Gary Dahl is widely known as a virtuoso accordionist as well as a composer, arranger, recording artist and music educator, with an extensive background in music theory, composition and harmony.

Gary has now developed an impressive body of work including hundreds of individual arrangements and more than a dozen books currently in publication by Mel Bay Publications.

As a recognized teacher, Gary provides specialized training for all levels of students. Gary's students have won national and state competitions as well as achieving professional status. Lessons are available via computer MP3 for students worldwide.

Gary currently performs as a single for private functions. The Gary Dahl trio plus vocalist performed regularly at private clubs, hotels and the lounge circuit from 1960 through 1991. Gary is a graduate of the University of Washington specializing in composition and theory and is a former commercial corporate pilot, flight instructor and corporate sales manager.

Numerous requests from students and friends searching for HIGH LEVEL PROFESSIONAL ACCORDION ARRANGEMENTS inspired Gary Dahl to create a library over the last 15 years with the following goals:

- Creativity, good taste, harmonically/melodically correct.
- Music with a sensible degree of difficulty, such that any additional difficulty   would not improve the overall sound of the arrangement.
- Guaranteed audience appeal and playing enjoyment.
- Utilizing the orchestral capabilities of the accordion.
- Music that will excite and challenge intermediate through professional. See   page 2 for .pdf samples

LESSONS via mp3: Why not take real accordion lessons from one of the few remaining qualified teachers? Why not discover your full potential? You only live once...why waste your opportunity and never experience confident, advanced playing skills from amateur teachers. Your lessons will be an exciting and rewarding experience that features fast track advancement. Sadly, there are very few qualified accordion teachers and most likely not in your area. I am one of the very few teachers that can teach all styles accurately...and, I wrote the books! (see page two) All of my published arrangements are free to students. There are far too many published junk arrangements that can actually hurt a student’s progress by enforcing harmony errors and inaccurate style awareness. Learning from professionally creative and musically correct music will motivate you and your listeners while teaching competent musicianship. E-mail: for more information. Skype? You are locked into an inconvenient schedule! MP3 Lessons: Less expensive crystal clear recordings and much more!

Testimonial by Armand Dion 7-20-07 (short version) I have recently returned to the accordion and couldn’t find a local teacher. Then I found Gary Dahl’s web site and the impressive mp3 system. I have never been happier with my progress and my playing ability is starting to inspire standing ovations! We are 2000 miles apart but Gary’s system is very easy to use and is actually more efficient and more fun than any one on one lesson... plus, you get Gary Dahl’s expertise from 50 years of teaching, professional performance and publishing notoriety.

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Latin Spectacular!

Favorite French Standards

The American Songbook

Favorite Waltzes & Polkas

Easy Listening Variety

Easy Listening Variety

DH01-eB - Latin Spectacular! - eBook
  Beyond the Sea
  A Day In The Life Of A Fool
  Adios Muchachos
  Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)
  Besame Mucho
  El Cumbanchero (Rhumba Guaracha)
  Tico Tico
  Spanish Eyes

DH02-eB - Favourite French Standards - eBook
  The River Seine
  Les Bicyclettes De Belsiz
  Under Paris Skies
  La Vie En Rose
  Clair de Lune
  Moulin Rouge

DH03-eB - The American Songbook - eBook
  Autumn Leaves
  September Song
  Sentimental Journey
  The Godfather Movie Themes (Advanced)
  Angel Eyes - for Eloise
  Moon River (Advanced)
  Crazy (advanced)

DH04-eB - Favourite Waltzes and Polkas - eBook
  Champagne Polka
  Clarinet Polka
  Just Because Polka
  Red River Valley
  Liechtensteiner Polka
  Lets Have a Party Polka
  Amazing Grace
  My Wild Irish Rose
  Vienna My City of Dreams
  Maria Elena
  Tulips from Amsterdam
  The Chicken Dance
  Beer Barrel Polka
  Beer Barrel Polka
  You Can't Be True Dear
  Sunrise Sunset
  Achtung Los

DH05-eB - Easy Listening Variety - eBook
  I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  It's Magic
  Twilight Time
  In The Mood
  Harlem Nocturne
  Never My Love
  Rockin' The Blues

DH06-eB - Easy Listening Variety - eBook
  Article: Advice To Accordionists
  Charles Magnante
  You Belong To My Heart
  Walk On By
  Vincin O Mare
  Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  Ebb Tide
  Time To Say Goodbye
  Baby Face
  Rocky Top
  Lara's Theme
  Impossible Dream
  Danny Boy
  It's All In The Game
  Can't Help Falling In Love
  California Dreaming
  Music Of The Night
  Port Orchard Blues (Cajun Blues)
  Eloise (A Cajun Waltz)
  It Had Better Be Tonight
  Article: Popular Music In Today's Society
  Hello My Baby
  The Godfather
  What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  The Baby Elephant Walk
  Abide With Me
  Tango for Astor
  Lyin' Eyes
  II-V-I Progression Exercise

DH0001 - Watch your Bach
DH0005 - The Petite Waltz
DH0012 - Happy Birthday in Cool
DH0013 - God Bless America
DH0015 - Anchors Aweigh
DH0016 - Marianna
DH0017 - The Blue Skirt Waltz
DH0020 - Grace Greater than Sin
DH0021 - God be with You
j DH0022 - A Mighty Fortress is our God
DH0024 - The Air Force Song
DH0039 - The Ferry Boat Serenade
DH0040 - Neopolitan Nights
DH0041 - Just a Closer Walk with Thee
DH0042 - Let me Call You Sweetheart
DH0044 - Silver Bells
DH0045 - Cavaquinho
DH0046 - The Oregon Waltz
DH0050 - Cool Water
DH0054 - Roman Guitar
DH0055 - 12th Street Rag
DH0060 - The Blue Danube
DH0074 - Rag in Dm…
DH0076 - Indifference
DH0078 - Marijana
DH0082 - America the Beautiful
DH0083 - Nature Boy
DH0085 - In The Garden
DH0086 - O Mio Babbino Caro
DH0088 - Mattinata - Morning Serenade
DH0089 - Meadowlands
DH0090 - O Mio Babbino Caro - single note version
DH0091 - O Sole Mio
DH0092 - Quando Men Vo (Musetta's Waltz) from La Boheme
DH0093 - Santa Lucia
DH0094 - A Serenata de Rose
DH0095 - Romanza - dedicated to Joe Spano
DH0097 - Arriverderci Roma
DH0100 - La Danza
DH0101 - Tea for Two (Virtuoso Grade)
DH0102 - Tarantella Napoletana
DH0103 - Come Back To Sorrento - advanced
DH0104 - Come Back To Sorrento - single note version
DH0105 - Un bel di vedremo (One Fine Day) Madama Butterfly
DH0107 - Swanee
DH0108 - Alexander's Ragtime Band
DH0109 - A Good Man is Hard to Find
DH0110 - Peg O' My Heart
DH0111 - Jazz In Brazil
DH0112 - Poor Butterfly
DH0113 - You Made Me Love You
DH0114 - Avalon
DH0115 - Indiana (Back Home Again)
DH0116 - After You've Gone
DH0117 - The Japanese Sandman
DH0118 - Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
DH0119 - Al Di La
DH0121 - White Christmas
DH0122 - Green Eyes
DH0123 - The Christmas Song
DH0125 - Java (famous Al Hirt hit)
DH0127 - America
DH0128 - Take Me Out To The Ball Game
DH0147 - Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
DH0148 - Stranger In Paradise
DH0155 - Cuando Calienta El Sol
DH0157 - Lover
DH0159 - Perfidia
DH0160 - Quizas Quizas Quizas
DH0162 - Tango Of Roses
DH0164 - Oregon Waltz
DH0168 - Moldau
DH0182 - Lilli Marlene
DH0183 - Silent Night
DH0191 - Por Una Cabeza
DH0192 - Moon River (Intermediate)
DH0194 - The Rainbow Connection
DH0196 - The Happy Birthday Song
DH0204 - Fascination
DH0210 - Maple Leaf Rag
DH0213 - Frosty The Snowman
DH0214 - Auld Lang Syne (Intermediate)
DH0215 - Auld Lang Syne (Advanced)
DH0221 - Ride Of The Valkyries
DH0223 - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
DH0225 - Crazy (Single Note)
DH0226 - Cuando Calienta El Sol
DH0229 - Finlandia
DH0232 - Golden Earrings
DH0234 - Piano Concerto No.2
DH0235 - Funiculi Funicula
DH0236 - The 2001 Space Odyssey Theme

DH0238 - Ah Marie
DH0239 - Largo from Symphony No. 9 "From the New World", Op. 95
DH0240 - Anvil Chorus
DH0241 - To The Evening Star
DH0242 - La Traviata
DH0243 - Pilgrim's Chorus
DH0244 - The Swan
DH0245 - Crimson Tide

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