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Accordion First Lesson DVD

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Accordion, Jam Session Style, First Lesson,

with Ryan Thomson - $29.95

DVD Description:

This first lesson is designed for beginners with

no previous experience with accordion playing.

No music reading ability is needed. A piano

accordion is required. Ryan demonstrates

playing techniques used commonly in jam

sessions, such as accompanying singers, fiddlers

and other instrumentalists.

He shows how to play rhythm accompaniment

similar to that which a guitarist would use. Ryan

demonstrates techniques including: right hand

chord rhythms; left hand basses; working the

bellows; and how-to-do-it music theory such as

using the "circle of fifths." 51 minutes. DVD

ISBN 978-0-931877-49-0

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Ryan Thomson won a Boston Music Award Nomination for his accordion playing with his

band - the Crawdad Wranglers. You can watch a video of him playing on the Crawdad

Wranglers page. His accordion playing can also be heard on the CDs Chicken Gumbo, and


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