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

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 starts on G, the chords played include G minor, C minor and D7. The D7 chord includes the notes D, F sharp and C. When playing a chord you hold all of the notes (keys) of the chord at the same time. Also, playing D7 chord as well as the C minor or G minor chord requires that you select the correct buttons of the accordion with your left hand. The melody goes G, next octave G and then back down the scale in the song's pattern. The left hand plays key, minor, minor, alternate base chord, key, minor, minor, alternate base chord over and over until the song ends. Another part of the melody is A, B flat, C (in D minor) a quick quarter note way. The next group of notes to practice are G, B, A flat D. One more section of play will require that you hold the D, G and C notes with the right hand at one stoke repeatedly, then strike the D, G and the B flat together repeatedly, E flat, G, B flat together repeatedly, E flat and A repeatedly, E flat and G flat repeatedly and C, F sharp and D repeatedly. Finally play F sharp, G and A individually. Repeat the melody while playing each chord through the sequence. By watching this video and practicing you can learn to play this song.

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