Instrument Tuition

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 D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners Book

Dave Mallinson

AM101

32 pages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 01 0

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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 D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

AM101S

32 pages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 01 0

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This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners

The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners CD

Karen Tweed

AM102C

90 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1106

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Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the English concertina. Learn 87 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, English concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

The English Concertina Absolute Beginners Book

Alex Wade and Dave Mallinson

AM103

32 pages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 80 5

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Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the English concertina. Learn 87 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, English concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

The English Concertina Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Alex Wade and Dave Mallinson

AM103S

32 pages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 80 5

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This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners

The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners CD

Chris Sherburn

AM104C

91 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1302

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Dave Mallinson never had the luxury of a satisfactory D/G melodeon tuition book. He is completely self taught. Knowledge has been hard won by trial and error, through endless hours of practice, playing innumerable gigs and taking part in countless traditional music sessions. Dave has condensed the tricks, techniques and ideas, slowly amassed throughout five decades of melodeon experience, into this book and CD, ensuring you reach your musical destination in the optimum time.

Instant Melodeon CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

AM105S

24 pages

£12.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 91 5

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This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Beginners Melodeon Tunes and Techniques

Beginners' Melodeon Tunes and Techniques CD

Dave Mallinson

AM106C

96 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1802

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One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

Instant Tin Whistle Irish Book

Dave Mallinson

AM121

32 pages

£5.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 89 8

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One of a series of 4 books designed to help you play the tin whistle immediately using special whistle tablature. Pick any tin whistle, D is ideal, and choose the book containing tunes that you are most familiar with, Folk, Popular, Irish or Scottish. Guitar chords included.

Instant Tin Whistle Irish CD Edition

Dave Mallinson

AM121S

32 pages

£11.95

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 85 0

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This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners

The D/G Melodeon Absolute Beginners CD

Dave Mallinson

AM101C

66 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD0202

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Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, piano accordion tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners Book

Karen Tweed and Dave Mallinson

AM102

32 pages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 79 9

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Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the piano accordion. Learn 58 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, piano accordion tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

The Piano Accordion Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Karen Tweed and Dave Mallinson

AM102S

32 pages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 79 9

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This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book The English Concertina Absolute Beginners

The English Concertina Absolute Beginners CD

Alex Wade

AM103C

98 tracks

£11.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD1301

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Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, Anglo concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners Book

Chris Sherburn and Dave Mallinson

AM104

32 ages

£9.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 81 2

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Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don’t have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, Anglo concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It’s a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.

The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners Book and CD

Chris Sherburn and Dave Mallinson

AM104S

32 ages

£21.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 81 2

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This fine collection of traditional music introduces dance tunes from various regions of Britain, Ireland and North America They are all excellent tunes, well-known and popular, but not over-played, hackneyed or obscure. Most of the tunes can be heard on recordings by notable bands and personalities, they are all currently in use by traditional musicians and are regularly played at concerts, dances and pub sessions. All of the tunes introduce some aspect of melodeon playing.

Beginners' Melodeon Tunes and Techniques Book

Dave Mallinson

AM106

48 pages

£11.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 94 2

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This fine collection of traditional music introduces dance tunes from various regions of Britain, Ireland and North America They are all excellent tunes, well-known and popular, but not over-played, hackneyed or obscure. Most of the tunes can be heard on recordings by notable bands and personalities, they are all currently in use by traditional musicians and are regularly played at concerts, dances and pub sessions. All of the tunes introduce some aspect of melodeon playing.

Beginners' Melodeon Tunes and Techniques Book and CD

Dave Mallinson

AM106S

48 pages

£23.94

Book and CD

ISBN: 978 1 899512 94 2

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This companion CD contains all the tunes in the book Instant Tin Whistle Irish. The book can be used on its own. However, to make learning the tin whistle even easier, this recording of all the tunes plus the grace notes has been produced. Each tune s is played slowly twice through and features guitar accompaniment using the chords shown in the book.

Instant Tin Whistle Irish CD

AM121C

£7.99

CD Only

Label Number: DMPCD9607

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The lessons in these 4 books are realistically and steadily graded so as not to over-stretch the student. Difficult traditional dances tunes, music particularly suited to the tin whistle, is introduced only on the last few pages to give a taster of things to come.

Instant Tin Whistle Scottish Book

Dave Mallinson

AM122

32 pages

£5.95

Book Only

ISBN: 978 1 899512 90 4

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