Articles

13

Jul'16

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Music

  PLAYING THE ACCORDION takes skill, dedication, and fitness. Yes, I said fitness. Your body is your greatest ally when it comes to music.   Athletes value their bodies, taking care of them, nourishing them, …

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21

Jun'16

Ivy’s Music: The enthusiasm and smiles of a five-year-old accordionist.

The following article is featured in the Summer 2016 Issue of Accordion Life Today. To learn more about the magazine and to subscribe, click here.     I first met little Ivy Eyer in December …

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06

Jun'16

Push Those Buttons!

Where Do I Start?   When it comes to the bass side of the accordion, many accordionists or even just onlookers just shake their heads. It’s so complicated! It has SO MANY buttons!   How …

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03

May'16

Are You My Type? Accordions: Similar but Different

Piano accordion, diatonic, chromatic, b-system, c-system, bayan, squeezebox, button accordion . . . . so many names and types! If you’re new to the accordion world it can all be confusing and a little overwhelming. …

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29

Feb'16

Are You Suffering From Dust Bunnies?

It’s so pretty! On the outside that is … the accordion is truly a beautiful instrument. However, when an accordion has lived a long, well-loved life, sometimes the interior mechanisms can get downright scary. As …

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29

Jan'16

Your Brain On Music

Neuroscience is fascinating – especially when it comes to the study of how listening to music and playing a musical instrument affects our brains. Scientific advancements have allowed neurologists to monitor the brain in real …

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28

Jan'16

The Importance of Movement

Movement is Crucial The fascinating subject of movement is crucial to all forms of expression — and to life. The relation of movement with music is more than evident, and you have most likely already …

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16

Dec'15

New Technique Approach

Technical Difficulty or A Series of Simple Parameters Those who have seen me teaching, they know I always address the technical issues the same way, whether the accordionist is a beginner, junior, senior or world champion …

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