Articles

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Apr'17

What’s Your Learning Style?

What’s your learning style? Visual? Aural? What does all this mean?  How do YOU learn best? By Kindra Joan   Learning Styles Everyone learns differently. If we all were the same, then you most likely …

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07

Apr'17

What Motivates You?

Sometimes we all need a little motivation to help us reach our practice goals. What is yours?   By Melodie Cannon    “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an …

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24

Mar'17

Accordions in Unexpected Places

From Rock to Pop, Country to the soundtracks from the movies you watch, the accordion can be found in the most unexpected places.   Read on to find out where!     By Kindra Joan   …

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17

Mar'17

The Importance of Music for Children

What is the importance of music for children? Both listening to and learning to play music impacts children in a positive way.    by Melodie Cannon         “What a tragedy it would …

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10

Mar'17

The Musical Spine

Is your left hand accordion technique causing you to make mistakes? Featured in the 2016 Summer Issue of Accordion Life Today.         Dear Readers, it is with great pleasure that I get back …

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03

Mar'17

Who Wrote This Stuff?

By Kindra Joan   Featured in the 2016 Summer Issue of Accordion Life Today.         When we pick up a piece of music and sit down to learn or play it on our …

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24

Feb'17

How To Prepare for Performance

By Maya Phipps       Hello! I am preparing for a big performance but I’m extremely nervous that I’m going to mess up and make a fool of myself in front of all those …

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17

Feb'17

5 Ways to Improve Your Stage Presence

By Johanna Wilson     What is Stage Presence? If you are a musician then stages are something you probably have come in contact with or will be coming in contact with in your future. …

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10

Feb'17

Be A Scale Hero

Scales? Why would I need to know my scales on the accordion? Why should I be a Scale Hero? That’s a great question! Let me answer it for you.   Scales are extremely valuable for …

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03

Feb'17

The Commonalities of Golf and Playing Accordion

By Marcia Lydiksen   Featured in the 2016 Spring Issue of Accordion Life Today.         You are probably asking yourself what learning to play golf and learning to play the accordion could possibly have …

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27

Jan'17

Dealing With Negative Self-Talk

By Johanna Wilson   When a gymnast steps up to compete at a gymnastics meet he or she is being judged by adjudicators. However, when we sit down to play a musical piece to ourselves …

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20

Jan'17

7 Habits Every Musician Should Adopt

By Maya Phipps     “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle “The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.” —Mary Oliver   …

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13

Jan'17

Rule Number One

Featured in the 2016 Spring Issue of Accordion Life Today.    Rule Number One What Every Accordionist Needs to Know   Regardless of my students’ age or level, I often tell them as a joke, “Rule Number …

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06

Jan'17

Then & Now

By Diane Guffin Featured in the 2016 Spring Issue of Accordion Life Today.     “Whether it was the anticipation of being able to play my own accordion once again or my relief of not having to …

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06

Dec'16

A Way of Life | An Interview with Antonio Tanguma Jr.

  Antonio Tanguma, Jr. on his music, life, career and filming the Diatonic Curriculum for AccordionLife.com   Interview by Ricardo Hernandez Photos Courtesty of Antonio Tanguma, Jr. Featured in the 2016 Fall Issue of Accordion Life …

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