Intermediate Online Melodeon Classes ON DEMAND: Block 6 – Captain White’s 48-bar Jig Accidentals 6/8 Rhythm Variations Flow and Feel 3x 1hr CLASSES

(1 customer review)



Block Description

Over the course of three ~1 hour video tutorials, you’ll learn:

  • The melody and left hand chords to 3-part 48 bar trad tune Captain White’s Jig
  • How to vary left hand bass-chord jig rhythms around a simple tune
  • How to get around annoying push-pull patterns that disrupt jig rhythms
  • Learn to make the built-in idiosyncrasies of the melodeon work to your benefit
  • Learn to use your accidentals and make them less of a stranger

Sheet music and handouts are provided to accompany the classes, but there is a heavy emphasis on learning and playing by ear.

Please note that this is an archived series of recordings from classes which ran live Feb-Mar 2023. They have been made available here for you to revisit the content on demand in your own time.

There is no live interaction or contact time with Mel during this recorded series. For access to live Zoom classes, Q&A and email support from Mel, sign up to the current live block.

Who it’s for

Mel’s Intermediate group classes are for DG melodeon players at the Intermediate step on their Melodeon Journey (see guidelines)

How it works

IMPORTANT: Make sure to tick the box at checkout to receive emails from me when you enrol on this block of classes.

This triggers an automated email directing you to ‘The Melodeon Zone’ – your personal learning space here on my website.

This is where class recordings, handouts and any other relevant materials will be posted after each live class.

You can access The Zone 24/7, 365 days a year from wherever you are in the world – as long as you have internet access! 


Are the blocks of classes progressive?

No – previous participation is not required in order to sign up to a current block. Blocks are standalone.

Each block revolves around a core tune which, once taught, becomes a template for exploring techniques, rhythm, exercises etc.

Each ability level focuses on the different aspects of playing melodeon at an appropriate level of challenge suitable for each group.

How long will I have access to ‘The Melodeon Zone’ for?

You have lifetime access to the materials relevant to the block(s) you purchase via your user account.

1 review for Intermediate Online Melodeon Classes ON DEMAND: Block 6 – Captain White’s 48-bar Jig Accidentals 6/8 Rhythm Variations Flow and Feel 3x 1hr CLASSES

  1. Gwen Bird (verified owner)

    This was my first block of online lessons with Mel, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Captain White’s jig was quite a challenge, mainly because I’ve never used the accidentals before, and getting fingers used to the stretch felt difficult at first, but improved a lot with slow practise. I’ve also never thought very much about how to use the bass – other than achieving harmonies – so following Mel’s instruction has enabled me to learn how to use the bass notes differently. I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered the tune, by any means, but it’s been great to notice my progress with it over the past month. Mel’s enthusiasm and love of the music is infectious and motivating, and I’m really looking forward to my next block of lessons.

    • Mel Biggs

      Thank you so much for this glowing review Gwen! I’m so pleased to hear how motivated and inspired you were to learn with my tuition 😀

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