Honors Accordion Level 1 Session 2A

1st & 3rd Mondays – 8 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT SAVING – Mon. July 25 8pm Central (normally on 3rd Monday – but – I was out of town last week)

The largest motivation I have for doing all this – is that there are NOT ENOUGH ACCORDION TEACHERS out there these days – and those that do teach – are hurting for new and modern materials to use. AND here in the USA – there is NO Certification process – for future accordionists OR teachers and no accordion organizations that offers it.

These sessions will be recorded so you can catch it at another time – or use it for review. AND see that even though I am starting VERY LOW – I will have challenges for the advance beginner, the intermediate player and the teachers!

I will be teaching on a TRI-Level basis. Please print out material needed:

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  1. Beginner – Session 2A

    1. We did a fantastic Review in 1 C

      1. Review C, F & G Scales – now 2 octaves
      2. Intro to 4 note Bass Scales
    2. Book Lesson Songs
      1. 1 Sleep, Sleep – (Du, Du, Liegst Mir Im Herzen)  please print
      2. Intro to Counterbasses (please print)
      3. Indian Song, My Bonnie (Bellows & Phrases)
      4. There’s No Place Like Home (Difference between Legato & Non-Legato)
      5. Old MacDonald (Bass Solo)
      6. All with backtracks
      1. Review Reading Lines and Spaces BOTH HANDS
    1. Beg. Sight Reading – Have I Told You Lately that I Love You
    2. Beg. Sight Reading – Heartaches by the Numbers
    3. Theory Book through the Review 15
  2. Intermediate – Chords and 1 Advanced Solo
    1. Dizzy Fingers Pg 4 (you already have pg 5)
    2. Add Chords to Sight Reading Songs
    3. Chord Positions All Keys 
  3. Teachers – How to relate these ABOVE skills to your students
    1. Reinforce – reading left hand staff
    2. Teachers – video all songs from this session – two speeds – Slow and Performance
  4. ALL LEVELS – ALFRED’S ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC THEORY
    1. Theory Book – next section to 10-13, ear training and the review (pg 21)
  5. Assignment – master these new songs and techniques & peak at last songs in PH 1
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