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How To : Play "The Chicken Dance" on the accordion

Interested in playing "The Chicken Dance" on your accordion? See how it's done with this free video accordion lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the accordion, accordionists of ...more

How To : Play "Nantes" by Beirut on the accordion

This fantastic tutorial demonstrates how to play the brooding "Nantes" by Beirut's Zach Condon. As this user mentions, Beethoven would be proud! Part 1 of 3 - How to Play "Nantes" by Beirut on the accordion. Part 2 of 3 - How to Play "Nantes" by Beirut on the accordion. Part ...more

How To : Play the Tetris theme song on the accordion

In this video, we learn how to play the Tetris theme song on the accordion. D major 7 is the first chord, going to A, B flat, C, B flat, A, G, B flat, D, C, B flat, A, B flat, C, D, B flat, G, and G. Play these separately, then practice doing all of these chords in order one a ...more

How To : Play the theme from Amelie on the accordion

A step by step tutorial on playing the Amelie theme song on the accordion (left-hand). Tips: 1. Play the left hand bass "stacatto", only touching the keys for a short period of time, as though they were on fire. The shorter you press them, the better they will sound. 2. The ...more

How To : Play "Prenzlauerberg" by Beirut on the accordion

In this video you are shown how to play Prenzlauerberg on accordion. You will use the right hand for the melody. Both hands will be used. Your tutor divides the song into three playable components, after you develop skill in playing them you can piece them together. The song s ...more

How To : Identify the parts of an accordion

Understanding reeds, straps and bellows will allow you to play the instrument more easily. Learn more in this free video series that will show you how to identify the different parts of the accordion and how to play it correctly. Part 1 of 7 - How to Identify the parts of an a ...more

How To : Play "What Is Love" by Haddaway on the accordion

This tutorial shows you how to play "What Is Love" (by Haddaway) made famous by Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan's Saturday Night Live skit: Night at the Roxbury. The video demonstrates great accordion technique to give the song a pulsing rhythm. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "What I ...more

How To : Do the half beat bass technique on the accordion

This how to video shows you how to perform a half beat bass technique on an accordion. You will skip every other beat to do this. In this example, a Beatles song will be played to show you how to do this. First, you will how it is normally played. Next, you will hear it using ...more

How To : Play Shostakovich's 2nd Waltz on the accordion

An oldie but a goodie, this tutorial teaches you how to play Shostakovich's classic 2nd Waltz in C Minor. Watch as this video breaks down the song in simple, easy to understand steps. Part 1 of 3 - How to Play Shostakovich's 2nd Waltz on the accordion. Part 2 of 3 - How to Pl ...more

How To : Play "The Godfather Waltz" on the accordion

This is a tutorial on how to play the theme from "The Godfather" films, written by the prolific Nino Rota. The video breaks down the chords to play this brooding accordion classic. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "The Godfather Waltz" on the accordion. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play "Th ...more

How To : Play "If I Were a Rich Man" on the accordion

To play If I Were a Rich Man, on the accordion, begin by playing a G major cord, playing the keys (of the right hand) in this order: D, C, D, C, B, and then G. Then, play B, C, D, C, D, C, B, C, F, E, and then D. Still playing with your right hand, play the keys of an E minor ...more

How To : Play "Falling Slowly" from Once on the accordion

Interested in playing "Falling Slowly" from the 2007 musical Once on your accordion? See how it's done with this free video accordion lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the acco ...more

How To : Play the "Nostalgia" theme on the accordion

Watch this video by Youtube user moshezuchter as he takes you through the different steps in playing the Nostalgia Theme by Alexander Winfield from the puppet play entitled, "All Hail Ye Mighty Lords of Nowhere," using an accordion. The tune of Nostalgia is very slow and haunt ...more

How To : Play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut on the accordion

This video is a great tutorial on how to play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut's Zach Condon. This song, from the Lon Gisland EP, is a great song for beginner accordion players. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Elephant Gun" by Beirut on the accordion. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play "Elephant G ...more

How To : Play "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed on the accordion

This tutorial demonstrates how to play the left hand accordion part for Lou Reed's "Perfect Day". The video breaks down the keys individually for you to better understand. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed on the accordion. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play "Perfect ...more

How To : Do the legato bass technique on the accordion

Moshezuchter demonstrates how to do a legato bass technique on an accordion which will add drama to your playing. Legato means tying it together. When playing staccato, you touch the keys like they are hot with short strokes to get the punctuated effect. Try playing an alterna ...more

How To : Play "Lies" from the film "Once" on the accordion

This is a great tutorial for playing the song "Lies" from the Irish film "Once" on the accordion. This song, written by Glen Hansard, is a great reinterpretation on the accordion. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Lies" from the film "Once" on the accordion. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pla ...more

How To : Play accordion music

Whatever your musical interest is, in these free accordion playing videos, learn all about this amazing instrument. Our expert will show you the part of the accordion and how it works, and he’ll inspire you with several songs, styles of music, and types of accordions and conce ...more

How To : Play the accordian

Whatever your musical interest is, learn the techniques you need to start playing today. In this free music lesson on video, get the tips and tricks every beginner needs to make music on the accordion, including demonstrations of how to hold the instrument, operate the bellows ...more

How To : Play "Rhineland" by Beirut on the accordion

Interested in playing Beirut's "Rhineland" on your accordion? See how it's done with this free video accordion lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the accordion, accordionists of ...more

How To : Play the "Amarcord" theme on the accordion

This tutorial demonstrates how to play the theme from Federico Fellini's "Amarcord", written by Nino Rota (also the composer for "The Godfather"). The fingering is very complicated so take it slow. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play the "Amarcord" theme on the accordion. Part 2 of 2 - ...more

How To : Master the basics of accordion playing

Understand the way accordions function in this free video series that will help you play your accordion with ease and comfort. Part 1 of 8 - How to Master the basics of accordion playing. Master the basics of accordion playing - Part 2 of 8. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Disassemble an accordion

The reeds, cover pins, keys and the bass are a few of the parts you'll need to identify and disassemble on your accordion. Learn more in this free video series that will show you how to safely and easily remove the different parts of your accordion. Part 1 of 10 - How to Disas ...more

How To : Play "Mount Wroclai" by Beirut on the accordion

Interested in playing Beirut's "Mount Wroclai" on your accordion? See how it's done with this free video accordion lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the accordion, accordionist ...more

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