with it.
$25.00 (DVD)

 




You Can Teach Yourself Accordion
  Author: Neil Griffin
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Everything you wanted to know about the accordion.  Total variety of music.  All the learning tools are included.  Learning eighth notes, alternative the bass notes, introduction to the 7th chords, sixteenth notes, eighth rest, 6/8 time, dotted eighths and sixteenths, counter-bass notes and much more!  Many tunes to build a versatile repertoire. Songs include: The Bells of St. Marys, Children’s Song, Govotte, Amazing Grace, Lullaby, The God of Abraham Praise, Andante, Jambalaya, Ja-da, Chinatown, Fascination, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, El Caballo Bayo.  Includes over 40 songs.
$10.99 (instruction book only)
$19.99 (instruction book w/CD)



Mel Bay's First Lessons
  Author: Gary Dahl
  Level: Beginner

This book is designed for the person who may know nothing about music and has had no previous accordion training.  Included with the book to facilitate the learning process is an instructional recording by the author!  This effective exceptional teaching tool will motivate and guide the beginner student from basic accordion familiarization and music theory to quickly achieving results by playing songs such as Scarborough Fair and Ode to Joy!  The minimum size instrument for this breakthrough teaching book is an 80 bass piano accordion. • Designed for the most inexperienced beginner.  Includes an instructional recording by the author. • Guides the student from basic familiarization and music theory, to learning tunes.  Includes Scarborough Fair and Ode to Joy • Minimum size accordion: 80 bass piano
$9.99 (instruction book w/CD)


       

Mel Bay’s Accordion Method
  Author: Frank Zucco
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

The perfect starter book for handling, playing and controlling the accordion components plus helpful hints on finger positions and types of notes, rests, rudiments of music and much much more! A must learning tool for any beginner. In this publication, you’ll learn to play easy songs such as Happy Moments, Blow The Man Down, Silver Skates, This Old Man, My Darling Clementine, The-Shepherd, Good Night Ladies, The Marines Hymn and many others. Includes over 20 songs.
$16.99 (instruction book only)


Mel Bay Presents Getting Into Accordion (Getting Into)

Getting Into Accordion
  Author: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

This book is designed for the person who is returning to the accordion after a few idle years and needs a "crash" review. Included with the book to facilitate the review process is an instructional recording by the author! This effective, exceptional teaching aid will motivate and guide the review process very quickly. The minimum size instrument for this breakthrough teaching book is an 80 bass piano accordion. No lyrics included.
$19.95 (instruction book w/CD)

Melodic Adventures in Bass-Land
  Author: John Caruso
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

A fine collection of popular melodies designed to guide you, the accordion student, in the study of the bass clef.  Lots of great songs to learn: Home Sweet Home, Little Brown Jug, Merry Widow Waltz, Blue Bells of Scotland, America,  Danube Waves, Minka and many many more!
$7.99 (instruction book only)

                              

How To Play Button Accordion
  Author: Henry Doktorski
  Publisher: Santorella
  Level: Beginner

Easy to follow guide for beginners with clear, logical lessons, plus helpful diagrams and photos. Includes arrangements of over 40 great tunes.
$14.95 (songbook w/CD)  out of stock
$14.95 Vol 2



 
   

The Art of Playing Hohner Diatonic Accordions
  Author: C. Irving Valentine
  Level: Beginner

Instruction for most diatonic button accordions including both German and Vienna models. Covers the basics from holding the instrument through reading music, transposing melodies, four note chords, more, with a selection of well-known tunes arranged for accordion. Includes fingering charts for: single row German model in key of C, single row Vienna in key of C, single row Vienna in key of G, double row Vienna in keys of G and C, double row Vienna in keys of C and F, double row Vienna in keys of A and D, and triple row Vienna in keys of G, C, and F.
$7.00 (songbook only)




D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners
  Author: Dave Mallinson
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner

Melodeon techniques for all. Although sub-titled Absolute Beginners this book, by Dave Mallinson, will take students to a very high standard. Beginning at absolute rock-bottom with how to play scales, it quickly moves on to basic fingering techniques. The student then learns how to play the bass in time, with in depth analysis of how the treble and bass interact. Next comes row crossing techniques to smooth the bellows and to create better harmonies, followed by a more tasteful approach to the bass. The book finishes with accidentals, minor keys, slides, slip jigs and the key of A. Contains 30 topics, 48 tunes, introduction and a foreword by Andy Cutting.
$14.45 (songbook only)
$16.45 (CD)

 

  The Box: A Beginner's Guide to the Irish Traditional Button Accordion

The Box: A Beginner’s Guide to the Irish Button Accordion
  Author: David Hanrahan
  Publisher: Ossian
  Level: Beginner

This beginner's guide is designed to help the learner of the two-row button accordion, whose predecessor was the melodeon. Contains sections on music reading, technique, and a selection of tunes.
$14.95 (songbook only)

El Acordeon Completo
  Author: Rogelio Maya
  Publisher: Mayas Music Publishing
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Learn songs for both the piano and accordion. Very easy lessons. Written in Spanish.
$21.95 (songbook only)

 


Primer Nivel: Aprende Acordeon Facilmente

Primer Nivel: Aprende Acordeon Facilmente
  Author: Victor Barra
  Publisher: Music Sales
  Level: Beginning

Learn to play the accordion with this great book and CD package, written entirely in Spanish. This all-in-one instruction method gets you playing right away. Packed full of exercises, diagrams, and helpful tips. 

Aprenda a tocar el acordeón con este gran paquete que contiene un libro y un CD. Escrito completamente en español, este método le ayudará a tocar inmediatamente. Este método está lleno de ejercicios, diagramas y consejos.

$15.95 (songbook w/CD)

 


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Quiero Tocar El Acordeon
 
Author: Victor M. Barba
 
Publisher: Music Sales
  Level: Beginning
This
is a terrific book for accordion. This book is for button accordion, common in norteño music. It has the names of every button, accordion posture, 20 progressive studies, music theory, scales, simple and doubles, and many ornaments as well as classic rhythms such as Norteño, Cumbia, Rancherita, Corrido and more. A brand new system of accordion TABS©, designed especially for this book, the accordion graphics and the name of the note under each note, makes this book really easy to understand and will help you to play the accordion in no time. "Quiero Tocar El Acordeon" is a must have book from the series of Easy Music School and Mel Bay Publications! Companion CD of examples included.

Esto es el mejor libro para aprender a tocar acordeon de botones. Contiene muchos adornos de introducciones, y finales, escalas dobles y sencillas, canciónes originales y ritmos de todo tipo, incluye norteño, corrido, cumbia, grupera y más. Cada ejemplo y canción viene con los nombres de las notas para hacerlo más fácil, y tiene un sistema totalmente nuevo de tablatura© y grafica para acordeon, y junto con el CD incluido, podras aprender muy fácil y rapido. Sin tanto que leer y muchos ejemplos para tocar, "Quiero Tocar El Acordeon" es el mejor libro de acordeon de botones, De la serie de Easy Music School, y Mel Bay Publications! Incluye el CD con todos los ejemplos

$14.99 (songbook w/CD)

 





Aprende Ya! Escalas Para El Acordeon De Botones

¡Aprende Ya! Escalas Para El Acordeon de Botones
  Author: Foncho Castellar
  Publisher: Music Sales
  Level: Beginning-Intermediate

This comprehensive guide makes learning how to play the button accordion easy and fun. The book/CD program contains several examples that lead the student from how to hold the instrument, to reading music, to playing scales and scale patterns. Each of the music examples is illustrated in a specially-designed tablature system, so no music reading is necessary. The accompanying CD contains demonstrations of music examples.

Este curso le ayudará a aprender el acordeón de botones de una manera fácil y divertida. El libro y el CD de este método contienen ejemplos que enseñaran al estudiante cómo colocar el instrumento en las manos, como leer música, a tocar escalas y patrones.

$8.95 (songbook w/CD)

 




¡Aprende Ya! Cancionero Para El Acordeon de Botones
  Author: Ed Lozano
  Publisher: Music Sales
  Level: Beginning-Intermediate

This book/CD program is a comprehensive song book that contains several of the most popular and folk Latin American tunes. The songs are transcribed specifically for the diatonic accordion, and have a tablature that makes the playing easier.

El libro y CD de este curso es el recurso más completo de las canciones más tradicionales y populares de Latinoamérica. Se puede tocar las canciones de una manera fácil ya que estas han sido transcritas específicamente para el acordeón diatónico.

$14.95 (songbook w/CD)

 

Conjunto Button Accordion DVD
  Author: Joe Torres
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner

Learn to play in the Norteno style. Beginning with basic scales and chords, step by step instructions are given for the beginner. 30 min.
$14.95 (DVD only)

 

 






Acordeon Vol. 2, Spanish Only  DVD - taught by Cuco Mendoza and Enrique Martinez

Acordeon Vol. 2, Spanish Only DVD
You Can Play The Accordion Now Vol. 2
taught by Cuco Mendoza & Enrique Martinez
Publisher: Mel Bay
Level: Beginner

Recommended by teachers everywhere, this series of DVDs from Mayas Music provides proven educational material in a fun and easy-to-use format, so that anyone may start to play in a short time. The menus provide direct access to specific areas so that you may learn and review at your own pace, by simply pushing a button in the comfort of your home! With this second course, you continue learning the accordion and the major and minor chords. In addition, you will learn to play rhythms and popular fills in songs and rhythms such as polka, zapateado, waltz, cumbia, and many more. You will see every movement clearly on the your TV screen. In Spanish only. 60 min.

Con este segundo curso, continuarás tu aprendizaje del acordeón y de acordes mayors y menores. Además, aprenderás a tocar ritmos y adornes populares. Contiene canciones y tirmos tales como polka, zapateado, vals, cumbia y much más. En la pantalla de tu televisor verás claramente cómo se ejecuta cada acción.

$19.95 (DVD only)

 





Acordeon Vol. 3, Spanish Only  DVD - by Enrique Martinez, taught by Cuco Mendoza

Acordeon Vol. 3, Spanish Only DVD
You Can Play The Accordion Now Vol. 3
taught by Cuco Mendoza & Enrique Martinez
Publisher: Mel Bay
Level: Beginner

Recommended by teachers everywhere, this series of DVDs from Mayas Music provides proven educational material in a fun and easy-to-use format, so that anyone may start to play in a short time. The menus provide direct access to specific areas so that you may learn and review at your own pace, by simply pushing a button in the comfort of your home! This advanced course presents an exciting and challenging step into more complex fills and ornaments, allowing you to play rhythms such as charanga, chotis (redoba), bolero, balada and more. Includes instruction for both keyboard and button accordion.  In Spanish only. 60 min.

En este curso con dos reconocidos maestros, Cuco Mendoza y Enrique Martínez se reafirman las técnicas aprendidas en los cursos previos y son aplicadas a ritmos populares como charanga, chotis (redoba), bolero, balada y otros. Además, ilustra acordes diatónicos, disminuidos, aumentados y más.

$19.95 (DVD only)

 

Canciones para Acordeon Vol. 3, Spanish Only  DVD - taught by Cuco Mendoza

Canciones Para Acordeon Vol. 3, Spanish Only DVD
Play Your Favorite Songs With The Accordion Vol. 3
taught by Cuco Mendoza 

Publisher: Mel Bay
Level: Beginner

For 3-row button accordion. In volume three of this three-volume series Cuco Mendoza teaches the following songs step-by-step: La Cacahuata; El Sube y Baja; Alta y Delgadita; Los Dos Amigos; Los Peres; Caminos De Guanajuato; El Chive; 8 El Quelite; Valente Quintero; Maquina 501; Durango Durango; Simon Blanco & Las Mananitas. In Spanish. 60 min.
$19.95 (DVD only)

Absolute Beginners' Concertina
  Author: Mick Bramich
  Publisher: Posset Press
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

A complete guide to learning everything you wanted to know about the Anglo Concertina. Historical data, the makers, key of C major, key of G major, scales, maintenance, minor keys, chords, and a nice selection of tunes.
$11.45 (songbook only)

 

Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
  Author: Frank Converse
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

This book was designed especially for you, the beginner, whether the newest novice or the advanced player. It will provide you will hours of pleasure, and at the same time, advancement to the classics!
$10.95 (songbook only)

 


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All-American Concertina Album
  Arranger: Alan Lochhead
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Multiple

This is the Concertina book for anyone who wants to play Classic Ragtime, Marches, and popular themes, arranged for the 30-button Anglo Concertina. "The Maple Leaf Rag", "The Liberty Bell March", and more classic selections are presented for musical enjoyment.  Each piece is carefully chosen for its playability on the Anglo-Chromatic concertina.  Players with a "duet system" may also want this music for their repertoire.  The arrangements are fully voiced, between the right and left hands to create a piano-style approach to concertina playing.
$9.95 (songbook only)

 


The Irish Concertina
  Author: Mick Bramich
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

An extraordinary tool for learning to play Irish music with the Anglo Concertina.  Over 35 songs plus many medleys.  Irish favorites include: Carman's Jig, Cliffs of Moher, Eavesdropper, Humours Ballycastle, Mist on the Meadow, Shannon's Flowery Banks, and much, much more!
$23.45 (songbook only)


Latin Favorites
  Arranger: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Advanced

Inspire thoughts of latin style entertainment with these show stoppers! Tico Tico, Maria Elana, Brazil, Amour, Cuando Caliante El Sol, and several more. These songs will be a wonderful compliment to any special event. This book is level four and up.
$12.95 (songbook only)
$16.95 (songbook with CD)




Songs of Mexico for Accordion
  Arranger: Herman Troppe
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Pull out all the stops with these traditional Mexican songs: There Are Some Eyes, La Malaguena, Beautiful Heaven, Chiapanecas, I Will Raffle My Future, La Zandunga, La Bamba and La Adelita. Transform a set of standards into an ethnic extravaganza. Total of 18 songs.
$9.95 (songbook only)

 


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Songs of Latin America for Accordion
  Arranger: Herman Troppe
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

This book of sixteen solos for keyboard accordion contains folk songs from Venezuela, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.
$9.95 (songbook only)

 



Tex-Mex Conjunto
  Arranger: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

A fabulous and entertaining collection of Latin tunes to play for any occasion. Popular tunes include: Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio, Zulema, El Canoero, Pasos Cortos, Luzita, Negra Tracion and several others.
$12.95 (songbook only)

 





  

Clifton Chenier King of Zydeco
By Clifton Chenier transcribed by Gary Dahl
Publisher: Mel Bay
Arhoolie. Cajun-Zydeco.
Level: Intermediate

This collection of 15 accordion arrangements of tunes by Clifton Chenier (1925-1987) clearly demonstrates why he is known as the undisputed King of Zydeco music. Written for the piano accordion as opposed to the Cajun button accordion, all of the selections in this book are transcribed from Chenier's 1965-1987 recordings on Arhoolie Records. The featured tunes are: "Ain't No Need of Cryin'" "Tu le Ton Son Ton," "I'm Coming Home," "Jole Blonde," "Calinda," "Louisiana Two-Step," "Ay, Ai, Ai," "Louisiana Blues," "Black Gal," "Big Momou," "I'm on the Wonder," "Zydeco Cha Cha," "I'm a Hog for You," "Zydeco et Pas Sale," and "Black Snake Blues." Dix Bruce contributes a fine essay on the colorful life of Clifton Chenier. A delightful companion CD recording is available in the spirit of Chenier's signature cry- "Laissez les bon ton roulet!" (Let the good times role!)
$12.99 (songbook only)
$15.98 (CD only) different cover on CD

 

 



 

Cajun Spice for Accordion
Arranged by Larry Hallar with Rounder Records.
Publisher: Mel Bay
Level: Intermediate

Cajun Spice is an exciting, lively, joyful recording of some of the finest Cajun music available featuring many of today's great Cajun artists. The Rounder Recording features many of today's Cajun artists. Included are renditions by Bruce Daigrepont, D.L. Menard, Jo-El Sonnier, Beusoleil, the Balfa Brothers, Octa Clark and the Dixie Ramblers, Eddie LeJeune, and Michael Doucet. In this special keyboard accordion edition, each song is transcribed into a rousing Cajun accordion solo.
$14.99 (songbook only)

 



  

15 Louisianna Cajun Classics for Piano Accordion
  Author: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

This book represents breakthrough arranging for Cajun accordion styles and can be performed on both piano and diatonic button accordions. The grade level is intermediate and follows the original 15 Louisiana Cajun Classics recording from Arhoolie accurately with added variations and fiddle solos. If you want to learn Cajun stylings or start your own Cajun band, this is the book you need
$11.99 (songbook only)

 




European Flavor
  Author: James Fazio
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginning-Intermediate

Each song has its own story to tell, but can best be appreciated by playing and enjoying the sounds of European Flavor. 14 Accordion solos on European melodies. Tango Del Vino, Bavarian March, Cittadella, Venezia, Tarantella Tuscano and other great classics.
$10.99 (songbook only)

 



European Flavor II Accordion Solos
  Author: James C. Fazio
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

This collection of 14 original waltzes, tangoes, and dances for piano accordion is representative of the many sights and sounds of Europe.  The special features of this book are simply the many flavors of each and every song.  Each tune has its own story to tell. 
$14.99 (songbook only)

 




Cafe Accordion Book with CD
  Arranger: Dan Newton
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

A local Minnesota performer and polished accordionist, Dan showcases some favorite old tunes in the continental style for accordion on CD. Fourteen songs including: Say I Do, Spanish Jenny, Election Rag, Cafe Accordion, Musette, and Halloween.
$19.99 (songbook w/CD)

 



More Cafe Accordion Book with CD
  Arranger: Dan Newton
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

A local Minnesota performer and polished accordionist, Dan showcases some favorite old tunes in the continental style for accordion on CD. Fourteen songs including: Say I Do, Spanish Jenny, Election Rag, Cafe Accordion, Musette, and Halloween.
$17.99 (songbook w/CD)

 




French Tangos for Accordion with CD
  Arranger: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

This highly sought after collection is bursting with romantic songs including: El Chocho, La Paloma, Maia, Simple Tango, and La Madone D'Amour. Here's your chance to ignite the passion that dancers long for on the floor. 35 songs in all.
$24.99 (songbook w/CD)

 




   World Melodies for Accordion

World Melodies for Accordion
  Author: Dr. Frances M. Irwin
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

"World Melodies for the Accordion is a collection of best-loved songs from around the world. Eighty musical gems from thirty-six countries are arranged here for the accordion, with chords also given so that other instrumentalists can join in. Accordionists at all levels of proficiency will be able to use this collection and enjoy the melodies that are familiar to so many diverse cultures. Songs such as the Mexican Hat Dance, African Ev'rybody Loves Saturday Night, Korean Ahrirang, Dalmatian Ciri Biri Bela and the Japanese Sakura are included with such familiar melodies as Comin' Through The Rye, Polly Wolly Doodle, and The Ash Grove.
$14.95 (songbook only)

 


Accordion Music from Around the World
  Author: Frank Zucco
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginning-Intermediate

This rousing accordion solo collection contains 58 favorites from Europe, South America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic countries.  Titles are shown in both their respective native languages and in English.  All selections are written on the grand staff and suggested accompaniment chords are provided.
$12.95 (songbook only)

 

 

International Accordion Favorites
  Author: Bruce Bollerud
  Arranger: Bruce Bollerud
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

A book of 33 waltzes, polkas, tangos, and two-steps arranged by Bruce Bollerud. Such favorites as The Band Played On, Helena Polka, Life in the Finnish Woods, Under the Double Eagle, Turkey in the Straw, Saturday Night Waltz and the Clarinet Polka. Comes with CD.
$19.99 (songbook w/CD)

 

 

Balkan Melodies for Accordion
  Author: Dr. Frances M. Irwin
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

This publication presents a small sampling of the folk songs from the South Slavs. While Hungary is not at all Balkan, a czardas is included in this collection because the area of Vojvodina until recently had a large Hungarian population. The Balkan songs most appropriate for accordion are presented for your pleasure, and the enrichment of your music repertoire. Songs from Slovenia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia.
$12.99 (songbook only)

 

 

Russian Melodies for Accordion
  Author: Andreas Wins
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginning-Intermediate

A collection of 30 well-known Russian songs arranged for intermediate accordion by Russian-born accordionist Andreas Wins.  Each piece provides the arranged melody and a variation with a really nice, native harmonization
$14.99 (songbook only)

 

 

Italian Favorites for the Accordion
  Arranger: Helene Criscio and Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Intermediate

All the standards in Italian tradition. Twenty-two songs include Funiculli-Funicula, Santa Lucia, Mio, Carnival of Venice, D'Sole and Serenade.
$12.95 (songbook only)

 

 
    

Italian Favorites for the Accordion
  Arranger: Helene Criscio and Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Intermediate

All the standards in Italian tradition. Twenty-two songs include Funiculli-Funicula, Santa Lucia, Mio, Carnival of Venice, D'Sole and Serenade.  (Same as previous entry but it has a CD)
$16.95 (songbook w/CD)

 


Italian Love Songs
  Author: Helene Criscio
  Arranger: J. Latulipe
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Enjoy a great compilation of Helene Criscio's life-long dedication to accordion with these endearing love songs. Includes: Waltz Amore, Here is My Heart, Ave Maria, Eternity, Memories, Santa Lucia, Voice in My Heart and many more.
$12.95 (songbook only)
$16.95 (songbook with CD) (different cover)

 



Italian Songs and Arias for Accordion
  Author: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

This book contains many arias as well as traditional favorites that have never been arranged for accordion, utilizing all of its superb orchestral capabilities.  Some of the world's greatest composers and singers have expressed themselves in this sublime musical language.  The contents include arias such as Nessun Dorma, Quando men vo, and Omio babbino caro, to name a few.
$15.99 (songbook only)

 


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Italian Folk Songs for Accordion
  Author: Aldo Diianni
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Italian Folk Dances for Accordion focuses on ten of the most known and popular dance styles.  These beginning-intermediate pieces feature the polka, tarantella, mazurka, waltz and tango dance styles which offers a nice addition to any players repertoire.  These pieces are great for solo or recital material for any accordion player.
$9.99 (songbook only)

 

 

German Favorites for Accordion
  Arranger: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

15 famous German songs including Die Lorelei, Heidenro Slein, In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus, Lilli Marlene, Denke Dir Mein Liebchen, And-Ach, Weilst's Moglich Dann.
$12.95 (songbook only)

 


Mel Bay's Fun with the Accordion
  Author: Frank Zucco
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Beginner

A great solo book for the accordion player who is just beginning.  Fun with the Accordion provides a wide range of favorites in both the folk and light classic styles, including polkas, ragtime, bluegrass, Dixieland, and songs from many lands.  All the selections were carefully arranged to provide a full accordion sound.  You'll find a wide range of old favorites like: Dark Eyes, Dixie, The Entertainer, Jenny Lind Polka, Just A Closer Walk With Thee plus We Wish You a Merry Christmas.  31 songs in all.
$6.99 (instruction book only)

 




Easy Accordion Solos with CD
  Arranger: Michel Lorin
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Includes 39 songs in book and 27 songs on CD. Includes songs like La bamba, When The Saints Go Marching In, Bille de billard, Le temps des cerises, Mirza, Greensleeves, The Entertainer, La Paloma, La Bamba, and Domino.
$19.99 (songbook w/CD)

 


Favorite Accordion Solos
  Author: Frank Zucco
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

A very complete collection of light classics, folk music, and original solos for accordion.  This is an outstanding collection of accordion solos.
$9.95 (songbook)

 


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Jazz Accordion Solos
  Author: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay

The goal of this book is to bridge the gap between classical/traditional accordion solos and professional jazz-styled solos.  The accompanying recording follows the music as written, but with added rhythm, rubato, and slight improvisation.  Contents: Poor Butterfly, After You've Gone, Peg O' My Heart, Avalon, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Swanee, Indiana, The Japanese Sandman, You Made Me Love You, and Alexander's Ragtime Band.
$17.95 (songbook w/CD)


       
Easy Peasy Tunes - Dave Mallinson


Easy Peasy Tunes
 
Arranger: Dave Mallinson
  Level: Beginner

Only 14 notes are required to play all 101 tunes, which are suitable for all melody instruments.  This book will help you quickly boost your repertoire and give you many hours of enjoyment in the process.
$13.45 (songbook only)

 

Ragtime Favorites for Accordion
  Arranger: Helene Criscio
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Add a touch of excitement to your entertainment with these all time classics: The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag Accordion, and many more.
$12.95 (songbook only)
$16.95 (songbook with CD) (different cover)

 




Happy Polkas & Waltzes
  Author: Frankie Yankovic & Joe Rodney
  Arranger: Joe Rodney
  Publisher: Sandscape Publications
  Level: Intermediate

Book 1 is a collection of polkas and waltzes by two great accordionists and recording artists--Frankie Yankovic,America's Polka King, and Joe Rodney. All time favorites included are: Polka Dancing, Swing and Sway Polka, Dance All Night Polka, Hello My Darling Polka, Be With You Waltz, Wedding Day Waltz and many others.
$18.95 (songbook)

 

 

Polka Favorites for Accordion
  Arranger: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Advanced

Polka lovers will be awestruck when they hear these classical favorites. Twelve songs including: Clarinet Polka, Beer Barrel Polka and Village Tavern Polka and more. A must collection for every accordion musician.
$12.95 (songbook only)

 


Accordion Polka Favorites
 
Author: Kenny Kotwitz
  Publisher: Hal Leonard
  Level: Intermediate – Advanced

16 standards arranged for accordion, including: Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel) • The Happy Wanderer • Just Because • Liechtensteiner Polka • My Melody of Love • Paloma Blanca • Pennsylvania Polka
Tic-Tock Polka • Too Fat Polka (She's Too Fat for Me) • and more
$10.95 (songbook only)

 


Accordion Waltz Favorites
 
Author: Kenny Kotwitz
  Publisher: Hal Leonard
  Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Accordion arrangements of 17 classic waltzes, including: Alice Blue Gown • Beautiful Ohio • Come Back to Sorrento • Fascination (Valse Tzigane) • I Love You Truly • I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now • I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time • In My Merry Oldsmobile • Let Me Call You Sweetheart • Let the Rest of the World Go By • Melody of Love • Memories • My Buddy • That Naughty Waltz • and more.
$9.95 (songbook only)

 

 

Broadway Favorites
  Arranger: Kenny Kotwitz
  Publisher: Hal Leonard
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Imagine the looks on their faces when you begin to play some of these show tunes. Thirteen songs including: Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Getting to Know You, Matchmaker, No Other Love, Oh What A Beautiful Morning, and People Will Say We're In Love.
$9.95 (songbook only)

 


 

Disney Movie Favorites
  Arranger: Kenny Kotwitz
  Publisher: Hal Leonard
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Children and adults will be excited and thrilled to recognize these popular favorites.  Twelve songs from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Kiss The Girl, Something There, A Whole New World plus many other surprises.
$9.95 (songbook only)
$9.95 (2nd Edition other songs songbook only)

 


The Beatles Greatest Hits
  Publisher: Hal Leonard
  Level: Intermediate

Light up the faces of genuine Beatles fans when you play some of their greatest hits! This collection is a definite crowd pleaser. Fifteen songs including: All My Lovin, A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, Yellow Submarine, and eleven more.
$12.99 (songbook only)

 


Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber
  Arranger: Kenny Kotwitz
  Publisher: Hal Leonard
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Songs from The Phantom Of The Opera such as All I Ask Of You, The Music Of The Night, Think Of Me, and With One Look .
$10.95 (songbook only)

 

 

Complete Works of Guido Diero
  Author: Edited by Henry Doktorski
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

Count Guido Diero (1886-1950), Italian-born composer and accordion virtuoso.  Deiro was a major force in the popularization of the accordion in the early 20th century.  Doktorski has transcribed and edited all of Deiro's original music for accordion-45 pieces including waltzes, rags, marches, polkas, fox trots, tangos, and popular Deiro favorites: My Florence Waltz, Egypto Fantasia, Sharpshooter's March, and the Broadway hit, Kismet.
$25.00 (songbook only)

 

 

Accordion Varieties Complete
  Author: Helene Criscio
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Intermediate - Advanced

The largest collection ever assembled. Edited and endorsed by Myron Floren, it is a must for every accordionist. Polkas, Waltzes, Mazurkas, Tarantellas, Marches, Dances created by the legendary genius Helen Criscio. Irish, Italian, German, Polish, Jewish, Russian and Greek.
$12.95 (songbook only)

 

 

101 Popular Songs for Accordion
  Arranger: J. Latulippe
  Publisher: Santorella Publishing Company
  Level: Beginner - Intermediate

When it comes to matters of the heart, no performer should be without these popular favorites: Fascination, Sidewalks of New York, O Sole Mio, Away In a Manger, Marine's Hymn, Clarinet Polka, Greensleeves, The Yellow Rose of Texas and many more favorites.
$19.95 (songbook only)

 

 

A Christmas Tradition: A Celebration with the Accordion
  Arranger: Gary Dahl
  Publisher: Mel Bay
  Level: Intermediate

Within this edition you will find original arrangements of the best-loved Christmas songs, spanning four centuries of musical development.  From the traditional old English lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen which dates back to the 15th century, to the ever-beloved Jingle Bells of the 19th century.
$9.99 (songbook only)

 



Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites
 
Arranger: Valarie Morris
  Publisher: Sandscape Publications

  Level: Easy and Medium

Playful new solo arrangements of familiar holiday tunes. Original meters and rhythms help develop players' confidence in reading music of well-known tunes.  Songs: O Christmas Tree,
The First Noël, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful, Peace on Earth, Silent Night, Up on the Housetop, We Three Kings of Orient Are

Book 2 offers more challenges for the left hand and is arranged for 
       accordions with counterbasses and 7ths.       $15.99

 


Holidays in Harmony
 
Arranger: Valarie Morris
  Publisher: Sandscape Publications

  Level: Easy and Medium


Songs:
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English), Deck the Halls (Welch), Good King Wenceslas (Bohemian), Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (French), Auld Lang Syne (Scottish), Esta Noche Es Noche Buena (Spanish), Chanuka (Jewish), Ritsch, Ratsch (Swedish), Die Hirten auf dem Felde (Austrian), Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy (Polish), Deilig Er den Himmel Blaa (Danish), and Winter Cheer, a new original tune by Valarie Morris!
$15.99 (instruction book only)

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