Beginning Button Accordion (Accordions Provided!)
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Music 3 - Room #212
This class is geared towards the absolute beginner, though if you're an experienced player with a question or two you might want to drop in at the start as there will be a brief Q&A while we pass out the accordions and handouts. The accordions used are the little Chinese made 7 button Hero / Goodlin GL-103 accordions (provided courtesy of Smythe's Accordion Center). We'll then cover the basics of the instrument, learn how to play the C scale, and then learn a simple tune by ear, written music, and tablature. If you'd like to keep your accordion after the class, you may purchase it for $25, tax included.
Paul Kostka has taught beginning button accordion at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival since 1999. He learned to play on his grandfather's two row A/D button accordion. He now plays D/C# button accordion for Irish Set Dancing with Banish the Dogs: www.banishthedogs.com.