Finally, an easy and comprehensive reference book of chords for the accordionist!
This indispensable book is an exhaustive source of reference for the accordionist looking to expand the range of chords available to them on their instrument.
For years accordionists have felt constrained by a minimal selection of just four simple chords, making them unable to realise songs fully, instead being forced to simplify the harmony. Here Murray shows us how, by combining chords, it is possible to create a vast array of different chords, increasing immensely the harmonic pallet available.
Organised by key, every chord you could possibly need is here, from the simple to the most complex. With over 500 chords, shown in both tablature and notation, you will at last be able to unlock the full potential of your accordion.
Designed for 120 bass accordions; some chords not suitable for smaller keyboards.
Murray Grainger is established as one of Britain’s most influential and innovative accordionists.
Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music, his exceptional ability to move between genres has seen him crossing boundaries throughout the entire musical spectrum from traditional, through classical and jazz, to commercial and popular music.
He has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, and Opera North; at Glastonbury Festival of Arts, Sidmouth International Folk Festival, Edinburgh Festival, and Celtic Connections; and collaborated with many of the world’s top performers, including Cormac Byrne, Piers Adams, Adam Summerhayes, Miranda Sykes and Martitn Allcock.
Murray is a respected educator, teaching at Halsway Manor, Hands on Music in Witney and is former head of accordion studies at Chetham’s School of Music.