John Somerville teaches a great traditional reel which moves from B minor in the A section to D Major in the B section. This Post is only available to subscribed members.
Tunes in 30 Minutes for Accordion
A series of tunes taught at an intermediate level
The Tunes in 30 Minutes for Accordion is a series of lessons where a new tune is taught in 30 minutes covering both the right hand melody and left hand accompaniment.
This is for those players wishing to increase their repertoire and perhaps pick up a few techniques along the way.
Downloadable sheet music is available for each tune
Your Tutor - John Somerville
Accordionist John Somerville is one of the current crop of exciting musicians to emerge form Scotland’s vibrant Folk scene. His current musical itinerary includes playing with supergroup Treacherous Orchestra, Cask Strength Ceilidh Band and along with outstanding fiddler Adam Sutherland. He has also worked with David Byrne, Salsa Celtica, Franz Ferdinand, Session A9, Babelfish and Croft No Five. He has taught at organisations including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Fèisean Nan Gàidheal, University of the Highlands and Islands, Falkirk Traditional Music Project and Celtic Connections festival.
Lessons in the Series
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John teaches a Barndance that’s great for anyone looking for a tune to play for a Canadian Barn Dance! This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
John focuses on a lovely waltz in G Major he learnt from whistle player, flautist and piper Annie Grace of The Iron Horse. This Post is only available to subscribed members.
John looks at a fantastic jig well known across Scotland and beyond, and is often played in sessions. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login