This site is about accordion music and accordion playing.

Tips and Tutorials

FakeBook Arrangements

If you are not using FakeBook arrangements, you definitely want to consider doing so. A FakeBook arrangement provides you with a simple melody (for your right hand), along with the corresponding chords. (There is no bass line written).

Playing With Back Tracks Tutorial

Playing with backing tracks has become a very rewarding experience for me and I've reached the point where it's the only way I wish to play. If I'm playing Brooks and Dunn Boot Scootin Boogie it's me playing in front of the Brooks & Dunn back up.

Sitting In On A Jam Session

Participating in a jam session is one of the most rewarding and satisfying things that we as musicians can do.

The Etiquette of Jamming

If you are going to participate in a jam session there are a number of considerations in addition to being a competent musician

Playing Back Up

In any jam session if it’s not your turn to play the lead then it’s important that you know something about playing back up

Chord Progressions

Here are some comments you may find useful with respect to chord progressions

Major Chord Construction

In a jam session the 3 main groups of chords you will use; are major chords, minor chords and seventh chords. This will give you some idea as to how to play these cords using your right hand

Playing a Minor Chord

This will give you some idea as to how to play minor chords using your right hand

How To Play A Seventh Chord

Finding Music To Play

There are a lot of resources available for you to find music to play. Here are some ideas I hope you will find useful