Online Lessons with David Munnelly
Another post about online lessons.
If you go to https://www.facebook.com/dmunnelly1 (or just search facebook for David Munnelly)
and scroll down to April 27, you will find a link to book a lesson with David.
I took him up on this, and had a very productive 45min lesson with him yesterday,
that I plan to continue with every week.
He said that he is looking for some more students. He specializes in C#/D accordion but
can teach repertoire and style on other instruments, too.
One of the "good" things about the current situation is that it gets us to try some new things.
I have been playing for almost 40 years, but (other than learning many, many tunes) don’t feel that
I have progressed much on the box in the last decade
(after switching from B/C to C#/D and getting a few lessons from Jackie Daly).
So I recommend anyone else like me to give these lessons a try.
In my first lesson with David, we worked on the use of the basses.
I learned some bass-lines (for the common jigs Gerry’s Beaver Hat/ Lilting Fisherman, and also Maho Snaps)
that I had never considered before. He also showed be how to get chords like Dmaj7 and Emin7 using the
"cross bass" technique, that I had never tried or even heard of before.
I now feel like I should have been trying to improve my box playing with lessons like this starting
years ago, but, I guess, it is never too late to start.
Also, this is a very good way to spend my "stimulus" money!