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Sandy Brechin is a charismatic musician described by Folk Roots Magazine as "An accordionist with attitude as well as loads of talent". Combined with his skill as a musician he is also a great tune writer and this book has sixty five of them! The tunes are written with the standard guitar chord notation.
10-NA, Admiral on the Bow , Alasdair James Allan, A L’eau c’est l’heure, Apricot Brandy,The Bonk Band, The Bouncing Bridge,The Bouzouki Reel, Brechin Wind, Buckfast at Tiffany’s,Butterfly Fingers, Cameron A. S. Low, Campbell’s Red Cords, The Canny Repair, Craig Hunter Jnr,The Crapper,The Custard Pie Gang,Dale’s Place, The Dwarf,The Eel, The Ensign, Eurotrash, The Formula 1, Chocolate Racer, The 40-Ouncer,Grace Brechin, Green Mutant Ninja Turtle Blood, Hanging Out the Windows,Highly Strung, It’s a Dog’s Life, The Jelly River, John Currie’s Infra-red Scanner, Kate Jørgenson’s Waltz, Kate McAndrew’s Gin Sling, Kathryn Brechin, Lipstick on my Whistle, The Long Jumpers,The Long Water, The Lost Job, The Masochist’s Waltz, Neckbuster, Nice Hands, Shame about the Face, The Nippy Sweet, Oliver the Otter Killer, Pete Brady’s Chubby Cheeks, Photocopiers to the Famous, The Pinkie Wrestler, The Poetry Punch-up, Porto the Rat, Roddy’s Last Trip, Roger McAndrew’s 50th Fling, The Rolling Stone,The Scottish Parliament,The Sloppy Bellows,Smoke on the Air, Sometimes It Doesn’t Work, Sonically Justified, Superwasp, The Tain Cheese Factory, The Tazmanian Devil, Tape me to the Bannister, Tune for a New Found Watch, The 24 Oz. Steak, Walter Gilchrist’s Pipe Organ, The Waltz in Time, Your Drunken Fumbling Fingers
Check out Sandy's CD Out of his Tree also available at Foot Stompin' Celtic Music
|Review:||Sandy Brechin is undoubtedly one of the finest accordion players in Scotland, and this book proves that he is a great composer as well. Although the tunes in this book are difficult, they are well worth learning as they have a contemporary style that makes this book stand out from many others. Brechin's use of shords is also unusual, with a number tunes having offbeat bass lines.
All in all this is an excellent collection, although I'm not joking about them being difficult, beginners might want to start with something else and build up to this!
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