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V-Accordeon – J Mornet's [non] Method

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Type « J Mornet acordeon » into a search engine and you’ll find his CNIMA site. It’s impressive.
This was why “ Jacque Mornets [non] Method seemed a good idea.
At 49euro ( + 6.60 pp) it wasn’t cheap but pay peanuts….
So I am a bit stuck.
In 75 pages and 4hrs video content, the method aims to cover PA, CBA with French, Italian and Bayan instruments – including Freebass..
A flavour:
Lesson 1 begins with the basics. This includes legato playing, “louré” playing ( see: http://stringtechnique.com/pedagogy/rightint4.html ), aggressive and aspired staccato.
Lesson3, pp30-33 has 13 exercises of 8 bars using a Cmajor triad – sometimes with the LH.
The Roland specific section has 5 pages (Chapter 1 Lesson 11: Orchestral Sounds) giving 10 extracts –including Pan pipes, mandolin and harmonica – of around 12 bars in keys varying from Eb to B. Note values include the demisemiquaver… There are no other pieces to learn.
I have had this book for about 6 months and still don’t know what to do with it.
I can find nothing positive to say.
It is very clearly Roland branded – short bio of Roland’s founder with photo, similar for M Mornet at the 7X launch. Production values are high – lots of colour/graphics. However the English translation is poor in places:
“Bellows is the accordionist’s lung. It insuflates life and envy.”

I feel I should not be panning the product of a highly respected organisation.
However this is only the third time I have felt something was a waste of money.
There is not much out there that is Roland specific (and this is not) so I handed over the £40+ - A mistake from my point of view.
 

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Thanks for this sharing. I nearly paid for it. May i know if this method book teach CBA fingering well? I am looking for fingering to play jazz scale. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
 

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Jacques Mornet is very well-known for his CNIMA (see pic).
I know nothing about it.
As to his 'non-method' I can only repeat my experience which did not improve on revisiting.
'CBA fingering' - there are basic scales on 3 rows but so many options I think few people would say there is a standard. It depends where you are coming from and where you re going. Some would say the home row is row4 for example.
''Jazz scale" There are many. Perhaps you mean a basic Blues Scale?
 

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"jazz scale" refer to improvisation line played by a lot of video of Nathalie Bouchix. I believe she has her own fingering, I know the notes of different scales, but I just wonder if there is book in the world would suggest the fingering.
 

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