Lesson #4 – Dexterity & Finger Articulation
Let’s get off CHORDS and EAR TRAINING and ACCOMPANYING for a month. Let’s address another issue the holds US ALL BACK – CLEAN CLEAR RUNS!
Which means we need to do some drills, scales, and arpeggios. But these can be FUN!
Let’s start with these 5 Videos by Lee Terry Meisinger. They are laid out fantastic – a bit fast to start – so you might want to just READ the included image of the drills – then turn up the volume and try to match the tempo. Sincerely I would like to make one minor change – please play the exercises – detached – NOT legato.
Accordion Lessons – #1 Finger Exercises – Hanon – Improve Your Playing – Lee Terry Meisinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PobMbXEU550
Accordion Lessons – #2 Finger Exercises – Thumb under Scale Preparation – Lee Terry Meisinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0EFqYXbNdg&list=UUftxw9A-7oADK60Q7M2VG3g
Accordion Lesson #3, Major Scales and Chords, Improve Your Playing, Lee Terry Meisinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0x8NtXFPuY&list=UUftxw9A-7oADK60Q7M2VG3g
Accordion Lessons #4, Arpeggios, Improve Your Playing, Lee Terry Meisinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=att4mwwGQLY
Accordion Lessons #5, More Arpeggios, Improve Your Playing, Lee Terry Meisinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n_Dl4Mu_5g&list=UUftxw9A-7oADK60Q7M2VG3g
PLEASE take one of Terry’s lessons a week – 15 minutes each day. Then next month I will give you some of mine – that explores same techniques – but in different keys and different counts and rhythm.