The right hand plays a series of notes that are difficult. How to coordinate the left and right hand on the accordion. If 3 notes are too many then at least add the tone that is the 6th. Exercise your left hand bass and chord fingers on the accordion. Handear coordination exercises for the accordion accordion.
Once you are able to play back simple musical phrases, youll. Jan 09, 2020 the left hand side of the accordion with a stradella layout has the two rows closest to the bellows as single notes. Muscular exercises for the left hand for the accordion. Mar 14, 2017 the musical spine the left hand at termignon national accordion festival, the ambiance of the popular music, in the most noble sense of the term, is essential. You wouldnt want two guitar players who both have their own interpretations of how the tune should be backed playing against each other. The key here is to remember where each button is and the distance between buttons. For the beginner, the first chapters assume no knowledge of the. That means being able to play the left hand on fully automaticmode, without thinking about it. Accordionleft hand wikibooks, open books for an open world.
Hanon exercises 240 piano finger exercises in all keys. Here we show a lot of possibilities and advice on how and when to use them. Accordionleft handlesson 3 wikibooks, open books for. Music you know, new pieces and spend time to repair skaggy bits you know arent quite right. When playing with the bass buttons, you use all fingers but your thumb, which should stay on the board on the side of the accordion. How to do the right hand slide up technique on the accordion. John bonica had just finally retired from his practice after 55 years and he and his wife ellen had nearly finished winding the business down when john unexpectedly and most sadly passed away. The complete guide to mastering left hand basschord patterns kindle edition by digiuseppe, david. Its possible to play other chords by using combinations of chords two ore more chord buttons pressed at one time. If you would like a pdf copy of these hanon for accordion exercises please email me at. When youre playing, youll press the piano keys, which produce the melody, with your right hand, and youll press the bass buttons, which produce chords, with your left hand. Then press the note diagonallyup from the pedal note.
How to play the accordion with your left hand howcast. The how to guide to coordinating your hands on the accordion. The accordion position full weight is on the left leg so the bellows are free to fall to the left of your leg. Do you like music and want to learn to sing songs by playing the accordion from scratch. Read the ideas below then practice the exercised in this link.
Banjo exercises and workout exercises and scales ross. Muchneeded guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. Play a c major chromatic scale warmup exercise on the ukulele how to. This is an illusion you can create in this example with sleight of hand and just your three most often used bass notes. To help guide your left hand, most accordions have one or more buttons with depressions, raised jewels or other tactile markers. Im an amateur accordion player who is having difficulties with the bass side. Left hand chord combining on the accordion the standard stradella bass system on the accordion only provides four chord types. Do they know it just by looking at the chords in the song. Its easy first you play the theme, then you improvise over the chords.
Because you cant see your left hand, it can be challenging to play smoothly. Do the half beat bass technique on the accordion how to. I mean, is there a way that accordionists position their left hand on the accordion. The major third above or minor sixth below, depending on which note the root counterbass. Shop and buy melodic adventures in bassland for the accordian sheet music. All notes in an octave are covered by both systems, so you can play in any key. Sonokinetic accordion is controlled in a very similar way. Watch this how to video and you will be able play left hand exercises on the cello. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the mighty accordion.
Accordion a community for accordionists to learn and. I dont do this much but you can play blindingly fast basses by using your right hand on the buttons as well as your left. It may take a while to find a better way to correct it, then play it 100 times at least then again the. Learn to read your left hand and learn location of all basses. And in knowing all the chords and melodies of this wind musical instrument. Then, slip your left arm under the strap on the accordion. There are many exercises to solve this problem, but for now the positive. We like to dance and enjoy all the sounds of the accordion.
Index page, play your accordion without pain book by. Understanding tone and semitone bass stradella moves and exercises to. Index page, play your accordion without pain book by john. Ive watched several accordionists on youtube and couldnt figure out any specific style. How to play the left hand bass system on the accordion.
Sometimes there is a third row of singlenote buttons. Accordion bass 101 so many accordionists have come to the instrument from the piano or another instrument. This also comes across as my left hand is doing what my right hand is doing. The twelve notes of the chromatic scale in one octave is available. Below are some tips on beginning to play the accordion. The full series of exercises have a proven track record in improving technical skill, speed and precision stretching back well over a century.
Or just e d c b a very fast if not comfortable with the near chromatic run in order to keep up with it the left hand plays just the first one of the run e the last a and one of the notes in between, b ibeing a really good. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. I would learn the left hand exercise 3 while tapping out the right hand melody. With these two rows, you can play simple melodies useful for if you want to play melodies both in your right and left hands at once. I just dont know a good way to get the bellows back up without my left hand. Accordionleft handlesson 1 wikibooks, open books for an. Im starting a series of teaching articles to help banjo students improve their overall skills by getting a banjo workout. Intro to playing basses on the accordion shelia lees. Make better music on your accordion improve your accordion. So many of us totally neglect the basses or left hand.
Its graded in a nice way and has a lot of useful info on theory as well as good exercises for getting around the stradella system. Aug 28, 2014 learn to read your left hand and learn location of all basses. Born in new zealand in 1942 of italian parents, john bonica grew up in a family of accordion players, and taught himself to play the instrument by ear. You can slide up to this not using 1, or 2 or three notes. When learning the banjo its only natural to want to learn songs and seek tangible results right away by playing a song. A knowledge of these scales will in time allow you to intuitively play bass runs and fills. For the beginner, the first chapters assume no knowledge of the instrument and teach how to play simple accompaniment patterns. The musical spine the left hand at termignon national accordion festival, the ambiance of the popular music, in the most noble sense of the term, is essential. The fingering to use is to have a spare finger before the not you want to hit.
Accordion bass scales a lot of people ask me about accordion bass scales this page should help anyone whos keen to teach themselves. Born in new zealand in 1942 of italian parents, john bonica grew up in a family of accordion. Melodic adventures in bassland for the accordian by john. Practice the tune with both hands, using the accordion notation as needed. How to play a simple c major exercise on accordion.
Accordion exercises shelia lees accordion blog page 6. As the accordion mostly provides chords played by one button in the left hand many accordionists understandably do not know how to build up a chord one note at a time. Whilst playing with the left hand rhythmically bang the right side of the accordion on the hard edge below the keyboard. We think if we hit the correct bass and chord yeah we are done. Jan 07, 2014 if you want to become a superior accordionst you must practice finger exercises daily. With that in mind, take pretty much any common style of drum beat, and try adapting it that way. Thebasis of good technique on the accordion is the five finger, exercise. Although i think the success of some of the patterns in umonetkas video does kind of rely on the midi bassdrum sounds in the roland squeezebox, it does point to an interesting approach to the left hand thinking of the bass notes as a kick drum, and of of the chord buttons as a snare. As the accordion mostly provides chords played by one button in the left hand many. The stradella bass system also called the standard bass sometimes is a type of button layout you find on the left or bass side of almost all accordions. Accordionleft handlesson 2 wikibooks, open books for an.
This will bring the student one step closer to technical perfection. A step by step tutorial on playing the amelie theme song on the accordion left hand. The hands are one of the more overworked parts of the body. If you want to play the howls moving castle theme on accordion you first need to play on the right hand d, g, b flat, d or g minor and on the left hand you press the c minor then go d 7 and g minor. Traditionally these are used to underpin the right hands melody. Exercises that helped me learn to shift were simply practicing arpeggios and scales, starting slowly while reading the chord chart, and moving towards. You must play these exercises ove and again with the correct fingering. You perform ear training exercises along with your traditional exercises in your 15 minutes of practice. On the piano these chords mast be produced with different fingers, but on the accordion you can make them in the left hand by simply pressing a single button. Play a c major scale finger warmup exercise on ukulele.
Theres no problem when im using close keys such as jumping from c to a. The diligent study of these exercises will result in equally developed strength in all fingers. These hanon exercises will lead to mastery of keybloard technique. The complete guide to mastering left hand basschord patterns. Note that these are written for both hands, but the left hand handles most of the difficult passages. Hanon piano exercises have been meticulously constructed to provide the optimum level of practice for pianists of all levels and abilities. Originally a melody from a french musical play by joseph kosma, it is one of the best known and most beautiful jazz standards i know. One of the basics of accordion playing and left and right brain splitting, this tutorial demonstrates how to coordinate your left and right hand when playing the accordion. This book consists of a series of sustaining exercises, designed for acquiring the maximum muscular development and control of the left hand. Accordionleft handlesson 4 wikibooks, open books for. The musical spine left hand accordion technique accordionlife. A comprehensive collection of progressive exercises guide the student in learning and mastering basschord patterns. The lucky thing is, you can do ear training exercises on your own.
So many accordionists have come to the instrument from the piano or another instrument. And for good reason you have accordions on every street corner, in every bar, shop, restaurant, everywhere. Download free sheet music for exercises by carl czerny. Next play d minor, e minor, a7, d minor, then c, b flat and a 7. In the song vai vedrai, for example, the left hand has a complicated rhythm using notes ive never played before. The etudes cover arpeggios, wide skips, octaves and other techniques. Sep 01, 2014 intro to accordion bass playing so many of us totally neglect the basses or left hand. The beauty of the stradella system is that its keyneutral and makes transposing very easy. Mar 20, 2018 john bonica had just finally retired from his practice after 55 years and he and his wife ellen had nearly finished winding the business down when john unexpectedly and most sadly passed away. Add your own flavour to the tune, with your own embellishments, as you like. It uses columns of buttons arranged in a circle of fifths. If you want to know how to do the right hand slide up technique on the accordion you should take d as an example of a not you want to slide up to it. Play the middle c and then immediately locate and play the counterbass e, then the g above middle c. This accordion video tutorial will learn you how to make big left hand jumps on accordion bass side.
These instructions may not necessarily be compatible with a smaller bass system. How to play with your left hand accordion lessons youtube. I have no problem playing easy accompaniments with chords that are close to eachother but as soon as i need to jump more that 2 buttons i cant seem to get it consistent, i cant accurately do fast movements with my left hand without directly looking at. Lefthand technique o ver the years, a considerable mystique has surrounded not only reinhardts musical legacy but also his singular personal history, which was marked by an early lifealtering event. Accordionwise this page is about special hints tips. There are all of these bass notes over here, and they all do different things that are really fun. Accordion left hand rythm patterns video accordion.
Typically, the c bass button, the e bass button above the c, and the ab bass button below the c have some type of engraving or marking. Ive been practicing with my accordion in short bursts for about two weeks now, and ive made some progress. The left hand will perform bass notes and chords on a rank of buttons. Play the left hand bass system on the accordion by robin mansur. For example, if you can see where my finger is where im pointing right here, theres a little divot on this particular accordion. Accordionleft handlesson 2 wikibooks, open books for. If you have a passage that is wrong, try new fingering. The accordion is a wind harmonic musical instrument, consisting of a bellows, a tuning fork and two harmonic wooden boxes. Stas is particularly well versed in the music of eastern europe and will be teaching group lessons with a focus on technical exercises, complex. Ronen from accordion love, author at accordion love. Now it doesnt matter how many rows of bass buttons your accordion has, were only going to deal with two at the moment, and not touch the piano keyboard yet.
This app contains videos with courses on how to learn to play. So here is a list showing how to make the spacing correct for 10 different types of chord. After putting your accordion on, slip your left hand into the bellows strap and start feeling the buttons for one that has either a bump or a depression in it it should be somewhere in the middle, closer to the inside of the instrument. Lets talk about playing the accordion with the left hand. Accordion tutorial how to coordinate right hand and left hand. The single most asked question i hear from my students is how do i coordinate both of my hands together on the accordion. Is your left hand accordion technique causing you to make mistakes. Ive gotten accustomed to the feel of the right hand keyboard, transferred a few simple tunes over from my limited piano experience, and figured out how to play scales on the left hand the buttons arrangement made no sense to me before, but i now think its really cool. Theres this part where i need to play the piano with my left hand and the accordion with my right hand at the same time. Exercise 4 is the same as exercise 3, except instead of automating the left hand, were removing it, and concentrating on the right hand instead. Accordionleft handlesson 1 wikibooks, open books for an open. This video explains the left hand fingering of the stradella bass system on the accordion. Feb 22, 2020 then, slip your left arm under the strap on the accordion.
Coordinate the left and right hand on the accordion one of the basics of accordion playing and left and right brain splitting, this tutorial demonstrates how to coordinate your left and right hand when playing the accordion. There are so many ways you can play the right hand keyboard and incorporate the right hand and left hand together in a satisfying musical arrangement. Play the left hand bass system on the accordion how to. Advanced piano accordion techniques lesson 5 left hand. Link bass chromatic scale and exercises this link starts out very easy introduces you to reading bass clef fingering for the major scale how to locate the sharp or flat of any bass so you can do simple runs. But when i need to jump to a further key such as from a to bb, i usually press a wrong key.
Progressive exercises guide towards mastering basschord patterns. The mighty accordion is a truly unique and muchneeded guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. Before combining both hands, i need to play the left hand without mistake, as well as the right hand, before proceeding. Left hand writing exercises are designed to help improve your penmanship as well as the speed with which you write. The kontakt keyboard is split into right and left hand playable ranges indicated by the blue keys. After putting your accordion on, slip your left hand into the bellows strap and. Hanon exercises 1 to 20 piano exercises for beginners the first 20 preparatory exercises are the most widely known of these influential and constructive learning techniques. Most fullsize accordion basses have either 120, or, less commonly, 96 buttons. Accordion, accordion exercises, accordion lessons, accordion sheetmusic, accordion solos, practice tips. Make better music on your accordion improve your accordion music. They are also designed for individuals who are looking to develop their other hand in order to become ambidextrous. These are longer works with each etude spanning at least a few pages. However in my workshops its been my observation that. Intro to playing basses on the accordion shelia lees accordion blog.
If you move the entire pattern described above up or down several rows and use the same fingerings, youd play another major scale in another key. I think at a session left hand on the accordion would be the same as playing guitar. Each diagonal column has, in order from the innermost to outermost buttons. In beiruts nantes, the left hand pattern has odd timing. Youll also use your left hand to open and close the bellows, or the folded part. Accordionleft handlesson 1 wikibooks, open books for. These finger exercises concentrate on improving a students manual dexterity and strength through a series of repetitions. A lot of people ask me about accordion bass scales this page should help anyone whos keen to teach themselves. Left hand position the tightness of your bass strap is crucial. Bass line exercises level 2 shelia lees accordion blog. Technical exercises for piano accordion lesson 9 left hand.336 1349 11 1193 440 623 295 299 633 830 98 1208 673 922 420 1451 1206 1281 176 139 1412 1386 1245 797 367 1248 1279 1413 1419 897 380 82 31 537 1043 982 188 495 264 416 1093