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Contents:

Introduction

A Note From the Author
What This Book Offers
Who Should Use This Book
How To Use This Book
About the CD
Acknowledgements
About the Author

Prelude

Music Notation 101
Overview
Staves and Notes
The Treble and Bass Clefs
Time Values
Time Signature

Chapter 1

The Keyboard
Notes on the Keyboard
The Bass System
Stradella and Free Bass Systems
Stradella Bass Layout
12 Bass Accordions
The Accordion's Bass Notation
Fingerings
Fourth Finger on Root Method
Third Finger on Root Method
Left Hand Placement
Basic Music Theory
Sharps, Flats and Natural Signs
Half Step and Whole Step Intervals
Scales
Key Signatures

Chapter 2

Getting Started
Introducing C
Introducing G
Playing C and G
Introducing F
Playing F and C
Playing F, C and G
Basic Music Theory
Intervals
Congruous Chords and Longer Leaps
Introducing D 26
Playing F, C, G and D
Introducing A
Playing F, C, G, D and A
Basic Music Theory
Triads and Chords

Chapter 3

Alternating Bass Patterns
Introducing the Alternate Bass
Introducing Bb
Introducing Eb
Introducing E
More Fun with Alternating Basses
Alternate Bass Exercises
Basic Music Theory
Ties
Accidentals

Chapter 4

Minor Chords
Introducing the Minor Chord
The Minor Chord with Alternating Bass
More Fun with Minor Chords
Minor Chord Challenges

Chapter 5

Seventh Chords
Introducing the Seventh Chord
The Seventh Chord with Alternating Bass
Basic Music Theory
Seventh Chords

Chapter 6

The Counter Bass
Introducing the Counter Bass
Linear Bass Lines
Using the Fifth Finger
Playing the Third with a Minor Chord
An Alternative Fingering
Linear Bass Lines with Minor Chords

Chapter 7

Diminished Chords
Introducing the Diminished Chord
The Diminished Chord with Alternating Bass
The Diminished Chord with Linear Bass Lines
The Diminished Chord with the Sixth
Basic Music Theory
Diminished Chords
The Half Diminished Chord

Advanced Techniques – Chord Combinations

Chapter 8

Dominant, Major and Minor Seven Chords
Overview
One Button—Three Notes
Notating Chord Combinations
The Full Dominant Seven Chord
The Minor Seven Chord
The Major Seven Chord
Basic Music Theory
Chord Nomenclature

Chapter 9

The m7(b5) – 7(b9) Progression
The 7(b9) Chord
The m7(b5) Chord
Special Note—The m7(b5) and m6 Chords

Chapter 10

The Major and Minor Six Chords
Introducing the Major Six Chord
Introducing the Minor Six Chord

Chapter 11

Major, Dominant and Minor Nine Chords
Introducing the Major Nine Chord
The Dominant Nine Chord
The Minor Nine Chord

Chapter 12

The Leftovers
The Augmented Triad
The Six/Nine Chord
The Minor Major Seven Chord
The Suspended Four Chord

The Mighty Accordion: The Complete Guide to Mastering Left Hand Bass/Chord Patterns

by David DiGiuseppe

SKU: 02-20740M

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Book/Online audio set. Much-needed guide to playing the bass side of the accordion. Progressive exercises guide towards mastering bass/chord patterns. For the beginner, the first chapters assume no knowledge of the instrument and teach how to play simple accompaniment patterns. Uses of the major, minor and seventh chords are explained, with exercises to develop skill in executing bass/chord accompaniment patterns. For the advanced player, later chapters present exercises on chord combinations needed to play sixth, minor seventh, major seventh and ninth chords, more. Throughout, there are explanations on the workings of the instrument and relevant music theory. Features exercises played at both slow and moderate tempos. 112 pp.
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Contents:

Introduction

A Note From the Author
What This Book Offers
Who Should Use This Book
How To Use This Book
About the CD
Acknowledgements
About the Author

Prelude

Music Notation 101
Overview
Staves and Notes
The Treble and Bass Clefs
Time Values
Time Signature

Chapter 1

The Keyboard
Notes on the Keyboard
The Bass System
Stradella and Free Bass Systems
Stradella Bass Layout
12 Bass Accordions
The Accordion's Bass Notation
Fingerings
Fourth Finger on Root Method
Third Finger on Root Method
Left Hand Placement
Basic Music Theory
Sharps, Flats and Natural Signs
Half Step and Whole Step Intervals
Scales
Key Signatures

Chapter 2

Getting Started
Introducing C
Introducing G
Playing C and G
Introducing F
Playing F and C
Playing F, C and G
Basic Music Theory
Intervals
Congruous Chords and Longer Leaps
Introducing D 26
Playing F, C, G and D
Introducing A
Playing F, C, G, D and A
Basic Music Theory
Triads and Chords

Chapter 3

Alternating Bass Patterns
Introducing the Alternate Bass
Introducing Bb
Introducing Eb
Introducing E
More Fun with Alternating Basses
Alternate Bass Exercises
Basic Music Theory
Ties
Accidentals

Chapter 4

Minor Chords
Introducing the Minor Chord
The Minor Chord with Alternating Bass
More Fun with Minor Chords
Minor Chord Challenges

Chapter 5

Seventh Chords
Introducing the Seventh Chord
The Seventh Chord with Alternating Bass
Basic Music Theory
Seventh Chords

Chapter 6

The Counter Bass
Introducing the Counter Bass
Linear Bass Lines
Using the Fifth Finger
Playing the Third with a Minor Chord
An Alternative Fingering
Linear Bass Lines with Minor Chords

Chapter 7

Diminished Chords
Introducing the Diminished Chord
The Diminished Chord with Alternating Bass
The Diminished Chord with Linear Bass Lines
The Diminished Chord with the Sixth
Basic Music Theory
Diminished Chords
The Half Diminished Chord

Advanced Techniques – Chord Combinations

Chapter 8

Dominant, Major and Minor Seven Chords
Overview
One Button—Three Notes
Notating Chord Combinations
The Full Dominant Seven Chord
The Minor Seven Chord
The Major Seven Chord
Basic Music Theory
Chord Nomenclature

Chapter 9

The m7(b5) – 7(b9) Progression
The 7(b9) Chord
The m7(b5) Chord
Special Note—The m7(b5) and m6 Chords

Chapter 10

The Major and Minor Six Chords
Introducing the Major Six Chord
Introducing the Minor Six Chord

Chapter 11

Major, Dominant and Minor Nine Chords
Introducing the Major Nine Chord
The Dominant Nine Chord
The Minor Nine Chord

Chapter 12

The Leftovers
The Augmented Triad
The Six/Nine Chord
The Minor Major Seven Chord
The Suspended Four Chord