Self-taught accordion playing
The 21st century is in the courtyard, and the vocal harmonica, like many years ago, pleases us with its iridescent, provocative tunes. And the lingering melody performed in harmony will not leave indifferent any listener. Self-study of playing the accordion is available to anyone who loves its sound and really wants to play music on this instrument. For fans, several methods of mastering the harmony have entrenched. And so the first thing you need to decide at the initial stage of training is what methodology to adhere to. FIRST WAY – LEARNING FROM HANDS On watching videos of lessons from experienced masters, observing their play from the side, and relying on your ear for music, the first way to learn how to play an accordion is actually built. It consists in that, bypassing the stage of studying musical notation, begin immediately to play the instrument. This option is suitable for folk music lovers who have never practiced professionally, but are naturally endowed with good musical data. In this case, by the way, by the way, there will be records of authoritative performers in a video format, their training video materials. In addition, audio songs and tunes are useful for selecting ringtones by ear. And you can learn to play the instrument by notes later, when many technical issues will be resolved. Watch the video tutorial by Pavel Ukhanov: SECOND METHOD – TRADITIONAL The second method of training is the most fundamental and traditional, but also more interesting, more effective. And here, of course, you can not do without tutorials and music collections for beginner harmonists and accordionists. At the beginning of this journey you will find an acquaintance with the stave and its inhabitants, as well as with the rhythm and durations. Mastering musical literacy in practice is much easier than many imagine. The main thing is not to despair! If you are not familiar with notes, self-help books by authors such as London, Bazhilin, Tyshkevich will come to your aid. In addition, from our site you can receive as a gift an excellent tutorial on musical notation (is given to everyone)! Both of the above options for learning to play the accordion, with regular and meaningful exercises will give a good result. The speed of training, of course, depends on your abilities, the quantity and quality of training. Well, if you take advantage of the one and the other way, having planned their harmonious combination in advance, then the result will not be long in coming. RULES OF THE BEGINNING HARMONIST Consistency in studies is the most important rule of any musician. Even if you devote only 10-15 minutes a day to mastering harmonica, then distribute these small game lessons evenly throughout the week. It is better if classes are held every day. Try to master the entire technology of training slowly, but correctly from the very beginning, without delaying the observance of the rules for later (“later” may not come about because something stops coming out). If you are unsure of anything, look for the answer to your question in books, the Internet, or from a musician you know. The rest act independently and boldly! The first exercise that you need to learn on the instrument is gamma in C major, even if you master the game by ear, and not by notes, you need to practice gamma. Vary them by playing the scale up and down with various strokes (jerky and connected). The game of scales will enhance your technique: speed of execution, connectivity, control of fur, etc. Fur smoothly during execution, do not pull, do not stretch to the end, leaving a margin. Learning the gamma or melody on the right keyboard, use all your fingers at once, choosing convenient options, and not just one or two, because at a fast pace you just won’t play with one finger. Since you master the harmony without a mentor, it will be good to see your performance in the recording in order to see the game from the side and correct mistakes. Listen to many songs and tunes played on the harmonica. This will give expressiveness to your game, help to properly build musical phrases. Well, that’s probably all for a start. Go for it! Inspire yourself by listening to popular artists and perky tunes! Work daily, and the results of your labors will be songs that undoubtedly will please your family and friends gathered at your family table!