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Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by Anyanka » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:28 pm

This is a thread for newcomers to this forum but especially for those who are new to the accordion! I'm inviting the experienced players to post information and links that will be of use. No discussion or comments, please - they will be removed!

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by BobM » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:20 pm

Hans Palm Accordion Page. Lots of info for PA and CBA.

http://www.accordionpage.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Wikipedia Stradella System Info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradella_bass_system" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Mighty Accordion. LH only. Method or reference, no scales, beginners to advanced. 4:3 fingering. With 2 CD’s.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Mighty-Acco" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 0786660570

Foundations of Pianoforte Technique. Geoffrey Tankard. Pub Novello.

For the Piano, but very useful RH exercises in different keys, (unlike the Hanon), and some of the LH is do able on the Stradella. Quite a few very useful exercises in thirds for that continental sound.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foundations-Pia" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... +technique
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Re: A Sticky Post for Beginners Music/Resources.

Post by pentaprism » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:08 pm

Duane Schnur's accordion page, with an excellent downloadable PA tutor book: link

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by dunlustin » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:42 pm

This may be heresy but I've found Piano for Dummies to have useful exercises for both Right and Left hand on CBA - cheap too

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by george garside » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:52 pm

for those unable to or not wishing to have formal lessons I recommend mel bays ''you can teach yourself accordion'' starts right at the beginning, includes a CD . covers basic theory but not too much and has a nice range of tunes particularly for those wanting to play a range of ''jolly tunes'' rather than following the classical exams and grades route.

tunes include a bit of everything eg ode to joy, brahms lullaby, jambaaya, two stepping 'cross texas, riskc reel, pretty fair maid jig, lake Charles waltz (Cajun), Chinatown, wahington and lee swing, british grenadiers, melancholy baby, amazing grae etc etc etc.

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by jarvo » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:54 pm

http://code.google.com/p/accordionbasstool/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You need to install java if you do not have it ....


Which is available here ..http://www.java.com/getjava/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

..it is a simple little program that allows little applications such as the Chord Bass Tool to run.........

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Re: Printed music sources

Post by BobM » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:14 pm

[Edit: by Glenn]
Also refer to the printed sheet music thread

Hans Palm Accordion Page. Lots of info for PA and CBA.

http://www.accordionpage.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Wikipedia Stradella System Info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradella_bass_system" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Luigi o. Anzaghi. Complete Method for Accordion . Pub Ricordi

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luigi-Anzaghi-C ... B0050GZU9K" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Mighty Accordion. LH only. Method or reference, no scales, beginners to advanced. 4:3 fingering. With 2 CD’s.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Mighty-Acco" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 0786660570

Foundations of Pianoforte Technique. Geoffrey Tankard. Pub Novello.

For the Piano, but very useful RH exercises in different keys, (unlike the Hanon), and some of the LH is do able on the Stradella. Quite a few very useful exercises in thirds for that continental sound.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foundations-Pia" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... +technique
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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by smdc66 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:29 pm

http://accordionmusic.co.nr/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Beginners' resources & FAQs

Post by lasvegascolonel » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:54 am

Based on several reviews, for learning to play the accordion, the Palmer-Hughes series is highly regarded. Self-paced, it has been around since the 1960s.

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