He retired in december 2006 and passed his business on to his grandson, jay miller, who continues under the bon cajun accordions brand name. Tims introduction to accordian builders larry miller and junior martin in 1993 was the final thump that got his attention and redirected his life. Miller born july 7, 1936 is a cajun accordion maker from iota, louisiana. The other main difference is the bass side is played differently. Like most accordion builders he also repairs and tunes. Except for the miller name, he is nearly 100% french, having almost all acadian ancestors. Bonsoir moreau lesson on c larry miller accordion duration. We also offer accessories such as leather straps, cases,and microphones. In a book published in 1861 on a series of controversial incidents on the prairies. Miller is the son of sharecropper abraham miller and algena leger. The best boxes ive seen come from no surprise here louisiana. Brown, accordion builder matt doucet, violin maker anya burgess, violin maker danny dyson, accordion builder john e. Shop in iota, louisiana where larry miller builds his cajun accordions.
Go inside larry millers accordion and titfer studio in this 360 video. According to larry miller, an accordion maker from iota, it was mr. Marc savoyward lormand, cajun accordion making, eunice, st. She married into a cajun family her husband is accordion builder larry miller, has learned, passed on and is dedicated to the preservation of cajun cultural. Larry miller piano accordion play music people projects free musik blue prints. We specialize in custom built accordions, accordion repairs, and have tours and demos focused around cajun music and accordions. Miller didnt begin to build accordions until he was 52 years old in 1988. This video was shot as part of research for the crafting the south louisiana. Cajun spice for accordion book mel bay publications, inc. Reproduced from you can play cajun accordion, by larry miller, mike miller. Accordions martin cajun accordions handmade repairs tours. Mike miller larry authored a you can play cajun accordion book. I do have to recommend jacks music for the best prices that i found in two days of searching the web. Blackpot camp jackie miller, cooking instructor on vimeo.
Cajun french, book festival, folk music, 20 years, poet, louisiana, collaboration, authors, musicals. List of notable people related to cajun music project. Some accordionists like bright color stains like this green but it also comes in red and blue. He and his son mike published a book in 1988 called you can play cajun accordion. I did decide to buy a hohner ariette model from jacks music and the you can play cajun accordion book and tape from larry miller. Big nick performs back of town on cajun accordion youtube. He uses woodworking techniques and tools and the finest musical instrument wood available. The cajun accordion is specifically the 10button version of the diatonic accordion. The brand name of his accordions are bon tee cajun and bon cajun. Jack van impe playing the accordion franchetti accordions. He is a selftaught accordion builder and began his craft in 1978. Larry s a really nice guy, and exhibits his instruments regularly in the folk artscrafts area of the new orleans jazz and heritage festival.
The history of the accordion and how it came to louisiana with german immigrants. Book with accompanying sound files which are downloaded from the internet. Larry miller creates a cajun accordion larry miller accordionist wikipedia, the free encyclopedia see more. Adapted for this site by jim meloche some of this information is over 25 years old, so please anticipate some problems a partial list of most of theaccordion builders in south louisiana and texas is included here. Accordion keyboard intermediate arranged by larry hallar in conjunction with rounder records. A reflection of a people, with stories, interviews. The history of the accordion begins with the invention of the free reed in either southern china or laos, where instruments using this reed date back to b.
The cajun accordion is generally defined as a singlerow diatonic accordion, as compared to multiplerow instruments commonly used in irish, italian, polka, and other styles of music. As far as i understand, his accordion making business is extremely lowvolume, so do call to ensure the availability of. Reed accordions great handcrafted cajun accordions. Jun 03, 2014 larry miller bon tee cajun accordion patrick omire. Cajun accordion builders wednesday, september 16, 2015 martin by clarence martin jr. A cajun accordion also known as a squeezebox, is singlerow diatonic button accordion used. Books, music and recordings, please contact larry miller. The tablatures available from this site were created using tabledit tablature editor and can be viewed, played and printed using tabledit tablature editor or tefview the tabledit file viewer. Miller grew up speaking cajun french and was forced to learn english in school. Moutons is one of the oldest running cajun accordion shops offering cajun, zydeco and tex mex accordions. Bon tee cajun accordions are custom made with the best handmade reeds that italian factories can. Great sound bon cajun c accordion a special gem with a great sound. Larry miller sports executive born before 1982, footwear and sports apparel executive and former basketball team president larry h. Cajun french, book festival, folk music, 20 years, poet, louisiana.
John roger builds diatonic accordions that are well known nationally and internationally by the brand name cajun. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read 15 louisiana cajun classics for piano accordion. He grew up speaking only cajun french, like most of his age group in the late 30. The zydeco accordion style is played a little differently compared to cajun style which you will experience as you learn a few songs. Larry miller accordionist born 1936, cajun accordion builder see also. Larry miller american football born 1962, american football player larry miller athlete born 1963, antiguan runner larry miller baseball 19372018, baseball pitcher larry miller basketball player born 1946, american basketball player others. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. Mel bay this book represents breakthrough arranging for cajun accordion styles and can be performed on both piano and diatonic button accordions. Bon tee cajun accordions were made by larry miller. Adapted for this site by jim meloche some of this information is over 25 years old, so please anticipate some problems a partial list of most of theaccordion builders. Before he worked in primary and secondary education for 22 years. Take it from someone whos purchased many accordions, some excellent, some pitiful.
A small percentage of the north american maple has curley figures in the grain more like bars across. Nonc allie younglarry miller, cajun accordion playing, basile, evangeline parish. The rounder recording features many of todays cajun. I would get the book by larry miller you can play the cajun accordion designed for beginners. The tablatures available from this site were created using tabledit tablature editor and can be viewed, played and printed using tabledit tablature editor or tefview the tabledit file viewertabledit tablature editor and can be viewed, played and printed using tabledit tablature editor or. Miller 19442009, american automotive retail businessman and sports team owner of the utah jazz. This picture book life carson ellis is an illustrator living in portland, oregon. Designed for beginners playing an accordion in the key of c, with no knowledge of music theory. Accordions martin cajun accordions handmade repairs.
Learning how to play the instrument is a great undertaking, and is actually simpler than it seems at first. Larry miller bon tee cajun accordion patrick omire. Saddlestitched, piano accordion, style, cajun zydeco. It was whatever they could get, poullard remembered.
This book represents breakthrough arranging for cajun accordion styles and can be performed on both piano and diatonic button accordions. The cajun accordion has multiple reeds for every button, and the number of reeds that sound is controlled by four stops or knobs. As his father performed it, the songs were in the french spoken by creole and cajun louisianans, and the instruments usually included an accordion. Martin accordions in lafayette, louisiana builds some of the worlds finest hand made cajun diatonic accordions. M hohner bb cajun accordion 4 stop button box accordian germany vg cond melodeon. Marc has produced a book and video on learning the cajun accordion, and his wife ann has written a fantastic book called cajun music. Mel bay cajun spice is an exciting, lively, joyful recording of some of the finest cajun music available featuring many of todays great cajun artists. A lot of times it was an accordion or fiddle or maybe a washboard or someone beating on a book or something. This website is dedicated to the preservation of the cajun culture and heritage, especially that of the accordion. Shop and buy cajun spice for accordion sheet music.
Larry miller creates a cajun accordion larry miller, piano accordion, play, music. Because cajun musicians have saved this type of accordion from extinction in usa and have also sparked a renewed interest of an almost forgotten accordion type in europe with cajun music, many people in louisiana have named it the cajun accordion. Cajun spice for accordion arranged by larry hallar with rounder records. Learning materials, books, and other instruction for button accordions. Curley maple is very popular for cajun handmade accordions. The grade level is intermediate and follows the original 15 louisiana cajun.
Its what you need to get started and has very good explainations in it. Marc savoy, accordion builder and player, cultural activist junior martin, accordion builder randy falcon, accordion builder larry miller, accordion builder jesse b. As listed below there are many good websites and resources covering the basics of the single row accordion. The grade level is intermediate and follows the original 15 louisiana cajun classics recording from arhoolie accurate. There is a vast disparity of prices of cajun boxes on the open market. Oct 11, 2008 this accordion is in brand new condition. Today were proud to provide quality products direct to your doorstep through an experience youll enjoy. In addition we offer lessons and instrument repair. Larry miller accordionist wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Learn to play a few tunes with the numbered sheets the easy way and then later move on to playing by ear on your own. Louisiana accordion maker larry miller suggested that the first cajun accordion builders found their inspiration in eastern texas, where thousands of cajuns relocated to work in the petroleum and shipbuilding industries between 1901 and the 1950s.550 279 1232 1076 916 1054 1505 205 1177 556 794 213 1031 158 406 1250 206 728 1039 286 142 1349 289 227 964 1424 243 182 1266 410 42 433 804 161 205 839 245 966 968 193 247 16 1147