Welcome to the new realm of accordion methods. After the completion of Santorella’s Bk 1A (The Primer) and successfully completing Book 1B, Santorella’s Accordion Method Book 2, authored by Jay Latulippe and Sonny Doss provides an upbeat, contemporary and practical approach to learning the accordion in the new Millennium.
“In addition to advancing such fundamentals as bellows control, bass techniques, key signatures and other skills traditionally associated with classical music, this method also offers an introduction to improvisation and transposition which can be used when performing more contemporary styles such as folk, blues, and jazz”.
The student can enjoy studying at their own pace while following the clearly structured information, musical selections, written assignments, optional challenges and suggestions. Santorella’s Accordion Method is an ideal supplement to any existing course or it can certainly be used as a stand-alone method. In addition, each of the selections can be performed as a solo or with one of the accompanying CD backing tracks.
Instructional content: F Position - Key Signatures, Counterbass - C Scale in Bass, Upper Notes - Shimmer - Bass Shifts - Repertoire, Alternating Bass, Double Notes - Chords - I IV I Chords, I, IV, V Chord Practice Page, Dotted Notes, - 7th Chords in Bass, Half and Whole Steps - Neighbor and Passing Tones, Improvisation II, More Major Scales - 6/8 Time, Bellow Technique - Chromatic Scale, Certificate of Completion. Songs include: Good Vibes, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Beautiful Brown Eyes, Down In The Valley, Texas Polka, Morning Has Broken, and more!
“The authors have drawn on their decades of experience in performing, teaching and composing to ensure that the student will develop a well rounded level of competency in a variety of musical styles while performing music ranging from originals to well known and popular music from many countries around the world”.
Kevin Friedrich, President of the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA)
Former New Zealand Accordion Champion