The diatonic accordion has been one of the most popular instruments in the BalFolk scene for some years. If you want to just give this versatile instrument a try or if you have already started but still needs some help to better understand the diato, this workshop is the right one for you! Using easy yet beautiful melodies you’ll be taught the basics of bellows technique and coordination of your two hands for a balanced harmonie between melody and basses. We’ll work on the many sequences of movement for you to feel comfortable with the instrument and have fun with rehearsing and playing it.
The instruments have to be in the key of G/C (construction type and assignment of keys may vary). Please indicate in the application form if you need a rental instrument!
The melodeon has its own unique, sensitive sound and if you play a little already than you wants to learn of course a bunch of new tunes. But in terms of technique, the instrument continues to provide new challenges. How can you best join melody and bass? Which ornaments could one use? And how does you get more confidence to have fun? In this workshop we’ll use a couple of tunes from my repertoire with which you can improve your skills. We’ll work on sound, chords and accompaniment and I’ll try to help you as individual as possible.
The instruments have to be in G/C tuning (construction type and key assignment may vary – though the Irish system is not suitable!)
Rum-ta-ta and stoic push-and-pull are so last century – welcome to the world of funky grooves and cool rhythms. Everything starts with a simple melody, but it quickly gets a fresh style even just with some chords on the right hand and some small ornaments. Some additional composed basslines bring forth further nuances. Last but not least we wake the “ghost notes” and put some percussive chord rhythms under it: Voilà! If you want to discover something new, challenge yourself and push your instrument’s boundaries, you should absolutely take part! Don’t worry, everything is set up step by step and I am there to support you on every part of the journey.
This workshop is for advanced players who are already well-versed in playing and can implement the contents rather quickly! The instruments should be in the key of G/C and if possible with 2 ½ or 3 rows.