Beginners' resources & FAQs



Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby gerard374 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:51 pm

For starters who are trying to play the Chromatic Button accordion I recently completed a free video course.
The free video course consists of 25 tunes that you can learn to play.
You can find the course on: http://www.knopaccordeon.com
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby Soulsaver » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:19 pm

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby gerard374 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:50 am

Thanks for your positive comment.
Translating is a lot of work and I need my son to correct me.

The first 9 tunes are already subtitled, Iam working on the rest.
Click on the top in the right for "Click here for the English version"

I forgot to tell that the course is for a B grif model
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby Snuggle » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:47 am

The only thing I don't see listed on page 1 or 2 is what some good beginner boxes would be for both chromatic and diatonic.

and what prices would be normal/too expensive/ or a steal for both.
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby lasvegascolonel » Sun May 18, 2014 9:06 pm

Would recommend free-scores.com for free accordion sheet music (as well as other instruments).
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby skyboltone » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:29 pm

I find this fellow's short demonstration to be pretty direct and informative.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzoCZQd ... LEjvZxqD3l
He has kind of cemented this notion I have that the chromatic keyboard is the way to go. Also interesting is that he seems to favor the "B" system over the "C" layout. I very much appreciate the major, minor, and 7th chord construction the way he has shown it.

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby dunlustin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:52 am

I believe his choice of B was more an accident than anything else.
Often people seem to choose based on available teachers/learning materials except if in a country with a particular tradition of playing.
I second the appreciation of DLL's videos - he's a real enthusiast who likes to try new stuff and to pass it on to others - sort of compulsive teacher.
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby Trailhand » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:43 pm

This is a great book, especially for the right treble hand. Has chords plus their inversions in all different keys. This is the first book I go to when I need help.

Instant Keyboard Instruction By: Gary Meisner

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Keyboard- ... ry+meisner

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby maltyne » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:37 pm

Hi Guys - I have just had a Hohner Student IV 40 Bass delivered and I am looking fwd to learning some cool tunes on it. The only thing that puzzles me at the monent is that the bass buttons have a single button near the top which I seem to have to press before I can pull or push the bellows. Is this normal as I have been watching players on youtube that seem to have their thumb waving free? Any help appreciated... great forum BTW
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Postby henryk531 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:13 pm

I think you will find that the button is for purging the bellows.
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