Button Accordion Tutorial

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Button Accordion Tutorial

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Hi all:

What is the best button accordion tutorial in your oppinion?

A friend of mine plays piano accordion and now he wants to learn to play box, needing a good and complete tutorial to begin. He has the mad4trad one, but he said it isn't for beginners.

What you recommends me?

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The answer will depend on what system your friend is intending to learn (how many rows, and tuned to what scales).

The main Irish systems are B/C and C#/D. Presumably, since he has looked at the MadForTrad tutorial, it is B/C. If so he's lucky because there is some material available for the B/C but none, as far as I can tell, for the C#/D.

There is to my knowledge one tutor book for the B/C box, "The Box" by David Hanrahan. This is definitely for beginners, and in fact I think it's written for 8 year olds and doesn't take you very far byeond telling you what buttons sound what notes.

Here's what's available on video: http://www.buttonbox.com/multimed.shtml#irishba

There's some discussion of tutorials here: http://www.thesession.org/discussions/display.php/6257

If on the other hand he wants to learn the D/G (favoured by English musicians and a very few Irish ones) box or G/C (favoured by French musicians) let me know, you should be able to find good basic stuff.
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Thanks StevieJ.

(Yes, he has a B/C box)
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The John Williams video.

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The PJ Hernon video for BC (published by mel bay)
is very basic. I bought mine from the button box.

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