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Hello to everyone on the forum and thanks for allowing me to join your forum,I am 77yrs young and trying to learn how to play Piano Accordion I have 72 bass notes on my solton willy accordionI am moving very slowly on my progress but making some advancement which is great I am following a hughes&palmer course book one also trying to read music as well hard going but not boring, I need lots of help thanks.Routemaster.
 

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Welcome! You're never too old to start, but obviously it's a bit harder than when you start at 7 instead of 77...
A quick tip as you are starting on an accordion that is rather small for an adult: if you put something under your left foot (perhaps two old phone books) to lift up the accordion a bit you may feel more comfortable. It will be better for your back in any case.
 

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Welcome! You're never too old to start, but obviously it's a bit harder than when you start at 7 instead of 77...
A quick tip as you are starting on an accordion that is rather small for an adult: if you put something under your left foot (perhaps two old phone books) to lift up the accordion a bit you may feel more comfortable. It will be better for your back in any case.
thank you Debra.
 

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Welcome, Routemaster. Since you noted you're a "young 77" and that learning a new instrument is not boring, you've made a good start. ~Bob
 

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Welcome to the forum and the accordion adventure.
If your books do not have recordings, it's probably a good idea to find a book that does.
Stating the obvious perhaps but when we learnt to read we generally already knew how words sounded alone and in groups.
With recordings you hear what the dots are trying to represent.
Take Paul's very useful advice but also it can be hard starting off with a full-size twenty five pound beast so on balance a 72bass is likely a good compromise. Some would say you will never need more, depending on the music that interests you.
 

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Welcome routemaster! You can do it! There are a lot of friendy people on hete happy to answer any questions or just chat about accordion playing.
 
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