Customer Reviews for Palmer-Hughes Accordion Course - Book 5
Shelia Spracklen Lee
Location: from Galveston, TX
May 25, 2007
PH 5 to PH10 - Great Wealth of Solo Material
PH 5 through PH 10 holds an entire structure of performance development. From Scales, bass drills, speed and fingering drills to first class arrangements of well recognized standard and classical songs.
25 of 45 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Rochester, NY
November 22, 2004
Top-Notch Accordion Course
In addition to a pleasant variety of pieces to learn, there are included Hanon exercises to develop R.H. technique, scale work in parallel and contrary motion to develop coordination and bass lines to get even that little pinky to work well. The repertoire ranges from oldie but goodie type songs, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," "Nine Blind Mice" (variations plus the familiar three)to music from the classical and folk music groups. Pedagogically sound. Music from this series is included in the National Federation of Music Clubs list of required pieces for the Gold Cup Auditions.
22 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Location: from NC
April 18, 2003
Best Accordion Course
I would highly recommend any of the books in the Palmer Hughes Accordion Course series to any teacher or person who wants to learn to play the accordion. The songs and instructions throughout the entire series are great. The series does an excellent job on building the skills of the student, providing exercises to increase skill and then applying them with fun well written arrangements of songs. You won't regret getting this book or any of the other Palmer/Hughes course books. Seth Hickel Carolina Accordionists Association
20 of 42 people found this review helpful.