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  • Sun
    14
    Jan
    2024

    TUTOR: Beginners Melodeon Workshop Part 2, The Stables, Milton Keynes

    10:00-15:00

    The Stables, Milton Keynes.

    A chance for melodeon players at the beginner level (see here) to explore the instrument and basic rhythms in more depth. This workshop will focus on playing traditional English polkas, jigs and waltzes, how to start crossing the rows, and introducing some left hand variation. Suitable for players who have some basic knowledge of the instrument already (i.e. can play a number of simple tunes oom-pah on the left hand), and who have their own instrument. Participants do not need to read music notation, but a basic knowledge of music (scales, chords, time signatures) will help.

    This workshop is for instruments tuned in D/G with a minimum of 2-rows and 8-basses.

    If you have previously done part 1 and need to borrow an instrument in order to take part in this part 2 workshop – please contact us at gro.selbatsnull@noitacude.

    Double check yours is in DG tuning via this handy post put together by Mel:

    https://melbiggsmusic.co.uk/2022/05/25/know-what-type-of-melodeon-you-have/

    Refreshments:

    Tea & coffee is provided.
    Participants on a full day workshop or course should bring a packed lunch and other snacks.

    MORE INFO & BOOKINGS

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2024

    TUTOR: Absolute Beginners Melodeon Workshop Part 1, The Stables, Milton Keynes

    10:00-15:00

    The Stables, Milton Keynes.

    A rare chance for beginners to pick up and play the small but mighty melodeon (aka button accordion/squeezebox), with expert guidance from tutor Mel Biggs. Drawing on traditional English dance tunes, the workshop will introduce learning the instrument left hand first to develop effective rhythmical control and coordination, before learning your first tune with both hands. This workshop is for anyone interested in English folk music, folk dance or trying a squeezebox for the first

    time. Participants do not need to read music notation, and no previous melodeon or folk music experience is required, but a basic knowledge of music (scales, chords, time signatures) will help. This workshop is for instruments tuned in D/G with a minimum of 2-rows and 8-basses. Limited numbers are available to borrow – please contact us at gro.selbatsnull@noitacude.

    Refreshments:
    Tea & coffee is provided.
    Participants on a full day workshop or course should bring a packed lunch and other snacks.

    MORE INFO & BOOKINGS