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Has anyone here used this book?

Zevy

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Hi everyone. I am disappointed with my present stage of bellows shaking abilities. Therefore, I have undertaken to learn this book:
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It is not for the faint of heart. Has anyone else studied this?
 

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Do you have an experienced instructor to use the book with you? I have not used that book, and my bellows shaking skills are pitiful. But I think it would be very difficult to learn how to do it solely from a book with no teacher to model it for you. I think you would really need a knowledgeable person to interact with you as you are learning it…that is, I know that I would.
 

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Do you have an experienced instructor to use the book with you? I have not used that book, and my bellows shaking skills are pitiful. But I think it would be very difficult to learn how to do it solely from a book with no teacher to model it for you. I think you would really need a knowledgeable person to interact with you as you are learning it…that is, I know that I would.
I recently visited Emilio Magnotta. One of the things I wanted to learn was the method of Bellows Shake that is used in a lot of Frosini music. He is a master of that method. He suggested that I study this book. I also study intermittently with Eddie Monteiro. He is more of a jazz player, but he is still a virtuoso of the accordion. He also studied under Mr. Nunzio in his youth. I use a lot of his sheet music to which Mr. Nunzio added many notations.
I think I have the self-discipline to pick it up. One of the things Mr. Nunzio taught me was HOW to practice. That, in itself, is an art.
 
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