I love creating new accordion arrangements and putting more music out there in the world for people to play. The free accordion sheet music I offer on this site is probably its most popular feature.
So far, I’ve only offered music that’s in the public domain, out of respect for copyright laws. But thanks to the folks at Sheet Music Plus and Hal Leonard Publishing, I can now start providing 100% legal arrangements of a lot of great modern music!
I’m happy to announce that the first of these I’m making available is Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. While they won’t let me offer it for free, I did request that it be sold at the minimum allowable price.
So head on over there and check it out! View the previews, listen to the recorded sample, and if you think it’s up your alley, you can download it instantly and get started playing right away!
Just a reminder that I have an Instagram account that you can follow. Fairly low posting frequency, but hey, there might be a few accordion-related pics showing up now and then!
You might have noticed the appearance of a new “links” section on this website. I’ve finally collected in one place a list of the various things I wind up recommending to people from time-to-time.
I’ve included some of my preferred accordion music books, a short list of good accordion retailers and repair shops, CDs that are worth a listen, etc. There’s even the make and model of my favorite instrument of student torture (my metronome) for anyone who is curious. Check it out!
With apologies to Julie Andrews, my list does not include any bright copper kettles. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
What do you get the person who has everything? Well, if that “everything” includes an accordion, then why not get them the gift of accordion lessons?
Just drop me a line at , and we’ll get the whole thing set up.
Say “no” to giving them another necktie!
If you think accordions are just good for polkas, check out the bookings page. I’ve added a list of just some of the songs I typically play on accordion gigs.
It’s a good illustration of the many styles possible on accordion–French waltzes, Italian tarantellas, Broadway hits, Beatles classics, Argentinian tangos… you name it!
The Listen page has now been upgraded to feature a snappy “jukebox” style player for some of my piano recordings. (This is another reason why I love SoundCloud. It makes that sort of thing very easy to do.)
And yes, accordion clips are in the works…
The new year brings a complete redesign of my website — the biggest overhaul since I launched www.jeffjetton.com way back in 1996.
And while I still play plenty of piano, the focus of the site now is on accordion, an instrument I’ve found myself drawn to playing more and more over the years. (But more on that later!)