Godfather Waltz - Harmonization
This video explains how to harmonize the melody of a lead sheet. Specifically, The Godfather Waltz.
In this video, I explain the basic components of the accordion. How to hold the instrument, what the buttons and keys represent, and how to care for the instrument. It is a good video for beginning students who just bought an accordion or plans to purchase one soon.
Introduction to Treble Clef
This video contains everything you need to start reading treble clef on the accordion.
Introduction to the Bass Section
This video highlights what you need to know in order to get started playing the bass section of the accordion.
Major scales and basic chords
This video details how to construct a major scale. There is a focus on the C Major scale. Also, basic types of triads, their inversions, and how to practice are included. Specifically, major, minor, diminished and augmented chords are all covered. This video assumes a basic knowledge of intervals and reading grand staff.
Naturally Occurring Chords and Chord Progressions
This video starts by explaining the music theory of common chord progressions. In other words, it starts by explaining which chord types (Major, Minor, or diminished) are associated with C major and how these may be used to create chord progressions.
2-5-1 Block Voicings
This video describes two different ways to play voicings over the 2-5-1 chord progression.
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