Emmanuel Pariselle is well known as one of Europe’s finest makers of diatonic button accordions; he is also one of France’s finest players (and a sublime singer to boot) and is offering this course to explore song and tune accompaniment on the melodeon.
You won’t be learning new tunes, but will focus on:
- Right hand chords, how to learn and use them
- How to find and write chords for a tune
- Rhythm to support a melody
You’ll leave with a nice method to take away, develop and apply to your playing.
This course runs alongside workshops run by Rowan Rheingans & Richard Burgess. All three tutors will perform an informal concert on Saturday evening.
Who’s it For?
You don’t need to be a great player, provided you are motivated by wanting to accompany songs and tunes with chords on the box. It’s easier if you play a D/G but get in touch if you play in other keys; 8, 12, 14 or 18 basses are welcome and encouraged.
We’re recommending this course for players at level 3 and above, but if you’re a level 2 player and really keen, do get in touch.
Emmanuel speaks good English so don’t worry, you don’t need to speak French!
Emmanuel Pariselle has a long and distinguished career as a professional musician, singer and instrument maker. He is exceeding well-known and admired across Europe, and has a great sense of humour too. In lieu of a written biog, here are a couple of rough videos taken at Halsway as part of a tutors’ concert, giving an idea of where he’s coming from in terms of song and tune accompaniment.