Accordion Lessons via mp3
MP3 lessons with Gary Dahl are available world-wide.
Why not take real accordion lessons from one of the most
qualified teachers! Why not discover your full potential! Why not sound your best!
You only live once, so experience this exciting accomplishment!
Don't waste your time with amateur teachers and never experience confident, advanced
playing skills. With lessons from Gary Dahl you will have an exciting
and rewarding experience that features fast track advancement!
Sadly, there are very few qualified accordion teachers and most likely there are none
in your area. Gary is one of the very few teachers who can teach all musical styles
accurately...and he even wrote the books! As a bonus, all of his published
arrangements are free to students. There are far too many published
junk arrangements that can actually hurt a student's progress by
re-enforcing harmony errors and inaccurate style awareness. Learning from
professionally creative and musically correct arrangements will motivate you
and your listeners while teaching competent musicianship.
Using Skype for lessons? You are locked into a rigid and inconvenient schedule.
MP3 lessons with Gary Dahl are less expensive and use crystal clear recordings...
and no inconvenient schedule. Listen and record whenever you want! Even
listen to them twice -- or more! Some of Gary's students choose to use
YOUTUBE occasionally and still no rigid schedule is required.
Stay away from the so-called free lessons on-line like the plague! They are conducted
by amateurs and your playing will sound like it.
** TESTIMONIAL **
To prospective mp3 students:
I am a 57 year-old physician who took accordion lessons for five
years in the early 1960s. I would pick up my old Noble once in awhile,
but have recently decided to play again in earnest. I thought that I
would buy some new music and just work on my own. One of the books
that I bought was Gary Dahl's Chord Melody Method Book with
instructional CD. I worked on it and the other music for a while and
actually made good progress. (I thought) I then realized that I
wanted to understand the music as well as play it, and that my
playing technique was not going to get better without professional
instruction. Finding any accordion teacher, much less a highly
skilled and experienced one, can be quite challenging.
After listening to the instructional CD, I began to think about
Gary's mp3 lessons, but I had some reservations. I wasn't really
sure that I wanted to be a student again. I didn't see how sending
digital music files back and forth would be a very efficient way
of learning. And could this guy really critique my playing without
Nevertheless, I decided to take the leap of faith; really, I had
little to lose. I am happy to report that I am actually having a
great deal of fun with these lessons. I have found that there are
many advantages to taking lessons in this manner. As an adult student
who has a busy career, I can record the lesson when it fits my
schedule instead of having a preset date and time. If I'm out of
sorts and having a bad day playing, I just start over and record
the next day. Gary usually responds to my lesson in about 2 days
with an mp3 file of his own. This file has me playing and his
verbal critique as I go. He then outlines what he wants me to
play for the next lesson and plays examples himself. It is an
extremely relaxed process. I'm relaxed because I don't have an
instructor in front of me, and his criticism is done in a very
considerate and witty manner. He teaches a very efficient method,
and builds on your positives. Plus, you have all of the lessons
recorded in your music files and can play them again and again
so nothing is missed or forgotten as it might be with 'live'
lessons. I suppose there are some limitations to Gary not
actually seeing me play, but he is so experienced that he
knows what I am doing incorrectly just by listening. The
bottom line is that in just three short months my technique
is approaching far more brilliance than the previous five
years and I'm learning the 'real world' of musicianship
with the Chord Melody Method. (This particular skill level
is the 'missing link' for accordionists)
If you are like me and are returning to the instrument, and are
willing to put in the practice time, you'll catch up fast and have
great fun with these lessons. If you are new to the accordion,
you will learn the correct way to play from the critical beginning
by an experienced teacher who has taught hundreds of beginners to
professionals. And, if you are an accomplished player, you can
refine your technique and musicianship using Gary's
sophisticated, published arrangements while taking lessons.
I couldn't be more positive about Gary Dahl's MP3 Accordion
Richard Sosinski, MD