This collection by Bruce Bollerud welcomes you to the international world of Accordion music. The book contains samples of ethnic folk music from Europe and the Americas and forms the foundation of a basic folk Accordion repertoire. Access to online audio is also included.
These songs are from many nations. They are crowd pleasers and they are fun to play. I have played most of these songs in the various bands I have played with over the years. These melodies have stood the test of time, so what are you waiting for? Open the book, get your accordion out and let's play some music!
One word about these songs: I generally learn a song and then play it by heart-by memory as opposed to playing it by reading from a sheet of music. I believe this allows for more personal expression and interpretation which can be affected by audience response or the way I feel at the time. You'll notice that on most of the performances on the audio download available online I didn't play repeats. Because of the limited time available on a disc we found we couldn't fit all the tunes if we played them as written. - Bruce Bollerud