Brian Slesinsky
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How to start playing by ear/improvising?
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I started by learning to recognize intervals with some ear-training software. This sort of practice is quite frustrating at first and you'll make lots of mistakes. The error rate goes down quite ...

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Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
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They are at important intervals: minor third, fourth, fifth, major sixth, octave. Then they repeat for the second octave: minor third, fourth, fifth, major sixth.

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How do you remember your music and how do I improve in this regard?
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You might want to try learning songs by ear - from a recording instead of from sheet music. Playing a song that's in your head is a skill in itself and it's not something you'll pick up by reading ...

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Important to know which note you are playing?
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It's perfectly natural that when you practice a piece, muscle memory takes over. But you should always know which measure you're in or you can easily lose your place. One trick is to learn a piece ...

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How useful is a metronome for playing the piano?
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If you ever wish to play in a band or record a multi-track piece, you will need to keep in sync with someone else's rhythm while you're playing. In a band, typically the drummer sets the beat. Playing ...

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Can it be simply put what is the tessitura of an left-hand of a Stradella bass accordion?
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I haven't heard of any standard for exactly which notes a Stradella bass plays. Each kind of accordion is different and each register switch is different. It often isn't documented for a particular ...

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How many treble keys should I have for accordion? - Additional question
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I don't know which accordion you are looking at, but the 26-key accordions that I see online tend to start at B below middle C. I would find that annoying, but I could transpose to fit (I make my own ...

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how do I improve my muscle memory for accordion
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In addition to what the other folks said, concentrating on one hand at a time helps. In particular, I found learning the left-hand-only songs in "Melodic Adventures in Bass-Land" to be useful.

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Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
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WildChords is an iPad app that uses the microphone to listen to your guitar. I haven't tried it, but I saw an enthusiastic endorsement. http://www.wildchords.com/

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