Sillari Piano Accordion Method
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Found this in a used book store and it's been really helpful for me as a pianist learning the Stradella bass.
"Sillari Piano Accordion Method in Bass Clef for 120 Bass Accordion Vol. 1". It's from 1939 by Alfred Sillari. Kind of surprised I don't see it mentioned in any of the posts. Now I'm looking for Vol. 2.
Might be that it's just because of the way I learn, but it's really thorough in working through all possible combinations of learning 5 or 6 of the fundamental and counter basses solo and with right hand. I stay on the 2 pages that cover the new stuff until I can play them without thinking. It's incremental so you learn something new and practice it with the old in each lesson.
Plus, I don't have to put up with little drawings of ducks and frogs. Not that I mind ducks and frogs....
If anyone knows where I can find Vol. 2, I'd appreciate it. A search of the internet turned up nothing. Thanks.
Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed)
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#2
Nice book. Try “Melodic Adventures in Bassland” too. It’s a Palmer-Hughes book.
Cordially, Tony
Artisto, Italian, LMM, 41/120, PA
Warning: Only speaks/understands American English
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(15-05-2019, 10:36 PM)I StargazerTony Wrote: Nice book. Try “Melodic Adventures in Bassland” too. It’s a Palmer-Hughes book.

Does it have little drawings of frogs and ducks and men wearing suits and women wearing dresses?
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(15-05-2019, 11:44 PM)Eddy Yates Wrote:
(15-05-2019, 10:36 PM)I StargazerTony Wrote: Nice book. Try “Melodic Adventures in Bassland” too. It’s a Palmer-Hughes book.

Does it have little drawings of frogs and ducks and men wearing suits and women wearing dresses?

Sorry to disappoint but no frogs, ducks or women wearing or not wearing dresses. There is, however, a drawing of a man playing an accordion  on the front cover. The rest of the book has about 40 pure bass exercises in the form of songs.

I don't think the aforementioned ducks and things were affordable for only $8.00 a copy.
Cordially, Tony
Artisto, Italian, LMM, 41/120, PA
Warning: Only speaks/understands American English
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(16-05-2019, 02:19 PM)StargazerTony Wrote:
(15-05-2019, 11:44 PM)Eddy Yates Wrote:
(15-05-2019, 10:36 PM)I StargazerTony Wrote: Nice book. Try “Melodic Adventures in Bassland” too. It’s a Palmer-Hughes book.

Does it have little drawings of frogs and ducks and men wearing suits and women wearing dresses?

Sorry to disappoint but no frogs, ducks or women wearing or not wearing dresses. There is, however, a drawing of a man playing an accordion  on the front cover. The rest of the book has about 40 pure bass exercises in the form of songs.

I don't think the aforementioned ducks and things were affordable for only $8.00 a copy.

Thanks, Tony. I have enough frog pictures. I’ll look for it. Sounds helpful. The Sillari book is great. It has a portrait of him with an intriguing accordion that I can’t identify. Also, an introduction saying pros should practice at least 4 hours a day, amateurs one hour. Sounds about right.
Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed)
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