Updated 28th January 2018
I write tunes occasionally. As tunes pop out I occasionally get around to updating them on this site, usually after someone's asked me about a tune I've played that I haven't yet put up.
My tunes reflect the sorts of things I like to play for dancing, mostly a mix of English and Balfolk stuff. Some of them are really easy, others really not. Hopefully there's something of interest to most people.
I play accordion. I have a particular fondness for scrunchy chords, and I also have big enough hands to play them on an accordion. As a general rule, you can ignore the numbers after the chords if you want to simplify things a bit. Otherwise, the way you get the more complex chords is as follows (demonstrated for the root of D):
|Chord symbol||Bass button||Chord button(s)|
|Dm7||Bb counterbass (D)||F major|
|Dm7♭5||Bb counterbass (D)||F minor|
|D6||D||D major + B minor|
|Dm6||D||D minor + D dim|
|D9||D||D major + A minor|
|Dmaj9||D||D major + A major|
For anything more complex I have normally used the "CHORD/bass" notation.
If you like one, and use it for something interesting then please let me know!
I've included a PDF and ABC. The ABC uses a bunch of extensions implemented in abcm2ps, so apologies if it's not very portable.
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