Articles

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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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, and treating …

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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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