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Check this out!  400+ kids from Monarch Conservatories of Music in Indiana gather for their annual review in 1955. This seemingly rare sight was actually very common all over the U.S.A. Can you believe it? Let's do it again, and re-kindle our spirit to support our youth in their musical endeavors. You'll be glad you did! -DW
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For Children

Title Price

"Squeeze"© (Children’s Book & Songs + Lyrics, CD, DVD)
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E.

The story unfolds as "Squeeze," an imaginary character presented in various artful poses, welcomes everyone to his wonderful world of accordion, and invites children, ages 2-8, to sing and dance 15 of their most favorite songs including The Chicken Dance, Jingle Bells, and Itsy-Bitsy Spider. Also, an Introduction To Accordion compares sizes, weights, and sounds of different accordions. "Squeeze" is truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Also available in Braille. Please inquire.

$ 14.00


Self-Help Studies

Title Price
ABC Accordion Course for Beginners© (w/DVD, text, and music)
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

This 45-minute self-help DVD makes learning to play the accordion easier than ever before. Also included is an illustrated booklet with 11 familiar tunes, informational theory, and an assortment of LH Bass Patterns to provide a strong foundation for playing the accordion and having lots of fun.

$35.00


Accordion 911 - Fundamental Accordion Care & Repair© (w/DVD and text)
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

Accordion 911 is a 90-minute video available in DVD or VHS format w/text for all accordionists who want to maintain and protect their valuable instruments. Presented in three levels of expertise, it thoroughly explains care, maintenance, and repair procedures that will extend the life of your instrument, and help you avoid costly repair bills.
Eddie Chavez, respected accordionist, historian, consultant, and co-author of "The Golden Age Of The Accordion" writes that "Accordion 911 is the only video made in the U.S.A. that I have seen that is perfect."
$65.00


Accordion A to Z©
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E.

Presented in three levels of expertise, 84 terms are defined to give you a complete understanding of the accordion, and provide information that will transform your concept of performance forever.  Included are definitions of all parts of the instrument, related history and music theory, and valuable performance techniques I have learned from my teachers and professors.
$ 12.00


Accordion Flashcards©
by Bill Funkhouser

“Read it, say it, play it!”  Sixty-four cards to build and reinforce your understanding of the Bass Clef and six different rows of buttons on the accordion.

 
$ 14.00


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Accordion Plus Guitar, Bass, & Drums / Part One© (w/CD & DVD)
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

If you want to play the accordion, & have already played another instrument(s), this intermediate course w/DVD & CD is for you. It's focus is on the right hand, bellows control, & rhythm, & is a quick, very informative, well illustrated, self-help compilation of audio-visual materials. "Trial & error is one thing, but this is the way to go......., and it's fun playing along with guitar, bass, & drums."

$45.00


Accordion Pro Tips©
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E.

Endless tips have helped me in my years as a professional accordionist. For ex., accompanying a soloist, bass & treble ratios, bellows control, "breaks," business cards, carts, form in music, hands, income, instrument position, Middle C, phrase renewals, playing "sets," rubato playing, strolling, & more. Let my thoughts & experiences serve you as well.

 
$ 14.00


Accordion Pro...gressions #1© w/CD
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E.

This compilation of 33 Intros, Endings, & Cadences was never written down until now. They just happened in my search for chord color and interesting progressions. Let my years of playing add to your professional performance. Definitely a keeper!
$ 20.00


Accordion / Organ / Piano Accompaniment Techniques© (w/CD, text, and music)
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

To successfully accompany a soloist without duplicating the melody, we must be creative with chords and rhythms that support and complement what the soloist is doing. This presentation includes thirty musical examples with CD, and text that support most all styles of music.
 
$35.00


How To Improvise©
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

When it comes to improvisation, you don't have to wait for "divine intervention" to be creative with melody. Add a personal touch to your music. This four-page document includes easy-to-understand verbal and musical examples, and is intended for use with all instruments and voice.
$ 7.50


It's About Time©
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

Of the "Elements of Music," rhythm is the stickler!!! Key to learning or understanding rhythm is a point of reference. That's where language comes in with its natural syllabic rhythms. The exciting part of this language connection is that you can help yourself! This nine page booklet is intended for use with all instruments and voice.
$ 8.50


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Melodic Pro-Files w/text

by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

Melodic Pro-Files is a compilation of the shapes and contours of melodies that have stood the test of time. It is a visual approach to understanding music that allows the reader, listener, composer, or performer to literally see and compare melodies of various genres. Along with text to define words and unique characteristics of each example, Melodic Pro-Files can add yet another dimension to getting the most enjoyment from your music.
$ 12.00


Pro Notes 100© (w/CD and music)
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

Pro Notes 100 is the result of over 50 years of playing the accordion for a living, and searching for accordion bass patterns that would complement all kinds of melodies and styles in the right hand. Included in the package is a self-help CD and laminated manuscript of 47 different bass patterns that do make a difference! This is not just another exercise. I had great fun, and so can you! Remember, ...how we play the left hand "makes or breaks" us. One customer was kind to comment, "Yours is the first simplified and direct, practical way to learn 'those danged buttons' of the bass.
$20.00


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Wise Choices / Part 1
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

Includes: Improvisation & The Candy Store; Being More Expressive In Playing Your Music; Bellows & The Bicycle Theory; Favorite Bass Patterns. Good stuff. !!!
$12.00


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Wise Choices / Part 2
by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E

Includes: Augmentation & Diminution; Jazz Talk & Notation; Tyranny of the Bar Line; How & Why to Use Different Glissandos. More good stuff. !!!
$12.00

 


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