Hijaz Accordion – Can the Accordion play quarter tones? What makes this “Middle Eastern” sound?

חיג׳אז hijaz turikish sephardi ladino לדינו ספרדי - Super easy chords for Beginners - Advance students can learn how to improvise and create magic. - Easy Left hand buttons aligned with a virtual metronome - Easy simple chords with fingered notation, - Clear charts created by Assi Rose, The first online Accordion Teacher on youtube, since 2007. ***************************************************************** Gypsy Accordion Teacher for Russian folk songs, Balkan, Tango, Gypsy Jazz, Swing, Tarantella, Polka, Klezmer, Irish, Mexican, Waltz, Brazilian, Cuban, French Musette, Zoom Private or Workshops Lessons & video tutorial school.

The Hijaz scale, is related to different instruments, compositions and cultures.

This is a “middle-eastern sounding” scale, known as a “Turkish Scale”. A scale is also calle a “Maqam”. There is a 1.5 tone interval from the second to the third degree.

Many have asked me how to play Hijaz on Accordion This I will explain soon also here on youtube and also on special free courses and live events I do via my site – www.gypsyaccordion.com

Check out the improvisation I am demonstrating here in this link

The actual scale is straight forward and doesn’t change much a part from the special quarter tones effects I can create on a half tone instrument (Ask me how, it’s a long answer – maybe later) but what you hear is a Sephardic / Ladino style improvisation. you can see me play the full original composition

This sounds very old fashioned Jewish, it’s from the 14th century.

The word Sephardic means “From Spain”

The Jewish who came there in the 13th century used to call it the Island of Rabbits.

It used to be full of rabbits, in Hebrew: Shephan – that’s how the name “Spain” came about. Pretty cool information huh?

Recent Post

Explore us

Follow us

Related Articles

Assi Rose Gypsy Accordion Lessons School tutorials how to play piano accordion sheet music ebook world folk easy chords buttons scales theory sheet music note improvisation online complete beginners reading teacher

Its All About Improvisation

Become a better musician today. It can be easier than what you may think Improvisation is what music is all about. A composition is a written and produced piece of improvisation

Read More »
assi rose gypsy accordion improvisation lessons super easy beginners notations bass line tricks chords buttons exercises scales chords lyrics sheet pdf download free preview

I teach the Gypsy Way

what is the gypsy way? Now I feel more lucky the before to have traveled far and wide around the world to see, feel. smell & taste great cultures, incredible

Read More »