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Master Accordion Scale Book

With Jazz Scale Studies

By Gary Dahl

Accordion (keyboard) - Beginning-Intermediate
With Jazz Scale Studies. Composed by Gary Dahl. Saddle-stitched, Classical, Contemporary, Piano Accordion, Celtic / Irish, Folk, European. All styles. Book. 80 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #99762. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99762).

Item Number: MB.99762

ISBN 9780786667086. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book has been designed to develop the professional or recreational accordionist further toward advanced musicianship. Why do we practice scales? The great jazz accordionist, Art Van Damme, when asked what he practiced, replied, "Only the fundamentals!" The fundamental classical and jazz scales with explanations are presented here in a clear, concise format. For best results use this book with or after the Chord Melody Method for Accordion.

  • A Major and F# Minor  
  • A Major to C# Major  
  • A Scale Modes  
  • Ab and Db Scale Modes  
  • Ab Major, F Minor, Db Major  
  • Ab Scale Modes  
  • About the Author 
  • Art Van Damme Dedication  
  • B and F# Scale Modes  
  • B Major and D# Minor  
  • B Scale Modes  
  • Bb Minor, Gb Major, Eb Minor, Cb Major, Ab Minor  
  • Bb Scale Modes  
  • Blues Scales (Synthetic Pentatonics)  
  • Brazeal  
  • C Major and A Minor, 3rds and Chromatic Scale in 3rds  
  • C# Major, A# Minor, F Major, D Minor  
  • D Major and B Minor  
  • D Melodic Minor to Gb Melodic Minor  
  • D Minor, Bb Major, G Minor  
  • D Scale Modes  
  • Db and Gb Scale Modes  
  • Diminished Scales, Augmented Scale  
  • E Major and C# Minor  
  • E Scale Modes  
  • Eb Scale Modes  
  • F Major to Gb Major  
  • F Scale Modes  
  • F# Scale Modes  
  • G Major and E Minor  
  • G Melodic Minor to B Melodic Minor  
  • G Minor, Eb Major, C Minor  
  • G Scale Modes  
  • Gb Scale Modes  
  • Gb to G  
  • L.H. Harmonic Minor, Melodic, R.H. A Minor (Natural Minor)  
  • L.H. Major Scale, Unison, Contrary, R.H. Chromatic Scale  
  • Major Scales in Two Octaves, C to Db  
  • Melodic Examples  
  • Minor Pentatonic 
  • Minor ScaleTheory  
  • Modal Theory  
  • More Examples of Jazz Scales and Chords  
  • Pentatonic and Blues Scales  
  • R.H. Chromatic Scale Descending, Both Hands in 3rds, 6ths, L.H. Chromatic Scale  
  • Rockin The Blues  
  • Root to Root Modes  
  • Synthetic Pentatonic Examples  
  • The Diminished Scale 
  • The Four Primary Jazz Scales  
  • The Melodic Minor as Used in Jazz  
  • Warm up Exercises; One Octave Major Scales  
  • Watch Your Bach  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Bill Hughes
    New Hampshire
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  • February 27, 2008 Getting back to basics'

    In my case I am returning to the Accordian after a twenty year absence. I have been primarily a "By Ear". of Celtic music, with limited ability to read music and comprehend the music theory. This book has been most helpful in remeding these problem. It just take practice, practice...

    and more practice....

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  • 5

    New York
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  • March 02, 2007 How to Master Scales

    Good for the intermediate player to wants to master scales.

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