ACCORDION

TIME STRETCHES AND CRASHES LIKE A CHAOTIC ACCORDION.

– Bel Kaufman.

Composers:

Feodosiy Rubtsov, Anthony Galla-Rini, Astor Piazzolla, Ole Schmidt, Carmine Coppola, Richard Galliano.

Representative players:

Lawrence Welk, Myron Floren, Henry Doktorski III, Pietro Deiro.

What it is:

a key-based instruments composed of bellows, keys and bass. It’s used in concerts and folk sessions but it’s defining for Argentinian tango.

Why choose the accordion:

Its musicality, rhythm and notes stimulate cognitive development.

Single-note bass and fixed chord buttons allow for fast learning of rhythmic accompaniment.

Introduces self-discipline and motivation.

Improves self-confidence and reduces stage fright.

Enhances concentration and coordination.

Is a highly physical instrument that involves using the entire body.

Several styles with remarkable sound.

Why Music4All for accordion lessons:

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Your teacher is a student, graduate or professor at the Conservatory.

The process is based exclusively on individual sessions.

Flexible classes tailor to the student’s schedule.

We provide a space where you can exercise in peace with your favorite environment.

Classes can begin at 4 years old.

The curriculum is EQF-certified.

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The classes take place both in Romanian and English.

We provide all the manuals, study applications and recordings.

Personalized curriculum based on personal objectives and grading certificates.

Flexible repertoire based in pop, tango, jazz, classical music. Combinations are available.

Curriculum for the modern musician.

The learning process is based on 8 levels and Debut. The Debut section can be split into Pre-debut, Debut 1 and Debut 2.

Debut

Destined for students who are getting acquainted with the accordion for the first time. The section contains fundamental information and novice level songs.

Debut 1 and Debut 2 exams are structured 4 components, basic technical exercises, two performances from a given repertoire, hearing component based on recognizing notes or dictation.

Grade 1

Dedicated to students who have been studying the accordion for 6-12 months. They have already mastered the basic abilities and techniques and are prepared to build on them.

Grade 1 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 2

The student has been studying for 1.5 – years and has started to consolidate the basics and first learning techniques.

Grade 2 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 3

The final beginner grade. Songs have started to become more rhythmically complex and the student has started to have a sense of style.

Grade 3 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 4

The student has their first contact with intermediate study, after at least 3 years of study and is now learning to perfect their techniques by studying more complex pieces.

Grade 4 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 5

The student has reached the final intermediate level and is technically ready to start the more advanced grades.

Grade 5 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 6

4 years of accordion experience, the first advanced grade. The student has started to study expression, songs are becoming more technically and rhythmically complex.

Grade 6 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 7

5 years experience, this is the grade that fluently combines technical and rhythmical complexities. They have a developed stylistic sense and their understanding of musical forms and structures is deepened, personal performance is touched upon.

Grade 7 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

Grade 8

A grade that tests the student’s musical maturity. The stylistic sense becomes more developed, personal performance is very important.

Grade 8 exams consist of:

Technical exercises – ranges, arpeggios, or study

3 songs selected from a 3-category repertoire

Discussion about theory, the instrument and performance

Reading a song for the first time

Intermittent hearing test, note recognition, dictation

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Music4All ClapeAcordeon 3 Acordeon 6

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