Now even beginners can strap on a squeezebox and start rockin'! This exciting new course is not just for accordion novices, though. Experienced keyboard players will also want to stretch out into the rich sound this ever-popular instrument produces.
Keyboardist and producer Aaron “Professor Louie” Hurwitz starts at the top, teaching you how to put the accordion on and hold it correctly. He then shows, through detailed drills and exercises, how the buttons are used to play the bass lines, scales and chords for accompanying a keyboard melody. Before long, you'll be vamping on 12-bar progressions, riffing with right hand pentatonic blues scales, playing chord inversions and improvising blues and rock songs. You'll learn the shuffle rhythm, the 'Fats Domino rock'n'roll stroll' and other great grooves, along with the bellows shake, wobble and other special accordion techniques.
This fabulous lesson is filled with invaluable information and great fun as you rock out right along with Louie and his band!
Note: Some elementary knowledge of the keyboard is recommended. Professor Louie plays a 96-button accordion in this DVD, but the lessons apply to all accordionists.