Scales and Method Books

//Scales and Method Books
  • Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover w/ Online Audio
    Composer: Gary Dahl and Various
    Arrangers: Gary Dahl
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Description:

    Online Audio available with link provided in book.

    CHORD MELODY METHOD FOR ACCORDION and Other Keyboard Instruments by Gary Dahl, Mel Bay Author and Recording Artist
    A breakthrough course that will teach you to quickly learn all of the chords used in today’s music and to apply their harmonic applications professionally to any lead sheet. Imagine possessing the ability to develop and compose a professional-sounding arrangement on the spot while improvising confidently as needed! The average dedicated student will become proficient in 6 to 12 months and will experience a dramatic improvement in all areas of musicianship. The Chord Melody Method will enable you to achieve your ultimate music making goals.

    Song List:

    Bye Bye Blues
    Lies
    Melody of Love
    Driftin and Dreaming
    Linger Awhile
    Hindustan
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Peg O’ My Heart
    Swanee
    You Made Me Love You
    April Showers
    What a Friend
    Stumbling
    Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
    Fascination
    Chinatown
    Ja-Da
    After You’ve Gone
    Do It Again
    Melancholy Baby
    I’m Just wild About Harry
    Indian Summer
    I’m Forever Blosing Bubbles
    Georgia
    A Good Man is Hard to Find
    ‘Way Down Yonder In New Orleans ‘
    Japanese Sandman
    Bill Bailey
    Ma He’s Making Eyes at Me
    Margie
    Avalon
    Alexander’s Ragtime Band
    Indiana
    Poor Butterfly

     

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    Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover w/ online Audio
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: David DiGiuseppe
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Description:

    Online Audio accessible through web link provided in book.

    The Mighty Accordion is a truly unique and much-needed guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. A comprehensive collection of progressive exercises guide the student in learning and mastering bass/chord patterns. For the beginner, the first few chapters assume little or no knowledge of the instrument and teach how to play simple accompaniment patterns. For the intermediate player, numerous exercises using the major, minor, seventh and diminished chords are included to develop skill in executing various bass/chord accompaniment patterns. For the advanced player, latter chapters present exercises on chord combinations needed to play sixth, minor seventh, major seventh, ninth and other advanced chords. Throughout the book, explanations are offered on the workings of the instrument and relevant music theory. Play along with Online Audio featuring many of the book’s exercises played at both a slow and moderate tempo. * A much-needed and complete guide to playing the bass side of the accordion * A comprehensive collection of progressive exercises for learning bass/chord patterns on the accordion * Beginner students learn simple accompaniment patterns and use of the major, minor and seventh chords * Advanced students learn how to play sixth, minor and major sevenths and ninth chords, and other advance techniques * Companion Audio feature many of the book’s exercises

     

     

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  • Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover w/ online Audio
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Neil Griffin
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Description:

    Online Audio accessible through web link provided in book.

    A comprehensive method written especially for serious students learning the accordion without access to formal music lessons. Seasoned music educator and performer Neil Griffin guides the student through music reading fundamental s, correct posture and hand positions, use of the bellows, bass buttons, keyboard, and more. Music theory concepts are introduced as required by the generous selection of carefully graded exercises and pieces. Although this book covers concepts that apply to the 120-bass accordion, it only uses 54 buttons (covering 9 rows in easy keys). Illustrated with diagrams and photographs.

     

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  • Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Gary Dahl
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Description:

    MEL BAY MASTER ACCORDION SCALE BOOK WITH JAZZ SCALE STUDIES
    79 pages Designed to develop the professional or recreational accordionist further toward advanced musicianship.

    Major Scales
    Minor Scales (Natural, Harmonic, and Melodic)
    Chromatic Scales
    The Diminished Scale
    Augmented Scale
    Modes
    Pentatonic and Blues Scales
    Jazz Scales
    Rockin the Blues
    Watch Your Bach

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  • The following are only a few of the elements covered in the TARGET-FOCUS book:

    Patience, Memory & Imagination
    Seven Basic Principles
    Discipline: Learning How to Learn
    The Pupil-Teacher Relationship
    Habit: Immutable, Resolute, Tenacious, Remarkable
    Exploring the Underside of Your Creative Potential
    Aiming for Targets on the journey to No Goal
    Tapping Your Creative Center The Creative Mind – Floating Free in a Sea of Uncertainty
    Becoming the Experience Opening the Floodgates
    A Sense of Adventure
    “Joe Morelli has encompassed many different aspects (all of them very important), musically and technically, involved in what it takes to be a complete artist and performer on the accordion.

    I say that his book should be in the hands of not only every teacher of the instrument, but also accordionists in general, let alone the beginners.”

    – Anthony Galla Rini

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