Learn To Play Cajun Accordion - DVD 1

Dirk Powell

Lesson One: Starting Out

Dirk teaches in a step-by-step approach that makes it easy to start playing Cajun music immediately. He begins with the basics -- how to hold the instrument, use the bellows, place your fingers on the keys, find the notes, and the important technique of playing in octaves (playing "double"), the essence of the Cajun style. Starting with the simplest of melodies ... Read More
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Learn To Play Cajun Accordion-DVD 2

Dirk Powell

Lesson Two: Intermediate & Advanced Techniques

Dirk Powell takes his exploration of traditional Cajun accordion to the next level. He covers some of the more advanced topics that you will want to know in order to get beyond the basics and "create dance music that really gets people going - that's what this music is for!" You'll learn how to add ornaments, syncopate the phrasing ... Read More
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Learn To Play Cajun Accordion-Two-DVD Set

Dirk Powell
The one-row button accordion creates the defining sound that drives the waltzes and two-steps beloved by enthusiasts of Cajun music, both in its native territory and throughout the world. Even if you weren't lucky enough to be born and raised in southwest Louisiana, you can still learn to play authentic Cajun accordion! Dirk Powell, accordionist in the popular band ... Read More
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